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Welcome to Ulster Craic. This a forum for Journalism students to showcase articles and work done on the Journalism courses at the University of Ulster in Coleraine. The opinions expressed herein are not those of the University and as such is not liable for any materials contained on this site.

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MAJORITY OF GORSE FIRES IN THE WEST BRANDED ‘DELIBERATE’ AS FIRES RAGED ACROSS NORTHERN IRELAND

By Katie Dickie   The first week in May saw many firefighters deployed to tackle gorse fires across Northern Ireland. With the arrival of drier weather, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) issued a warning highlighting the extreme dangers and serious consequences of deliberate fire setting in the countryside. …

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Social Media transformation for North West 200

Over the last number of years, social media sites have helped to raise the profile of sporting events. A number of different sports have introduced ways that fans can keep up to date with events even when they cannot be in attendance. Snapchat, Facebook and Twitter have been hailed as …

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Reviews and Events

Marquez on the victory march in Argentina.

With the 2017 MotoGP season getting underway, Round 2 of the Championship took place this weekend at the Termas de Rio Hondo circuit in Argentina. Pre-race speculation suggested that three-time World Champion, Marc Marquez, was the man to beat around the 2.98 mile circuit. Marquez looked as though he was …

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Party profiling: Integrated education in Northern Ireland

With election day looming once more, many people will take the view; ‘they are all the same.’ This article will tackle this by looking at what the Northern Ireland parties’ stance is with regards to the future of education. Schools in Northern Ireland currently come in three forms: State controlled …

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Music

Review: Hacksaw Ridge

Mel Gibson made his directing return this year with Hacksaw Ridge, a war movie about a pacifist, this level of contradiction was surely worth a watch. This movie goes some way towards repairing the damage of Gibson’s previous slurs and misdemeanors. Gibson’s return marks ten years out of the director …

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No Petition of Concern? What Does This Mean for Same-Sex Marriage?

  The recent UK general elections has sparked interest nationwide over the Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party. (DUP) Since the Conservative Party won the general election but did not win enough seats to meet an overall majority. Therefore, Theresa May’s options were limited to making a deal with another party …

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Puppies Visit Ulster University Coleraine Campus to Calm Students During Exam Season.

The Causeway Coast Dog Rescue Service visited Ulster University’s Coleraine Campus to offer up some stress relief with a bundle of puppies for the students to cuddle. The idea was thought up by Ulster University Student’s Union where similar events are happening across the campuses. This is the second time …

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General Election Preview with the DUP

Ahead of Thursday’s General Election, the Democratic Unionist Party has urged the public ‘to use their franchise and vote.’ The people of Northern Ireland are still pondering who is the best person to lead the country forward and restore a sense of routine, ahead of Thursday’s vote. Politicians have made …

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Movies

Review: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

  It may be a ‘Tale as old as time’ but Bill Condon’s remake of the 26 year old fairy-tale film was refreshingly modern, feel good and unforced. The film is set in a picture-book French village during the 1780s. Beauty and the Beast’s heroine Belle was played by modern …

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Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women

Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women As public opinion towards the LGBTQ community in Northern Ireland continues to positively grow Dr Gail Neill tells Nikki McKeown how its not all what it seems and how we are politically lagging behind the rest of UK. LGBTQ rights in Northern Ireland …

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