Posts By Jenny Muir

An interview with John Barry

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John Barry is Associate Director of the Institute for a Sustainable World and Reader in Politics both at Queen’s University Belfast.  He was educated at University College Dublin and the University of Glasgow.  From 2003-2009…

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Are We There Yet?

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So the DUP and Sinn Féin have managed to negotiate their way through the disaster scenarios to a deal. No walkouts, elections or joint authority after all. The agreement is now out for consultation, so…

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Well Done, Lads

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So the Romanians intimidated out of their homes in South Belfast have decided to leave Northern Ireland. No surprises there. Of course the majority of people in Northern Ireland are ashamed and disgusted by this…

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A Missed Opportunity

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Recently on South Belfast Diary I leaked the draft Section 8 of Labour’s 21st Century Commission, dealing with Party organisation in Northern Ireland. Since 2002, the Irish Labour Party has allowed membership in the North….

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It Ain’t Over ’Til It’s Over

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Well, it’s been a busy few weeks trying to keep up with the US Presidential election campaign and the global economic crisis, to say nothing of trying to do some work occasionally.So, inevitably, the campaign…

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A Place called Unity

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Obama’s nomination acceptance speech last Thursday (text | video) was never going to fall flat on its face. Compared to previous set piece events, the rhetoric was toned down and the content improved – all…

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