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Tweet Every summer for the past fifteen years of my life, I’ve been fortunate to spend at least a week in the beautiful County Down seaside village of Killough. It remains one of our unspoilt treasures, with its picture perfect Castle Street, pier walk and bay views. Van Morrison and Terry George are amongst those […] more »
Tweet UPDATE: The Constitutional Convention delegates have overwhelmingly supported the motion to extend franchise to Irish citizens resident in Northern Ireland (73% in favour, 20% against, 1% 7% Undecided/ No Opinion.) The question regarding all citizens resident outside the State was also passed by a margin of 78%, 21%, 1%.) Whilst Richard Haass is busy […] more »
Tweet Following on from the 12th July loyalist rioting in Belfast, the Orange Order and loyalists conceived of the idea of establishing a “civil rights” camp to keep the pot boiling at the most sensitive of Belfast’s interfaces: the Ardoyne-Twaddell Avenue roundabout. This decision was clearly taken with the support of unionist politicians, who have […] more »
Tweet Yesterday saw yet another housing inequality report, Equality Can’t Wait, published by north Belfast based Participation and the Practice of Rights (PPR) – the organisation which Inez McCormack founded in 2006. PPR’s systematic chronicling of successive failures to take action to eradicate the well documented religious inequality affecting the Catholic community in north Belfast […] more »
Tweet Brian Walker has picked up on articles from Dan Keenan and Steven McCaffrey which reflected a sentiment noted by others on Twitter and elsewhere: namely, why is it that Derry seems to have moved past the mid-summer street confrontations that used to be the norm there and which still define a summer in Belfast? […] more »
Tweet So, let’s recap last night’s happenings in the centre of Belfast. An anti-internment parade was organized along an entirely non-contentious route, winding its way from a nationalist part of north Belfast through the city centre and ending up in west Belfast. In a remarkable development which further serves to discredit what remains of political […] more »
Tweet Following on from the sectarian attack on Belfast Mayor Mairtin O’Muilleoir at Woodvale Park yesterday, Jude Collins correctly fixes the spotlight on the unionist political leaders who, instead of leading from the front, have preferred to indulge the sectarian assumptions and fantastical notions behind the increasingly paranoid and utterly bogus loyalist grievance narrative (the […] more »
Tweet The loyalists who paraded past Ardoyne on the morning of the 12th July carried a banner stating ‘End hatred of Orange culture.’ The banner was brought to the interface at Twaddell Avenue and placed on a wall during protests in the days after the Twelfth. It is a gross error of judgement for loyalists […] more »
Tweet The publication of the Parades Commission determination regarding the contentious Crumlin Road parade presents an opportunity to pre-empt the anticipated avalanche of cries from unionist politicians suggesting that British and unionist culture is being eroded in the north of Ireland. On their respective appearances on The Nolan Show in the past year, Jeffrey Donaldson […] more »
Tweet The news agenda has been dominated in recent days by the revelation that up to eight people may have lost their lives locally since May as a result of taking illegal drugs. On The Nolan Show this morning, DUP Health Minister Edwin Poots accused the PSNI of turning a blind eye to the activities […] more »
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