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Your space or mine?

Your space or mine? @PLACENI
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
5 February 2009

Last night I attended an exhibition launch for a project called “your space or mine?”, in which the organisers ask:

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Book review – Ordinary Lives

Book review: Ordinary Lives
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
8 January 2009

In recent years there has been an influx into Northern Ireland of new arrivals from east European countries, as well as more familiar western places of Portugal and Spain.

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Post-Agreement Northern Ireland: New opportunities or unresolved stalemate?

Post-Agreement Northern Ireland: New opportunities or unresolved stalemate
by Allan LEONARD
17 December 2008

Does the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, or the subsequent 2007 St Andrew’s Agreement, represent a means of conflict management between stalemated unionist and nationalist communities in Northern Ireland, or does the environment of peace itself provide an opportunity to pursue a more ‘ordinary’ form of politics, for greater prosperity and fairness for the wider population?

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Media, identity and co-existence: Sharing learning from Lebanon and Northern Ireland

Media, identity and co-existence: Sharing learning from Lebanon and Northern Ireland
by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
24 September 2008

Stratagem NI (Ltd) hosted an evening seminar of visiting Lebanese journalists: “Media, identity and co-existence: Sharing Learning from Lebanon and Northern Ireland”, to mark the culmination of a four-day study visit to Northern Ireland by a group of senior Lebanese journalists. There are eight in the group, from across the political spectrums, both print and broadcast media, and are led by former BBC Radio 4 journalist Tudor Lomas who runs www.jemstone.net from Jordan.

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Our future together: Alliance Party conference 2008

Our future together: Alliance Party conference 2008
By Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News
20 September 2008

As part of the annual Alliance Party Conference at the Marine Court Hotel, Bangor, the Northern Ireland Foundation hosted a fringe meeting: “Our future together: Realising a shared vision for local communities”. I prepared a folded-A3 flyer, describing the meeting as “a discussion about engaging with local residents and neighbourhood groups, to explore challenges and possibilities, and work together to achieve a shared vision”.