The Blanket

This online magazine gives voice to a surprising variety of views, from Republican, Loyalists and Unionists, reflecting a often unseen, unheard dialogue between all section’s of NI society which takes place on a daily basis on the ground here. It’s worth adding to your list of favourites.

Newton Emerson, reveiws a political debate at the recent Feile an Phobail in West Belfast.

Ciaran Irvine castigates Bertie Ahern, suggesting that the damage done to the South’s economic and social fabric may take decades to repair.

A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.

Living History 1968-74

A unique, once-in-a-lifetime 10-week course at Stranmillis University College Belfast featuring live, in-depth interviews with leading figures from this tumultuous era in Northern Ireland’s cultural and political history.

Live interviews with: Bernadette McAliskey, Austin Currie, Brid Rogers, Baroness Blood, Dennis Bradley, Baroness Paisley, Lord Kilclooney, Tim McGarry, Danny Morrison, Sir Kenneth Bloomfield and others…

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