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"Gonna be leader of the party tomorrow. Can you tell us what happened? Have, you know? Comment? Well, the answer to most of those questions was no. But a short time Later away from the journalists, Mr Putin announced that he was resigning as leader. The decision has big implications for the power sharing administration in Northern Ireland, where political opponents are obliged to work together. Here's our correspondent in Belfast, Chris Page. In this part of the UK relations in the power sharing regional governments are rarely straightforward, but the events that we have seen unfold over recent hours are really quite unprecedented. The leader of Northern Ireland's biggest party, the Democratic Unionist Party, which favors Northern Ireland's place in the United Kingdom, has resigned. Edwin put stood down just over a month after he was involved in ousting his predecessor, Arlene Foster. Today, Mr Puts installed another one of his party members, Paul, given As the first minister in the devolved governments. But it was that decision, which turned a majority of his senior elected representatives against him crucial to the way relationships work. Are the conditions under which unionists who favour British rule here share power with Irish nationalists who want Northern Ireland to become part of the Irish Republic. A deal was cut essentially between the British government in London and the biggest Irish nationalist party, Sinn Fein on the legal status for the Irish language long a demand. Of nationalist parties here. But unionists thought that was an unacceptable side deal, which threatens the very nature of the devolved government itself. So they thought Mr puts shouldn't be nominating a leader for the devolved government. Mr puts to fight them and went ahead and appointed a first minister anyway. It's been a meeting now of elected representatives within the Democratic Unionist Party, and it's understood that in that meeting, Mr puts came under considerable pressure, leading him to announce his resignation. That means not only that His party is in a fresh crisis, but also that politics here in Northern Ireland are deeply unstable. Chris Page voters in Ethiopia go to the polls on Monday in delayed parliamentary elections. But the country's election board has already announced that voting won't be possible in some regions because of security and logistical challenges. These include the bitter war in the northern region of Tigray and ethnic fighting elsewhere in the country that has left towns and villages destroyed and forced more than two million people to flee their homes. Africa correspondent Catherine Babayaro Hunger has been to the town of a to in the northern Amhara region where in April more than 100 people were killed following fighting between the Amhara And Romo community's.
Northern Ireland Adds to Pressures on the UK Union
"Uk's northern ireland secretary brandon lewis is in dublin today to hold talks with ireland's foreign minister. Simon coveney. it comes at a time. When relations between the two neighbors are being tested daily as a recent burst of violence in loyalist areas of belfast and a continued objection to the northern ireland protocol. The part of the brexit deal aimed at avoiding a heart border between the north and the republic for which imposes some trade barriers between the former and great britain. Well to examine what the two men have to talk about. And what progress can make. I'm joined by belfast. Based journalist rebecca black good morning rebecca. Good to have you with us. Good morning thanks. So just this is now. It's a month now since i'm in. Coney went to london to try to begin to sort out the problems. Just give us a little bit of context. What circumstances mr lewis. Mr coveney meeting and well i suppose to a meeting amid a lot of uncertainty of minutes and the husband calls for for for more formal talks to be To be brought but so far the thousand quite listen to that so we take the middle road of them having sort of individual talks with different parties instead so many other meet today. There's lot of uncertainty following the resignation of already foster. There's two people are should come forward in terms of trying to succeed her I suppose with any party dealership called pass things. Become a little more predictable. People will say things appealed to party members on particularly the party. Membership up minute. Which is reflecting susan. Mid within unions and those with a lot of discomfort over the brexit brexit arranged into the
The Ghosts of Northern Ireland’s Troubles Are Back
"To northern ireland now where violent protests have grit the region for almost two weeks. That's the sound of rioting which has involved children as young as twelve throwing bricks fireworks and petrol bombs at lines of police officers and vehicles in the last week. Ninety officers have been injured. This unrest relates back to brexit and today a court in belfast will decide whether to hear a legal challenge to the northern ireland protocol. That was part of the. Uk's brexit deal that imposed trade barriers between the region and the rest of britain to allow trade to continue seamlessly on the island of ireland. The bbc's john campbell has more on that story from belfast. Basically you have unionists. One of the men political groupings in northern ireland at the core of their politics is the desire to remain part of the united kingdom and to resist any attempt to reunite with the other part of ireland the republic of ireland. They want a judge to rule. Brexit deal for northern ireland would be unconstitutional. And they hope that would force the uk government to go and renegotiated. And what they are. Trying to argue is that the brexit dale breaches the good friday agreement. Peace accord because it changes northern ireland's constitutional position without the consent of a vote on the also says it breaches a much older law known as the act of union which says there shouldn't be any customs borders within the uk
74 Police Officers Injured in Week of Belfast Violence
"Seven nights of rioting on the streets of the northern irish capital of left seventy four police officers injured in what observers say is the country's worst violence in years late thursday. The white house appealed for calm. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland. President joe biden spokeswoman jen psaki said in a statement adding that biden hoped for a secure and prosperous northern ireland in which all communities have a voice and enjoy the gains of the hard one piece.
Northern Ireland leaders seek calm after violence escalates
"Authorities in northern ireland sought to restore calm on thursday after protestant and catholic. Youths in belfast. Hold bricks fireworks gasoline bombs at police and each other. It was the worst mayhem in a week of street. Violence in the region where britain's exit from the european union has unsettled and uneasy political balance crowds including children as young as twelve or thirteen clashed across a concrete peace wall. In west belfast that separates a british loyalist. Protestant neighborhood from an irish nationalist catholic area. Police fired rubber bullets at the crowd. A nearby city bus was hijacked and set on fire northern ireland to seen sporadic outbreaks of street violence since the nineteen ninety eight. Good friday peace accord ended the troubles decades of catholic-protestant bloodshed over the status of the region. In which more than three thousand people died but police service of northern ireland. Assistant chief constable. Jonathan roberts said the mayhem was at a scale. We have not seen in recent years. He said fifty five police officers had been injured over several nights of disorder. And it was lucky. No one had been seriously hurt or
Prince Philip's legacy will live on in Netflix's 'The Crown'
"Philip. The royal consort of queen elizabeth. The second died this morning. At windsor castle in england. The duke of edinburgh was ninety nine years old. Npr's london correspondent. Frank langfitt joins us from belfast. Where he is covering the recent violence in northern ireland Frank just tell us more about prince philip's story and what the british public thought of a prince ville spent his early years actually traveling throughout europe e he was of royal descent himself and eventually At and had gotten to know The royal family and eventually married queen elizabeth. He was known. I think in different ways In this country over time People did make fun of him he has. She was seen as short tempered. He would tell jokes that were off color things that we would now consider even years ago politically incorrect kind of remarks. If you look at the daily mirror they number newspapers here would carry every year to they would say you know His hundreds most improper remarks was back in sixty nine. When i guess they were some financial questions he said well. If going to read next year. I'll have to give up polo. And that was one of the more minor ones that said there was also a lot of affection for him and i think respect in the sense that you know when you do a job for a very very long time and you really put your energy into it People give you a lot of credit for that. He was very dutiful. Heated thousands and thousands of royal events supporting the queen. It was a pretty thankless job in in some respects And not a great job necessarily to have today or in. The prime minister said That we give thanks to him. The nation and the kingdom give thanks to him for an extraordinary life and is his extraordinary work.
Rioters Ignore Pleas for Calm as Violence Flares in Belfast
"Belfast so another night of violence on Thursday as demonstrators clashed with police in the Springfield road area in the west of the city known locally as a nationalist and clay demonstrators many of them young men throwing stones and fireworks at police who responded by deploying a water cannon authorities in Northern Ireland have been trying to restore calm the last two nights have been the worst may happen in a week over rights in Belfast Britain's split from the E. U. has highlighted the contested status of Northern Ireland with some people identify as British I want to stay in the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland Anne you member I'm Charles to the test my
What's Behind the Recent Violence in Northern Ireland?
"The violence on the streets of northern ireland. This week is the worst thing. In years the unrest has largely come from unionist or loyalist factions. those in favor of unity. With great britain were loyal to its crown night after night mobs targeted. Police officers with bricks and molotov cocktails more than fifty officers have been injured politicians including the country's leader. I minister arlene foster of the democratic. Unionist party held an emergency meeting yesterday. Calling for calm injury tree. Frontline officers victims terrorized. How much to people's property the harm to northern ireland image. In our centenary year us take us backwards. A new brick no bottle no patra bone thrown has shaved or ever cheese anything but -struction arm on the scale of that destruction harm and fear has brought to international attention. Prompting a statement from white house press secretary jen psaki. We are concerned by the violence in northern ireland joined the british irish and northern irish leaders in their calls for calm rioting on northern. Ireland's streets is uncomfortably familiar with roots in sectarian divides that go back centuries in nineteen ninety eight. The good friday agreement devolved the government and put an end to the decades of brutal clashes known as the troubles. What's happening now is fueled by more. Recent events represents appointed threat to that hard won peace. Really we've had several nights of pretty consistent and quite serious violence across northern ireland. This has been going on for more than a week annoy. It has spread from londonderry to belfast. To some of the smaller provincial ballymena carrickfergus etcetera.
Northern Ireland Leaders Call for Calm After Night of Rioting
"The recent violence largely in loyalist Protestant areas displayed amid rising tensions over post brexit trade rules phenomenon and found worsening relations between the parties in the Protestant Catholic powersharing bill false government wouldn't split from the EU has renewed tensions over no on and status and disturb the political balance in the region with some people identify as British I want to stay part of the U. K. while others see themselves as Irish and seek unity with the neighboring Republic of Ireland an E. U. member Katie Haigh wood a politics professor at queen's university Belfast says unionists may feel the normal mom's place is under threat in the union on this week's violence she adds it's really easy to see how it could escalate Charles Taylor this month London
N Ireland leaders call for calm after violence escalates
"Hijacked bus was set on fire and petrol bombs hurled at police in Belfast in the fourth night of serious violence in week in Northern Ireland hello bricks fireworks and gasoline bombs on Wednesday night in both directions over a concrete peaceful the separates Protestant British loyalist and Catholic Irish nationalist neighborhoods assistant chief constable Jonathan Roberts says the scenes of violence were absolutely disgraceful who should be condemned in the strongest possible terms hello fifty five police officers entered very very lucky and nobody was seriously injured our investigation into the violence is being launched Charles to lead as well London
Northern Ireland assembly meets after sixth night of unrest
"Edition of the briefing with me. Andrew mueller last night for the sixth consecutive night northern ireland witnessed scenes of the kind of violence likely to prompt considerable agitation in observers with long enough memories. More than fifty. Five police officers are known to have been injured in the last week and considerable damage done to buildings and vehicles. The worst of the most recent disturbances occurred around one of these so-called peace walls which separate nationalist and loyalist communities in west belfast. The northern ireland assembly has been recalled for an emergency session at stormont today on joined with more on this by lord. Peter hain former secretary of state for northern ireland lord as you would know better than most people the good agreement did not end sectarian tension in northern ireland. There has been sporadic tension and violence over the decades since but measured against that scale. How bad is what we're seeing. Now was nothing like as you indicate the level of bombing and assassination and horror at the said. He has also troubles brought to northern ireland. Whistle the terrorism but It is serious and it needs to be addressed not just by northern ireland's leaders who displaying frankly a lack of leadership which is really disturbing but also by trade minister boris johnson and state for northern ireland who've been pretty absent from the scene in northern ireland now full quite a while and especially over this. What's your read of what's behind this because there is always the trap of reading significance which might not exist into what might just be a bunch of board young men looking for trouble. No this is that there are elements of that and they're a variety of other factors but the main problem has arisen over frustration amongst the unionist community the protestant community over the fact that there are checks and controls in for businesses doing trade. With great britain with england scotland or wales across the irish sea northern ireland of course is on an island with the republic of ireland to the cells and also within the united kingdom and within the united kingdom the rest of the united kingdom there are no barriers to trade of any kind between scotland. And or between wales and england for that matter scotland wales but they're on house result of brexit across the irish sea between england scotland and wales to northern ireland for the first time and that is the reason because the type of brexit that boris johnson. The prime minister pursued which was to break any real alignment with the european trade and customs arrangements and to go for at entirely separate of great britain but in order to make sure that the good friday peace process and the stability which has brought since ninety nine hundred was maintained. The irish border had to be kept open. Let's say the border between northern ireland and the republic of ireland to itself as it has been now for decades and has become invisible with all sorts of human activity. Crossing it in their efforts not had the toxic role played a toxic role. Because it's been invisible it did in generations gone by and that's that's also the good if however that's it become the external frontier customs frontier of the european union. Then it could have ignited all those old problems that had beset and an bedeviled northern ireland. So instead what boris johnson agreed to was to keep the border open that men the northern ireland remained in the european union's customs union and it's trading markets but that's Inevitably because the united kingdom was leaving Great britain would be outside those arrangements so they have to be checks across the irish sea between northern ireland and great britain. of course. The prime minister denied this in his normal airy way At the beginning on the unionists and loyalists in particular who some of the most hardline involved feel betrayed. Because he didn't he wasn't straight with them way. Do you save in the causal connection between that dissatisfaction with the post brexit arrangements. And what we've seen in west belfast. Is it possible that there are people who are or were associated with loyalist paramilitarism. Who are leveraging that discontent to cause trouble. Yes there are and they're also criminals amongst them who drug. Traffic is and so on who've presented a police crackdown which has been quite effective in their communities to try and get rid of this drug trafficking problem and bought ignited. Not because of that so much though it's fit into it but also but primarily because suddenly loyalist protestant unionists suddenly found that Country what boris johnson told them. There are actually checks and controls strangling a lot of northern ireland businesses in a mountain of tape and naturally they see that as a break within the united kingdom because which puts northern ireland in a different place from say england scotland or wales and so they feel that their fundamental beliefs in the the union of the united kingdom northern ireland. Being within that is being threatened. And that is what ignites it. There was none of this until that issue suddenly arose around new year because the prime minister frankly say told a lot of porky's on us and didn't level with the unionist community and they suddenly found themselves in this predicament and had created Insecurity and understandable anxiety out of which these other factors criminality usa Vandalism and so on out of which that's fed you mentioned earlier a an absence of leadership both in northern ireland and in the united kingdom what would a constructive response from especially northern irish politicians. At this point look like presumably not like the one We saw her on twitter from arlene foster who went and it is a a term with which you will be familiar. Full water battery Suggesting that the violence will die quote. Take the focus off the real lawbreakers incheon. Fine that's probably not the most helpful into intercession. She could have made at this point. Is it well when you become first minister which is effective northern ireland as she is Although it's an unusual arrangement that she has joins us with the deputy minister. Michelle neil who's a shouldn't fain leader when you reach these positions you've got to speak for the whole of the community promises and president presidents naturally have their own party agendas to follow in their own party members to satisfy in any country in any democratic system. But you're trying to speak for the whole nation and that for the whole nation as well once you assume those positions and what has been disappointing about both of them and especially in recent days. Me aline fosters utterances. She's not adopted that role. She's effective acting as a party politician. A democratic unionist party rather than speaking for the whole of the the the the community across northern ireland and across the religious and political divides that have bedeviled for so many generations. And i think that's the kind of leadership we need. And we have gossips equally across the water London has been virtually silent on northern ireland. Now full rarely ever since David cameron and the conservatives came to power in two thousand ten under make this point on a on a party. Basis is a leave a politician and also it was labor secretary of state for northern ireland. A because it's traditionally been a nonpartisan issue between both the major parties. I make it. Because i'm genuinely an i've being hugely critical of the the absence of of number ten downing street of the prime minister in a way. That's attorney blend. Gordon brown were in vogue. John major's conservative prime minister before them. playing an honest broker role effectively. What they've done is said will not you know the the good friday process the peace settlement that i helped to negotiate in two thousand seven that brought the old enemies to share power together. That that's all done and dusted and therefore we can concentrate on the other pressures of government and that was fatal So we only seen a couple of sentences from the prime minister over the last few days when parts of belfast up in flames and a couple of tweets from the northern ireland secretary of state. Frankly that's not good enough. They should be convening all party. Talks in person to try and resolve these as labor shattered secretary. St louis hague has called for And they should be on the case all the time instead of effectively absence without leave as has been the case over northern ireland now sadly for a number of years lord haein. Thank you as always for joining us. You're listening to the briefing. Here is markle's ailing goffin. With the days of the headlines. Thanks andrew in the serum institute.
Northern Ireland Sees Three Nights of Violence as Tensions Mount
"Easter weekend so renewed violence in northern ireland with petrol bombs thrown and cars hijacked and set alight. The police called for calm after unionists engaged in a so called night of disorder in a suburb. In the city of belfast. The police federation for northern ireland said destroying urine communities was not the way to protest or event or for more on this when are joined by rebecca black. Who's a journalist with press. Association based in belfast. Good morning rebecca. Good to have you with us. Good morning thanks for having me so just recap what happened at the weekend. I mean we're now getting reports that more than forty police officers were injured. And yes i suppose it. Sorta stretch back to last week and there was a stevenson started breaking in londonderry last week they continued on for think. Seven or eight consecutive nights. Ny and then there was also some disturbances on nights. Skirts of belfast. As you'd neutered in the headline and i mean brexit as a part of this however at some more should have complex picture on the grind. Anger has been building within the union. Loyalist communities over the last year over brexit and this week in northern protocol was negotiated to keep northern ireland within the rules to avoid a hard border island the violent and so the system of tech support system i regarded as a border in the irish sea. And there's also anger in the loyalist community which sits back further over what they regard as to tear. Police said this was exasperated. Further last week and the public prosecution public prosecution service took the decision not to pursue not to pursue prosecutions and twenty four members of cimpian for attending the funeral of a senior republican last jin municipal during a period of ed lockdown. When in new was meant to be gathering but estimated two thousand people including leadership of champagne gathered mice. West belfast so the decision to prosecute exasperated that sort of regard to police
Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest
"Have appealed for calm during the second night of unrest. Three cars were hijacked and set on fire on the outskirts of Belfast on Friday night. 27 police officers were injured and eight people were arrested during writes in Belfast in Londonderry. Many pro British unionists oppose a new trade barrier introduced between Northern Island and the rest of the UK is part of Britain's departure from the U. As Major
Northern Ireland police appeal for calm after violent unrest
"Came under attack last night in a second night of violence and semi autonomous Northern Ireland. Vicki Barker reports from London a week of mounting tensions erupted into violence on Friday night as 27 police officers were injured in protests in Belfast and Londonderry. Saturday night. The unrest continued when riot police and armored vehicles surrounded cars that have been set a light by protesters who also threw bricks and Molotov cocktails. Some in the Protestant community believe Post Brexit trading barriers are cutting Northern Ireland off from the Britain to which they feel loyalty. Protesters were also angered by a decision not to prosecute 24 shin faint politicians for attending the funeral of Bobby's Story of former senior leader of the IRA in violation of covert 19 restrictions for
Border checks stopped at N Ireland ports after threats
"Authorities in Northern Ireland have suspended post brexit checks on animal products I would your workers from two pools off the threats against will just off the northern non government says it's stopping inspections of Belfast on loan pools in the interests of the well being of stall and increased patrols a spokesperson says in order to reassure stopped and the local community graffiti has recently appeared near Belfast referring to post brexit tensions over Northern Ireland and describing post off as targets an open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland is a key pillar of the peace process that ended decades of violence in the region Charles the last month London
"Kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen. Wow
"Kings and queens with real power are a relic of the past in europe. Most of them today play ceremonial figurehead roles limited by their constitutions in britain pulls tell us most people are more or less supportive of the role. The windsors play as their royal family. Their lives are a regular beat for the british press and there are many elegance stops in british tourism connected to the queen and her family. Paul guest was an electrician on her majesty's royal yacht britannia when he was in the royal navy today. He works as a tour. Guide based in belfast. He's joined by. Elizabeth boardman a tour guide from bath not far from london. They're here to help us. Americans better understand the royals. In britain by the way our interviews recorded just prior to the global pandemic shutdowns liz. Paul thanks for joining us. Thank you very much right because if it's an interesting thing for us there's still kings and queens and in belgium and the netherlands spain over scandinavia. But they really have little power. But what's the purpose. Why do you. Brits willingly tax money to have kings and queens and princes printing around your country. I know that's a question that we always get asked his guides when we're doing our tours and yet one of the questions i always ask for members is put your hands up if you came on this tour just because we have a royal family. No one ever does that. We've got so much more to offer but the royal family are a big attraction for us as well because immediately. I'm sure if we just said prince charles prince william prince harry. Everyone has a visual of who they are because of the world media but for us as british citizens. It's a lot more than that. We're very personal about them. If we were to believe the Recent opinion polls approximately eighty eight percents of the british public are in favor of royal family which is quite surprising considering everyone still coming out of a depression and financial difficulties a hard but we like having the royals whether something actually practical about it and heavy responsibility to be a royal. Because do all the ceremonial stuff. I mean it's almost a fulltime job to be cutting edge hospitals and in the united states. We don't have anybody to do the ceremonial stuff except our politicians and in britain you can kind of divide. It threw the ceremonial stuff and politicians do the legislating. Yeah it's shared out between the royals. It's judy the of a sheduled which Follow i just want to reiterate what elizabeth sand and what what i think is It's a low for the royal family. I think we actually do love having a royal family On top of the huge amount of interest abroad and and brings in tourism and an income for the country to your heritage is sort of a celebration of england. Yeah goosebumps jurist. It's it's very interesting. So they are limited by the constitution so Do they have any political power at all. If a if a royal had a strong feeling about something what would they do. The house been royals of mid their feelings known especially prince charles on certain subjects. But as far as i'm aware they are told to sort of rain in a little bit on. Keep their opinions to themselves. So let's have a quick review of the royal family these days. Of course we've got queen elizabeth. She's getting old but she seems to be Still the metal name is did you of edinburgh also known as prince philip prince philip in their children so the eldest is prince charles who will be on next monarch followed by his sister. Princess own followed by his brother prince andrew. I'm also also a further brother. Who is prince edward. So all of these people are healthy and still in public Very match very much in the next generation. There's probably a lot of nieces and nephews. There is many nieces. And as we're speaking at the moment we've got three kings and one queen in waiting to go on the throne. What does that mean well. Basically what it means the next person in line for the throne when the queen dies will be prince. Charles right that will then be followed. By prince william his eldest son then prince william's eldest son prince george. Okay then we have his prince william's daughter princess charlotte. So i said that makes sense when the eldest son know if charles had an older daughter would she be next in line or is it still the old fashioned. Still be william. But when william and kate. Kate middleton who is william's wife when they were expecting prince george the eldest son. The law was changed if owner. So they couldn't grandfathered in but yeah grandfathered in so to speak the before the child was born. They changed the law. So they how that's historic it's historic. Donner gets the same rights in the lineage jackson. As it turned out they had prince george. But if prince george's had been girl it would have been a queen.
Tim Blackman, Vice Chancellor at the Open University, Discusses The Return to Campus
"By the. Are you being the the the only covid secure university but actually you do have a compass and people work there and students study at it. So i'll be really really fascinated to know what your plans offer january and the year. Yeah we are in a different place. No sorts of ways compared to the rest of the sector which i think actually has been doing an amazing job but yes we we have a real campus milk gains and we've got sites in manchester and nottingham as well. Of course our nation offices in cardiff belfast and edinburgh very much a four nations university and always having to work with the different policies of the four governments. So we tend to adopt an approach at the moment of going with the most safe vicious and guidance of one of the four jurisdictions in terms of what we do across the four nations so just one example of the many ways we have to work as very much a four nations university in everything we do even more normal times so that's added an extra complication for us in terms of what guidance and what measures do we actually follow as one university across jurisdictions. But we've had our challenges in the first lock down. We had to move nearly four thousand stuff off our campus about four thousand of our staff. The ucla were already hung based so we've got a lot of understanding how homebase works. But we have to adopt. And we're still having to adopt. We research students and researchers on campus. Where that research is essential in terms of lab provision. We're not going to have to manage these huge population movements though of students going home coming back to campus which very much reflects the The unusual situation in the uk of how dominant the residential sector is in higher education with these huge mass migrations of young people Beginning and end of term. So yeah what we have to do is is different. But like every university in the sector putting the wellbeing and health of our staff and students First and that is how we are working But i wish the secto with managing the scale of these population movements over the coming weeks and months
"belfast" Discussed on Travel WITH Stephanie Abrams!
"Right next to curious out and rubel And i'm i'm at marineland. Which is the name of the town. But in the building called marine land and in florida behind standing behind an antique movie camera that they used to use to underwater filming through a window under the atlantic ocean that they built at this spot. And for those of you who have either seen it on cable. Tv or old enough to have seen it on tv. The show sea world now. Nazi world seond with lloyd bridges. Jeff bridges dad They used to film there and they filmed something. The underwater sea monster movies. A film them there through that window. They didn't swim underneath with the cameras. They didn't have cameras. That were waterproof. That and so if you click on that photo of me with this antique camera at marineland underrated says travel. Tv with stephanie. Abrams i wanna say it's something like episode ten or eleven maybe It's called of its episode. Nine people memory serving the episode nine of titanic proportions and it starts out in belfast interviewing the then. Ceo of titanic. Belfast tim husbands and then marketing director clear bradshaw and from there we go off to visit in lorestan in county mayo where they built a memorial park to the fourteen people from agricultural parish who sailed on titanic of which eleven did not make it and so it's a really fascinating Episode if she says so humbly and modestly so. I wanna to take you off to belfast with me today. In this hour we're gonna visit with adrian. Mcnally the general manager of titanic hotel belfast. And we while you listen to this important message you can check out. I tonic hotel. Belfast dot com. And we'll catch up right after. This guests have stephanie. Abrams travel shows when here in the berkshires of western massachusetts. Stay at the delightful untrendy boutique hotel on north. Visit their website and hotel on north dot com. I am delighted to introduce you to adrian. Mcnally the general manager of titanic hotel. Belfast located in belfast northern ireland and literally a happen to jump from the titanic belfast exhibit. Which memorialize is the ship and its passengers in a very personal way. When you go to visit that you really feel like You knew all these people by the time you leave the exhibit. How far are you exactly from the titanic. Belfast exhibited itself adrian. Well hello stephanie. We are less them a hundred yards from the front entrance off. Titanic belfast super closest neighbor. And thank you for giving it to us in yard so that my audience doesn't have to start converting from meters. That's a blessing exactly. When did the hotel open for the first time to accept guests. We welcomed our first guest on the tenth of september. Twenty seventeen so you're barely three years old crack beaming. Yeah well and for a brand new hotel opening and getting slammed with The corona virus the situation That's even tougher than it is for a well established place. It really reminds me in a parallel of my very good friend. Dr tim campbell. Who was a part of the pre-opening and launch and is still the director of the saint patrick's center which is about twenty nine miles from you in county down In the town of downpatrick so people coming to stay at your hotel. can easily get to visit there. And they opened on saint patrick's day ahead their grand opening saint patrick's day. Two thousand one. I mean other than than the corona virus business. Can you think of another worst time to open something. That is tourism-related hardship but we help them get through and stay in business and attract visitors from when things became viable in the universe. We're gonna take a quick commercial break and we're going to come right back and learn all about The titanic.
PJ ORourke and the search for the centre ground
"These last five years or so have been rough going for a lot of people. Among, them have been those who think of themselves as occupants more or less of the middle of the road, the zealous, the bipartisan the consider as of arguments on their own merits compromises count we all just get along is. So. Polarizing have these times being that even some of those who might in less crazed and Febrile Times have been considered ideological out lawyers appear suddenly reasonable. Special. Guest this week is PJ O'Rourke, the journalist foreign correspondent and satirist who made his name as a conservative contrarian in the nineteen eighty, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety s gleefully winding up the liberal subscribers of rolling stone and writing bestselling books including Republican, Party reptile give war a chance and peace kills a rock became if possibly despite himself, the favorite conservative of American liberals being about as much a liberal as American conservatives could stand. His latest book a cry from the farm middle dispatches from the divided land fines rourke. If not exactly standing afford history yelling stop. Then at least flailing gamely at the on rushing tide of dogmatic foolishness with the broom of measured reason and not once does he mangle metaphor nearly as grotesquely that this is the last episode of this program which will be broadcast before a rox fellow Americans make a fairly fundamental decision about what their politics is going to look like from here on can the centre-ground be retaken and is anyone still there? This is the foreign desk. The anarchistic Listrik point of view that is common at the end of the teens in the beginning of the twenties and on for those of us who matured very late. Reality shake you out of that I mean anybody who tells me are an anarchist I'll invite them to revisit Mogadishu with me. Let me show you what anarchy really means. Now non nealer hand is sort of like armed nitwit trump supporters. Maybe should have had a little goal at Northern Ireland back in the eighties. Where that road leads, if you WANNA take that road all the way down to the end of that road Belfast was. Enlightening experience as we're the Balkans and so and saw that light goes to mitigate. Once absolutism and certainly once anarchism knowle's. Page or you welcome to the foreign desk this episode may end up appearing as either the last signal before the ship sinks or the fanfare perhaps of some new door and we need to frame our conversation accordingly indeed find a middle ground which I think is appropriate to certainly the theme of Your New Book the title a cry from the Far Middle Does seem to book in Republican Party. Reptile from Nineteen eighty-seven to an extent. But the question is can the middle ground be made to sound atl sexy and exciting? No. I'm Sir Short Answer. Thank you for joining us. PJ. House that was a quick interview of Frank Answer and a One one been looking for a certain amount of honesty in politics. I just saw something the other day I saw the first honest yard sign that I have seen over here in the states this election campaign, it said settle for Biden. If it weren't for the pandemic I would've gone knocked on their door and give them the big. Hug. But is there a way you think that centrism can be made to sound at all exciting could there be a centrist party reptile. Yeah, it would be very tough, but you know it really I just want to go back to US fighting in our usual way I don't want to put an end to our quarrels with some sort of sweet and mushy kiss on both cheeks wall befriends from now on and forever no I want to go back to a good strong fight between the left and the right. Trouble is to fight has gotten away from the issues. You know the coral it's one of those things like a good old family feud. Coming from an enormous Irish family I am plenty familiar with us. A good family feud where the cause of the the anger is long forgotten and people are just screaming and yelling at each other and threatening each other and misbehaving. In general we want a period where the left and right really had to confront themselves. They had to confront the failure of communism, which is leftism taken to its greatest extreme. The left had to confront the failure of that Ed to confront the failure of their socialist economies in western Europe in in the UK and so on. The right had to then confront the fact that it was much less fund should be empower under Reagan and Thatcher. Then it was to be standing outside pressing your face against window making grievances and obscene gestures and turned out that the free market. Lovely thing though it is, it doesn't solve all our problems magically either so we had to fight that album. It's now been. So long ago since we had those substantive fights that we've forgotten how to argue. So my comparison I don't think actually put this in the book, but missing about sense is that. Are Put aglow arguments have ceased to be real political arguments about real issues as say, no, do we increase the scope of the national health improve its funding and operation or do we modify? It means tested? Give a little larger scope to the private sector Blah Blah. Blah Instead. It's one of those things and anybody who's been in a marriage or partnership it starts out with shall We re Slip Cover the SOFA and it ends up with, and then there was a woman you were flirting with that party in Nineteen ninety-one to which the other half of the partnership response I hate your mother I'd never settled out but I hate your mother, you know. And here we are
"belfast" Discussed on Ideas
"Of a kind of low intensity conflict. Which is? Left scars on people and left. Suspicions. Anxieties But I just kinda there bubbling. And so. Something that simplifies things that the should neighborhood and gives you a sense of. Safety! I can I can see why people make cling to it. You can talk to lots of people in this neighborhood. I've been around this neighborhood a few times yet. I live not too far from here, and it's funny because I feel a bit like an explorer. Even though I'm actually just about. A quarter of a math mainland for. But was. That's part of the fact of this. Fort just around Short Strand. That Because I suppose it's quite an we're. Never did it makes me? Feel like village. Interested. Taken on its own identity, and I suppose that's reinforced by the wall itself or by the walls. It may be that the walls were the dominant force shaping that Belfast communities identity in recent years, but that identity was ultimately shaped by the conflict. And over the centuries, an Irish identity in the larger country was also being framed in seemingly endless conflicts with Britain. Fifteen, thirty, four, sixteen, forty, one, seventeen, ninety, eight, eighteen, O, three, eighteen, forty, eight, eighteen, sixty, seven, and nineteen sixteen. What you see over the course of centuries are waves. Of rebellion. Of Suppression of rebellion on then resurgence of Independence Berisha our demands for recognition of Irish nationalism, so it goes in waves. It's cyclical those who strike for Freedom in the early twentieth century. See themselves as inheriting. A tradition they see themselves as representing a continuity of separatists, spirit now separatists can be defined in different ways. During different centuries. Depending on the era, but broadly speaking the separatist impulse is that there will be more control over Irish affairs for some thoughts about complete separation for others it's about a degree of devolution or local autonomy but those are values. Come in waves. It comes in cycles of the. There can be very brutal suppressions. Of Irish revolt. On there were down to the centuries. And you see even in the early nineteenth century, the rebellion of rubber damage, which again is not taller, large-scale rebellion, but it generates fear. And, it generates a very. Hard Line determined response to absorb are even more. into the British Empire and even the act of union in eighteen one, which is a response to the seventeen ninety eight rebellion dot again is about trying to deliver an emphatic response to to yet another wave of Irish trouble so they are seeking to try on absorb and STOMP OC- Irish. Sentiment, but it never works, and it never could've worked because there was always going to be. Dot Culture of our separatism. You're listening to ideas on CBC Radio One on Sirius, Xm in Australia on our N. and on CBC. DOT CA slash ideas I'm not A. This is the first episode in series. We're doing about walls. The series is called walking the border wall that divides. In, this first installment were visiting the peace walls in Belfast Bill to keep Protestants and Catholics apart during the so called troubles in northern, Ireland that began in the late nineteen sixties. The troubles had been over for more than twenty years, but the he's swells are still standing. And the question remains. Do piece walls actually keep the peace? Or do they create a greater problem keeping communities apart making reconciliation, even more difficult. This episode is called the peace walls of Feltham..
"belfast" Discussed on Ideas
"Ultimate legacy, and in that sense, the province of Ulster does develop in a different way There are long term effects. That become particularly obvious during later stages like the industrial revolution, for example, because it becomes most industrialized part. Of The island. But there's also the ongoing religious divisions that thought does impact on the way society operates and intercommunal relations. In a way, but it doesn't. The! Same effect on parts of the item so Ulster is certainly developing a distinct identity that is different to the other three Irish provinces. Ulster with it's different culture would become the arena for a conflict that would destroy both families and communities. It became inevitable when the Nationalist Movement of the Early Twentieth Century saw Catholic Arlen rediscover its own ancient culture, and the idea of an independent is and. Ultimately with the coming of a Republican, the south and with the north carved off as a separate entity. This city Belfast was faded to become the epicenter of conflict Catholic and Protestant forced to live together. What about the the whole notion of segregation as you say, it's kind of this geography that most. I would venture to say. Most of the world isn't familiar with I. Just wonder what that does even at this stage when you say that that the troubles are over. Yes, there's writing, but it's just part of life. How does it affect how people think of each other? Well! Takes people longer to sort of get to know one another. And can mean all suspicions are kind of fostered. Right when you talk about. It nothing familiar to most other cities. But all the same. The what's happening with? Belfast is a little bit like the gated community phenomenon. and. Short. Strand is sort of like that. It's a kind of a gated community. We're just coming around the corner now until one of the few and let's into the area. and. People just like. There's some sort of a comfort in knowing that strangers aren't going by your door. The Bay area's sort of Yes it's a gated community? There's a sense of well. You call it a fortress. How's that kind of qualities off? The Wall almost completely encircles it different types of walls. Some of which you barely recognize his walls, but if you look at a map of the peace walls around short strand, you see, it's almost complete circle, which actually is unusual in Belfast. Mostly what you get are caned off clusters of lanes here and there. That are almost by dividing. Streets here and there, but short strand is actually almost completely encircle. I'm Ben even one of the large gaps in the circle. If you look at it, you discover it actually as a wall anyway, but the wall plus step. Oh! So it's not technically speaking a peaceful, but. But in reality it's it's it's another. It's another barrier. Across the river in working class West, Belfast the walls are more obvious and more colorful, but these serve the same purpose. So. We're just just a short distance from where the peace walls are. How does that wall effect? These kids in this neighborhood here? What? What makes this neighborhood? What it is being next to that well. It affected end that. Even with the wall when when the wall wasn't there? Forty years ago. I didn't live here then so I can't certain. The people that. Live here. Would not have been as comfortable condone on the falls would have been doing this way. We're near St. Ego either way and so and their heads. The Joe People growing up. That wall is there. It's been her. Has Been there until way. Why would they want to take it away? People don't like Change Change Challenges People. So that so mixed? them feel more secure. It makes them feel more secure because they've grown up with the idea that doctors there the create peace. You See. It's you're saying it's not there to create peace well, it's not creating peace ny, because it's actually a tactically a barrier to pace and the long term because. Fifteen twenty thirty years from day. If we don't. Go Away, but you're still living. Say there is no. Integration. We need peace and we need people to stand together, not just as unionist but. Together Busse as because people come that point. Where the valance had reached, the police were going to work on Republicans in republican state and get open more than to say you know what all this vow all balances role. We shouldn't be doing this. More says you know what all this valances and getting this to work would need to be, did you? Did you get to that point? Start interrupted, but before you went to prison. No, I was five years in the sentence of thirty years of age when the point. Photographed where said that was lead beauregard? The point American is that. I desire peace. I want peace. and. That's what we're on the journey I'm more. Just a quick last thing about the but what you're doing now. What what? What are you trying to accomplish by doing what you're doing now? Rounded companies is. To create the conditions whereby young people. Do not grew up with an attitude that. It's rate unjustified. Thing that I was doing. That those things. May Wail of seemed. Justified at the today, but they they were all. And not only were the wrong. The achieved nothing they made things worse. Meanwhile the remaining wall sit in a kind of limbo somewhere between war and peace. The peace walls keep the peace. Well that's a good question. I suppose people feel like. Maybe they're not vital, but. Why get rid of them you you don't. There's no compelling reason to get rid of them. The comparison there are compelling reasons, but they are rather more abstract, almost emotional ones. So did the. Not. Sure one person from this area told me that he thinks sometimes kids bottles over the peace walls just to see if they can so in a sense, they wouldn't bother through in the bottles of the of the peace. While wasn't there to try and to try and beat. It gives them a kind of a challenge, `therefore their magnets for trouble in a way. Can you talk to you a bit more? But that emotional explanation for why it's comforting. He said it's a bit emotional. Well. Still a lot of trauma hanging round. We've had a a long period.
"belfast" Discussed on Ideas
"Of East Bill Foster Bell Makara district. For us is them as we have the fear. The Catholics Synopsis Republicans they. We're to take our hoses. We're going to take our jobs. Even the whose were convicted dessert for that matter, so you grew up without perception that you don't go in there. You don't go the rats dangerous. And you grow perception, the be fearful unsuspicious of. Not Simply Republican with Catholics. That sectarianism is in Britt. It's learned that the molars knee and if you're. An. Muller wasn't deliberately feeding me lies. She and her own way was protecting against the fear that it's been inbred under her. that. was there from a very young age? My First Primary School beats feed primary was in the heart. Of the Republican! Short! Stran-. I grew up with that and. I said food more than once and Republican west Belfast. One, thousand, nine, hundred, eighty, two, when I was. An Act of gunman for the Ulster Volunteer Force before I was arrested and Putin. But. It was always in the middle of the night. And of Zone Food I was always armed. But to do it and day late on armed. It was February nineteen eighty seven. and. I was at the Royal Victoria Hospital. visit my way just given birth to our our. Team so I had to leave hospital. The shop in the falls road and I'm just thinking. Of Wonder. Will I started here like a sore thumb. Not, the, of course, no large. He's aware loon loyalist. It was this idea that. You were believing that they're them and you're a negative. You and you can tell them. Has that changed since then? Yet Hawes the demographics have changed a not important. The demographics is that you have ruled here. Were who will all this Sega have the? Nicest people. Living up cheek material against the wall. and. That's by choice by the way that's not been forced on them. They're fenced-in. Yeah, but. The people here want this walk. It's a comfort blanket. And people. Think that the needed and yet the could be taken tonight so if if it can go down tonight. Why isn't it taken down? The problem is they let the Louis thinker that lives here dictate the PS on the closest I've got the taken the donors they have removed. Some of the aren't key it. And made them more C. Three. Semi difference. No. So We're just walking along the Short Strand neighborhood here. Belfast and I live not too far from here, but for longtime. I Fall Short Strand was this road? And it's a few lanes traffic. That are being funneled in and out of the city center. Border between Northern Ireland, and the Republic to the south runs for five hundred kilometers between Carlingford lough in the east and lough foyle in the West. Garrett car has walked the entire length of that border and wrote a book about which he'll tell us about in the next episode. But he's also explored borders closer to home in Belfast the peace walls and barriers. He's showing us in the neighborhood of Short Strand. Why did you decide to look at this particular area? Why was this important to look at? I. Look at different parts of Northern Ireland and my work. I suppose. Some of the some of the people who are in eastern or West rather north Belfast much better known. Whereas I thought this was in a way more complete job almost because. It had rendered. What does actually city centre community are very close to the city centre, almost invisible I felt. To to the city. So lots of people commute past it. But. Very few them would've would've actually ever entered because. Why would you not on the way to anywhere? But, in actual fact, stunt is quite large the neighborhood, but it's sort of concealed. By! Landscape designers what you could call where there's lots of walls and shrubbery. And that you sort of forget. There's actually a big neighborhood back there. This this is what's known as the interface area, and there's been quite a lot of trouble on this on this stretch of road. It's been a a site of riots several times over the years probably the last time maybe five six years ago. And so the city is sort of conspired to make it. Less friendly right in as you could say. It's been become a kind of A. Defended space, but it's interesting because it's quite subtly done, so there's actually it isn't really by walls and barbed wire anymore. It's actually. Love to shrubbery, being used to conceal people's houses. Security cameras placed here and they're quite discreetly, and the whole thing is designed to just move. People move in and out of a very quickly and probably not even realize they are in a sense surrounded by security features of. Could you just so for those of us who would know who who normally would be rioting y y they, riding. Well we've had. Agitation lately with the flag protests, which is all? Belfast City Hall deciding not to fly the Union Jack. Every day of the year, and so that set off a whole set of protests and riots, and then there can be just general conference. confrontations between gangs of US falling down on. Political lines roughly so short strand sort of a nationalist area, but then just up along the street there are unionist areas and There's a cultural clash there that some sometimes spells out and to violence and rioting. What's it like living in a neighborhood like this? Well. Belfast, a city, very compartmentalized, people live in compartmentalized way. and. It has no effect on me. The veneer. And even when I speak of. Rights and things that have occurred here. These are sort of. Isolated. For sort of come and go, and they're just sort of part of the. Part of the fabric of the city of the culture of the city even and One doesn't. Get Too angsty about. Well when we get angry about it, and hopefully it will inform how you. but I don't consider it. Some, terrible press of force in my life. The occupation of Ireland over so many centuries had a profound effect. undersize ation. was a huge. Impact. An influence, the idea of a native culture, being displaced, are complicated, native Irish. Native our traditions there are also huge religious implications you know the vast majority of the population it becomes very difficult for them to practice their religion, their penal laws from the late seventeenth century that penalized conflicts. And make it as difficult as possible for them to practice their religion, solder religious implications, there are linguistic implications in relation to the survival of the Irish language. There are obvious political implications in relation to instability and contested identities because there are those who. Are planted in Ireland ago, go native. So. You know you're you're not just dealing. With those who are native. Are Indigenous. You're also dealing with those who are planted there and then develop their own sense of what they are on their own identity, so contested identities is really the.
"belfast" Discussed on Bellwether Hub Podcast
"Something which no one else all of Europe is that as part of the EU and economic terms but how friction treated with Britain and he has created and we can seize the opportunity and despite our grit heartbreak at being expelled against our wealth. European Union despite that he has created a an opportunity for us and my view to really have the best of both worlds if we played right over the next years so time of of awesome opportunity five years and brexit very complicated. How much does so of Northern Ireland plays a right Northern Ireland's and a fantastic position is Northern Ireland capable of playing their cards without getting into the details of brexit. How much of it is actually dictated by Northern Ireland? If I'm a business owner looking to move over my operation How do I see the opportunity for myself or do I see some uncertainty that makes me want to maybe wait five to ten years? Well no no. Man is an island onto itself and it requires. The government requires the European Union. And the the the the European leadership requires. The American government requires bettys govement. Everyone needs to agree that. Want to seize this opportunity. And they want the the north to continue to prosper and do well But I think those docs are an rule. there's riskiness. Just there is but you know the first mover look at the advantage. And that's what we saw. When allstate was the first company in after the Good Friday Agreement on have prospered two. And a half thousand people nigh Some of the the the the the most sophisticated as software engineering and the entire else did global operations taking and Balfaas who of course is risking it by thinkers alterable reward on. You have to remember that even in terms of tourism and Tourism Investment The North is only half the GDP of tourism which the Republic of Ireland toss. So there's there's a huge yard effort groups in a half the tourism in terms of GDP that Scotland so there is a huge opportunity. But you know it's going to be there for those who sees it. I think some people realize deiter. This week I'll be meaningless. Our our dear friends and the controller's office in New York Step Hillard invested thirty million dollars in north Belfast off pension funds belonging to a New York New York state workers. I think they're ready to do more because they they see that. Ni- I Things are better aligned than ever before. So you've got investors ready to go. You're already using them. What if you have a particular area? I know technology big for Belfast. There are few specific industries. That are big for Belfast. If you were talking to investors or if you're talking to New York State or pension funds or anybody where are you looking for investment today in Belfast? And where do you see the biggest opportunity well as it happens? I'm also here raising some money for my own business. Which is a a media business traditional media business newspapers which are trying to move more towards New Media Social Media with a a pay for view Website with more activity with our advertisers. Around which media? And that's how he's willing to small-scale is boots. I represent what's happening in a much larger scale. Where are the opportunities well? Belfast is the second youngest city in Europe. What does the youngest today Dublin? Those young people Have a high standard education and also are thirsty and hungry to do better. The opportunities are in office isn't enough gray office for the for the companies coming in the off. The opportunities are obviously and tourism because tourism has enjoyed a revival and renaissance. But there's more to go. Two million North Americans visited counted as well. But everybody Borrego's I suppose visited Ireland as tourists last year that figure will continue to grow and more and more are checking Balfaas who tourism as well software engineering With died and of course movie making because the second biggest The the the biggest studios on the island of Ireland Ireland Belfast. Game of thrones was me at their. Then you superman prequel was made. They're on they're just Investing and another forty five thousand square feet of studio space so the those opportunities I think assistant and capital investment and new business. And really leveraging the talent we have and I do hope and people come they. They looked at dirty as well because the new government as a an unparalleled commitment to invest as well to improve infrastructure to double the size of the university and the Grit City of Dara. So now is the opportunity for people to come in and partner partner. Those that is taken done a notch the opportunity for those who've done well and business in America to invest in the NASA emmys which are ninety five percent of our businesses and the north of Ireland. Probably across the. There's not opportunity as well and that's one of the things that I've been trying to do here through the New York Foss Conference to say to people to a smaller skill. Why Not Partner with a company Balfaas. Why not be an with an SME in Belfast? Why not find a way to get back to Ireland mega-profit Annette and enjoy that business? Experience as it were. I'm we have. We've had some success in that. So you're seeing a lot of opportunity especially in the younger set. Are The kids staying in Belfast tourism? Coming in you're talking about. The opportunity are the opportunities in these kids who are thirsty for business and thirsty for entrepreneurship at thirsty for opportunity. Are they staying in Belfast? Or you see them moving out to other areas. Do you see them as the future of staying in Belfast. Because it sounds like it's a small city with a punching well above its weight. Well there's no doubt that there's no small city of its is in America. Which has the American blue chip. Companies that Balfas I'm always cautious about sandy people. You need to stay because you know. It's a big word right there. It's full of opportunity. You need to travel. They got experience. Sixty no see other cultures but we can do to us. Not only will we have some of the young people stay even travel. But don't forget the key to the success of all modern city certainly western cities is immigration is diversity and we need to ensure that we are a magnet for talent as well at other neighbor of yours here. Toronto is regularly by the economists disagree at City on Earth and Toronto and the city of Toronto fifty one percent of the people were not born in Canada. Not just not born in Toronto. Were not born in Canada. So Belfast also needs to bring young young people in Non Chan hold onto all the people we have because young people got to travel. Which is I guess. A shining beacon and example on the benefits of diversity. Belfast is just showing it. And let me well. Yes and and and also you know one of the great things about the higher island of Ireland is a populism As as scribner's up as a a right wing phenomenon which you see put Poland Hungary the threat of it now in Germany as well spin Populism has taken hold in our land the election which was just hailed earlier this month the so-called populist parties that parties you actually hot as slogan we want to take our country back. God God God help us. All they receive less than one percent of the vote so we are lucky that we have turned away props uniquely in Europe To accommodate and to welcome those who. You're doing what the Irish did in this country That they're really just WANNA THEY WANNA battle themselves. They won't go somewhere where they can have security on how the job and having the ability to raise their family so those are some. I think some of the pluses that we can be very proud. Often balfas's is that an Irish capability. Think well it needs to be more of an Irish capability I mean. I think that if you believe as I do that justice needs to roll like a river that The really important thing in life is Martin. Luther King said is the big question is what are you doing for others? F F. that's what gets you up in the morning then at at we have to make it a treat of being Irish that you are generous and welcome that said. I worked closely with the Islamic community. Belfast and I have never imagined community more generous more welcoming more. Bestowing of gifts were refusing to pay for anything so we have a lot to learn. I think from from all cultures but they are known for their hospitality. And that's make sure that there is this hundred thousand welcomes as cad to falter at every turn especially for those who have come through hail and fire from the Middle East in particular To make a to our shores On on on who wants nothing more than to have the same opportunity that the Irish had to fight for in this country which is very well said. And you've been doing the help for others for a very long time with your time in politics with your time and business. I've met you in New York a number of times putting on your your Belfast events and creating partnerships across across the ocean and New York new Belfast. And and all of that. You seem to be everywhere. What can people listening to this? Do for you if you were able to be selfish. What can listeners? Do that would be beneficial to you. And the new Belfast. You envision well you know I think I had a great Great Opportunity wants to serve as the Lord Mirabal Foss for year. People said it was a clerical error but George enormously on on out of Buddhist chaplain at ten chaplains the buys and the Muslims and the rabbi Belfast unsold Buddhist chaplain from from San Francisco. Paul haller. Who is the album of the San Francisco San Monastery? Actually when I when I said to Paul will you be my chaplain British chaplain? He said okay. Okay I'm six thousand miles away but if you think I can do this. I said it'd be very important to me said okay. I'm going to do it because he said I do. Have Grit experience of working with hopeless cases and when I got to know him better Isabel Foss Mon- of course when I got him better he really is big last month out of there and do your best so I don't think it's an issue of you. Know telling people what they have to do. For for for Belfast of the people who and your network the People. You're working with people who are struggling every day to build their business. Duale my only exhortation for what it's worth. I'm no expert on anything as do your for others to you It is an rewarding. You have to put food on the table so make sure you're on your business. Well no one will finally sympathy for you if your business collapses because you've been focusing on other things but find a way find a way to also help others wounded Believe in this discrete saying that we all live in each other shelter on and I have been pulled over in America. By the generosity of Irish America Numata where I've gone on across this country Once a say where I'm from doors are opened. Opportunities are offered offered and accepted So I've learned a lot from generosity of irish-american and their willingness their willingness to to go the extra for people from from from the land of of their far bars so as people do better and their own businesses My messages to worry too much about me. See what you can do to to reach. Oh dealers to make sure that justice does rule Lego River. Let me ask you a question. How many sayings can you just pop off as you're talking? 'cause I counted about fourteen in this like twenty minute interview. Well you know I I really. I think a good cliche as much underestimate. It's very impressive. I don't know the spiral impressive or not. But what what what what.
"belfast" Discussed on Bellwether Hub Podcast
"This week on bellwether hub. We are thrilled to have the former Lord. Mayor of Belfast and current. Head of the Belfast Media Group Martina Muller talking about all of the opportunities coming out of Belfast in Northern Ireland. Belfast has gone from being one of the most bombed cities in Europe of the nineteen nineties. Right up to one of the great success and potential stories of this decade to great interview. We loved having him. We recorded it in a bar. You'RE GONNA love it stay tuned? I'm Jim Frawley. And this bellwether do welcome to bellwether. Thank you for joining in.
"belfast" Discussed on AP News
"Restore the Belfast based government that collapsed three years ago the country is one point eight million people have been without a functioning administration since the power sharing government fell apart in January twenty seventeen over a botched green energy project the rift soon widened to broader cultural and political issues separating northern Ireland's British unionists and Irish nationalists who shed power in the government after several days of intense talks the British and Irish governments published a draft proposal late on Thursday to revive the Northern Ireland assembly and executive the U. K.'s Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith said the political parties had not agreed to all of it but he was asking the assembly speaker to reconvene the legislature in the hope politicians would back the deal the one hundredth anniversary of the amendment that guaranteed women's right to vote in the US is being celebrated in a variety of programming by PBS this summer American experiences the vote will chronicle the story of the campaign by women for voting rights under the nineteenth amendment the two night mini series and she could be next follows women of color as political candidates in organizer's including Stacey Abrams and others firing line with Margaret Hoover takes viewers on the campaign trail in a two part special with the political strategist and come imitator who talks with conservatives who are changing the face of the Republican Party the first part focuses on rising stars in the party and the second highlights newcomers running for Congress eighteen news for Friday January tenth hi Tim acquire the U. S. and several other western nations say there's evidence of Ron shot down the Ukranian jet shortly after takeoff from Tehran if it's Jackie Quinn reports a pilot's wife tried to talk about a flying the plane that morning to stem the label longer with escalating tensions in the region between the US and Iran with Katerina got up and then go tell Sky News she urged her husband to cancel his shift but he said if he didn't fly the plane who would the US and several allies are confident a surface to air missile struck the jet hours after a round fired missiles over the border into two military bases Ukraine's foreign minister says the pilots were on a proper course it was nothing to indicate that this this flight in danger across the globe there's mourning for all one hundred seventy six victims more than sixty from Canada including a dentist in Halifax whose husband spoke on CTV I was very very hard for all of this and you from the I'm Jackie Quinn house speaker Nancy Pelosi says the articles of impeachment against president trump will be delivered to the Senate next week house impeached drop three weeks ago on two counts abuse of power and obstruction of Congress Wyoming Republican Liz Cheney says the process is taking way too long it is not the job of the Senate to try to fix the completely fall the implant process that the house Democrats conducted over here Washington state Democrat Adam Smith yesterday called on below sea to hand over the articles now says she was right to have delayed the process the fair trial shine a light on the fact is there I was doing this while pelo sees delays sparked the reason strategy has a much change what's likely to be the final verdict trump's acquittal in the Senate of charges that he abused the power instruct the Congress in pressuring Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden this is a P. news the FBI making fundamental changes in how it goes about getting permission for and conducting electronic surveillance in national security cases at these my cross you with the tail FBI director Christopher ray has informed the foreign intelligence surveillance court the bureau is implementing new protocols for conducting electronic surveillance in national security cases under the changes wire tap applications will be more closely reviewed before they are submitted for a judge's approval last month the justice department inspector general issued a report that was highly critical of the F. B. I.'s handling of the Russia investigation rate plans to issue a bureau wide email Monday informing the work force of the changes Mike Ross yeah Washington sources tell the A. P. though house White House is considering expanding its travel ban two additional countries if there is a this is a renewed election year focused on immigration issues the sources say the countries that would be affected are blacked out in a document that's been circulating at the White House I'm Tim acquire a P. news more news.
"belfast" Discussed on Today in Focus
"He sounds quite relaxed about Boris Johnson Stale. Did you find others who were worried about the prime minister's negotiation and what it could mean for Unionism Chelsom several across the road and the great eastern pub. We met Jim is in the sixties former blue-collar worker and he had much flint your view of Brexit's on politics in general to be honest the turnaround and said he wouldn't do. That's the other. What's the what's the people nor non said we're part entirely google part of UK on anything? He's back stopped the people off northern around the border of an ER history It's GonNa make us harder. Come from Britain here or from here. W What we're supposed to be part of. He felt that the proposed Brexit deal is complete salad trail Ale and that it also reflects the fact that so many people in England. Scotland and Wales don't Care Northern Ireland's and he was not not just indignant him. He was really hurt about that. Well if you think of the best way. We're only Polish. When when many of us he said look I mean we're brought up to respect the queen? I mean we stand up for the national anthem and we stay standing until the thing is finished. We were brought up to respect between We would have stayed till the end of nausea. That's the way I'll pull it up on sort of discussing overdemand on look we are. British nuts. Identity is means everything to him and for that now to be under threat I'm by a conservative prime minister. No less is something Ritz. Really difficult to swallow and yet JIM is trapped in the labyrinth because he's also breaks tear he he. He wants to leave the European Union for lots of reasons and so I said okay ones. Maybe then CH- perhaps breaks. It should be cancelled if the price is not too high and he said no because this counseling brexit would reflect a victory for Shin Fain and the IRA the kind of strange thing is but but they see canceling Brexit as a victory for him feign. When many would say that brexit itself has put more strain on the union than anything do things for a very long time and this deal will effectively put a crack in the union? I'm there's talk of Slipping Ping down the slope towards reunification. Anyway isn't unionism more important to people like John in gem than Brexit. It is is and yet. They are reluctance. They kind of bring themselves for you to admit the Brexit maybe mistake in the first place and that also that now is to make tactical retreat retreats and. Give it up now. It's interesting that Nigel Dodds DP deputy leader. He's been quite explicit saying if the choice comes is comes between Brexit or or in a securing the union then dumped brexit. Forget brags that unless keep the union intact is Brussels really intent on getting agreement which provides an alternative to the backstop. They're not really serious that then. Then we're not going to have arrangements which are injurious to the economic and constitutional position region of Northern Ireland. But among these voters in east Belfast. They still want brexit. Jim was emphatic. That he would vote for the DP because he feels that is the best safeguard for for the Union. Did you meet any potential alliance voters. We he did. We meant a couple minutes Roberts mccord who is in his sixties. A retired engineer supposedly gathered voting. Up doesn't need much choice here. Does it when bread and Belfast and who is at school in class actually with Sammy Wilson. The the T.. UPNP but they then went on very different political journeys. While Sammy Wilson became perhaps the most kind of arch brexit here within within the DUP. Roberts went off to become an engineer and became not only an an atheist but also he Set aside the unionist background in which he grew up to embrace different vision for Northern Ireland. Certainly I've never ever been unionist UNICEF folder or a DP voter by background You would assume that that would be the way I would go because although I do in practice any religion or whatever then within dispose of the world you either have to be a protestant atheist a catholic ase atheist so using any of their methods the residual methods I would be deemed a Protestant so by logic you would think that I would probably be leading more toward voting and and Protestant direction. He doesn't WanNa be a unionist. Or nationalist he just wants to be able to live and to embody something. That's it's different cannot be defined by these narrow security and labels and what did he tell you about the election. He would be voting for the Alliance Party and he hopes and thinks that no Milan has a chance of winning but long term. I mean it's quite depressing. Actually talking to them in a way because he has a rather bleak view of the future for Northern Ireland to the point that he actually has a boat and we sailed around the world on this boat and his plan in the future is to eventually get back on that boat and leaving with an Ireland for good partly because he just feels that despite the occasional briefings by the alliance party he feels feels that sectarian divisions here are just entrenched and are likely here to stay and so at some point he literally was going to get on a boat and sail off into the sunset said so yeah. I'd be buried somewhere at sea abroad much. Like we've heard in other parts of the country. It sounds like right the story. You are hearing the message. You were hearing was complex and occasionally contradictory. I mean the Conservatives have always been the party of the Union Indian and yet they were passionate unions who fear what Boris Johnson majority could mean and yet they were still largely pro DP and pro brexit. You also made an alliance supporter. He thinks the current situation has hardened sectarianism. Marie went to East Belfast. Looking to see if the tensions over brexit could be making way for new more centrist politics. Is it fair to say you weren't convinced it it didn't CONVINCED ME I. I feel that the deals are orange green divisions unionism versus nationalism. This old story that we've seen so many times in Northern Ireland is reasserting itself again and intruding into the the remain leave debate in in Northern Ireland and it was Quite depressing actually that People felt identity again then I would have to trump everything a lot of the DP voters. We met said that the the the EP that she would little enthusiasm mm-hmm that they they believe passionately in this party and these are kind of working class voters who often quite a secular mindset. They don't like the religious slant of the DP. They don't like their views on same sex marriage and often they They they actually said that they feel embarrassed by the DP and and yet they would still go to the polls and vote for the DP because they feel that they're the the best safeguard in an uncertain chilly eh world and it was sad for people to be to be up to vote under the circumstances to feel that way you know to to be not to be voting for party. Not that you think is going to make things better but you vote for party that you think may be the best chance of impeding an existential threats to your identity. And if you can sum this up rory but what does this election mean for the future of Northern Island and what is brexit mean for Northern Ireland for for Northern Ireland brexit means profound threats to its stability it's peace and potential prosperity at thrown up in the air Hope Kaleidoscope. I discussed questions which we thought were gradually being settled by the Good Friday agreement that reopened and polarized positions and unsettling environments that breaks created can only be bad news and a place like Northern Ireland. This election in Northern Ireland Marazov. Absolutely nothing I think the DP they may lose a cedar too but no more than that Shin Fain likewise may lose. Maybe gain a seat but continue to abstain from Westminster as before. And so. I think we're going to see the same deadlock and Pullara station. Here seems to be very little ability on the part of the political parties. Here to to bridge their differences. Rory thank you very much. Thanks nausea. That was rory carroll who is profiling. The campaigns in in Belfast for the Guardian and observer do read his pieces this week on the website coming up. Suzanne more on what Prince Andrew's interview reveals feels about the monarchy and the media.
"belfast" Discussed on Today in Focus
"And you you can see signs of hipsters which is a new thing for east Belfast. As well and so the art exciting new ventures as a literary festival arts festival. Well here yet at the same time. We were sterling than the neutrons road. And you see murals door. Finding paramilitaries all over Europe concluding a new mural and it says the prevention of erosion of identity is now our priority east Belfast Battalion. Smoking and sinister iconography of two masked man Phallic lavas cradling. AK47's and in this case the message is we will fight to preserve our identity. He mentioned the alliance. Party's success in recent European elections but that growth in popularity. Not a new thing name along I won the seat in two thousand and ten. I only long twelve thousand. Eight hundred and thirty nine declared that Meiomi long has been elected to serve in parliament for these spell files constituency took it back in two thousand and fifty You went to see her to find out. If a party could benefit from the changes caused by Brexit. Tell me about meeting her new as long listener. A lovely house in one of the leafier nicer parts. East Belfast dancing by. Hey my hunch e greeted us and she has a little dog at our her heels and as you can imagine. She's the hyper busy company. All over Northern Orleans for her Other alliance candidates and she is not only leads embodies the party and some people actually view the party almost is a one woman band and she gives a quite an impassioned view of if I had she kind of came of age here growing up in the troubles and then she was is it university in the mid nineteen nineties when the peace process led to the Good Friday Agreement and so she entered politics on this wave of optimism which now uh-huh feels somewhat retro tinged and Sepia I. I never said to be a politician and in fact I trained as a civil engineer when I graduated. I'm from university. One thousand nine hundred four so the first ceasefire such as top tier a somebody who had grown up with the troubles as the backdrop to my life on for for the first time and go into university had experienced and degraded education. I realized that there was. We have far more in common than actually divided. It doesn't speak bill that we wanted the same things out of life and it's about high we deliver those an society that has become so divided. Where when one side face that they're doing well the otherside automatically fees? It's a loss and for me. It's it doesn't have to be that way it's about redefining politics. So that these things are when when she's oak about going up when the B- sniffer dogs coming onto buses looking for explosives I mean. I live in Belfast. And I love the city but I remember Belfast. Sussman was a broken place. I'm old enough to remember how often to you know. Get in on the boss on the coming on with sniffer dogs to finite if there were bombs under the states you know. There was a ring of steel around Belfast. Police and soldiers would Sarande Belfast with a so called ring of steel. When you be watching the news each night to use it the latest bombings and shootings and maimings? I remember switching on the news each night right and seeing the horror of people being shot or maimed or killed. Or you know how awful was that will always be imprinted on my mind was the horrific things is no combat. Could all of the events that happened that are largely forgotten the the deity that don't stand by the number of atrocities that happened that you can't play because it was so frequent surge expressed concern that some of the more younger the people who don't Arlanda who didn't experience that just don't realize how grim at was and therefore don't realize how a fragile things are here here who she running against and did you speak to them. She is running against govern- Robinson whose youngest UPNP.
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Like an actor director that we were working with at that time was really he had sort of history in documentary filmmaking and she really kind of pushed us into gang as immersed as we as we could so yeah we came to Belfast probably a month prior before coming and sort of immersed ourselves within the community and join a boxing gym and pretended to be from Belfast books wait a minute in west Belfast that must be wow that was due to sink or swim and wow what was that first moment like when you open your mouth and is always weird when you're doing an accident the first two weeks you're pretending to do it your mouth feels about this big and you feel that you just the biggest charlotte and everybody knows the pulling what are you doing why are you pretending to told by somebody else and then slowly you start to hear that voice in your own head when you speak normally you can you hear your voice I and then you hear this other accent come after serve for but I'd say about two weeks you start to lose that and you start to kind of hear this accident in your own mouth and then it's really really freeing I mean it's something try and do as much as I can to accent because yeah you just you can put it away you can you can leave over there and you're thinking about it remember can you access the accident is under you know I remember leaving bill I thinking I can't even remember how to speak in my own exit honestly I just feel so odd and then you get back to London and I had a pint of beer and then I was fine and but I honestly could I couldn't Belfast accent for you now how did this and you're going to take a question here Jim would not play for enough oh good happy enough Jim thanks for that but I think one the experiences you had here is you had a very interesting experience shooting the scene in Europe hotel is correct this is true I've spies everywhere yeah it was interesting I just walked past the hotel and had some great the GO-TO now leap rest it was also in the film so we saw that scene came from a story that somebody told the director it was someone from the crew he'd been up there and had sex with his girlfriend by the big sort of Europa right on signed yes so what was meant to be a really romantic love scene directors now let's just do up there take the most bombs hotel in Europe what could be more someone told me that as well in the most sex bomb hotel unbelievable but but again thank you so much for coming over doing this because when you're on your recording Elton at the right yeah yeah what can you say about that I mean I'm always writing music it's something I've always done Oh came from music into the acting world I guess so it's always there's of in the background and I'm always feeling around with some sort of musical ideas stuff and I have a little studio home and just sort of had a bit of time off and I made sure I took a bit of time off to just try and finish stuff I never finish anything I mean years and years ago by tenuousness of shot fifty felt like to you know so yeah I saw a really if I didn't finish something that would be a real thorn in my side the I I would just love to get something over the finish line so made a promise to myself that I would just get my head down take time on yeah you've written music for some films I think for a couple of them here so would you consider like building on that day more.
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Can't stress this enough geo storm gems Georges the Nelly applauses Where you got your sea does really awkward for now I love Dear Jim how are you come with coach cuffing fail three you can okay or we can just extended jim juice for five minutes I'm intrigued to know your fascination with me when I walked in today for right I got to talk to you about I never really had the chance I've talked to Jerry during the podcast about Geo storm but at the time but it was during the promotion of the movie so we couldn't talk about Geo storm now I've got a sneaking suspicion that maybe see this is early up to you Jim we talk about store ago but listen that's down the line first of all I welcome to Belfast thank you yeah it's great to be here not your first time now trying to figure out here over ten years ago which is kind of blows my mind it was ten years ago the ice show the film here and I haven't been back since so it's lumpy but that fifty dead my mocking fifty two minutes and you did you did the accents this is not an easy one day I believe terrible it's been I it was one of the first times I've ever kind of really sort of immerse myself in Eriksson making fifty because one of the first ones I personally felt.
"belfast" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"Cavs Defenders Endgame Sally I think our producers tried to Brevet and say no no we're keeping we're keeping we were I actually every review and everything about it would have to I say it's not about the it's not based on the book by Sally Rooney so that's that's not necessarily what you want no it's not that normal people and then they go right so it was never encounter handles like a big board full of ideas imports so important we've changed it we think it's actually a much better title we love the new title because it is a love story and that was what we really felt about it when we came to it that we thought it was really unusual love story and that's great if that's the first thing that an audience is going to understand the and ordinary love is a love story about the small moments on the big challenges that go into long-term love along the with breast cancer so it's a story about the journey dot this couple go on together a journey that they go together as much as possible but of course it's a very different journey if you're the one who is suffering from this illness on the one who is the partner of that person who's doing so so it is about the journey that concert journey but ultimately it's really about the seasons under cycles of a long term relationship and it really celebrates a I think a connection between two people that keeps them both afloat was at the off your written by all McCafferty yeah I mean I think one of the things I mean coming off the back of good vibes which was a completely different thing really I mean abs is kind of like trying to harness chaos and in many ways it was in on the shoot and just so it suited the subject matter I think adb much more intimate was somebody would want to to work with very for years we've had a couple of slightly false starts with that and Dan this came along at home to partner and our production company is a lifelong friend of Owens Okay and the story is based on fact a woman wife went through this journey he's going on and dramatized events so there are certain things that happened in our film it did not into when Peggy Burke but certainly they experienced this journey and as you mentioned a tremendous chasms principally of course by by Jason and Lesley Manville and I think as Liam's first Northern Irish movie for donkey's years as they say over here you have five minutes of Heaven I think maybe would be the last one almost persuade them to put on the gun so hard he did ask occasionally onset if it was time for him to kill someone with a rolled up newspaper he had a gun done a sock from this just as there so was he wasn't easy Silverman Liam is a great theater actor a serious actor so you know we always knew that we always there's other material that he will enjoy apart from action films we had been talking to him about another project in the last couple of years one which in the way of many many films just sort of didn't quite get to this point being made so but we having to talk to him got to normal little bit we just had a sense the sort of interesting above the sort of stories that he might be interested in telling when this one came along and we just read the first draft and we heard his voice in it really was written for you're a man of that age from here and I think that's one of the things that he really liked about it the chance to play a character who is quite similar to himself yeah into this yeah probably quite rare to send the first draft to an actor but yeah he's he he connected with it and I think he adhere his own voice in it so I mean actually then when when Liam Niessen becomes touched your project things move quite quickly and there was a when new to shoot and everybody moves really fast and he was instrumental in bringing Lesley Manville is amazing actress onboard. Well I mean to be honest we unwanted Lesley Manville you know because we have been huge fans of hers since you know the her earliest films with you know when she mike Leigh's movies I know her well for three hundred threat many of the other things we just we've just been huge fans and we just had a feeling that not just something about both lemon lasley they both have this quality of naturalism you can you believe them when they're on screen you're convinced by the emotion the reality of everything that they're doing death but they can also bring a real lightness and humor as well and so we just had a feeling that they might be a great dynamic together Liam Sir team was really keen to have leslie too so we just hope there would be a great chemistry we were excited about bringing those two great actors together on screen we thought we you know we would love to see them if we if we saw them headlining movie we would think that exciting combination of actors so they never worked before the never met actually really yeah yeah everybody you know had a whole connection of everybody that they knew and they never met so that's interesting that Leeann tailored towards the for this in terms of suggestion or having never met her so pills it was meant to be in it I think she'd obviously worked with Daniel Day. armed with him yeah and I think you know everyone you know let's these between incredible work for years and then I suppose recently with fund thread and she's Liam Liam like us had been a fan of last for a while and this part seemed really right for her so so we were delighted it was a real privilege to to bring the two together onscreen for the first time so you you hit it out there that you know a couple of projects post good vibrations got close to the starting line and then did you make it over the starting line yes that's the life of a direct sadly especially I guess working in the British film industry working at a certain legit level as as well I mean how tough is it quite frankly in this market to get a movie like list may yet it's I mean it's really tough I mean I mean probably we're had to your three projects and those things can be cast you know you can get it to a point where everybody likes the script and then you need to get past that and cast that will finance it and all becomes a kind of a crazy cycle and really have to get permits to align I mean so much of it is is seems to be movie gods the three films that were Philly cost and just waiting for green night and then whatever reason in great costs as well you know up solid cast that you would have assumed would complete finance and then things just drift apart and how do you deal with a do to be quite stoic about why philosophical yeah I mean when we were doing vibes we had we thought we had lots of projects on the go but we actually didn't and so good vibes really felt like all our eggs in one basket and we're married couple fell acquitted maybe bet the farm on that so that was a challenge and good vibes had many times where it really doesn't happen in finance collapsed we lost we were at the brink of doing it and then financiers pulled out and their money elsewhere and collapsed and cut these things start again and that sort of happens it's not like a we'll start the second a couple of weeks you literally talk that would be another year minimum could be two years you know so it's a tough journey whereas whereas I think we do have many more projects we understand that you need to have more projects 'cause sadly some invariably will fall away and Yeah you just need to have this stuff that's right was good vibrations at one point you know it was coming up to Christmas and I think something it just and we talked on the phone over Christmas with producers and said well you know maybe we can you know get together with some friends and you know just shoot a few scenes on the we ends you know if we can you know a couple of cameras they can show up and this naturally where we were on depressing just yeah yeah and then again the movie goes curve kicked into gear something happened we go newfound we BBC films came aboard and then quite quickly we got it shot but there was a year or two where we okay we're going to be shooting it in months time gonNa be and then you put everything on hold and then in two months time there's another delay so yes we you you just have to have a lot of things going on it's Kinda sad in a way it's sort of a five year gap I don't mind the modulation of kind of developing for a little bit and then shooting and then editing and post production and then back into devout them you've kind of an interesting journey but but if you know if development goes on and on it ceases to be interesting because incredibly stressful gap between projects on C. becomes increasingly Kubrick it's funny because when you meet people who don't do what we do they sort of think that for those five or six I have kind of been doing nothing just be Mitch about Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah we're writing scripts when we've we've we've got a few checks on the boil but you never quite know what's going to happen next what's going to get to that point next absolutely you're talking about how difficult it is get me films in the current climate and with the British film industry is one thing Ah You guys is that you're very focused as well you're based here you're focusing Northern Ireland Intel in northern are stories as well but is that going to change is something that lanes important for you anyway that wasn't particularly intentional I felt the other films that we were we have made three feature films here which has been incredible we've built up an amazing team of collaborators and the crews here are extraordinary as everyone has said I mean both Lemon Leslie when they came to here very early on in the shoot work both came up and said how mazing home as they were by the quality of the crews and everything was working but no we didn't you mean to keep me here necessarily we a couple of films that we were going to be shooting in between we're not set here one was Paris and other England we always joke that every film that's not set here we'll just end up being on the lagging with a smoke I'm somebody will always be Paris but it's fine we're working on it and whatnot but anyway but it's not that we don't want to obviously we love sitting here because we do have great friends and crew and collaborators and but I mean also you want to tell stories that are kind of think apart or from good vibrations which was very much centered around Northern Ireland the other two features we've made were it was an incident backdrop to a degree they were story universal stories that could have been set and where but it was nice in a way to use the background it's Taylor and it's specific but it's not those films not to do with the subjects that people might associate that's what I mean we do have we actually have another project another northerner project in development you know there's very specifically about here okay probably it's time awesome Meta also there are so many stories there are so many stories still to tell from this place and about this place so it's a very rich source for us and we're very proud to make films here we've also had great report from northern screen and organizations like that so we'll hope to we'll hope to do both maybe I'll say this as someone who left or their own twenty years ago but I think it is important that you guys are making films set here and are shooting films here as well I think that's an incredibly important and quite frankly what does Paris have the Bambridge doesn't exactly passion Clarisa big needle thing but bambridge has the cut yes which is I don't know if you guys ever been to Bambridge but it's a bridge over road in the middle of a town it's got a sculpture garden.
"belfast" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Retirement. I sometimes take a jumped back through Belfast new neighborhoods to visit mild homes the man who gave no quarter came to queens and popes. Very short order of gas lit gas pumps. Former? Oh, just shouting. The local executive executes nothing. It seems that has been raised from her watery. Yet. Was rested. Takes the field. We know rob powers. What? We know too. Wings. He fits stoning to sling Burda. Several the sleep on which it's wiped. It's. The world premiere of the brand new Morgan. Flaky. And it's also our song of the week. Well, since we are here.
"belfast" Discussed on On Being with Krista Tippett
"No one i i wonder you you said it's a very particular are exposed artery of belfast so this say a little bit of that about a what for you lisburn road presents that my i do my shopping and used to a lot of it it's been gentrified but my boyhood on the as coming from the central belfast lisburn road towards this ban on the right hand side was working class to open to done houses and then on the left hand side much more prosperous rhododendron gardens and and dentists and solicitors and people like that so in the way the the whole class mix or confusion was symbolized but the does that juxtaposition is is unusual that juxtaposition position yes it is yeah belfast is full of strange juxtaposition in that case class but in other parts of belfast in what are called interface areas we have catholic zones on protest zones ghettos almost that's all part of the the complication that referred to for it to earlier but this is all of these people under twenty my message to the wild you know it's in the first line that i'm in the first couple of lines who wants to suggested that the opposite of war is not so much peace as civilization he knew are assassinated catholic green grocer who died at christmas in the arms of our methodist minister and our ice cream man whose continuing requiem is the twentyone flavors children have by heart are cobbler men's shoes for everybody are butcha blends into his best sausages leeks garlic honey our corner shops sells everything from bread to kindling who can bring peace to people are not civilized all of these people alive or dead are seven is.
"belfast" Discussed on Super Station 101
"At a neat little town called belfast apprentice trade i was bound received happiness i spent a mandate middletown tell assad misfortune came over me which calls me straight from the slums far obeyed friends relations betray bide black velvet bombed heights without pretty fair maid what a gentleman possibly by i knew that she doing and hidden by the dog bogus bulaq i sheets looks amiss place to ride into my i said look to the black velvet fifth fifty thirty minutes after the hour it is saint patrick's day and i don't know how to speak like a leprechaun but i'm trying i think i would go get me some green beer after this show is it is it green l what does it brian greene beers drake again drink again oh i'll tell you what what lawrence welk nighttime show that's my grandmother's yes yes saturday night all right you guys ready for.
"belfast" Discussed on FT Politics
"Well if out that there's a reluctance to go down the road of fullblown direct rule from london in which you would have uk ministers running government or rents in belfast's i think some of the dup would be quite happy to have that but that would not be to the liking of xinfei and on the other nationalist party in northern ireland the sdlp dublin has also said that it would be unhappy with fullblown direct rule and that it would seek increase irish involvement in the affairs of northern ireland in that event so i think what is going to happen is the will have to be some kind of measures from london to release budgets of funding for a northern ireland's there is no government to northern ireland therefore there has to be a budget and i think a budget will probably at some point be imposed from london but i think there's a reluctance at this point to go down the road of fullblown direct rule because that will only make it all the more difficult to bring the whole thing back together again general attitude you said they saw the wouldn't mind a period of direct who you know to they seem quite happy to sit in let this play out talk of a as keen as shin feigned to try and get a powersharing agreement back together or all tied by their public declaration our word to the institutions established under the good friday peace agreement of 1998 who 20th anniversary falls within two months service coming april however get giving it together around the same table is proving very difficult i think we were the view that there are different voices within the dup the confident from supply agreement under which the dup underpin move tree the may government in london which law with parliamentary majority in the in the kazakh after the election last year i think that essentially a give the dup more power in london however is also fair to say.
"belfast" Discussed on We The People
"And as began a call at her night aired erred erred when i didn't get a also so i thought the are goulty live mean there comes out with bland bummed debris 'cause he came rushing in from the one the in a when it rush dan i was land in belfast in our who is someone hala some better bombed the sixty street eric and it was so loud if though this person with in say i work those arrive where they with standard they placed a bomb ride the unjust still bad one anna when when his gasiya they they british dan i found out his name later his name was samuel ripley madam laid on through the years and he told me that he would do want he he heard noah now stereos he was up in his clay is upscale so when he looked doubted out the door to come down the stilts this dealt with blown away so he just jumped down when he jumped now he's saying they stand standing there i was bleeding so they wish me to hospital steel uh he hearts feel and when i get them the told did i hayatou wait on islam caught because though the ad dr were there so i lay there in uh on the copper wire and that's when john mccain million he came in an address who i say hoyer they id she said eighty hurdle back but i found out laid out there over here to of some bad.