Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Integrated Education

Integrated Education: What’s gone wrong? Almost half of all children are being taught in schools where 95% or more of the pupils are of the same religion and only 7% attend integrated schools in Northern…
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Maghaberry crisis nothing new

For as long as I have been an elected representative Maghaberry Prison has been constantly in the news with one damning report following another. Back in 2009 a report found that Maghaberry is one of…
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Pancreatic Cancer event at Stormont

Our friend Ann Allan has written a wonderful blog about this week's Pancreatic Cancer UK Awareness Event at Stormont. Click here to read: http://sluggerotoole.com/tag/pancreatic-cancer-uk/ The blog features a link to a very moving speech by NI21 Party…
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Why the Arts Matter

There was a fantastic event at Stormont today organised by Arts Matter NI in protest against the swingeing cuts in Arts funding. Basil McCrea MLA was in attendance and during Question Time managed to persuade Arts…
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Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Basil McCrea MLA supports Pancreatic Cancer UK as pancreatic cancer awareness month begins in Northern Ireland On Monday 2nd November Basil attended a reception at Stormont, organised by Pancreatic Cancer UK, to help spread the word about the…
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DUP Block Equal Marriage

An historic vote for Equal Marriage but democracy has been blocked by the 'Democratic' Unionist Party A majority of members vote in favour of the motion calling for the Executive to table legislation to allow…