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Loyalists call for ‘hard political decisions’ to remove paramilitarism from society

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/loyalists-call-for-hard-political-decisions-to-remove-paramilitarism-from-society-1.4368736?mode=amp Any approach must ‘have the imprimatur of the governments in London, Dublin and Stormont’ Parliament Buildings in Stormont. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire Freya McClements Northern Correspondent Wed, Sep 30, 2020, 19:36 An organisation representing loyalist paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland has called on the Irish and British governments and the North’s Assembly to take …

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Dr Ian Adamson remembered by Rathcoole group on Ulster Day

https://www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk/news/people/dr-ian-adamson-remembered-rathcoole-group-ulster-day-2986476?fbclid=IwAR2EqFRyzgnDbi8oEiO6-VK9xlT68k1jUXwQZOEiRGbZVn6YqJoFqtO_Bfc By The Newsroom Tuesday, 29th September 2020, 9:46 am The gas light lamppost was donated by Ian Adamson and his business partner in Pretani Associates, Helen Brooker. Held under Covid restrictions, a small number of people attended the event in the People’s Peace Park on Belfast’s Shore Road. A plaque and Victorian lamppost were …

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Happy 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 first person to sign …

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Pretani Associates delighted to attend the Dalaradia Historical Group Lamppost Event

Monday 28th September 2020 Plaque wording; Late 19th century gas lamp donated by Pretani Associates, Dr Ian Adamson OBE and Helen Brooker, to the Dalaradia Historical Group to recognise their work on Common Identity. This work promotes one cultural narrative for the British Isles to which all can belong. A narrative which begins by understanding …

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Loyalism is not getting the official help that it needs to transform

https://www.newsletter.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/loyalism-not-getting-official-help-it-needs-transform-2967679?fbclid=IwAR2GxhGhP8A-igDHPrWR8qnCzszpFnQvp4nnum21sipgjVIHliZXTmAsrMI Next month marks five years since Jonathan Powell launched the Loyalist Communities Council. By David Campbell David Campbell, left, chair of the Loyalist Communities Council (LCC) pictured in 2016 with a new flag for the centenary of the Battle of the Somme alongside the loyalists Jim Wilson, Jackie McDonald and Winston Irvine. Picture by …

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William ‘Plum’ Smith papers sold

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/archive-of-loyalist-who-met-with-ira-and-exchanged-letters-with-president-clinton-sells-for-11k-39481195.html Archive of loyalist who met with IRA and exchanged letters with President Clinton sells for £11k   Ivan Little “A huge archive of papers belonging to the late loyalist paramilitary leader turned peacemaker William ‘Plum’ Smith has been sold in a Dublin auction. And the former Red Hand Commando’s collection – which included documents …

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Survey. How Unionist are Conservative Party members?

Our survey. How Unionist are Conservative Party members? https://www.conservativehome.com/thetorydiary/2020/08/our-survey-how-unionist-are-conservative-party-members.html

Congratulations

Congratulations to our colleague at REACH Robin Stewart on receiving a Nominated Neighbour award from East Side Arts. This recognises his untiring work to his community through the Covid Pandemic. Aimee from East Side Arts presented the award and a portrait of Robin will feature on their website and be shown in Connswater shopping centre. …

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The Red Hand

Why the GAA’s rulebook poses a conundrum for unionist president of new east Belfast club

Why the GAA’s rulebook poses a conundrum for unionist president of new east Belfast club – Nelson McCausland https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/nelson-mccausland/why-the-gaas-rulebook-poses-a-conundrum-for-unionist-president-of-new-east-belfast-club-39258357.html