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Archive | February, 2019

Pic of the Day, Wednesday, February 27

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Credit where credit’s due as Rosaleen travels afar

LOCATED in West Africa and with a population of over two million people, there are over 70,000 credit union members in The Gambia. Poverty rates are very high with over 60 per cent of the population living on less than €3 a day. For over 20 years the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU) Foundation […]

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Trade unionist movement launch in Belfast

A NEW trade union movement say unionist workers must be heard in the debate on ending Irish partition. Trade Unionists for a New and United Ireland (TUNUI) comprises more than 150 trade union officials, including a number of general secretaries. Having unveiled the movement in Dublin on Monday, the group held their launch in the […]

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Pic of the day, Tuesday February 26

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Ballymurphy inquest hears how residents asked British army for ‘protection’

WITNESSES to the events in Ballymurphy during August 1971 said they expected British soldiers to protect them during the shootings, but instead hid fearing a massacre, an inquest has heard. As the inquest resumed at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, Eilish Meehan said people had gone to the army to ask for protection. “That never […]

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Famous sons and daughters of West Belfast depicted on new mural

YOUNG people from across the city were guests of honour in the Gaeltacht Quarter on Thursday as Fáilte Feirste Thiar unveiled its new signature mural. Director of the tourism development organization, Harry Connolly, explained how they wanted to “transform the greyness of our existing building into colour and creativity”. “Our building was an ugly grey […]

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