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FACTORING IN FRIDAY

It’s been a difficult week. The lone terrorist in London creates chaos with a car and a couple of kitchen knives. Just shows you dont need bombs or guns to kill people. 509 more words

Reporting on Martin McGuinness' death says something about modern sensibilities

News rolled in yesterday that Martin McGuinness had died. You can read reports here, here and here amongst others.

Most of my academic work has been focused on Northern Ireland. 1,336 more words

THE PIVOTAL MOMENTS ARE THE QUIET ONES

 Matt Gillespie

When surveying the last forty years of Northern Irish political and social development, there’s a series of big ticket items that we point to that serve as markers of progress. 1,082 more words

Politics

MARTIN McGUINNESS' DEATH TELLS US HOW WE FEEL ABOUT NORTHERN IRELAND

Nathan Stewart

If you had to imagine a more divisive political figure you’d be hard pressed to do better than Martin McGuinness, IRA commander turned Deputy First Minister. 916 more words

Politics

1986 North Antrim By-Election leaflet from Ian Paisley -DUP

From the 1986 North Antrim By-Election a leaflet from Ian Paisley of the DUP. Paisley won 97.4% of the vote!

It was one of the fifteen 1986 Northern Ireland by-elections held on 23 January 1986, to fill vacancies in the Parliament of the United Kingdom caused by the resignation in December 1985 of all sitting Unionist Members of Parliament (MPs).

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Irish Politics

Direct Rule or Formal Opposition? The storm that has finally hit Stormont

Ten years have passed since the historic moment when Martin McGuinness, a man who is Republican to his bones and has confessed to being an IRA leader during The Troubles, and the Rev. 1,089 more words

UK Politics

Mash ups - 1980

‘Mash ups’ or dubbing different souonds onto existing film footage have become all the rage since Youtube became popular.

But they’re not new, really.

This was done by Not the Nine O’Clock News, circa 1980, with a speech by Northern Ireland protestant leader Ian Paisley, the sounds of Northern Irish band Thin Lizzy, and – for reasons which are not clear – a bit of footage from Rod Stewart’s band of the time.