Vitamin F: Activism, Feminism and Revolution in Northern Ireland

The Belfast Feminist Network had been on my radar for a while but I’d never met any of them in person. They were mythical Facebook creatures who shared my anger…..

9 mins read

Villiers seeks to reassure unionists on Irish government’s role in cross party talks

In her address to the UUP conference on Saturday the 18th of October, Secretary of State Theresa Villiers attempted to assuage unionist concerns over the role of the Irish government…..

2 mins read

Mike Nesbitt says the “UUP is prepared to support the DUP in north Belfast”

Addressing the Party Conference 2014, UUP leader Mike Nesbitt told those in attendance that “the Ulster Unionist Party is prepared to support the DUP in north Belfast, because it is…..

1 min read

Mike Nesbitt to #UUP2014: “We cannot change the past, but we can tackle the legacy”

UUP leader Mike Nesbitt addressed the fresh inter party peace talks during the 2014 party conference today, saying that “we cannot change the past, but we can tackle the legacy.”…..

2 mins read

Opinion: Why the United Ireland referendum at Queen’s is so depressing

Queen’s is back in the news again because of a contentious debate among its student politicians. If you remember back in May there was a bit of bother over the…..

6 mins read

Watch – Stormont dysfunction live: DSD committee adjourned after Allister branded ‘a thug’ by Sammy Wilson

A Department of Social Development (DSD) committee questioning DUP Special Advisor Stephen Brimstone about his role in the Red Sky affair ended abruptly this morning after the DUP’s Sammy Wilson…..

2 mins read

#SpotlightNI: In the name of ‘the process’ we must not ignore the past

In a country so determined with ‘the process’ it is very easy to forget the past. That dark and murky past of paramilitary extremism which meant that the big picture…..

3 mins read

Google’s Transparency Report reveals UK government requests for content removal

In its latest ‘Transparency Report’, Google has revealed that the UK Government has filed 1,535 requests for user information between January/June 2014. The report also discloses content removal appeals – with…..

3 mins read