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The flag protest of 2012/13 was "an extraordinarily tenacious expression of grievance"

The shadow of the flag

03 DECEMBER 2014

Researcher Paul Nolan write for The Detail on the impact of the flag protest in Northern Ireland

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"Stubborn pockets of under-achievement" remain in Northern Ireland

The drive to raise reading standards

31 OCTOBER 2014

Barnardo's NI on the drive to raise reading standards in Northern Ireland's schools.

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Will more rural Protestant families move away from the border and into Enniskillen?

School closures and population shifts could be blurring the border in Co Fermanagh

22 SEPTEMBER 2014

Are social changes blurring the border in Co Fermanagh?

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The Detail won four awards at the annual NI media `Oscars' event

The Detail’s “painstaking, weighty investigative journalism” honoured at NI media awards

30 JUNE 2014

The Detail’s “painstaking, weighty investigative journalism” honoured at NI media awards

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The Detail commended in top awards

12 JUNE 2014

THE Detail's journalism has been commended at the highly prestigious Online Media Awards.

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Barry McCaffrey is presented with his award by Attorney General John Larkin

Justice reporting award presented to The Detail's Barry

04 APRIL 2014

THE Detail’s Barry McCaffrey has been presented with a prestigious award for his reporting on the justice system in Northern Ireland.

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The Detail appoints new editorial team

17 JANUARY 2014

The Detail appoints new editorial team

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British video reporter Kieron Bryan

A journalist in peril

27 SEPTEMBER 2013

There can be a fine line between documenting an event and becoming embroiled in its aftermath.

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Lynda setting off on horse back for the villagers protest against plans to mine their water system

One woman's fight for water against gold in Peru

14 MAY 2013

One woman's fight for water against gold in Peru

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PPR spokeswoman Kate Ward

NIHE: Are We ‘Facing the Future’ or Reliving the Past?

09 JANUARY 2013

NIHE: Are We ‘Facing the Future’ or Reliving the Past?

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Professor Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology at Queen’s University in Belfast

NI Prisons: The case for a public inquiry

17 DECEMBER 2012

Professor Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology at Queen’s University in Belfast. He co-authored a report into women’s imprisonment within the male young offenders centre at Hydebank Wood in 2007. He is the primary author of the Hillsborough Independ

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The House of Representatives is comfortably in Republican hands

Four More Years Of What?

09 NOVEMBER 2012

So - after two years of campaigning and $6 billion in campaign spending, the U.S. federal government remains essentially unchanged.

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Delivery, not survival

07 NOVEMBER 2012

Quintin Oliver's defence of the Assembly is challenged by a member of the `post-conflict generation' who appreciates peace, but wants to see efficient government.

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Has it become fashionable to knock our politicians?

In Defence of Politics

05 OCTOBER 2012

It seems fashionable to knock our politicians – our MLAs and MPs are lazy, incompetent, corrupt, petty-minded and self-serving...

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Colin Harvey is Professor of Human Rights Law

Universities in times of crisis and renewal

07 JUNE 2012 – COLIN HARVEY

Universities in times of crisis and renewal

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Sir Robert Salisbury

"Under-performing staff should be identified, supported, re-trained or if all else fails, dismissed.”

16 MAY 2012 – SIR ROBERT SALISBURY

Sir Robert Salisbury chaired Northern Ireland’s Literacy and Numeracy Taskforce. In an article written for The Detail, he gives his view on the attempt to improve reading standards and calls for urgent action.

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Professor Colin Harvey

The case for a bill of rights

23 APRIL 2012 – COLIN HARVEY

The new beginning that never was: Where now for the NI Bill of rights?

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Brendan McAllister

Towards a new kind of public discourse

05 MARCH 2012

Brendan McAllister: Towards a new kind of public discourse

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An insider's view of student evaluation

The Value of Values in Higher Education

21 FEBRUARY 2012 – ANON DEPLUME

An insider's view of student evaluation

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Olwen Lyner, chief executive of Niacro

Families pay a heavy cost for fine jail terms

15 DECEMBER 2011

Olwen Lyner, chief executive of the Northern Ireland Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (Niacro) gives her view on imprisonment for fine defaulting:

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Fitting the crime?

Fitting the crime

03 OCTOBER 2011 – PATRICK HAUGSENG

Fitting the Crime?

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