THIS week on Over The Wire, we are returning to the 1970s as we are joined by prominent historian Dr Éamon Phoenix to take a look back at a period when the chronic housing shortage in Catholic areas led the newly created Housing Executive to propose building a substantial new estate at Poleglass on the outskirts of West Belfast.

That proposal wasn’t without its opposition and drew the attention of the late Rev Dr Ian Paisley and his followers, who famously marched through the area proclaiming that Protestants wanted peace, not Poleglass.

As part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we are keen to hear your memories of the Andersonstown News. You can send us an audio message and it could be featured in a future episode of Over The Wire.