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Investigating the murder of Rev Robert Bradford – Lyra McKee wants your vote

Tue 23 July 2013, 2:00pm

Tweet Rev Robert Bradford was a Methodist minister and then a unionist MP (formerly Vanguard, latterly Official/Ulster Unionist). He was shot dead by the IRA in November 1981 while conducting a constituency surgery in Finaghy. Ken Campbell, the caretaker of the community centre was also killed in the attack. Those responsible for the murders have […] more »

Invest NI respond about their (lack of) relationship with Walsh Doherty and David Walsh

Wed 4 January 2012, 4:50pm

Tweet Following on from last night’s post, Invest NI have responded to questions that were raised about their relationship with Walsh Doherty and David Walsh. Partially (or wholly) in response to David H. Kirk’s criticisms about Invest NI’s “strategy and intervention in Northern Ireland’s investment ecosystem” and the report he gave Invest NI – concerns […] more »

NI’s venture capital scene has a dark corner

Tue 3 January 2012, 11:39pm

Tweet Mick hinted at the details in his earlier post, but the story deserves a bit of unravelling. In the first part of 2011, David Kirk raised criticisms about Invest NI’s “strategy and intervention in Northern Ireland’s investment ecosystem” and followed them up with a written report. In response, Invest NI arranged an ‘Access To […] more »

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