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Author: Andrew Maguire

Good Friday Agreement

On the twentieth anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, our sports stars lead the way in generating a shared pride in Northern Ireland. The role of the Good Friday Agreement in creating peace in Northern Ireland can never be overstated. For young people today, its power...

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was famed for his intellect and the work he produced; his illness, motor neurone disease, and his ability to overcome it; and his sense of humour and personality. The combination of these things, amongst others, meant that he was one of the most...

IWD2018: Women in Engineering

March 8th is International Women's Day, and it's perhaps fitting that in 2018 it coincides with significant steps being made in a number of important movements. The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, and the issue of the gender pay gap, have been making headlines for  months; today...

#100years

Morning television viewers on Tuesday might have noticed that BBC Breakfast was a bit different; it was presented entirely by female anchors and reporters, as one of several tributes that marked one hundred years since women were first allowed to vote. The show was met...

Northern Ireland Sporting Success

Mark Allen is the 2018 Masters Snooker Champion, after defeating Kyron Wilson to lift one of snookers Major Trophies for the first time. The Masters, which takes place every twelve months at the Alexandra Palace in London, is an invitational event which pitches the top...

#WOW Trending Stories

Way out West takes a look at some of the stories that have been making the headlines and filling up our newsfeeds today. #BlueMonday It’s the third Monday of January, which for a few years now has been dubbed Blue Monday and referred to as the most...

Cyber Security

Cyber security has become one of the world’s major potential threats, both to individuals and leading companies and businesses. Last year the ransomware attacks hit banks, hospitals, and companies in 150 countries. Huge organisations were compromised, including FedEx in the US, Renault factories in France...

Sports Psychology

In the ever changing world of sport, one of the major innovations of recent years has been the growing introduction and influence of sports psychology. High profile individuals have thrived because of it, teams have turned to it ahead of major tournaments, and in the...