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Jayne Olorunda – Stop, look and listen.

I used to cringe when someone asked me about my Dad. I’m not saying that losing someone in the troubles is embarrassing, but a part of me hated telling those not in the know what became of him. Why? Recently

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NI21 All that Glitters. (Jayne Olorunda)

Even as a teenager I had been interested in politics, I even studied it. Then an interest was all I had. I had my own personal battles to deal with. In those days I depended on our politicians to rectify or

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Victims Blog : Ann Travers : Gerry Adams court case, memories and pensions.

  The last number of weeks have been tough one for victims in Northern Ireland.   If you have lost someone or part of your physical self in the “troubles”, or if you have been emotionally or mentally affected, then it can’t have

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We need to look at the past through a gendered lens. (Andree Murphy)

Tonight’s blog piece is written by Andree Murphy, Deputy Director of “Relatives for Justice.”  Andree has worked on behalf of victims for many years, and examines why in dealing with conflict, we need to look at issues encountered by women as


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Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

This morning, on BBC’s Radio Ulster’s Talkback programme, I listened to yesterday’s Vixen blog writer, Julie Hambleton give an honest and moving interview in which she talked about her experience of fighting for justice on behalf of her sister, Maxine,

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All victims have the right to justice, and nobody should be above the law. Ann Travers.

In the wake of further revelations regarding ‘On the Runs’, tonight’s platform piece comes from Ann Travers, who speaks movingly about the effect her sisters murder and attempted murder of her parents has had on her and her family to

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Loyalty (Ann Travers)

Many people in Northern Ireland are driven by loyalty. Loyalty to the flag, loyalty to the Queen, loyalty to “The Cause”, loyalty to their political party and loyalty to their leadership. For many families though the thing that drives them

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People Power at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis

Not every political party is as media savvy as Sinn Féin these days.  Sure, they try the auto cues  to perfect their delivery of oft boring speeches to the media, yet seem to fail miserably (remember Alasdair Mc Donnell, anyone?)

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