Search results

1 – 10 of over 3000
Article
Publication date: 1 August 2005

Darren Topping and Geraint Evans

Seeks to investigate the extent to which public libraries in Belfast were affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles between 1969 and 1994.

914

Abstract

Purpose

Seeks to investigate the extent to which public libraries in Belfast were affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles between 1969 and 1994.

Design/methodology/approach

Based on a literature review and interviews with key members of staff, it gives a brief history of the growth of public libraries in the city and outlines the impact of the Troubles on the buildings, staff and finances of Belfast libraries. It further details the effect on the Falls Road branch, a library in the centre of the turmoil.

Findings

Examines the literature generated by the Troubles and discusses how the Northern Ireland Political Collection at the Linen Hall Library Belfast has harnessed these materials.

Originality/value

Investigates the extent to which public libraries in Belfast were affected by the Northern Ireland Troubles between 1969 and 1994.

Details

Library Management, vol. 26 no. 6/7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-5124

Keywords

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1964

AS the first two Belfast SC.5/10 strategic freighters press ahead with the flight development programme, the parent company. Short Brothers and Harland Ltd., continue to…

Abstract

AS the first two Belfast SC.5/10 strategic freighters press ahead with the flight development programme, the parent company. Short Brothers and Harland Ltd., continue to press the sales potential of civil and military freighters based on the Belfast airframe.

Details

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 36 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 6 September 2011

Madeleine Leonard and Martina McKnight

The purpose of this paper is to present young people's attitudes to peace‐walls in Belfast and whether they feel that these peace‐walls should be temporary or permanent structures.

2099

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to present young people's attitudes to peace‐walls in Belfast and whether they feel that these peace‐walls should be temporary or permanent structures.

Design/methodology/approach

The methodology is based on questionnaire responses from 125 young people between the ages of 14 and 15 from six schools located in areas in Belfast where Catholics and Protestants live side by side yet apart. The paper is also based on their responses to photo prompts, focus group discussions and images of peace‐walls drawn by some of the young people.

Findings

The young people produced six discourses on peace‐walls in Belfast and these are outlined in the paper.

Research limitations/implications

The paper endorses the necessity of incorporating young people's views of peace‐walls in Belfast as a prelude to finding ways in which to challenge taken‐for‐granted assumptions about the legacy of the conflict in Northern Ireland.

Originality/value

The paper is original in that it addresses the neglect of young people's views on peace‐walls in Belfast and contributes to further understanding of the importance of capturing young people's spatial strategies in divided cities.

Details

International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy, vol. 31 no. 9/10
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0144-333X

Keywords

Article
Publication date: 18 November 2013

John McCord, Michael J. McCord, William McCluskey, Peadar Davis, David McIhatton and Martin Haran

Belfast's “peace walls” exist to physically segregate and provide a measure of security to the communities on the religious divide in Northern Ireland. Whilst they do…

Abstract

Purpose

Belfast's “peace walls” exist to physically segregate and provide a measure of security to the communities on the religious divide in Northern Ireland. Whilst they do ostensibly achieve this aim, it may well be that these structures have the capacity to prevent the restoration of normal community interactions and market processes and may also be providing their benefits at a high price with regard to issues such as house price reduction. Indeed, the effect of these structures on surrounding residential property values remains somewhat of an unknown quantity. This paper therefore measures the effect of proximity to locations with social and political conflicts. The paper aims to quantify and measure the disamenity implications and costs of artificial barriers (peace walls) within the Belfast housing market.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper attempts to measure the disamenity effect of peace walls on house prices, primarily focusing on the effect of distance, calculated using a hedonic pricing specification and spatially referenced data. The data are derived from 3,836 house sales transactions over a one year period in 2011.

Findings

The emerging findings demonstrate that a greater negative pricing effect is evident with proximity to the peace walls, with the exception of the apartment sector. The findings also highlight the complex market pricing structure of Belfast and offer insight as how to best classify submarkets.

Practical implications

The results of the research are of particular interest to property valuers and social policy makers in regions with contested space.

Originality/value

Tactile barriers scar the urban terrain, formalise ethno-segregation across Belfast and have implications for spatial planning in the urban environment and housing studies and policy. Such an externality may have a pervasive and endogenous effect on house prices and the identification of submarkets yet there is implicit acceptance of peace lines as de facto standard and a dearth of empirical evidence relating to direction and magnitude of the location-specific effects of peace walls on house prices in Belfast. This paper is arguably the first to empirically examine the location-specific effects of peace walls on property value across the Belfast area.

Details

Journal of European Real Estate Research, vol. 6 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-9269

Keywords

Open Access
Article
Publication date: 18 July 2022

Martin Robinson, Michelle Templeton, Carmel Kelly, David Grant, Katie Buston, Kate Hunt and Maria Lohan

Young incarcerated male offenders are at risk of poorer sexual health, adolescent parenthood and lack opportunities for formative relationship and sexuality education…

Abstract

Purpose

Young incarcerated male offenders are at risk of poorer sexual health, adolescent parenthood and lack opportunities for formative relationship and sexuality education (RSE) as well as positive male role models. The purpose of this paper is to report the process of co-production and feasibility testing of a novel, gender-transformative RSE programme with young male offenders to encourage positive healthy relationships, gender equality, and future positive fatherhood.

Design/methodology/approach

Using a rights-based participatory approach, the authors co-produced an RSE programme with young offenders and service providers at two UK prison sites using a sequential research design of: needs analysis, co-production and a feasibility pilot. Core components of the programme are grounded in evidence-based RSE, gender-transformative and behaviour change theory.

Findings

A needs analysis highlighted the men’s interest in RSE along with the appeal of film drama and peer-group-based activities. In the co-production stage, scripts were developed with the young men to generate tailored film dramas and associated activities. This co-production led to “If I Were a Dad”, an eight-week programme comprising short films and activities addressing masculinities, relationships, sexual health and future fatherhood. A feasibility pilot of the programme demonstrated acceptability and feasibility of delivery in two prison sites. The programme warrants further implementation and evaluation studies.

Originality/value

The contribution of this paper is the generation of an evidence-based, user-informed, gender-transformative programme designed to promote SRHR of young male offenders to foster positive sexual and reproductive health and well-being in their own lives and that of their partners and (future) children.

Details

International Journal of Prisoner Health, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1744-9200

Keywords

Book part
Publication date: 7 October 2019

Gregory M. Maney, Lee A. Smithey and Joshua Satre

In 2010, 12 years after the signing and popular ratification of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (BGFA), the decommissioning of Irish Republican Army (IRA) weapons, and a…

Abstract

In 2010, 12 years after the signing and popular ratification of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (BGFA), the decommissioning of Irish Republican Army (IRA) weapons, and a significant decline in political violence, paramilitary public symbolic displays (PSDs) remained as prominent features of the landscape of Northern Ireland. Their contents and locations constituted an important, contradictory, and contested part of the peace process. We argue that paramilitary murals and other symbolic sites, such as memorial gardens and plaques, continue to tap into ethno-national collective identities forged in conflict but also exhibit a range of reframing strategies that we refer to as historicization, articulation, and suppression. We further argue that contextual factors affect the likelihood of these displays appearing within a given geographic area. To assess these hypotheses, we conduct content and geospatial analyses of all identified PSDs in West Belfast in 2010. The results lend support to a context-sensitive approach to predicting the contents and locations of paramilitary PSDs in Northern Ireland.

Details

Bringing Down Divides
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78769-406-4

Keywords

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1964

ON the morning of January 5, despite misty and overcast conditions, the Short Brothers and Harland Belfast C.Mk.l strategic freighter made its maiden flight from Sydenham…

Abstract

ON the morning of January 5, despite misty and overcast conditions, the Short Brothers and Harland Belfast C.Mk.l strategic freighter made its maiden flight from Sydenham airfield, Belfast. Taking off at 11.20 a.m., the aircraft (XR 362) was airborne for 55 minutes before landing as scheduled at Aldergrove civil airport, Northern Ireland.

Details

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 36 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1984

Stephen Brown

Although Belfast contains a number of well‐known British retail names, there are still plenty of British multiples who are reluctant to invest in central Belfast. This is…

Abstract

Although Belfast contains a number of well‐known British retail names, there are still plenty of British multiples who are reluctant to invest in central Belfast. This is partly because of the bombing campaign and the general high risks, and partly because of the scarcity of suitable sites. But it is possible that this situation is going to change, according to Stephen Brown.

Details

Retail and Distribution Management, vol. 12 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-2363

Article
Publication date: 1 March 2000

J. Gordon Murray

Green purchasing has seen an increase of attention from researchers but as yet few case studies are available. The responsibility being placed on local councils to…

4313

Abstract

Green purchasing has seen an increase of attention from researchers but as yet few case studies are available. The responsibility being placed on local councils to consider not only the economic but also social and environmental impacts sets a new agenda. Both these changes suggest a new role for local government purchasing, one which embraces “greening”. This paper outlines the green purchasing strategy adopted by Belfast City Council set against a local government background. The case demonstrates an integrated approach to achieving objectives relating to local economic development, environment and purchasing.

Details

Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, vol. 5 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1359-8546

Keywords

Article
Publication date: 1 February 1984

Alastair Adair

Introduction Belfast in the 1970s became synonymous with terrorism, violence and civil disturbance. Yet, as the capital of Northern Ireland, it is the regional centre for…

Abstract

Introduction Belfast in the 1970s became synonymous with terrorism, violence and civil disturbance. Yet, as the capital of Northern Ireland, it is the regional centre for shopping and office development. The city centre has traditionally been the focus of the capital's commercial and administrative activities. Yet recent office developments in suburban locations have begun to challenge this focus.

Details

Property Management, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0263-7472

1 – 10 of over 3000