MINISTER for Culture, Arts and Leisure had a beef a while back about the Ulster Museum dealing in facts about the origin of Planet Earth, the universe and mankind rather than the bibical scribblings of the ancient Israelites.
Readers may chose to disagree with that viewpoint, but we’re backing the biologists, physicists, geologists, chemists, astronomers, astro-physicists, and even that bloke Dawkins on this one.
Now, it could be that Minister McCausland could have the last laugh. No, the award-winning, best in the UK Ulster Museum is not about to ditch credibility, but rather could, like many museums and libraries in Northern Ireland suffer slashed budgets, reduced staffing and in some cases job losses.
So said a DCAL official this week at an Assembly committee...
Thus institutions of learning, buildings, where that precious commodity of knowledge is kept, and treasured could close or be diminished. And those citadels of the free printed word and reference books, our libraries could also be closed.
But fear not, Minister McCausland has decreed that the Ulster Scots Agency should face no cuts...
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