Category Archives: Public Affairs

The road to the Somme

Author and playwright Philip Orr talks to Owen McQuade about local involvement in the battle of the Somme and its importance for unionism over the last 100 years. As is often the...

The Politics of Commemoration

The commemoration of 1916 in different sites is an anthropological moment – a snapshot on the politics and tensions of a particular time. Margaret O’Callaghan outlines the complexity of commemoration in Ireland. ...

Reporting 1916

At the turn of the twentieth century, increased literacy and widespread distribution enabled newspapers to exert significant influence. Ciarán Galway looks at how events would conspire to drive a wedge between the...

Political Platform

East Belfast MLA Andy Allen, discusses how his career in the army has shaped his political career and how he hopes to use his time in politics to make Northern Ireland better...

Meet the Media

The editor of the Ulster Gazette, John Hooks discusses his career in journalism to date and his time as a professional footballer. How and why did you get into journalism? I left...

Liam Clarke: ahead of the pack

Adam Morton looks back at the life of the Belfast Telegraph’s political editor. One of Northern Ireland’s journalistic giants, Liam Clarke recently passed away after a battle with a rare form of...

Eradicating food poverty

 Belfast City councillor Julie-Anne Corr outlines her desire to make food poverty a thing of the past in Northern Ireland. Having participated in two cross-agency events on tackling food poverty, I’m grateful...