Soapbox: Music Unite – Celebrating Culture

MUSIC CAN UNITE people, cultures, traditions and communities. It is the start of a new flow, a new rhythm that brings people together says CDPB director Jeffrey Donaldson about the ‘Music Unite’ project run jointly with Beyond Skin.

The Legal Implications of Brexit: mechanics, criminal repercussions, and perhaps enhanced protection of rights #EUDebateNI

Lawyers from across Ireland gathered in Belfast for a conference examining the Legal Implications of Brexit. The complexities of unpicking the UK from the EU were unearthed and discussed, including smuggling, extradition, and the impact on human rights protects. (The Attorney General reckons that Brexit would enhance the protection of fundamental rights and freedoms.)

Centre for Democracy and Peace Building launched today (Alderdice/Donaldson/Maskey)

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building was formally launched at lunchtime in the Ulster Museum. Chair Lord Alderdice along with fellow directors Liam Maskey (Intercomm Ireland) and Jeffrey Donaldson (DUP, Causeway Institute) spoke about the role of the centre, the ongoing need for conflict resolution and outlined some of the projects that the centre would be addressing. The centre’s stated purpose is to “uphold and share the values and principles of democracy in order to build peace, stability and …

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