Tag : Northern Ireland

Lost in the Shuffle: Northern Ireland and the Good Friday Agreement Twenty Years On

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of The Good Friday Agreement, which was signed in Belfast on 10th April 1998. The agreement ended a thirty-year, sectarian civil-war between a majority-Catholic Nationalist community supportive of a United Ireland and the majority-Protestant Unionist community who wanted to remain within the United Kingdom … Read More

Northern Ireland: Abortion Is a Medical Issue, Not a Criminal One

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Police should have better things to do than raiding offices for abortion pills https://t.co/hLA9WXnWus— eimear ✨ (@eimearod) March 19, 2017 When you think of Northern Ireland, what comes to mind? Is it beautiful scenery, the Titanic, maybe Game of Thrones? Or do you think of archaic, out-dated abortion laws? For ... Read More

A fantastical fairy-land and where to find it

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In a letter to his brother, author C.S. Lewis reportedly wrote ‘that part of Rostrevor which overlooks Carlingford Lough is my idea of Narnia’. Over spring break I visited this village nestled between the Mourne Mountains and the Carlingford Lough sea. If you take the bus from Newry towards Kilkeel, … Read More

Northern Ireland’s abortion ruling: one step forward, two steps back for reproductive rights

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Whilst in most of the UK, people have been able to access free abortion under the NHS since 1967, those who reside in Northern Ireland are still, even in 2015, not afforded this basic right. The way the law currently stands even those who fall pregnant due to rape or … Read More

Film | ’71 – controversy is avoided entirely in this intense thriller

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Image: Crab Apple Films In his first feature film as a director, Yann Demange has created an intense thrill ride through the hellish urban heart of Belfast during The Troubles of the early 1970’s. With its frenetic, handheld style, ‘71 is reminiscent of Paul Greengrass-directed thrillers and (most pertinently) his … Read More

Sport | Sighs of relief for England following Euro 2016 draw

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There weren’t quite tears of joy, but Roy Hodgson must surely know that his England side have to do something very wrong if they aren’t to qualify for the 2016 European Championships in France. Sitting sixth in the Fifa world rankings, Switzerland pose the only real threat, while Slovenia, Estonia, Lithuania and … Read More