On 24/4/16 the group celebrated the life and works of the famous poet James Orr. More for info click here!
Last night the group held a discussion on Human Rights and the effect that human rights abuses can play in fueling conflict.
We hosted a quest speaker, Maggie Beirne, who traveled from London to give the talk. For more details click the following link – http://www.dalaradia.co.uk/?page_id=356
Dalaradia will be taking part in the Motorsport Legends Rally for Columbanus on 22nd November 2015:
Photos have been added to the Gallery of the event. Please click here!
Yesterday the Reach Project was delighted to hold a conference in the Skainos Centre, Belfast, themed “Democracy In Action”.
Our presenter was Mr Gary Harte, Outreach Officer for The Houses of Parliament who traveled from London to facilitate our event, through his work with Dalaradia, one of the Reach constituent groups .
Addressing a packed room he spoke at length to the assembled audience. Invites had been sent out to all sections of Unionism and we were thrilled to engage with people from Greater Belfast, with others traveling from areas such as Bangor, Newtownards, Antrim, Ballymena, Carrickfergus and Larne. Our guests were elected political representatives, authors, grass roots activists, a former Lord Mayor of Belfast and community workers from groups such as diverse as UKIP, North Down Capacity Building, DUP, Ballymacarrett Somme, Pretani Consultants and The Hubb Centre amongst others .
Gary was an engaging speaker and gave a fantastic insight into the workings of Parliament, especially how it affects Northern Ireland, with a lively audience who later commentated on how successful the event had been.
Gary made many new contacts and the group agreed to further events in the future including a trip to The Houses of Parliament.
Please note Parliament runs from 16 – 22 November 2015 find out more at:
AN EVENT SUPPORTING THE LOYALIST COMMUNITIES COUNCIL!
Dalaradia is proud to have been involved in the Loyalist Communties Council since day one of the initiative, which has been in preparation for the past 18 months. We as a group welcome these positive steps and fully support both the initiative, and the drive towards a fuller, lasting peace that it represents.
“We accept the democratically expressed will of the electorate, however a vacuum in loyalist communities has been created which has led to significant disenchantment with politics, and to our communities being largely ignored and neglected.
“It is no coincidence that the attainment levels of working class loyalist young people are the lowest in the UK.
“It is our desire to make a meaningful contribution to reversing this situation, to give our young people hope for the future, and to help bring structures which will improve our communities and protect our culture.”