Family fall-outs, prejudice ... and hope. In the most revealing real-life accounts you'll ever read, the children of couples who fell in love across the divide tell their stories. Belfast Telegraph review of Both Sides Now, 25 April 2015
In a collection of stories that are insightful, compelling and at times, emotional, 11 people born in Ulster have opened their hearts and revealed what it is like to live in families where their parents are from different religious backgrounds. Newsletter review of Both Sides Now. 14 April 2015.
Jemimah Steinfeld writes on changing times for Northern Ireland.
The toleration and compromise shown by couples in mixed marriages is a blueprint for Northern Ireland writes NIMMA Chair in the Belfast Telegraph, July 2013
Julie O'Donnell, who as a teenager survived the Enniskillen Poppy Day bombing, reveals how her attitudes changed in a Belfast Telegraph article, November 2012.
Irish News Article on two couples featured in "MIxed Emotions" , March 2012
Ruth's story, as featured in NIMMA publication "Mixed Emotions" is featured in Belfast Telegraph article. Read about the reaction of her family to her marriage to Pat in 1943. Published March 2012.
Article on Barbara Collins radio programme on the legacy of the Catholic ruling 'ne temere' which insisted that any children of a mixed marriage were brought up as Catholics. November 2010.
The McCann Case was one of the key reasons for the defeat of the Third Home Rule Bill at Parliament. Reporter Barbara Collins looks at the effect the Ne Temere ruling had on one family 100 years ago. Published November 2010.
Independent Commission Report on the Future for Housing in Northern Ireland (May 2010) calls for a 10-year strategy to end the religious ghettoisation of housing that was perpetuated by the Troubles.
An article by Niall Glynn on the a rise in the number of mixed marriages between Catholics and Protestants, estimated at about one in 10 of all marriages in Northern Ireland. November 2009.
A report on Roderick Buchanan’s exhibition in Belfast’s Ormeau Baths Gallery, a personal exploration of identity and a family history of mixed marriages. January 2009.
Religious bigotry made mixed marriages virtually a no-go area in Northern Ireland. But there are signs that things are beginning to change. The Guardian February 2002
Article in Christian Science Monitor on couples experiences of mixed marriages, December 2001
A press release from the University of Ulster on research into mixed marriages, November 2001.
An article by Henry McDonald, Ireland editor, appeared in the Observer, Sunday November 25, 2001.
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NIMMA has produced a range of publications which are available either to download or through our office. These provide advice on topics related to mixed marriage and also reflect research and writings on experience of mixed marrriage and wider society.
Our larger publications include a useful guide to Mixed Marriage in Ireland, an exploration of the experiences of couples in mixed marriage over decades in Mixed Emotionsand Evaluating the Impact which researched the impact of NIMMA over 30 plus years.
"Both Sides Now", exploring the experiences of children of mixed marriages in their own words, was published in March 2015.
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