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ADDRESSING THE LEGACY OF NORTHERN IRELAND’S PAST

Analysis of the consultation responses

Executive Summary

The legacy of Northern Ireland’s past has had a profound and lasting impact on significant numbers of individuals, families and communities across Northern Ireland and beyond. It has been clear for many years that the current system is not working well for anyone and that we need to find a better way to address our past.

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November 27, 2019
Ambassador Dialogue Briefing Series
10/9/19: Attended by 27 EU Ambassadors, the latest in Glencree's Ambassador Dialogue Series focused on the impact of Brexit on British-Irish relations and in particular a possible hard border across the island with submissions from Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Former First Minister Peter Robinson.
July 17, 2019
Glencree Annual Summer Event: Common Good Common Ground
22/6/19: Glencree's 2019 Annual Summer Event centered on the theme of ‘Common Good, Common Ground’ in which the issues and concerns of people from across the island of Ireland were examined.
May 21, 2019
Celebration of Peace during Royal Visit to Glencree
20/5/19: HRH Prince Charles returned to Glencree to unveil a commemorative poem engraving with His Excellency President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Leaders from cultural, educational, political and business sectors also marked this special event.

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April 2, 2020
Joint Academic Journal Update
7/5/20: Countdown to 5th June deadline for 25 papers from around the world for Academic Journal by Glencree in collaboration with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. Part of Glencrees Legacy of Violence, Peace IV project, the Journal will be launched at an Academic Seminar at NUI Galway on 26 November.
March 26, 2020
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March 18, 2020
ABC Radio Interview with Barbara Walshe
16/6/20: Glencree Chair, Barbara Walshe talks about Glencree’s work and the prospect of Irish unification in an interview with well-known Australian radio host Phillip Adams on ABC Late Night Live.
February 20, 2020
Reception for Permanent Representatives of UN Member States
20/2/20: Glencree team attend reception hosted by President Michael D. Higgins, Patron of Glencree, for the Permanent Representatives of UN Member States
February 20, 2020
Assistant Programme Manager, Community & Political Dialogue Programme
20/2/20: If you are committed to working through the challenges arising from our violent past, are highly organised and efficient with the personal skills to work on a project that touches on some of the most contentious issues that remain in building sustainable peace, we would like to hear from you.
February 7, 2020
Community & Political Dialogue Team Administrator (Full-time)
7/2/20: We are seeking a dynamic, energetic and positive person to join our administrative team. You will work within a team designed create and manage dialogue opportunities between political, government official and diplomatic actors from across the island of Ireland, Great Britain and the EU. 

October 24, 2019

Addressing the Legacy of the Past – Analysis of the Consultation Responses

ADDRESSING THE LEGACY OF NORTHERN IRELAND’S PAST Analysis of the consultation responses Executive Summary The legacy of Northern Ireland’s past has had a profound and lasting impact on significant numbers of individuals, families and communities across Northern Ireland and beyond. It has been clear for many years that the current […]
October 24, 2019

Essential Tips for Journalists – Treating Victims of the Conflict with Respect and Dignity

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October 24, 2019

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Guidelines for Victims & Survivors on Speaking to Journalists Speaking out in the media can be empowering for you and helpful to others. These guidelines are designed to help make your engagement with the media work for you.
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Guidelines for Journalists, Editors and Media Educators – Treating Victims of the Conflict with Respect and Dignity

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October 24, 2019

Guidelines for Victims and Survivors

Guidelines for Journalists, Editors and Media Educators – Treating Victims of the Conflict with Respect and Dignity These guidelines were developed as part of the ‘Voice, Agency and Blame: Victimhood and the Imagined Community’ / ‘Victims and Dealing with the Past’ project – a two-year initiative funded by the Arts […]
October 24, 2019

Peace and Beyond – Re-memory and transferred trauma.

Peace and Beyond – Re-memory and transferred trauma: dealing with the past in post-conflict settings – Candice Mama In her opening statement at her session at Peace and Beyond, Professor Pumla Goboda-Madikizela said: ‘How to deal with trans-generational trauma in post- conflict societies is one of the most urgent questions […]
October 24, 2019

Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report

Northern Ireland Peace Monitoring Report Number Five, October 2018. Ann Marie Gray, Jennifer Hamilton, Gráinne Kelly, Brendan Lynn, Martin Melaugh and Gillian Robinson A forward flow to the peace process in Northern Ireland is not inevitable. While there were two steps forward and only one step back a sense of […]