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How an attempt to introduce a gender-neutral title was rejected by the legislature

This is a case study of a recent attempt to introduce a gender-neutral title for ombuds in new legislation. The attempt failed when the legislature deemed arguments about brand recognition were more persuasive than arguments about equality. 1,274 more words


Are there really 150,000 unionists who are persuadable for a united Ireland?

Last month’s blog was based on a most interesting conversation with the widely-read unionist commentator Alex Kane, in which he estimated that there were now 150,000 ‘soft’ unionists who were persuadable of the merits of Irish unity,and that he expected to see this outcome in his lifetime. 1,326 more words


Irish court to consider Brexit reversibility case on May 31

By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland’s High Court will consider next month whether it can hear a case from a British plaintiff seeking to decide if Britain’s divorce from the European Union can be reversed. 22 more words

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Smooth Skating


I have to admit that although I have 100% British blood racing through my veins, I don’t iron a damn thing unless it’s absolutely necessary. 241 more words

Northern Ireland's Top 10 - May 1-7

Tourism NI has put together a list of 10 exciting things to do in Northern Ireland from May 1-7. 


  1. Kid’s “Mini-beasts” Nature Trail, Co. Down, Monday 01st May…
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Human Rights as War By Other Means

When studying those who employ the language of human rights, many scholars often initially assume that these are groups seeking peace or justice, or that they are tethering themselves to some universal human ideal. 1,000 more words

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