WNIMTM — Rob FAIRMICHAEL

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Rob Fairmichael, who is a long-time peace activist and coordinator of INNATE, a non-violence network in Ireland.  TRANSCRIPT I have a great grandfather buried in the (Belfast) City Cemetery, Leonard McCaughey. He was originally from Armoy and opened a vegetarian restaurant in … Continue reading WNIMTM — Rob FAIRMICHAEL

WNIMTM — Gladys GANIEL

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Gladys Ganiel, who is a reader and writer of sociology of religion, and has represented Northern Ireland in the marathon at the Commonwealth Games.  TRANSCRIPT I have very much chosen to live in Northern Ireland. I was born in Maine, in the … Continue reading WNIMTM — Gladys GANIEL

WNIMTM — Brian John SPENCER

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Brian John Spencer, who is an artist.  I'm from Stranmillis in south Belfast. Unremarkable upbringing. All my needs were met. We had a Catholic next door neighbour, and I had no sense of the sort of fractious society. Rather it was perfectly … Continue reading WNIMTM — Brian John SPENCER

WNIMTM — Paul GOSLING

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Paul Gosling, who is a researcher and writer.  TRANSCRIPT My ex-wife is German. She came to live with me in England, hated England, and we both loved Ireland. I met someone at a conference who told me how wonderful Derry was as … Continue reading WNIMTM — Paul GOSLING

WNIMTM — Ian MARSHALL

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Ian MARSHALL, current member of the Ulster Unionist Party and former Senator in Seanad Éireann.  TRANSCRIPT I suppose when I think of Northern Ireland, I think of home. And why you wouldn't I? It is my home and it has been my … Continue reading WNIMTM — Ian MARSHALL

WNIMTM — Claire HANNA

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Claire Hanna from the SDLP, who is MP for South Belfast.  TRANSCRIPT Yeah, this is way more complicated a question that it should be when you start to think about it. I suppose everybody's relationship with Northern Ireland is probably complex, because … Continue reading WNIMTM — Claire HANNA

WNIMTM — Paul McLAUGHLIN

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Paul McLAUGHLIN, who is a journalist with experience in the corporate, voluntary, and charity sectors.  TRANSCRIPT My father was in the Royal Navy during the war. He traveled the world. Yet he came home to live in Belfast, because he said he … Continue reading WNIMTM — Paul McLAUGHLIN

WNIMTM — William REDPATH

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet William Redpath, who is a business owner and community worker.  TRANSCRIPT My association with Northern Ireland is very much here — someone who's born here, someone that believes in this place, someone that believes in the possibility and the opportunity that exists … Continue reading WNIMTM — William REDPATH

WNIMTM — Malachi O’DOHERTY

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Malachi O'Doherty, who is a writer and commentator.  TRANSCRIPT I think in some ways there's a wave pattern in history in Northern Ireland, and the wave pattern being one between trouble and peace. A lot depends on where you were born on … Continue reading WNIMTM — Malachi O’DOHERTY

WNIMTM — Rich DALE

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Rich Dale, who is an entrepreneur and environmentalist.  TRANSCRIPT I was born and raised in Portadown. I've lived in Belfast for about 20 years. Generally see myself as Northern Irish, first. But beyond any other identities, whether it's Irish or British or … Continue reading WNIMTM — Rich DALE

Book review — Reporting beyond the Problem (eds Karen Hopkinson and Nicole Dahmen)

Book review: Reporting beyond the Problem (eds Karen Hopkinson and Nicole Dahmen) by Allan LEONARD 9 September 2021 While there is a historic tradition of journalism that strives towards a common, public good (however defined), this has occurred in a paradigm of a professionalisation of journalism and a business model where editors responded to a … Continue reading Book review — Reporting beyond the Problem (eds Karen Hopkinson and Nicole Dahmen)

WNIMTM — Quintin OLIVER

In this episode of What Northern Ireland Means to Me, we meet Quintin Oliver, who's an activist, a campaigner, a lobbyist, and a public policy specialist.  TRANSCRIPT I was brought up in east Belfast in what was termed a Protestant house in a Protestant area. And I went to a Protestant school and my … Continue reading WNIMTM — Quintin OLIVER