National Conversations

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 of the more difficult issues the rest of the UK will face, such as the nature of the war and how it should be commemorated, writes Richard Grayson.

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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...