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Peace at any cost? The Good Friday Agreement, 20 years on

Stormont, the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly. Photo Credit: pixabay user 'veve' CC0 license   On 10th April 1998 the Great and the Good, from President Bill Clinton, to…
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Even with Stormont in crisis, we can still fight climate change

Photo credit: Fossil Free Northern Ireland   Northern Ireland’s climate activists have suffered a lost decade. After the passing of the UK Climate Change Act in 2008, the other devolved…
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Stasis at Stormont: Why Northern Ireland needs Green politics more than ever

Tanya Jones, Deputy Leader, GPNI. Photo credit: GPNI   As I write this, it is a year since the late Martin McGuinness resigned as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister, leading…
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Brexit still poses unanswered questions for Northern Ireland

Arlene Foster, DUP Leader and Northern Ireland First Minister- credit, flicker user 'DUP Photos'   I generally spend many minutes of the day in a state of deep frustration over…
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DUP deal will destroy literary landscape

In June 2017 the DUP temporarily became the most powerful political party in the UK. The Tories had just lost their parliamentary majority, while the DUP had their best General…
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Judge denies case for Northern Ireland marriage equality

Photo: flickr user 'rosefirerising' Creative Commons license   The campaign for marriage equality in Northern Ireland has been pushed back again today, as two cases attempting to recognise same-sex marriage…
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Political donations transparency in Northern Ireland: progress, but not enough

Photo credit: flickr user Peter Whiddon Creative Commons license. Sixteen and a half years ago political parties in England, Scotland and Wales began naming their big donors in public. Ten…
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Brexit and the Tory deal have only deepened Northern Ireland’s political crisis

The Irish Sea, this summer, feels a few miles wider. For me, it began at the count. My fellow Green candidate and I scarcely paid any attention to our own…
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