“To change the riverflow of history”: Constitutional pasts and futures @UCDdublin #GFA20

“To change the riverflow of history”: Constitutional pasts and futures @UCDdublin #GFA20 by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 8 May 2018 Political and legal scholars, peacemakers and peacebuilders convened at the Royal Irish Academy to review and discuss potential constitutional relationships between Ireland and the United Kingdom, especially vis-a-vis Northern Ireland and the Belfast/Good... Continue Reading →

Film review: Photo City

Film review: Photo City by Allan LEONARD 13 April 2018 Photo City is a documentary film by John Murphy and Traolach Ó Murchú, about the story of Rochester, New York, becoming the Silicon Valley of photography, with the clustering of image-based companies such as Xerox, Bausch and Lomb, and Kodak. And how this industry has... Continue Reading →

Mr Ulster buys a painting

Mr Ulster buys a painting30 November 2017 For my 50th birthday, I wanted a special gift, something that I would always attribute to that milestone event. I have long appreciated visual arts; I even took a few art history modules at university. I dabbled with drawing, which I enjoyed, but quickly realised that getting competent... Continue Reading →

Northern Ireland holds snap assembly election (Al Jazeera)

Northern Ireland holds snap assembly election (Al Jazeera)2 March 2017 Laurence LEE reports on 2017 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Claire HANNA (SDLP) and Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation). Leonard said: “Younger people are more sophisticated about how they see themselves and the identities that they hold. “And this is starting to... Continue Reading →

Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)

Le incertezze del’Irlanda del Nord (Swiss Radio RSI)2 March 2017 Lorenzo AMUSO reported from Belfast for Swiss Radio RSI, on the impending 2017 elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation), Alan MEBAN (@alaninbelfast), John McCORRY (North Belfast Partnership), and Brian FEENEY (St Mary’s College). Leonard said: “Although we’ve had... Continue Reading →

A good afternoon @UlsterMuseum

At the Ulster Museum, my method is to head straight to the lift and go to the fifth floor, avoiding the history sections; it's gotta be fine arts for me. My motivation today was the Francisco Goya exhibition, The Disasters of War, which I learned about in an art history module at university. I remember... Continue Reading →

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