Tag: Northern Ireland
Fifty Years On: The Troubles And The Struggle For Change In Northern Ireland | The Herald | August 2019
Malachi O’Doherty remembers where he was the night the guns came out in Belfast. “I had turned the corner on to the Falls when I heard the first string of blurts from a machine gun,” he writes in his timely and absorbing new book, Fifty Years On: The Troubles And The Struggle For Change In […]
Gregor Klaus moved to Belfast in 2008 as a student, from a mid-sized town – Halle – in eastern Germany. After nearly a decade in the city, he speaks fluent English, but with a German accent that carries the distinctive twang of his adopted Northern Irish homeland.
In addition to the death of Margaret Thatcher, last week marked the fifteenth anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement and 32 years since the election of IRA hunger striker Bobby Sands as MP for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. This confluence of dates is appropriate. The conflict in Northern Ireland cast a long […]