And on the key questions of the moment - equality, demilitarisation, fair policing, economic justice - the majority of northern nationalists find themselves at one with the west Belfast MP. - Editorial, Andersonstown News

Kathleen O Halloran • 10 August 2004

A lot of comments have been made about the exploitation of men who worked on building sites in west Belfast and who were paid on average two pound per hour. Working in all weathers on building sites for less than minimum wage, and being paid in bars, with the bar making sure you bought some drink out of it first is no laughing matter. Exploitation is no laughing matter. Last week in Fort St the child of a young single mother died after being taken from his burning home. A tragic experience. But young single women are raising families alone and their exploitation is no laughing matter either. For young mothers in that position life is not easy. Abandoned by men for what ever reason these young mothers are preyed upon by unscrupulous landlords. In the community classifieds section of the Andersonstown News there is another advert for a house in Forfar St the next street to Fort St. It reads:

3 bedroomed house Forfar St. OFCH
Available immediately. £450. pm


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