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About Conn Corrigan

Conn Corrigan, a former English and History teacher, is a freelance journalist in Ireland and a regular contributor to Magill and The Dubliner.

Articles by Conn Corrigan

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Good Friday 10 years on: Paradox of Belfast remains unresolved

Article: The tenth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement offers an opportunity of examining how far Northern Ireland has come – and how far it has yet to go (part of an OK trilogy)

 

Conn Corrigan (New York, Columbia School of Journalism): Last month, I visited Northern Ireland for a few days. A friend, who has been there many times during the Troubles, remembered a time when our hotel, the Europa (apparently the most bombed hotel in Europe), had metal detectors inside and sandbags outside. During the Troubles, this hotel was a favourite location for the many journalists sent to cover the conflict - but when we were there, the only people who caught the eye were a group of teenagers in the bar, getting their picture taken with Basshunter, a Swedish DJ who was in town for a concert.

Why Ireland should rejoin the Commonwealth

The principle of consent means Irish Republicans should now be clamouring to join the commonwealth, argues Conn Corrigan.

This is an article for OurKingdom, openDemocracy's group discussion blog on the future of the United Kingdom.

Wal-mart's bargaining power: an interview with Robert Greenwald

Dismissed as propaganda by its critics, the "Wal-Mart" documentary has nonetheless captivated audiences with its devastating expose of the mega US retailer. Conn Corrigan talks to the film's director Robert Greenwald.

A long march: Ireland's peace process

A march by the Orange Order through Ireland's capital is more than an exercise in the politics of memory, says Conn Corrigan; it is an opportunity to take the measure of the country's post-1998 peace process.

"Saturday," Ian McEwan

"An invitation to pleasure and an initiation in danger"

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