Category Archives: Irish politics

Meeting Anne Dickson MP CBE: The quintessential ‘grand lady’ of the politics of Northern Ireland


Above: Chamindra Weerawardhana meeting Anne Dickson MP CBE, Carrick, Northern Ireland, June 2016 (©C.Weerawardhana) In June 2016, I had the good fortune of meeting Anne Laetitia Dickson MP CBE, the first woman to lead a political party in Northern Ireland … Continue reading

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Reproductive justice: Achilles’ heel of Ireland, North and South


As the Irish general election approaches, one of the most conflicting issues that politicians often try to avoid discussing is that of reproductive justice, reductively referred to as ‘abortion’. Despite recent advancements in progressive legislation, such as marriage equality and … Continue reading

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