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 […]

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 […]

Without fear or favour: 30 years of Troubled Images @TheLinenHall

Without fear or favour: 30 years of Troubled Images @TheLinenHall

Without fear or favour: 30 years of Troubled Images by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 28 November 2016 The latest incarnation of the Troubled Images project — the launch of a free downloadable iBook — was cause for a reunion of sorts at the Linen Hall Library for the original team that compiled and […]

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland

A Lagan College birthday: The story of integrated education in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 11 November 2016 Just past the reception desk is a small, black-and-white photography of the simple and utilitarian building that housed the first enrolment of students at Lagan College in 1981; today, celebrating its 35th birthday, […]

Confident. Ambitious. Prosperous. Distinctive. Launch of Successful Belfast.

Confident. Ambitious. Prosperous. Distinctive. Launch of Successful Belfast.

Confident. Ambitious. Prosperous. Distinctive. Launch of Successful Belfast. by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 27 October 2016 Walking past the students at their tabletops, working on their assignments with mock constructions at the School of Architecture at the Ulster University Belfast campus, there was no mistaking that I found the venue for the launch […]

Digitising the peace process

Digitising the peace process

Digitising the peace process by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 1 September 2016 “You have to go to the archives!” an academic supervisor once advised me. At the time, this meant physically travelling to where the precious documents were stored, with your official letter requesting access permission, and spending hours transcribing (sometimes with only […]