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Northern Ireland’s three-way split

For the first time since the foundation of Northern Ireland, a nationalist/republican party with the expressed aim of a united Ireland is the largest...

Raging against the dying of the light: what the DUP’s predicament tells us about the state of unionism in Northern Ireland

"But on 5th May 2022, when Northern Ireland goes to the polls to elect representatives to its legislature, the DUP is expected to have its long shadow over Northern Irish politics substantially shortened. Polls have consistently shown the party’s leader – Sir Jeffery Donaldson – as the most unpopular of the Northern Irish political leaders, and the party has been embattled by resurgent intra-community political rivals."

Brexit and breaking the law: ‘it’s only okay when we do it’

"I want to be clear that this is not, and should not, be a political issue. Any government breaking, or threatening to break, laws should be held accountable regardless of their political affiliations."

OPINION: Boris’ Bill will shatter peace in Northern Ireland

"If this Bill goes through, if the Conservative party hurtles headlong into a no-deal Brexit, Lyra McKee will lose her status as the last victim of the Troubles."

Opinion: Ignore those saying otherwise – coronavirus has proven that devolution works

"Covid-19 has, in many ways, been an endorsement, rather than an exposé, for the future of devolution."

Give us back our bodies: COVID-19 and access to abortion services in Northern Ireland

"How can Northern Irish politicians claim to be “pro-life” while putting people’s lives at risk, forcing them to travel during a pandemic or else carry an unwanted and in some cases medically dangerous pregnancy?"

And you thought it’s bad over here…

The educational segregation in this country that you didn't even know was happening .

NI abortion rights must be a UK policy

Lobbying your MP could help change the lives of thousands of women

It’s our generation’s responsibility

20 years after the Good Friday Agreement was ratified by dual referenda, Peter Madden and Conleth Burns reflect on the journey travelled so far and the challenges ahead with former Permanent Secretary of the Northern Ireland Office, Sir Jonathan Phillips

Ireland and the impossibility of Brexit

Adam John Ellison questions whether we can ever truly close the door on Europe if it means carving up our own nation

Town versus Gown: queer culture in Oxford and Northern Ireland

Eimer McAuley celebrates the vibrancy of LGBTQ+ culture in Oxford after her childhood in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s abortion law is shameful. More must be done

Eimer McAuley argues that all must challenge the isolation and shame which exists as a result of Northern Ireland's abortion law

View from Northern Ireland: a caveat for the Conservatives

Daniel Xu discusses why the Conservatives should be wary of the DUP as their new political allies

Alternative funding methods will be salvation for the arts

Eimer McAuley proposes a solution to remedy increasing cuts to cultural services in the UK

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