50:50 NI Meets Claire Hanna

This week 50:50 NI meets Claire Hanna has been the Member of Parliament for Belfast South since 2019 and was previously a Member of the Legislative Assembly in Northern Ireland from 2015 to 2019. Have you always been interested in politics?  I always have been on some level. My parents were both political. My dadContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Claire Hanna”

50:50 NI Meets Michelle Guy 

This week 50:50 NI met Michelle Guy. Michelle is an Alliance councillor for Castlereagh South. Michelle has previously worked in marketing and in policy as a civil servant. Have you always been interested in Politics?  I guess the honest answer is yes. It’s very hard to grow up in Northern Ireland and not be interestedContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Michelle Guy “

50:50 NI Meets Cathy Mason 

This week 50:50 NI meets Cathy Mason, the Chair of The Newry, Mourne and Down Council. Cathy is the representative for Slieve Croob and has been a councillor since 2019. Have you always been interested in politics?  Yes, and no I suppose. I probably got into politics in my teenage years and because of myContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Cathy Mason “

50:50 NI Meets Connie Egan

After a short break 50:50 NI meets is back! This week our CEO talks to Connie Egan. Connie is the Alliance Councillor for Bangor West and the Alliance deputy group leader on Ards & North Down Borough Council. Connie is also a researcher in education policy. Have you always been interested in politics?  Yes andContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Connie Egan”

Mental Health in Northern Ireland

As a young person who has grown up in a post-conflict state, I am thankful for the hard-won peace that the Good Friday Agreement has brought to my generation. The Good Friday Agreement has allowed me to live in a society free of the violence witnessed by my parents. Although it is not a perfectContinue reading “Mental Health in Northern Ireland”

50:50 NI Meets Louise McKinstry 

This week 50:50 NI meets Louise McKinstry who is a councillor on the Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon council. Louise is also a Maths teacher. Have you always been interested in politics?  Yes, when I was at school I did public speaking and I had a fab English teacher. She really encouraged me to find myContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Louise McKinstry “

50:50 NI Meets Laura Devlin

This week 50:50 NI meets with another inspirational women who is chair of her council. Laura Devlin is Chair of the Newry, Mourne and Down council and has been a councillor since 2013. Laura is also the SDLP spokesperson for tourism. Have you always been interested in politics? My family have always been SDLP supporters.Continue reading “50:50 NI Meets Laura Devlin”

50:50 NI Meets Diana Armstrong

This week 50:50 NI Meets Diana Armstrong. Diana is currently the chair of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. Prior to her career as an elected representative, Diana worked in the European Union Institutions. Have you always been interested in politics Yes, I grew up surrounded by politics. My father was the minister for agriculture andContinue reading “50:50 NI Meets Diana Armstrong”

50:50 NI Meets Kathryn McNickle

This week 50:50 NI meets Kathryn McNickle. Kathryn is a Green Party Councillor for Holywood and Clandeboye. She has an BA in Politics and Modern History from the University of Manchester and an LLM in Human Rights Law from QUB. Have you always been interested in politics?  I was used to political conversations at home,Continue reading “50:50 NI Meets Kathryn McNickle”