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Malachi Odoherty

Malachi Odoherty

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The unseen hand in the Northern Ireland peace process

Former priest Denis Bradley played a pivotal role as a facilitator between the IRA and British in...

11.04.2024 9

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Border poll — no longer a simple binary choice

These islands are increasingly diverse and multi-cultural, with some of the old divisions being s...

23.03.2024 10

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Identity and criticism in the crossfire

SUPPOSE I said in a dating app that no Dupers need apply. Would that be sectarian? It might feel ...

01.03.2024 20

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Belfast band Kneecap defying convention

THE band Kneecap is appalling. They will no take offence at me saying that for their whole purpos...

26.02.2024 8

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Power-sharing restoration or tactical evasion?

Beyond the celebrations — ministerial choices at Stormont have the potential for sowing discord O...

23.02.2024 30

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Power-sharing restoration or tactical evasion in Northern Ireland?

Beyond the celebrations at the restarting of the Assembly — ministerial choices at Stormont have ...

12.02.2024 8

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Navigating foreign affairs without a voice

Northern Ireland has precious few ways of being heard on the international stage NORTHERN Ireland...

20.01.2024 9

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Global turmoil as Ireland’s political landscape undergoes change

As domestic politics faces seismic political shifts, Ireland’s neutrality faces challenges amid i...

13.01.2024 40

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The unpredictable trajectory of Irish folk music

I WAS talking to a BBC producer who made programmes on folk music and culture. We were in the can...

01.01.2024 20

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Sustaining a conflict

Religion may be the root cause of many struggles round the world, but many other elements enter i...

22.12.2023 10

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Probing the roots of Dublin's recent unrest

The recent riots in Dublin may not have been a random act of hooliganism. Whispers of a deeper co...

03.12.2023 30

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The curious evolution of leadership in Northern Ireland

Two of the Good Friday Agreement’s architects, John Hume and Gerry Adams, shaped the dialogue aro...

24.11.2023 9

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Stormont’s fragile existence in face of party boycotts

The Stormont Assembly, once a beacon of hope for power-sharing, now grapples with the prospect of...

13.11.2023 10

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A tale of two conflicts — Gaza and Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland and Israel took contrasting paths to address their respective struggles, but par...

03.11.2023 10

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Unearthing hidden horrors in a small parish

Former Irish Post editor Martin Doyle’s book Dirty Linen unmasks the dark past of Tullylish in Co...

20.10.2023 8

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Coming to terms with the horrors of the past

A FEW years ago I wrote a novel. It’s the story of Terry Brankin, a former IRA man, now a success...

11.10.2023 5

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From ancient legends to a polluted nightmare — Lough Neagh

Lough Neagh, with a shoreline in five of the Six Counties, has gone from a possible majestic tour...

29.09.2023 7

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High marks and hidden illiteracy — the education dilemma in the North

Northern Ireland's education system celebrates high exam marks but hides a shocking secret — a si...

13.09.2023 9

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Policing in a highly politicised environment

Northern Ireland poses unique challenges to its police force. But the establishment of normal pol...

12.09.2023 10

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