Author Topic: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?  (Read 1229 times)

RebeccaK

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Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:53:51 AM »
Hello all,

Earlier this week, I have posted a message on the Notice Board section, asking for your assistance with a new academic research project:

Essay on emigration participants wanted!, which can be found following this link:http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,71018.0.htm

Any contributions and feedback related to this project will be treated as being anonymous and in confidence, unless you wish for it to be otherwise and give your consent for that.

The new research relates to the coherence between conflict, emigration, unemployment and segregation, and to what degree these factors influence each other. This will be in relation to an earlier research of mine about the Belfast peace walls, which you can read here: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,66092.0.html

An aspect of this new research project will be conducting research on emigration during and after the Troubles. I am currently looking for people who left Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017 who would be willing to share their story with me.

If you wish to respond, or if you wish to offer assistance with this project, please do so either on this post or via BF private message on my profile page, which can be found here: http://www.belfastforum.co.uk/index.php?action=profile;u=24824

Apart from my own reasons for conducting this new academic research project, if you wished to make your contribution to it, it would be an opportunity for you to both document your own related experiences and to make a small contribution to Belfast and Ulster history.

Thank you.

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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 04:56:42 AM »
I left Belfast for Canada in 1976 and w old be willing to share my story and experience

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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 10:44:55 PM »
Also willing to share.  This is very fertile ground rebeccak.   I am in Australia. :)
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RebeccaK

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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 07:22:15 AM »
Also willing to share.  This is very fertile ground rebeccak.   I am in Australia. :)

I should have shared an update earlier, but I have already finished writing the essay. Regardless, thank you! :)

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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2018, 10:53:15 AM »
I read youe essay, lots of good research well done. Community division in its current state is encouraged and in many cases enforced in certain areas of Belfast because the political powers need to retain a divisive society in order to keep their positions. One area where there has never been segregation whatsoever is the Health Service. There has never been a divided hospital ward according to religion. As this is the case then why not in other parts of society?. The Americans had a "bussing" system in the late 60s early 70s to ensure that all people at a very young age were integrated. It is only when children are educated together that these barriers will come down. To the people of Belfast who are reading this "you are currently preventing your children from having a broad minded future unless you act now to change things". Quote me if you wish.

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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2018, 12:55:12 PM »

I read youe essay, lots of good research well done. Community division in its current state is encouraged and in many cases enforced in certain areas of Belfast because the political powers need to retain a divisive society in order to keep their positions. One area where there has never been segregation whatsoever is the Health Service. There has never been a divided hospital ward according to religion. As this is the case then why not in other parts of society?. The Americans had a "bussing" system in the late 60s early 70s to ensure that all people at a very young age were integrated. It is only when children are educated together that these barriers will come down. To the people of Belfast who are reading this "you are currently preventing your children from having a broad minded future unless you act now to change things". Quote me if you wish.
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Captain Pugwash.
With respect have you emigrated from Northern Ireland many years ago?
If so,how many years did you live in Ulster?
Your advice is of course right.Its the perfect solution.
However,if you have any knowledge of our Society over here you should have known the situation in its entirety.
How do you think we should implement this change in our Education System?
Should we -by law -close all Catholic Schools?Should we take away freedom of choice from our citizens as to
where they wish their children to be educated?
In a perfect world-you are of course correct-but we don`t have a perfect world over here-just as their is no perfect
world anywhere else on this planet of ours.
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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2018, 11:00:15 PM »
I read youe essay, lots of good research well done. Community division in its current state is encouraged and in many cases enforced in certain areas of Belfast because the political powers need to retain a divisive society in order to keep their positions. One area where there has never been segregation whatsoever is the Health Service. There has never been a divided hospital ward according to religion. As this is the case then why not in other parts of society?. The Americans had a "bussing" system in the late 60s early 70s to ensure that all people at a very young age were integrated. It is only when children are educated together that these barriers will come down. To the people of Belfast who are reading this "you are currently preventing your children from having a broad minded future unless you act now to change things". Quote me if you wish.

Im glad you enjoyed reading the essay!

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Re: Did you leave Northern Ireland between 1969 and 2017?
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2018, 09:21:19 AM »
Im glad you enjoyed reading the essay!
I am not after perfection. I did suggest that there is no division whatsoever in hospital wards, why not the same in schools? I lived in Northern Ireland until I was 18, I was educated and had a childhood friend who's family came from Dublin and now know that his mother refused to allow him to be educated in a Catholic school. This was the 1960s. Have we not moved on a bit since then.  Where I now live in Cornwall, people have to pay to have their children educated elsewhere other than as directed by the education board. Maybe Northern Ireland society should look to the future beyond division if indeed this is possible. The medical system managed ok.