Archive | June, 2014

Relief as court order limits MORA’s costs

The Mooreland and Owenvarragh Residents’ Association (MORA) has welcomed the granting of a court order that has removed the threat of crippling legal bills from over their head. A Protective Cost Order was granted by Judge Seamus Treacy in the High Court on Tuesday, which means that MORA can proceed with its judicial review of […]

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Increase in Glengormley flags ‘causing concern’

An increase in the number and size of flags being erected in Glengormley ahead of the marching season is causing unease amongst residents, a local councillor has said. Sinn Féin’s Gerry O’Reilly said their office had been contacted a number of times by concerned residents who say they are seeing flags being put up in […]

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‘We want our speed ramps back’

Residents of Ladybrook Park say an accident is waiting happen after ramps were removed for roadworks over two months ago and not replaced. A resident said cars, motorbikes and even buses are racing up and down the road now there are no traffic control measures to slow drivers down. “I have lived here 53 years,” […]

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Orange Order pulls out of talks on Ardoyne

A talks process involving the Orange Order, an Ardoyne residents group and local clergymen has been halted without explanation after the Orange Order withdrew from the process. The talks, which have been ongoing from March and facilitated by Catholic Bishop Donal McKeown and Church of Ireland Bishop Alan Abernethy, have been “postponed” with the Orange […]

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Pressure grows for flats to be demolished

Residents living in Ross Street flats have hit out at the Falls Residents’ Association, accusing them of not consulting over future plans for the site. For years we have reported on the gangs that terrorise residents living in the lower Falls street, particularly inhabitants of the remaining flats that were not demolished when others were […]

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The courts and police are our servants, not masters

I enjoyed the movie In the Name of the Father, although I’m not sure ‘enjoyed’ is the word to describe such a sad, brutal story. But at one point I felt a little cheated. That was when the Guildford Four emerged from prison and Gerry Conlon ran to to the waiting microphones and cameras. Not […]

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