We are a podcast team based in Ireland who want to promote a new and Shared Ireland.
The aim of our 'A Conversation With' podcast is to begin a dialogue & debate on how to achieve this.
A Conversation with Brian Ervine
Brian Ervine is a playwright, songwriter and teacher living in Belfast. In October 2010 he succeeded Dawn Purvis as the leader of the Progressive Unionist Party. Brian's s wife Linda serves as the Irish Language Officer at Turas, an Irish-language programme notable for its location in east Belfast.
A Conversation with Ben Collins
Ben Collins comes from a pro-British and Unionist background and has lived and worked across the UK. In this book Ben explains how he has come to favour Irish Unity. He uses his twenty years of experience working in political communications to give his insight on the current situation regarding the building momentum for Irish Unity, the importance of the Good Friday Agreement and Brexit.
A Conversation with Michael McDonald
Former Alliance party member Michael McDonald talks to Shared Ireland at his disappointment at having to resign from the party over what he believes is down to his Pro-Unity viewsm
A Conversation With Emma DeSouza
Emma DeSouza is an Irish writer, political commentator, journalist and campaigner. Emma took the first human rights case of the Good Friday Agreement when she and her US husband sued the British Home Secretary over her right to be accepted as Irish under the terms of the Agreement. Emma's other campaign work includes voting rights for Irish Citizens Abroad and campaigning for full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. She is also running as an independent candidate in Fermanagh and South Tyrone at the 2022 Northern Ireland Assembly election.
A Conversation With Linda Dillon
Linda Dillion is a member of Sinn Féin. Originally from Armagh, she has been an MLA for Mid Ulster since 2016.
A Conversation With Brian Donaldson
Freelance Chef who was worked for the NI soccer team and lobbyist in charge of ExcludedNI Brian Donaldson outlines his visions and hopes for the future, discussing his PUL background, the constitutional question and in particular - the need for a plan for Unity
This was a fascinating discussion not only for APs views but the interviewer’s .i come from a northern nationalist background and the interviewer , good man that he is, reflects northern nationalists’prejudices and views that appear to have hardly moved in 50 years. What AP was arguing was making no headway against 50%plus1 version of democracy . And interviewer just ignored, not malignly,the important point that unionism would have no truck with talk of unity and without their input all this talk of UI is just delusional compounded by occurring within a n nationalist echo chamber.thats the point AP consistently made but it failed to register at all.
Here’s a thot, given the interviewer’s refusal(v reflective of n nationalism in general)to consider there’s more to democracy than majority voting why dont you Have a little round table forum on “democracy” with political and esp academic contributors...in addition a further one on , pending UI, how can NI be made to work?good one for nationalism in general and esp to include republicans, if you can find any who would even countenance that.Bit like a mirror image of their Unionist counterparts who refuse to concede a UI or give it the time of day....good luck with that but keep up the good work.