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Speaker ‘humbled’ by House of Lords role

Throughout his political career, the veteran DUP politician – who was born in Co Donegal – has served as a Derry City councillor, a mayor and deputy mayor, and an MLA for Foyle. Mr Hay was elected as Assembly Speaker following the restoration of devolution and, as such, has been charged with keeping order in the chamber during even the most heated of exchanges. “It has been a great privilege for me to have been able to serve all the people of Londonderry for over 35 years – a city which I am very proud to call home – and to have been able to serve the Northern Ireland Assembly as Speaker since 2007,” Mr Hay said, following his elevation to the Lords. “Both those roles have their challenges, and there certainly have been many times which have not been easy, but I am conscious that I could not have … Continue reading

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Road Service to engage with contractors over Altarichard landslide

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Beggs attends WW1 commemoration

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MLA in free travel for elderly plea

Ulster Unionist Assembly member Roy Beggs has voiced support for the UUP Transport Minister Dany Kennedy’s call that the concessionary travel scheme should be protected by the Finance Minister and the NI Executive. The East Antrim MLA said “It is my belief that free travel is beneficial to older people as it facilitates visits to friends and family, therefore keeping them active and independent. It reduces the potential for older people becoming isolated and so has a beneficial health impact.” Mr Beggs added: “I understand that as of yet, the Finance Minister Simon Hamilton, of the DUP, has not proposed to protect the concessionary travel funding.” He concluded: “I would hope that the Finance Minister and the Executive listens to Danny Kennedy and unanimously agree to continue to support free public transport for older persons.” The Executive has to find £100 million to pay fines for failing to introduce benefits … Continue reading

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New report highlights job creation by fast food chain

Restaurant and fast food chain McDonalds now employs 80 people in Carrickfergus, according to a new report. The independent economic assessment, commissioned by the company to mark its 40th anniversary in the United Kingdom, reveals the business and its suppliers make a combined annual contribution of £76 million to the Northern Ireland economy. The Carrick outlet opened in 1997 at Rodgers Quay and has taken part in a number of community projects. Franchisee Des Lamph began his McDonald’s career over 20 years ago and now runs nine restaurants. He said: “Creating and sustaining jobs locally is of huge importance to me and the fact that we have been able to make a significant financial contribution to Northern Ireland is something my team and I are very proud of. “As a member of the local community, I’m dedicated to continuing the work that my teams are already doing, from supporting local … Continue reading

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