Tag Archives: Davy Thompson

Northern Ireland unemployment rate increase is a concerning sign of deteriorating economy

Regional unemployment rate leaps ahead of that of the UK as a whole for first time in a year Fears of Brexit risks and failure to bring forward manufacturing strategy are factors in economic decline October 16th: Davy Thompson, Regional … Continue reading

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SONI must reconsider exclusion of Kilroot and Ballylumford B generators from ISEM contracts in light of latest Brexit threat

Warnings that Brexit could lead to electricity black-outs must force reconsideration of decision to shut down 36% of domestic generating capacity 270 workers have their livelihoods threatened by SONI decision that will undermine Northern Ireland’s energy security post-Brexit September 27th: … Continue reading

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Department for Infrastructure officials must heed public opposition to opening bus lanes to private taxis

Thousands sign petitions hosted by bus drivers’ union Unite and sustainable transport lobby Concerns raised about absence of equality screening in consultation on opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis July 6th: Speaking on the closing date of … Continue reading

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Public have less than three-weeks to safeguard Belfast’s bus lanes and bus services

Drivers’ union urges public to bombard Department for Infrastructure email over opening of Belfast bus lanes to 4,500 private taxis Questions must be asked over how unelected civil servants can reverse decades of public transport policy with minimal consultation June … Continue reading

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Northern Ireland political representatives must support a form of customs union to avoid a damaging hard border

North-South or East-West hard border unavoidable if UK does not retain a customs union arrangement with EU Given binding backstop already agreed, a vote against a customs union is a vote for a hard sea border between NI and GB … Continue reading

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