On Tuesday, November 6th, Former president of Ireland and UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson delivered the Inaugural Senator George J. Mitchell Annual Peace Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast. Serving from 1990–1997, Robinson was the first female president of Ireland and now works to secure global justice for vulnerable people across the world, withRead more..
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An international seminar celebrated and reflected on the progress made in improving wellbeing in Northern Ireland. In the year of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, it is an appropriate time to explore the wellbeing of Northern Ireland’s citizens, and the work being undertaken for future generations across all communities. And on this past October 8, the Carnegie UK Trust hosted an internationalRead more..
To mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Good Friday Agreement on April 10, 1998, we are look back on Deaglán de Bréadún’s profile on former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who played a crucial role in the ultimate success of the peace talks. ℘℘℘ COMETH the hour, cometh the man. Philosophers have arguedRead more..
George Mitchell, the former senate majority leader (D – Maine) and Northern Ireland peace broker, has accepted the invitation to be the Grand Marshal of New York’s 5th Avenue St. Patrick’s Day parade. Mitchell was appointed United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland by president Bill Clinton, and was a chief architect of the MitchellRead more..
The 40th annual American Ireland Fund’s New York Dinner Gala raised $4.3 million this year, more than any in the Fund’s past. Over 1,000 guests attended the May event in New York City, including Ireland’s Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan and Ireland’s Ambassador to the U.S. Anne Anderson. And special guest Senator George MitchellRead more..
Miss Emily By Nuala O’Connor The Irish put great store in spinning a narrative around every small thing,” quips Emily Dickinson in Nuala O’Connor’s revelatory American debut novel Miss Emily. O’Connor’s narrative is no small feat, bringing together the life of Dickinson the poet and her fictional Irish maid Ada Concannon. What follows is aRead more..
Former Senator George Mitchell was honored for his tireless work for peace in Ireland at the Northern Ireland Women’s Initiative (NIWI) January 21 in New York. NIWI founder and president Maureen Murray said, “The Northern Ireland Women’s Initiative is honored to have Senator Mitchell’s support in our efforts to promote full and equal participation ofRead more..
CAUTION IS ADVISED WHEN MAKING COMPARISONS BETWEEN AREAS AS COMPLICATED AND DIVERGENT AS NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE MIDDLE EAST. BUT AS THE VIOLENCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST INTENSIFIED, DIPLOMATS AND PEACE-MAKERS STRAIN TO FIND A WAY FORWARD BY EXAMINING THE DYNAMICS THAT SOLIDIFIED NEW POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND BROUGHT A PEACEFUL SOLUTION TORead more..
HISTORIC NI AGREEMENT GIVES HOPE FOR FUTURE: Deaglán de Bréadún, Northern Editor of The Irish Times, describes an epic week in the history of the North of Ireland culminating in the historic peace deal. ℘℘℘ I have been privileged to cover two truly epic stories in my career as a journalist. One was the mass migrationRead more..