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Dr. David Hume – Ulster Scots

Yesterday evening in conjunction with REACH our group welcomed Ulster Scot historian and writer Dr. David Hume.           A former member of a Ministerial Advisory Group on Ulster Scots, he is a former journalist and senior administrator with a large cultural organisation. David was awarded a PhD in 1994 from the …

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Legacy Scandal

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/legacy-scandal-london-and-dublin-must-not-let-ira-snatch-victory-from-jaws-of-defeat-says-ruth-dudley-edwards-1-8654118 “Legacy Scandal: ‘London and Dublin must not let IRA snatch victory from jaws of defeat,’ says Ruth Dudley Edwards In the latest essay in our series, RUTH DUDLEY EDWARDS writes that the NIO has come up with is a Sinn Fein wish list on legacy, but it is not too late to fight back …

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Inclusivity and diversity

On Friday September 28th , Reach UK hosted what is thought to be an inaugural event between a Loyalist Community Group and members of the LGBT community. Held in the Reach office , Newtownards Road, Belfast. As part of their ethos of an inclusive Britishness for all, Reach UK invited members of the PUL and …

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Ulster Day

Happy Ulster day folks.         Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant, commonly known as the Ulster Covenant, was signed on and before 28 September 1912. The signatories, 471,414 in all were in protest against the Third Home Rule Bill introduced by the British Government in the same year. Sir Edward Carson was the …

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State of the Union – All welcome

Dedication

On Sunday 9th September our group took part in a Memorial dedication on the Shore Road, Belfast.   Among its participants was the British Legion, Army cadets, Somme associations, some orange order members and community groups including Dalaradia. The parade was led by the City of Belfast Fifes and Drums flute band.       …

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Row on Rows Largest Human Poppy World Guinness Book of Records attemp

On Saturday morning members of Dalaradia took part in Row on Rows Largest Human Poppy World Guinness Book of Records attempt. We tried but unfortunately didn’t break the record. However the positive was at the very least raising awareness of the sacrifice made by so many during the World Wars. The event took place just …

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Condemnation after murdered officers’ names burned on Bogside bonfire

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/condemnation-after-murdered-officers-names-burned-on-bogside-bonfire-1-8602671 There has been widespread condemnation of a bonfire based in the Bogside area of Londonderry and rightly so. The names of PSNI officers Ronan Kerr and Stephen Carroll as well as prison officers David Black and Adrian Ismay were placed on two banners to be burned. They had all been killed because of their …

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Ballygowan True Blues Flute Band parade

Please support our friends in Ballygowan. This Friday night the Ballygowan True Blues Flute Band will be hosting their annual parade through the Co Down Village. The host band will start the evening off by parading the route before the main parade which will begin shortly after the host band have finished The parade will …

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Anger following IRA chanting and flags at publicly funded west Belfast festival

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/council-urged-to-rethink-west-belfast-festival-funding-after-display-of-ira-flags-1-8599482 Is this what we are up against at a time of “peace”. Chants of “oh ah up the RA” and “F the Union Jack we want our country back” echoed across the Falls Park during the Council funded West Belfast Festival – Feile an Phobail (Festival of the People).   Many groups including our …

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