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The Journey

(spoiler free)

‘The Journey’ tells the story of Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness overcoming their differences to establish a new Northern Ireland Executive. It is set during the peace talks at St. 616 more words

Cinema Screenings

"The Journey" in cinemas from the 5th May, 2017

More than I can stomach, but you be the judge of this very fictional account of how Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness brought peace to the island of Ireland. 58 more words


Libya and Westminster-why democracy doesn't work

See V and A Consultancy for my reaction to the NI Affairs Committee Report

V and A Consultancy

A shoddy piece of work , it could not even get the names of my parents correct. 72 more words

'The Journey' With Colm Meaney As Martin McGuinness, In Irish Cinemas May 5th

The Journey, starring Colm Meaney as Martin McGuinness, Timothy Spall as Ian Paisley, directed by Nick Hamm, and written by Colin Bateman, will open in Irish cinemas on May 5th 2017.  228 more words

Culture & Arts


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


 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