US News: Kyle Rittenhouse’s Case and How It’s Sparked Controversy

International Affairs Editor, Ellie Fletcher, reports on how the recent acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse has brought the 2nd Amendment back to the forefront of American discourse.

ARINS: A View To Ireland’s Future

Peter Donnelly, Editor The Royal Irish Academy’s inter-disciplinary and cross-sector project Analysing and Researching Ireland North and South (ARINS) is examining the crucial constitutional, political, social and economic issues affecting Ireland, north and south, with a keen eye to events which inevtiably face society in the future. Launched in January 2021, ARINS is a multi-disciplinaryContinue reading “ARINS: A View To Ireland’s Future”

The Gown Northern Ireland Centenary Interviews: The Present & Future

Aidan Lomas May 3rd 2021 marks one hundred years since Northern Ireland pressed itself into the fabric of the world. And to the day one hundred years on it still exists, yet its future still remains uncertain. The Government of Ireland Act 1920 will go down as one of the most important, pieces of legislationContinue reading “The Gown Northern Ireland Centenary Interviews: The Present & Future”

Editorial: Northern Ireland at 100, The Government of Ireland Act 1920, Partition and Northern Ireland

Peter Donnelly, Editor The 3rd of May 2021 marks one hundred years of Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom as we know it today. 1920 and 1921 were foundational years for modern understandings of the history of Ireland, be it politically, socially, economically or constitutionally. Following centuries of bitter political wrangling over Ireland’s constitutional future,Continue reading “Editorial: Northern Ireland at 100, The Government of Ireland Act 1920, Partition and Northern Ireland”

Editorial: Arlene Foster’s Resignation as DUP leader and NI First Minister, makes for an uncertain near future

Discontent within mainstreasm unionism with the DUP leadership was widely known of. Yet the rapidity and suddenness with which Mrs. Foster’s leadership of the DUP and indeed of Northern Ireland was ended, within the space of 24 hours, was something of a story in and of itself. Editor Peter Donnelly offers a reflection on the week since Monday 26th April which would mark the beginning of the end for Mrs. Foster’s political tenure.