By Seán Brennan The ‘fallout’ from Michael D. Higgins’ refusal to attend a ‘reconciliation’ event, organised by ‘the four main churches’ in Armagh, in September 2021, appears to have created a ‘moment’ when it has become possible to openly critique the ‘peace process’ for the public good. With Northern Ireland lauded internationally as an exemplar... Continue Reading →

Writing the ‘Troubles’: purpose and practice

By Jack Hepworth – Nearly 30 years have passed since John Whyte established that Northern Ireland is the most intensively studied place on earth. In the three decades since, much has changed in that complex polity, but the scholarly gaze on the region remains intense. Yards of bookshelves are devoted to the conflict in and... Continue Reading →

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