Author Archives: Ashley Jones


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Green Parties

Northern Ireland: high turnout drives Sinn Fein vote as Greens stay #Awake4Bailey

After the election Sinn Fein may pressure Arlene Foster to step aside as First Minister. Image: DUP Photos. As the results of the NI Assembly election filter through, it is…
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*Rights & Democracy*

How do we really beat the DUP at the Ballot Box?

  Arlene Foster, DUP Leader and Northern Ireland First Minister- credit, flicker user 'DUP Photos'   Let's be honest: barring some miracle, the DUP will come out of this election…
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*Society*

McGuinness resigns as Northern Ireland deputy First Minister, possibly triggering election

Martin McGuiness, former- NI deputy first minister. Photo credit, flickr user: 'Sinn Fein'   Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's deputy First Minister, has resigned today, in response to Arlene Foster's refusal…
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*Rights & Democracy*

2017 must be a year of social movements in Northern Ireland

Rally for Choice in central Belfast. Credit: Ashley Jones   In many ways, 2016's tumultuous global politics felt like an extension of Northern Ireland's status quo; in a region where…
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10,000 March for Free Education in Dublin

Photo: Union of Students in Ireland This week, between eight and twelve thousand students, teachers and union members marched through Dublin in opposition to proposed plans to raise university tuition…
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Seven Green policies to vote for in Northern Ireland on Thursday 5th May

Photo: The Green Party in Northern Ireland This Thursday, people in Northern Ireland will go to the polls to elect a new Assembly. They will have the chance to vote…
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Green Parties

The Biggest Progressive Slate in Northern Irish History?

The Green Party in Northern Ireland's announcement that it will field 18 candidates for this May's NI Assembly elections - one in every constituency - comes with the historic opportunity…
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*Rights & Democracy*

A safe space for the marginalised: Young Greens in Northern Ireland

Aidan Jones is the Chair of Young Greens Northern Ireland Young people are discouraged from politics in Northern Ireland. Not that that's isolated to the region: across the world you'll…
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