Category Archives: AUDIO

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We need a politics of recognition not identities: Professor Rick Wilford

As part of his retirement from Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Rick Wilford was invited to present a lecture: “Two cheers for consociational democracy?” The Senate Chamber of Parliament Buildings provided a most appropriate setting for his review of the structures

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We need a politics of recognition not identities: Professor Rick Wilford

As part of his retirement from Queen’s University Belfast, Professor Rick Wilford was invited to present a lecture: “Two cheers for consociational democracy?” The Senate Chamber of Parliament Buildings provided a most appropriate setting for his review of the structures

Jacqueline Irwin

Time to stop tightening our knot: CRC Annual Policy Conference 2014

This year’s annual policy conference organised by the Community Relations Council considered how we might “Finish the Job” and find ways to resolve outstanding issues in the peace process. The conference attracted a wide range of practitioners, statutory agencies and

Jacqueline Irwin

Time to stop tightening our knot: CRC Annual Policy Conference 2014

This year’s annual policy conference organised by the Community Relations Council considered how we might “Finish the Job” and find ways to resolve outstanding issues in the peace process. The conference attracted a wide range of practitioners, statutory agencies and

20140611 Downtown Radio

Advice to new carers: Get support from wherever you can

This morning, I spoke about my experience as a carer, on Downtown Radio programme Daytime with Siobhan McGarry: Allan Leonard, in his mid-forties, suddenly found himself in a caring role for his spouse, Beverley, who suffered a severe stroke two

20140611 Downtown Radio

Advice to new carers: Get support from wherever you can

This morning, I spoke about my experience as a carer, on Downtown Radio programme Daytime with Siobhan McGarry: Allan Leonard, in his mid-forties, suddenly found himself in a caring role for his spouse, Beverley, who suffered a severe stroke two

20140609 Carers Week

“Be Catholic and have a large family”: Tim McGarry at Carers Week launch

“Be Catholic and have a large family”: Tim McGarry at Carers Week launch Thousands of people across Northern Ireland provide care for others throughout the year. Carers Week is organised by several charities that come together to celebrate this contribution,

20140609 Carers Week

“Be Catholic and have a large family”: Tim McGarry at Carers Week launch

“Be Catholic and have a large family”: Tim McGarry at Carers Week launch Thousands of people across Northern Ireland provide care for others throughout the year. Carers Week is organised by several charities that come together to celebrate this contribution,

20131129 YMCA - Sported

More RESPECT for good relations: The power of sport

Londonderry YMCA, in partnership with the University of Ulster (Magee), held a conference (29/11/2013) to “raise awareness of the power of sport in building more peaceful, prosperous, healthy, inclusive and welcoming communities”. Entitled “Sport for Development in a Post Conflict

20131129 YMCA - Sported

More RESPECT for good relations: The power of sport

Londonderry YMCA, in partnership with the University of Ulster (Magee), held a conference (29/11/2013) to “raise awareness of the power of sport in building more peaceful, prosperous, healthy, inclusive and welcoming communities”. Entitled “Sport for Development in a Post Conflict

20140225 CVS

Not a cosy conversation: Victims and survivors conference

The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS) convened a conference “to listen to as many voices as possible” in forming its advice to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, the CVS Commissioner Kathryn Stone explained. The

20140225 CVS

Not a cosy conversation: Victims and survivors conference

The Commission for Victims and Survivors (CVS) convened a conference “to listen to as many voices as possible” in forming its advice to the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, the CVS Commissioner Kathryn Stone explained. The

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Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss.

Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss. by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 25 November 2013 Platform for Change held an evening roundtable discussion event, to review the current status of the Haass talks, which are focusing on flags, parades

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Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss.

Platform for Change: Haass Talks. Discuss. by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 25 November 2013 Platform for Change held an evening roundtable discussion event, to review the current status of the Haass talks, which are focusing on flags, parades

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Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference

Learning Together: Maximising Common Education NI21 Party Conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 November 2013 At the NI21 inaugural party conference at the Europa Hotel, I chaired a fringe meeting to explore how shared and integrated education

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Learning Together: NI21 Party Conference

Learning Together: Maximising Common Education NI21 Party Conference by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 November 2013 At the NI21 inaugural party conference at the Europa Hotel, I chaired a fringe meeting to explore how shared and integrated education

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Women: Dealing with the Past

Women: Dealing with the Past A Shared Learning Workshop by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 12 November 2013 Well over 100 women participated in a workshop event on the topic of dealing with the past. Organised by the Women’s

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Women: Dealing with the Past

Women: Dealing with the Past A Shared Learning Workshop by Allan Leonard for Northern Ireland Foundation 12 November 2013 Well over 100 women participated in a workshop event on the topic of dealing with the past. Organised by the Women’s

20130828 MLK NIA WIP

Jobs and Freedom for Northern Ireland

Sponsored by the US Consulate Belfast, the Washington-Ireland Programme and Politics Plus, Chris Lyttle MLA hosted a remembrance event at Parliament Buildings for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, with Martin Luther King Jr’s

20130828 MLK NIA WIP

Jobs and Freedom for Northern Ireland

Sponsored by the US Consulate Belfast, the Washington-Ireland Programme and Politics Plus, Chris Lyttle MLA hosted a remembrance event at Parliament Buildings for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, with Martin Luther King Jr’s

20130617 Obama NI square

The fate of peace: President Obama in Northern Ireland

My marriage is a transatlantic union between a Midwesterner and a Belfast-born Northern Irishwoman. Fittingly, my wife and I were delighted to receive tickets to hear another Midwesterner, President Barack Obama, at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. With DJ Pete Snodden playing

20130617 Obama NI square

The fate of peace: President Obama in Northern Ireland

My marriage is a transatlantic union between a Midwesterner and a Belfast-born Northern Irishwoman. Fittingly, my wife and I were delighted to receive tickets to hear another Midwesterner, President Barack Obama, at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. With DJ Pete Snodden playing

20130426 INCORE Colombia

Derry proposals for Colombian peace

In September 2012, peace talks were announced between the Colombian Government and the guerrilla group FARC. There have been several rounds of negotiation, now taking place in Havana, Cuba. INCORE at the University of Ulster saw a potential in investigating

20130426 INCORE Colombia

Derry proposals for Colombian peace

In September 2012, peace talks were announced between the Colombian Government and the guerrilla group FARC. There have been several rounds of negotiation, now taking place in Havana, Cuba. INCORE at the University of Ulster saw a potential in investigating

20130520 CRC Intercultural Cities

Expressing Identity — Addressing Division: CRC Annual Policy Conference 2013

Expressing Identity: Addressing Division This year’s annual policy conference of the Community Relations Council (CRC) was held in Derry-Londonderry, a fresh change from the usual Belfast venues. Indeed, the Maiden City has demonstrated leadership in community relations for many years.

20130520 CRC Intercultural Cities

Expressing Identity — Addressing Division: CRC Annual Policy Conference 2013

Expressing Identity: Addressing Division This year’s annual policy conference of the Community Relations Council (CRC) was held in Derry-Londonderry, a fresh change from the usual Belfast venues. Indeed, the Maiden City has demonstrated leadership in community relations for many years.

20130517 Belfast Exposed

Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. Discuss.

To mark its 30th anniversary, Belfast Exposed has organised an extensive exhibition of photographic work, displayed both at its premises on Donegall Street as well as at The MAC. The exhibition — Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography — “focuses

20130517 Belfast Exposed

Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. Discuss.

To mark its 30th anniversary, Belfast Exposed has organised an extensive exhibition of photographic work, displayed both at its premises on Donegall Street as well as at The MAC. The exhibition — Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography — “focuses

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The emotional impact of stroke

I woke up next to my partner, to a spokesperson from the Stroke Association talking about their new report, “Feeling overwhelmed: The emotional impact of stroke”: “Are you listening to this?” I asked Madame Oui. “Yes.” My wife had a

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The emotional impact of stroke

I woke up next to my partner, to a spokesperson from the Stroke Association talking about their new report, “Feeling overwhelmed: The emotional impact of stroke”: “Are you listening to this?” I asked Madame Oui. “Yes.” My wife had a

20130417 Political Drama IMG_2009

Political Drama: What Drama?

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Stratagem hosted a political drama film and discussion event at The MAC. Stratagem Director, Quintin Oliver, explained how he was motivated by a gift request from his son for a box set of

20130417 Political Drama IMG_2009

Political Drama: What Drama?

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, Stratagem hosted a political drama film and discussion event at The MAC. Stratagem Director, Quintin Oliver, explained how he was motivated by a gift request from his son for a box set of