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Jewels in the crown of North Belfast throw open their doors to locals and visitors

NORTH Belfast is home to the highest concentration of historically significant and diverse buildings in the whole of the city.  They are beautiful and unique, and each and every one has a story to tell. The North Belfast Heritage Cluster is a group of voluntary organisations that own or care for an historic building (and […]

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VIDEO: The Minnows are back after ten years with new single and album

BELFAST indie rock band The Minnows have released their first new single in almost a decade, with a long-promised and eagerly awaited new album due to follow later this year. Entitled ‘When You’re Not Here’, the new single is a melodic and uptempo pop rock number with a harder edge, created by its crunching electric guitars, […]

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Bullaí gasúir: Tadhg’s thoughtful donation is in best Bunscoil tradition

A BIG-HEARTED Bunscoil Phobail Feirste pupil has donated an extensive collection of books to his school’s library. Rang 7 student Tadhg Mac Manáis, an avid and bilingual reader, donated the books to thank the school for his years there before he heads to St Malachy’s College in September.  His parting gift will help the school […]

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CITY HALL REPORT: There’s life in Belfast City Council – but not as we knew it

IT was a Belfast City Council meeting like no other on Wednesday night with July’s monthly meeting held virtually for the first time. With Covid-19 restrictions still very much in place, the meeting was conducted using Google Meets technology. Of course, there were teething issues with connection problems for some councillors (I won’t name any […]

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“I stand over my actions”, Michelle O’Neill tells MLAs during heated committee meeting

Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill has said that she stands over her actions in attending Bobby Storey’s funeral in Andersonstown yesterday. The Sinn Féin Vice-President has been criticised in some quarters after several thousand people lined the streets to pay their respects to the veteran republican who died last week. Ms O’Neill was part of […]

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Officials recall defence of the Falls on 50th anniversary of Curfew

This is the 50th anniversary of the Falls Curfew, July 3-5 1970, the biggest single engagement between armed Irish republicans and the British army since 1916. 2,500 troops from a number of regiments against the small IRA, na Fianna Éireann and Cumann na mBan units on the Falls Road. The excuse for this pre-planned attack […]

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VIDEO REPORT: Noah poured a lifetime of love into 14 short years, priest tells mourners

TRAGIC Noah Donohoe “poured a lifetime of love into 14 short years,” mourners were told at his funeral. The funeral of the 14 year-old St Malachy’s College pupil took place on Wednesday morning at St Patrick’s Church in Donegall Street. Noah’s body was found in a storm drain complex, off the Shore Road on Saturday […]

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Funeral to take place this morning for Noah Donohoe

Final preparations are being made at St Patrick’s Chapel, Donegall Street,  for the funeral of Noah Donohoe, the schoolboy who went missing in North Belfast on Sunday 21 June only to be found dead six days later. Floral tributes, cards, mementoes and messages now cover the entire entrance of St Malachy’s College where he was […]

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