Research

Segregation and Mixing

The end of the Troubles presented a golden opportunity for the unwinding of divisions and the promotion of greater societal cohesion between Catholics and...
Allison LIRA
8 min read

Education

With the establishment of the state of Northern Ireland, the unionist government under Lord Londonderry attempted to create a singular education system. However, this...
Allison LIRA
4 min read

Cost of Division

“Separate but equal is not an option. Parallel living and the provision of parallel services are unsustainable both morally and economically … the costs...
Allison LIRA
13 min read

Mixed Emotions: A short history of mixed marriage in…

Mixed Emotions: Real Stories of Mixed Marriage by Northern Ireland Mixed Marriage Association February 2012 Chapter 11: A short history of mixed marriage in...
NIMMA
14 min read

Language

The 2011 Census reports that over 95% of Northern Ireland’s population use English as their primary language. However, Northern Ireland lays claim to several...
Allison LIRA
7 min read

Flags

In western Europe, national flags often represented a territorial area as well as the Christian faith, so that many included a cross. The French...
SharedFutureNews
9 min read

Interfaces

According to the CAIN (Conflict Archive in the Internet) website, a peace line or peace wall are “physical barriers between the Protestant/Loyalist community and...
Ignacio ALVAREZ PRIETO
5 min read

Sport

We recognise that sport is a powerful tool in bringing people together. We know that sport can play a central role in breaking down...
Katy FIELD
3 min read

Churches

Northern Ireland is one of the most religious countries in Europe, only surpassed by Poland and Malta. Religion by itself has shaped its most...
Ignacio ALVAREZ PRIETO
6 min read