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Cultúrlann comes storming back from lockdown with virtual harvest of August events

Irish language arts centre, Cultúrlann McAdam Ó Fiaich is roaring back into action from a three-month lockdown with an exciting series of events. “We are delighted to present our summer programme with events and courses in abundance as we gear up for the indigenous festival of Lúnasa,” said director Ciarán Mac Giolla Bhéin.  “There will […]

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Put Big Jack’s statue outside Aviva say local fans

THE West Belfast Ireland Supporter’s Club is calling for a statue to be erected of Jack Charlton at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The 85 year-old, who passed away on Friday took charge of the Republic of Ireland national football team in February 1986, leading them to two successful European Championship qualifications and their first […]

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Business Focus: McCabe Bathrooms offer expert quality at competitive price

When it comes to bathroom fitting and renovations, expert design and quality is essential. And at McCabe Bathrooms it;s guaranteed at incredibly competitive prices.  With over a decade of experience, McCabe bathrooms specialise in all aspects of tile and pvc bathrooms, plumbed, fitted and finished by a team of fully qualified tradesmen. From bathroom furniture […]

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He’s been recording the story of the Bog Meadows for eight decades, now he needs a publisher

Dave Branagh has spent a lifetime — a long and productive lifetime — recording the story of his beloved Bog Meadows. Now he needs a publisher to give his epic book ‘A Paradise Lost’ a wider readership. Brought up in St Katherine’s Road, Dave, who turns 80 this year, has been besotted by the Bog […]

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Cars torched in Glencolin, police seek motive while appeal is also made for information on Poleglass gun attack

Three cars were destroyed in an overnight arson attack in the Glencolin estate in West Belfast. Solidarty to the victims off a disgusting overnight cowardly attack on three cars in Glencolin. Two off which belonged to local Sinn Féin cumann members. Thankfully no one was hurt, but this does not excuse this wreckless, despicable, anti-community […]

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OPINION – DR MICHAEL DONNELLY: Health Department trying to mark its own homework with RQIA report

As Robin Swann dons his Orange regalia today to wait by the door for a socially-distanced Orange band to pass, he will be mindful of Sunday newspaper reports that his counterpart Matt Hancock in England is to be sued by relatives of those who died in care homes and that solicitors in Belfast are preparing […]

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Failure of PSNI to remove peace line bonfire sparked North Belfast trouble: councillor

Police were attacked in short-lived disturbances in the North Queen Street area last night in what was the second consecutive night of trouble sparked by the erection of a Twelfth bonfire at the Duncairn Gardens peace line. Nationalist youths threw petrol bombs at police who were deployed in the area late last night and remained […]

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OF TIMES PAST – LIAM MURPHY: The alternative Ulster Covenant of Rev James Armour of Ballymoney

I WAS in Belfast city centre last week for the first time in three months. I was to meet a ‘returned Yank’,  a man who has returned to these parts after nearly sixty years in USA. I was told he had two hours to spare. We took a walk through the city centre. In High […]

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