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‘Journalists have always had to have integrity’

Posted on May 11th, 2020 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

The media are at a crossroads, with fears over the future of some of Northern Ireland’s best known newspapers. Existing trends favouring social media over print newspapers have been accelerated.. read more

Northern Ireland’s mental health crisis

Posted on May 11th, 2020 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

Mental health is a global challenge, but poor mental health is at crisis levels in Northern Ireland. That crisis is in part an ongoing impact from the Troubles, Siobhan O’Neill,.. read more

Reforming governance in Northern Ireland

Posted on May 11th, 2020 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

Government in Northern Ireland needs reform, but the fact that it works at all is actually impressive given the past, says Jess Sargeant of the Institute for Government, a London-based.. read more

‘A Threat to the Union’

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

“Unionism needs to look and recognize that the environment around us is changing,” says former Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt MLA.  He adds: “I would like to see civic.. read more

‘Christians should lead in healing Northern Ireland’

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

Christians should take a leading role in healing Northern Ireland, says Bishop Ken Good, the Church of Ireland bishop for the cross-border diocese of Derry and Raphoe.  He also says.. read more

‘Forward Together’

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Holywell Trust, Slugger O'Toole

To mark 21 years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, an important new initiative begins on Good Friday, 19th April, 2019.  A series of podcasts will be broadcast.. read more

Podcasting

Posted on April 25th, 2019 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

Podcasts are a useful medium, even though listener numbers are not always massive.  But if considered as an alternative to a series of public meetings, their value is significant.  They.. read more

Healthcare in ‘a new Ireland’

Posted on January 25th, 2019 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

In producing the report – now a book – ‘A New Ireland’ this year, I conducted lots of interviews asking people about the prospect of Irish reunification.  The issue of.. read more

Magee or not Magee

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

There is definite support in Derry for Ulster University’s proposal for a graduate entry medical school at Magee campus.  After 53 years of exasperation that the city does not have.. read more

Why Northern Ireland must demand competence in government

Posted on April 10th, 2017 · Posted in Slugger O'Toole

I’m furious.  Sinn Fein’s election slogan ‘Don’t get angry, get even’, doesn’t do it for me on two counts.  Being angry while voting is no bad thing and anyway I.. read more