Tag: derry

l-r:  James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O'Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan),

Derry Girls: Laughter and tears of working-class life during Troubles

It’s fair to say that the Channel 4 hit Derry Girls, which was commissioned for a second series after its first episode, had us all in laughter and tears by the end of it. The series is set in Derry, a “troubled little corner of the world” as Erin puts it, with the backdrop of the Troubles. It follows a group of teenage girls and a “wee English fella” as they grapple with teenage angst and all the fun that comes along with it in the context of sectarian conflict and steeped in nineties nostalgia.

Support the Firstsource Workers

Support the Firstsource Workers

Recent reports in the local press, on social media and at a meeting organised by Derry Trades Council have exposed the draconian conditions facing workers in the Firstsource call centre in the city. For example, almost 140 workers have found out they were summarily suspended only upon checking their work […]

Derry council workers vote for strike action ballot

NIPSA members employed by Derry City Council have voted unanimously to commence a statutory ballot for strike action and action short of strike action following the decision by the Council to proceed with compulsory redundancies. The Town Clerk is formally responsible for the decision to go down the road of […]