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Caption Competition

Tue 30 July 2013, 6:12pm
PUL community and Sinn Fein - Brian John Spencer

Tweet Alex Kane quoted a Sinn Fein associate in the News Letter: We can always rely on unionist disarray or paranoia to help us out. And then we can remember Mitchel McLaughlin’s “faux pas of the month” back in 2006: … asked to explain exactly what Sinn Féin had achieved for its supporters, media-disaster Mitchel […] more »

Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation. A book about how things are changing.

Mon 12 March 2012, 9:02am
Book cover - Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland by Lee Smithey

Tweet Unionists, Loyalists, and Conflict Transformation in Northern Ireland is a new academic tome by lecturer and researcher Lee Smithey. In the book the Pennsylvania academic outlines his findings based on 67 interviews over eighteen months with grassroots activists in unionist and loyalist communities and organisations. This is largely a book about men, even though […] more »

Educational underachievement and disadvantaged PUL males

Sun 27 March 2011, 11:28pm

Tweet One subject which didn’t get raised on Slugger last week was the publication of the report into educational underachievement and disadvantaged protestant males by Dawn Purvis and her independent working group. Protestant educational underachievement has been a much talked about situation over the years: generational unemployment, last of aspiration, lack of positive role models […] more »

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