Review: The Enlightenment: A Very Short Introduction (John ROBERTSON) by Allan LEONARD for Mr Ulster 1 May 2017 The Enlightenment is one of Oxford University Press’s “Very Short Introductions” series; there are over 400 volumes. Written by experts, they “are for anyone wanting a stimulating and accessible way into a new subject”.
Of lying (and truth) in politics (SRF Radio 2)13 March 2017 Martin ALIOTH interviewed Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation), journalist Jenny HOLLAND, and Enda YOUNG (Transformative Connections), for SRF Swiss Radio 2 programme, Context (audio extract (German)): Episode description (translated): “Alternative facts”, “Lügenpresse”, “Fake news”: Newer catchwords show that today is embittered with lies and […]
Northern Ireland holds snap assembly election (Al Jazeera)2 March 2017 Laurence LEE reports on 2017 election to the Northern Ireland Assembly. He interviewed Claire HANNA (SDLP) and Allan LEONARD (Northern Ireland Foundation). Leonard said: “Younger people are more sophisticated about how they see themselves and the identities that they hold. “And this is starting to […]
Seeking better patient outcomes: Music to the ears of occupational therapistsby Allan LEONARD11 November 2016 The College of Occupational Therapists (COT) held a launch event at the Long Gallery of Parliament Buildings, for their campaign on the value of occupational therapy, “Improving lives, saving money”. The event was sponsored by Claire Hanna MLA, who apologised […]
OPINION: Promote critical thinking skills for better democracy: World Forum for Democracy: Strasbourg 2016by Allan LEONARD for FactCheckNI7 November 2016 The 600 seats of the hemicycle of the Council of Europe soon filled with young activists and seasoned practitioners at the 2016 gathering of the World Forum for Democracy in Strasbourg. I attended as part […]
Mairaid McMAHON presentation on e-petitions for Northern Ireland. Xchange Summer School, LIFE Church, Belfast, Northern Ireland. Changing the conversation with e-petitions in Northern Ireland by Allan LEONARD for Northern Ireland Foundation 16 June 2016 As part of the Xchange Summer School, Mairaid McMahon announced the launch of e-petitions in Northern Ireland, which is scheduled to appear […]