Martin Mcguinness

B-Day

Grainne Gillis | Posted 29.03.2017 | UK Politics
Grainne Gillis

So now B-day has come - and yes, I am naming it as such phonetically, after the French contraption that blows water up one's arse. Here's my prediction for what will happen...

Why People In Britain Need To Try And Understand The Northern Irish Conflict Better

Dr Paul Breen | Posted 23.03.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Paul Breen

Perhaps if this was discussed more in the public eye, the Northern Irish peace process could move on to a stronger sense of everyone's aspirations being equal. That way too, mistakes of the past are less likely to happen again.

Daily Mail And The Sun 'Only Care About Sales' With Martin McGuinness Coverage

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

The Daily Mail and The Sun have been accused of only caring about sales as the papers opt for two very different depictions of Martin McGuinness on th...

Peace Isn't Just About Forgiveness. Martin McGuinness' Journey To Democracy Demonstrates That

Nick Taylor | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics
Nick Taylor

Peace is too often thought of as the easy option, but our learning at the Foundation has shown that it isn't about truth, justice, forgiveness - although all those aspects are important. It is about developing wisdom, compassion and courage, being able to develop critical thinking and dialogue skills to undertake discourse and argumentation, being part of a bigger whole adopting one's role as a global citizen and not as part of a single identity.

There's Been A Deeply Divided Reaction To The Death Of Martin McGuinness

The Huffington Post | George Bowden | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

Reaction to the death of Northern Ireland’s former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has reflected his controversial path to political office....

The Waugh Zone March 21, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday, March 21… 1) LABOUR PAIN. AGAIN Many Labour MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn have for months shown a...

Martin McGuiness Has Died Aged 66

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 21.03.2017 | UK

Northern Ireland’s former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness has died aged 66. He had been suffering from a rare heart con...

Can The UK Survive Brexit In One Piece?

Gary Kent | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

"Northern" and "Ireland" together are often seen as the most boring words in English. Completely unfairly given Northern Ireland's natural beauty and hospitality. But the shock results of their recent elections are far from dull. They could presage profound change in Northern Ireland, Ireland, and the UK in the chaotic age of Brexit.

Martin McGuinness To Resign As Deputy First Minister Of Northern Ireland

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Politics

Martin McGuinness has announced his resignation as Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland in protest at the Democratic Unionist Party’s handling ...

Stormont 2016 - Changed Utterly, A Forgettable Beauty Is Born

Brian John Spencer | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The dates May 12 and May 19 2016 could go down in history. The moment Northern Ireland politics were normalised or consolidated; the moment the hegemo...

The Queen's Christmas Speech In Full

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

Here is the full text of the Queen's Christmas broadcast: In the ruins of the old Coventry Cathedral is a sculpture of a man and a woman reaching o...

Queen's Speech Addresses Reconciliation, Faith & Game Of Thrones

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 25.12.2014 | UK

The Queen has used her Christmas Day broadcast to highlight the importance of reconciliation between opposing sides - from communities in Northern Ire...

McConville Daughter Will Tell Police IRA Names

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 02.05.2014 | UK

The eldest daughter of IRA murder victim Jean McConville has said she is prepared to name the people responsible for her mother's death. Forty-two ...

Ireland Should Rejoin The Commonwealth, Says MP

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK

The Republic of Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth "to celebrate peace" in the wake of Martin McGuinness' state dinner with the Queen, an MP has s...

Northern Ireland Needs London and Dublin and Its Emigré

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Northern Ireland needs to enter the British consciousness. We especially need the Irish diaspora, unionist and nationalist, to feed into the process. At present it's just a troublesome cousin. But we're more than that. We're not just a troublesome side issue.

Martin McGuinness To Be Queen's Special Guest

PA | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness will be a special guest of the Queen during a state banquet at Windsor C...

A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Adults of Northern Ireland From Wrecking Things for the Children

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

We're stuck in some sort of sick, brutal and dispiriting Cold War stalemate; Paralyzed by mutual recrimination and mistrust and under a constant threat of extra-political exchange. Contrary to what James Joyce said, we're still an "outcast from life's feast."

Northern Ireland Leaders Welcome Economic Boost

PA | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Politics

Northern Ireland's leaders have welcomed a new package agreed with the Government in Westminster to help their struggling economy. Following talks ...

Northern Ireland's 15th Birthday Present and Reward for Unruliness: A Handsome Cash Transfer

Brian John Spencer | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Fifteen years ago Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and other statesmen mediated the un-mediatable and created the Northern Ireland that we know today. Some see the bargain as a grand failure. The creation of a parochial sectarian state suspended in a form of purgatory with a bloody history and no future.

Gerry Adams' Comment on Thatcher Comes from a Party of Protest, not a Party of Policy

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

While it would be wrong to suggest that the Irish are big fans of Thatcher, the majority want to see her off with respect. And a great many Irish have done so. Including the current Taoiseach Enda Kenny and current President Michael D Higgins.

The Northern Ireland of Old Hasn't Gone Away, You Know

Brian John Spencer | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Ever since the Good Friday peace agreement of 1998, parties on both side of the divide have, albeit slowly, attempted to move things forward. And forward things have moved, as I explained at the start. However, a critical demographic have been left behind: the working class and the radicals within.

(WATCH) 'We Could Have Been Looking At Mass Murder'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.03.2013 | UK

Police in Northern Ireland have condemned 'reckless' dissident republicans over a foiled bomb plot that could have caused mass casualties. Four pri...

Sinn Fein: Ireland's Ukip

Brian John Spencer | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Sinn Fein now want a border poll. Instead of focusing on growing the economy, creating jobs, establishing economic stability and rebuilding Ireland's credibility abroad - which everyone wants - they're now focusing on re-opening the old debate and picking an old wound - which very few want.

Northern Irish Is the New Irish

Brian John Spencer | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Should people in Northern Ireland start to see themselves less as strictly British or Irish and more pragmatically as Northern Irish?

Belfasts Riots Are an Indictment of the Unionist Ruling Class

Brian John Spencer | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

The flag riots are just plain bad for Northern Ireland. Bad for business, bad for foreign investment, bad for community relations, bad for the image of Northern Ireland abroad and bad for the collective future of its people. But I genuinely feel bad for the loyalist rioters.