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About Nick Garbutt

Nick Garbutt is a former editor of the Irish News and deputy editor of the Belfast Telegraph and is today a media advisor and commentator. He is currently researching the history of the Suffolk/ Lenadoon interface in west Belfast. He is chair of Opportunity Youth in Northern Ireland and organised an international conference earlier this year examining the impacts of austerity on young people, post-conflict, and the dangers that poses to peace.

Articles by Nick Garbutt

This week's editors

RB, editor

Rosemary Bechler edits openDemocracy's main site.

Parvati Nair directs the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility.


Cameron Thibos edits Mediterranean Journeys in Hope.

En Liang Khong is assistant editor at openDemocracy.

Alex Sakalis is the editor of Can Europe Make It?

Constitutional conventions: best practice

There is no such thing as ‘bad blood’

I’ve never met either of my parents and I don’t know my father’s name. She was a Catholic from over the border he was a Protestant from Belfast and they chose to give me up for adoption in Manchester rather than face the respective wrath of their families.

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