Tag Archives: Conflict Resolution

“Blue Bloods” TV Series…And Norn Iron

Great to see a reference to Norn Iron on my favourite “cop” show “Blue Bloods”. The Show features three generations of New York, Irish-American police officers. Tom Sellek plays the Police Commissioner. Tonight’s episode featured an attack a bomb attack … Continue reading

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Haassta La Vista Baby!

So farewell then Dr Richard Haass. And his charming assistant, Professor Meghan O’Sullivan. As I write this…almost 1pm on 23rd December there is no agreement on “Flags, Parades and The Past”. Two questions. Was there ever likely to be one … Continue reading

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Peace Journalism? LetsWriteAlongerism?

Interesting seminar on “Peace Journalism” at QUB on Friday. Hosted by Dr John Brewer and sponsored by the Community Relations Council. The main problem is that “Peace Journalism” seems like a good idea but is so nebulous that nobody, seemed … Continue reading

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Don’t Mention The War #1

Only in Belfast. One of the great tourist attractions in the City over the past few years is Crumlin Road Prison. Genuinely historic of course and more so because of the Troubles. Indeed it is iconic in “Republican” history. Tom … Continue reading

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“One In Ten”?

Last month I attended a lecture on “Religion, Conflict and Peace” given by Professor John Brewer of QUB at St Oliver Plunkett Church in West Belfast. Eexcellent night but for me spoiled by some unchallenged comments from the Floor. It … Continue reading

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The Myth Of “Civic Society”

One of the great myths of the Peace Process, the Good Friday Agreement and the Conflict Resolutionists for fifteen years has been that there is something called CIVIC SOCIETY. As Politicians dont really like the notion…as it tends to undermine … Continue reading

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Universities Promote Intolerance?

Here is a thought. Especially for those of you about to start University or looking thru a list of modules on your course. Are Universities promoting INTOLERANCE? Well no self respecting Academic would agree with this proposition. They would say … Continue reading

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Religion, Conflict & Peace

Lecture by Professor John Brewer at St Oliver Plunkett at Lenadoon 8th August 2013. It was interesting watching the audience arrive. Some (elderly) parishioners from St Oliver Plunkett, a sprinkling of ecumenical people, academics and some men with that whiff … Continue reading

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Ballymurphy 1971

Unfortunately I cannot be in two places at the one time. I commend the talk on The Ballymurphy Massacre on the night of 9/10 August 1971. The talk takes place tonight in St Marys College at 7pm. As readers will … Continue reading

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Sometimes ….There Are No Words

Well attended SDLP event at An Feile last night. Truth. Reconciliation. The Past. Victims. Panel chaired by Alex Attwood MLA. Catherine McCartney…whos brother was murdered some years ago. Brid Quinn from South Armagh…whos son was beaten to death with iron … Continue reading

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