northern ireland

  • July 1, 2012

    We can only guess what was going through the minds of Martin McGuiness and Elizabeth Windsor as they shook hands in Belfast last week. Several commentators recognised the symbolism of a painful process of reconciliation. Lessons from Northern Ireland about the futility of violence need to be applied in other parts of the world, and in other areas of life.

  • May 31, 2012

    Human rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have welcomed the announcement of details of the visit of Aung San Suu Kyi to Ireland next month.

  • May 4, 2012

    People in Northern Ireland are caught between the impact of the recession and a programme of austerity and welfare reform, according to new research published on 2 May.

  • November 28, 2011

    The Accord Coalition for inclusive schooling has urged that realistic lessons be learned from Northern Ireland’s religiously divided education system.

  • August 5, 2011

    The prospects of settlements in some of the most intractable situations in the world today, as well as in domestic political wrangles over the health service, education and more, depend upon a host of unseen actors, says Simon Barrow. They create the conditions for the more formal political mechanisms to make progress.

  • May 15, 2011

    Some religious leaders see Queen Elizabeth II's state visit to Ireland this week as a sign of reconciliation following centuries of sectarian hatred and violence.

  • October 27, 2010

    Plaid Cymru will today try to stop the Bill introducing Post Office privatisation. They aim to to prevent the government's "spiralling privatisation agenda".

  • October 6, 2010

    Northern Ireland victims of institutional child abuse will gather in Belfast on 7 October at a conference organised by Amnesty International to press for an independent inquiry.

  • September 15, 2010

    Sexual abuse survivors in Northern Ireland have welcomed plans by Amnesty International to hold a conference in Belfast that will press for an independent inquiry.

  • September 5, 2010

    Amnesty International has welcomed the police action leading to the rescue of a number of suspected victims of trafficking, after raids on Belfast brothels.