The fate of peace: President Obama in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Shared Future News 17 June 2013 My marriage is a transatlantic union between a Midwesterner and a Belfast-born Northern Irishwoman. Fittingly, my wife and I were delighted to receive tickets to hear another Midwesterner, President Barack Obama, at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall.
I was among hundreds at the Queen’s University organised event to watch the live broadcast of President Obama’s inaugural address, and I couldn’t help but filter his words through my world of Northern Ireland. Of course, others have pondered whether the people Northern Ireland — or for that matter, Ireland, the UK, France, Germany or […]
It has been a long night and a long, two-year campaign for Barack Obama to get elected as the 44th President of the United States of America. After an all-night session with multiple tv channels and frantic tab-clicking a battery of websites throughout the vote count, I’ve shut out the distractions for a moment to […]