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Paul Gosling.

We must listen to our children

The voices of children and young adults have been largely missing from the debate over Brexit – though they are the people who will be most affected. So it should be no surprise that there is resentment among many young people that decisions that influence their life options were taken by older voters, many of whom will not live long enough to feel the impact.

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Public to have its say on renaming of Brandywell Stadium.

Derry’s stadium dilemma

The new look Brandywell Stadium reopened last month and is a credit to Derry City and Strabane District Council. With an enhanced capacity of only 3,400, however, it means that Derry City Football Club still play in one of the smallest venues in the Airtricity League of Ireland’s top division. So how does stadium provision here compare to other cities on the island?

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Peace Bridge.

Ask yourself: Why is Derry so poor and why is nothing being done about it?

Twenty years after the Good Friday Agreement, a part of Northern Ireland is being left behind. Not just any part - but its second city, the supposed economic hub of an entire region and a place where deprivation and inequality in previous decades triggered the start of the ‘Troubles.’ Derry finds itself permanently rooted to the bottom of the prosperity pile and, as the rest of Northern Ireland converges economically with the UK, we need to look at why our own city is being left behind.

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Cyclists take off from Ebrington Square.

Could we be Ireland’s ‘greenest’ city?

A recent EU report showed that the Republic had the Continent’s worst record on tackling climate change – with greenhouse gas emissions increasing by 7 per cent since 2015 despite policies designed to reduce them.

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Act now or Derry is at real risk of 
becoming just another Clone Town

Act now or Derry is at real risk of 
becoming just another Clone Town

This weekend sees the annual ‘Small Business Saturday’ event takes place across the UK. Begun in the US in 2010 as a counterpoint to Black Friday (focused on major stores) and Cyber Monday (for online shopping), it aims to encourage people to use small, locally-owned bricks and mortar businesses in their community.

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The Central Library. Foyle Street, Derry.

Are these Derry’s worst buildings?

Derry is blessed with an array of beautiful and interesting buildings. Yet stitched in between there also lurk a few architectural horrors which impact the overall look of our city.

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