Tagged with Belfast

10Qs: Sam McClean

10 Questions Interview with Sam McClean by Lewis Mooney Sam McClean is an ex-prisoner from the Tiger’s Bay area of North Belfast.  Since being released from prison five years ago he has been heavily involved with the Educational Shakespeare Company, an organisation that works with ex-prisoners and youth in creating educational videos. 

Dealing with Difference

Philip O’Callaghan reflects on his journey to Belfast and WIP Orientation The weeks seemed to pass by so quickly and the weekend in Belfast was upon us. After all the logistics has been organised a two car convoy left DCU for Belfast. The chat continued fiercely as we left Dublin, the small talk was well … Continue reading

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

A Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins with a Single Step

As we travelled to Belfast as three new WIP classmates, making idle small talk, I don’t think any of us knew what to expect for our orientation but we were certainly aware of how little we knew about the place where we were going.

WIP Alumni host the American Council for Young Political Leaders

WIP Alumni host the American Council for Young Political Leaders

WIP was delighted to organise a discussion on the “Political Scene in Northern Ireland and the US” with a visiting delegation from theAmerican Council of Young Political Leaders on Wednesday (16th May). The discussion was kindly hosted by the Bar Council of Northern Ireland at the Inns of Court in Belfast and brought together WIP Alumni, members of … Continue reading

Pre-departure Blog – Jessica Caldwell WIP 2012

Pre-departure Blog – Jessica Caldwell WIP 2012

Being called up to the plate to be in the class of 2012 was not a call I was expecting. Despite applying and getting an interview I couldn’t see myself getting a spot as I felt I wasn’t the ‘type’. The type that is invaluable to their community, the type that writes academic papers for … Continue reading