28 Apr

Garden Show Ireland welcomes scarecrows from integrated primary schools ready for big weekend at Antrim Castle Gardens

Integrated primary schools have been waving good-bye to some colourful characters as they head off to populate “Scarecrow Wood” at this year’s Allianz Garden Show Ireland.

More than twenty figures created by pupils at integrated primaries all over Northern Ireland are expected to gather at Antrim Castle Gardens for the show which runs from 6-8 May 2016.  Children were invited to enter creations in any or all of four categories in the contest which is run in conjunction with the IEF. Prizes will be awarded for the Scariest scarecrow and the best Traditional, Eco Friendly, and Allotment Scarecrows.  There will also be an overall “Best in Show” award. (more…)

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18 Apr

Education is top issue for NI voters as Assembly election approaches

Education has topped health for the first time in a poll of public concerns ahead of the Northern Ireland Assembly elections next month.

Local polling company LucidTalk is running monthly ‘tracker’ surveys in order to monitor trends and opinions on key issues during this crucial period.

As part of the survey – commissioned by Chambre Public Affairs – the key question was asked: ‘Please list the four top issues you consider as important in making your NI Assembly election voting decision’. (more…)

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8 Apr

Ulidia Integrated College Irish Dancer is World Champion

Ulidia Integrated College student Ethan White has won the highest accolade for Irish Dance – taking top slot for under-15 boys at the World Championships.The 14-year-old  carried off the Globe Trophy, the World Championship Belt and the World Crystal in the CLRG (Coimisiún Le Rincí Gaelacha) World Championship of Irish Dance at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall in March (more…)

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