Archive | May, 2014

CBS teacher asks: where’s the equality?

A concerned teacher from CBS has told the Andersonstown News that “equality as an issue is something that is totally lacking when addressing these two proposals.” “CBS, a perfectly good secondary school that has received glowing reports from the Education Minister John O’Dowd and the Department of Education, is to be sacrificed to expand a […]

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DSD to be investigated over housing strategy

Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland was put under more pressure last week when the Equality Commission announced they were to investigate the DSD over potential breaches of equality legislation. The investigation is to centre on the DSD’s Housing Strategy 2012 – 2017 and “a number of associated proposals”, according to a Commission spokesman. He […]

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Carlsberg don’t remake their ads, but…

West Belfast MP Paul Maskey has hit out at a new Carslberg ad that features the peace wall at Townsend Street. The advert, titled Carlsberg Border Football, shows people on both sides of the divide in three formerly war-torn societies – Belfast, Nicosia and Kosovo being brought together through football, and subsequently sharing a beer. In […]

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Mum of shooting victim says ONH denied attack

The mother of a 24 year old man shot in the foot and leg in a gun attack last week has said the micro-republican group ONH has denied responsibility for the shooting. Kathleen Donnan, whose son Christopher was shot in Jamaica Street on Friday night, said she approached the gang as they had previously placed her […]

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Boyzone to play West Belfast, no matter what

Irish hit machine Boyzone are set to grace the Falls Park this summer when they perform at Féile an Phobail 2014. The Dublin lads signed on the dotted line this week, securing another massive coup for Féile after they signed the Kaiser Chiefs earlier this year for the same festival. But the crowd will be […]

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Robbery and drug crime up in North

Annual statistics published by the PSNI have shown a 3.6 per cent increase in recorded crime across A District, which includes North and West Belfast. In North Belfast the increase in recorded crime is a result of higher numbers of robbery (+15.7 per cent), violence without injury (+22.6 per cent), theft (+5 per cent) and […]

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