Peace Process

Women and dealing with the past

17 Sep 2015Ryan Miller Peace Process, Social Policy

A report released this week says we need to better provide for female victims in order to address the legacy of conflict. Scope looks at its suggestions.

Did the IRA go away?

27 Aug 2015Nick Garbutt Politics, Peace Process

Are there any politicians and commentators who seriously did not know that the IRA still existed? 

Shroud education: sharing and the future

20 Aug 2015Ryan Miller Equality, Social Policy, Education, Community Relations, Peace Process, Politics

Shared Education is the big new thing for helping society come together and improving schooling. But what are we supposed to expect?

It's just a ride - the economic impact of perception

17 Jul 2015Ryan Miller Community Relations, Peace Process, Politics

Another 12th of July, more phantasmagorical news footage of screaming, hatred and violence – what now for Brand Northern Ireland?

Inside the Orange Heritage Museum

9 Jul 2015Nick Garbutt Community Relations, Peace Process

Scope visits the newly-opened Museum of Orange Heritage on Belfast’s Cregagh Road. 

The other flag dispute ...

24 Jun 2015Nick Garbutt Peace Process

When flag protests were at their height, many observers both here and across the globe, shook their heads and despaired of Northern Ireland. 

Truth or justice, or both?

26 May 2015Ryan Miller Peace Process

Dealing with the past is difficult – especially when its two common ideals work against each other. Scope looks at whether the Stormont House Agreement can untangle truth and justice and allow progress to run rather than shuffle.

It's time to move on from the stale politics of peace

28 Apr 2015Guest Author Peace Process, Politics

Independent MLA John McCallister calls for a realignment of politics in Northern Ireland and has some harsh words for the Make it Work campaign. 

Who Plans Belfast?

18 Dec 2014Peace Process, Community Relations

Our revelations about the 1971 secret report into peacelines finally vindicates Scope, which was derided by the NIO when we published Derek Alcorn’s piece in 1982. The orginal article is reproduced below.

The Interface: will the walls ever come down?

16 Dec 2014Nick Garbutt Peace Process, Community Relations

The war may be over but the battle scarred front line is still there. Scope asks what the future holds for interface communities.