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July 2017
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Society – Sunday trading turned down in NI

Councillors have voted against increasing Sunday trading in Belfast, following concerns that family life would suffer. Belfast City Council’s strategic policy and resources committee rejected the proposal in May by twelve votes to three. The proposal was to designate Belfast as a ‘holiday resort’, under the Northern Ireland’s Shops Order 1997 and allow all-day…

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June 2017
News > Politics

Politics – Sunday shopping

Northern Ireland’s family life will suffer if shops in Belfast could open all day on Sundays, the UK’s major shopworkers’ union (USDAW) has warned. Belfast City Council has been holding a consultation on allowing all-day opening on 18 days a year, but John Hannett, general secretary of USDAW, warned workers would come under ‘additional…

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