National Conversations

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Northern Ireland quietly opens heart to mixed relationships

More couples are bridging the Protestant-Catholic divide than ever before, but many remain unwilling to talk about it, writes Jemimah Steinfeld.

Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Gavin Robinson lays a wreath at the Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall to mark the 96th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, 2012. Photo: DUP Photos

Rest of UK can learn from Northern Ireland WW1 commemoration

As we enter the period of 1914-18 centenaries, Northern Ireland offers some pointers as to how to tackle some...

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The Belfast riots: Why they happened

Youth unemployment and a failure of multi-culturalism have fed into the current troubles in Northern Ireland, writes Dr...

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National Conversation: Northern Ireland

Some years ago a Council of Europe expert visiting Belfast as part of a study on cultural diversity was...