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Adrian

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NETWORKS

AMBITION

FAMILY

WORK REPUTATION

TRAVEL

COSMOPOLITAN

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THE BASICS

Sex:

Male

Location:

NI

Interview age:

18 - 23

Class:

WC

Ethnicity:

White


Adrian was brought up within a large close family. An incident to which he was a witness resulted in his expulsion from Northern Ireland by paramilitaries when he was 17 years old. He was cleared of any wrong doing by courts and his expulsion was lifted by paramilitaries after a year. These events, however, set Adrian on an accelerated route to adulthood and independence and opened up educational, work and social opportunities that he would have perhaps otherwise have missed. A diasporic network of family and friends in England ensured that he was, from the outset, well supported, practically and emotionally, and this support enabled him to complete his education and training. In England, he capitalised on the construction boom and greater work opportunities. He earned himself a good reputation within his field. Hard work and high earnings allowed him to save and to nurture his ambitions and fanciful dreams. He enjoyed working hard, planned to travel, to set up his own business, to invest, and to retire early. He maintained close contact with his immediate family in Northern Ireland, and while he did return for a short period to Ireland to work and complete a training course, he did not anticipate returning to live. He feels he has moved on and lives in a broader more liberal and cosmopolitan environment.

 

Adrian's Data

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INTERVIEWS

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Date

Age

Interviewer

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2.

12/09/99

18

RB

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4.

5.

13/06/02

21

SMG

6.

11/10/04

23

SMG

OTHER DATA