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Tag Archives: Sailortown

Dockers honour union rep ahead of retirement

RETIRED Belfast dockers reunited recently to pay tribute to their former union rep after he announced his retirement. Jimmy Kelly was a high-ranking member of Unite the Union from Waterford who towards the end of his career looked after the Belfast docks. Speaking to the North Belfast News, Tommy said in many ways the battles […]

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Saoradh: Arrested man’s wife told no new door until New Year

SAORADH have hit out at housing association Clanmil for failing to adequately secure one of their member’s homes after his door was broken by the PSNI in a search operation. And the housing association has admitted no replacement will be available until after Christmas. Eamonn Hutchinson, 36, was arrested last week along with Matthew Charles […]

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California dreaming: Robbie’s come a long way from Sailortown

IT has been a remarkable journey for California building industry legend Robbie Hunter ever since he left Belfast in 1978 to emigrate to the USA. Grandson of a docker, Robbie’s upbringing owes much to his current role as president of the State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, the umbrella organisation for 160 local […]

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