A Poem for a Lost Poet

        The passing of Seamus Heaney was like a bolt out of the blue for the Irish people, none more so than for west Belfast community worker Sean Brennan. In a tribute he penned the following lines:   Bellaghy Man He dug throgh lines, mining miracles, of bog oak Word rhymes. A…

‘Pen-pal politics’ – starting at Parliament Buildings…

While some may prefer to wait until the conclusion of the Haas Initiative before attempting any review, or recalibration, of peacebuilding progress to date, the potential of a Haas inspired ‘Fair Parades Commission’ to emerge, become operative and in command, by this time next year, is extremely optimistic given our current administrative record on delivering…