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Post 11 - Game of Thrones and Highland Games

Well, it seems that the last few weeks have flown by again, as I am preparing for another long break away from Scotland. The last week always seems to be the busiest, with final projects, students preparing to leave and other going on holiday. 1,038 more words

'Cash for bottles': Back to the future for Northern Ireland recycling?

A “money back” recycling scheme, in which used drinks containers are exchanged for cash, could be re-introduced in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister Mark H Durkan said it could help to reduce litter and boost recycling. 402 more words


Blog Awards Ireland - Again

Hi everyone!

It’s that time of year again! The Blog Awards Ireland are back and nominations opened today Monday 29 June at 3pm. I’ll be nominating some of my favourite Ireland based blogs and can’t wait for the list to come out – I’m always looking for more expat blogs to read. 16 more words


UK: Belfast Pastor Faces Prison for "Grossly Offending" Islam

UK: Belfast Pastor Faces Prison for “Grossly Offending” Islam, The Gatestone InstituteSoeren Kern, June 28, 2015

  • James McConnell’s prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities — who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists — are using hate speech laws to silence Christians.
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David Montaigne reblogged this and commented:

As McConnell's lawyer said "freedoms must be extended to Christians as much as they are to others.” The self-destructive West can't even do that much.

#LoveBelfast helps secure £500K Investing in Northern Ireland adverts at Heathrow

Last year #LoveBelfast helped Northern Ireland take part in a social media campaign to win advertising for Northern Ireland. : Read here. Although we didn’t win, we finished in second place with thousands of votes and compared to the size of our country to the competition of other cities; Heathrow was really impressed and promised to secure us future advertising. 209 more words

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The Next Generation

I’m still recovering from our clubs event on Saturday. We were looking to promote bonsai to the public and seek new members but also give our current members a good day out. 331 more words


The Children's Bill and why we need it

The Children’s Services Co-operation Bill (or the Children’s Bill for short) was launched on 12 January 2015 by Steven Agnew MLA for North Down (Green Party). 623 more words

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