Category: dealing with conflict

Why has this Generation dropped the baton….?

On the long and winding road of the Northern Ireland Peace Process the most important lesson we learned was that such intractable, violent, political problems were a result of disturbed historic relationships between communities of people. The three key sets of relationships upon which the negotiations and subsequent institutions were based were between Protestant Unionists…

……the danger in Europe is that it will not be a ‘sham fight’…..

Have you ever heard of the ‘Sham Fight’?………. Interested outsiders to Northern Ireland will often have heard of the Orange marches held on the Twelfth of July.  They will probably be less familiar with the ‘Sham Fight’ conducted in the little town of Scarva today, as it is on the 13th July every year, with actors…