Andy Pollak is the founding director of the Centre for Cross Border Studies in Armagh (1999-2013). Previous to that, he was Belfast reporter, religious affairs and education correspondent with the Irish Times, and editor of Fortnight Magazine from 1981-1985. He is co-author (with Ed Moloney) the Rev. Ian Paisley’s biography. In the early 1990s he was coordinator of the Opsahl Commission, a ‘citizens inquiry’ into ways forward for Northern Ireland, and editor of the influential Opsahl Report.