THE news that Victims Commissioner Judith Thompson will not have her contract extended caused a mild flurry of media attention when announced last week. Of course, even a cursory look at the teacup’s storm would have recognised that Ms Thompson had already had her four-year term extended and another extension was unlikely.
IN Northern Ireland there is no annual population survey per country of where someone came from before they came to the United Kingdom or Ireland. There is a population census every ten years here in Northern Ireland. That is the most reliable data of how many Africans there are in Northern Ireland. If that is the case, then there is no reliable population data for this group.
A bomb threat against a newly formed GAA club in East Belfast has been condemned by politicians. East Belfast GAC was formed in May in the traditionally unionist east of the city, drawing its members from both sides of the community. On Wednesday night players cut short training at Henry Jones playing fields in Castlereagh after the PSNI received a call that a ‘package’ had been left in the vicinity.