Want to read more?We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards Subscribe NowFishing skippers, processors and exporters’ views were netted at a Glasgow summit. The recent conference, devised by Argyll and Bute MP, Brendan O’Hara, called for wider recognition of the vital role of the fishing industries in the west coast of Scotland. More than 50 skippers met at the event, co-hosted by the Communities Inshore Fisheries Alliance (CIFA).The summit was also attended by Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the rural economy; Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Government business and constitutional relations; Deidre Brock MP, SNP frontbench spokesperson for devolved … [Read more...] about West coast fishermen catch politicians at Glasgow summit
We value our content and access to our full site is only available on subscription. Your subscription entitles you to 7-day-a-week access to our website, plus a full digital copy of that week’s paper to read on your pc/mac or mobile device In addition your subscription includes access to digital archive copies from 2006 onwards … [Read more...] about Can you help us improve our digital service?
A major west Belfast festival is in line for further £200,000 funding boost prompting questions around the allocation of public funds to “pet projects”. Sinn Fein councillors on a Belfast City Council committee have recommended that the 2019 Feile an Phobail gets increased financial support ahead of a “new cultural strategy” being adopted from April 2020 onwards.Feile organisers were widely criticised last August when videos posted on social media showed people waving IRA flags and chanting pro-IRA slogans at the festival’s closing concert in Falls Park.Figures released to the News Letter after the outcry revealed that the city council alone had provided £357,000 worth of funding in 2018.A decision on whether to provide the extra cash has been deferred due to concerns around “transparency” and whether the grant could be justified.Alliance councillor Sian O’Neill said she had concerns that access to funding could be … [Read more...] about Belfast councillor concerns over £200,000 Feile cash boost
GERALDINE Quigley admits that being a teenager in Derry in the early 1980s was "strange and difficult", but also "exciting and exhilarating". It's the fusion of these opposing feelings which form the basis for her debut novel Music Love Drugs War. A tender, devastating coming-of-age story about friendship, romance, innocence and post-punk music, the book is set in 1981 against a backdrop of intimidation, security alerts, British soldiers patrolling the streets, burnt-out vehicles and the Hunger Strikes. The book follows the lives of a group of teenagers in 1980s Derry, as they drink, take drugs and when a friend is killed, stunned out of their stupor, two of their gang take matters into their own hands, with lasting implications. It also highlights the stresses upon working-class parents, through the McLaughlin family, helpless to stop their son Paddy enlisting in the IRA. Much of the early part of the book centres on nights out in The Cave – a dingy bar, where rivalries and … [Read more...] about Geraldine Quigley’s debut novel set in Derry in the ‘strange and difficult’ early 80s
Northern Ireland By Nuala McCann BBC News NI 24 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-46960035 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel It was a small bundle wrapped in a faded copy of the London Evening Standard dating back … [Read more...] about Headstone for baby found in floorboards