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 →

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... Continue Reading →

Changing the conversation with e-petitions in Northern Ireland

Mairaid McMAHON presentation on e-petitions for Northern Ireland. Xchange Summer School, LIFE Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Changing the conversation with e-petitions in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 June 2016 As part of the Xchange Summer School, Mairaid McMahon announced the launch of e-petitions in Northern Ireland, which is scheduled to appear... Continue Reading →

Living the stroke experience: NIMAST 2016

I was part of a five-member panel of stroke survivors and carers who presented short stories of our perspectives, to an audience of delegates at the fifth Northern Ireland conference organised between the Northern Ireland Multidisciplinary Association for Stroke Teams (NIMAST) and the UK Stroke Forum (UKSF), held at La Mon Hotel, Belfast. Lisa LECKY... Continue Reading →

(St) Patrick deported by citizen jury

(St) Patrick deported by citizen jury by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 19 March 2016 A public jury of citizens of Ireland voted to deport (Saint) Patrick, after hearing testimony in a staged hearing of his immigration application for the right to remain, at a “provocation” event by Kabosh Theatre Company at the Oh... Continue Reading →

#MyAngle

#MyAngle Be the Change: A creative workshopby Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation21 January 2016 At a creative workshop entitled “Be the Change”, hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (CDPB), in partnership with Twitter, over 50 participants spent the afternoon developing and pitching proposed campaigns for social change in Northern Ireland. Examples included... Continue Reading →

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss.

John Hume: Irish peacemaker. Discuss. by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 15 December 2015 Sean Farren and Denis Haughey have edited a new book, John Hume: Irish Peacemaker, published by Four Courts Press. As part of this book launch, there is a series of panel discussions, for which this event took place at the... Continue Reading →

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