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Funeral of murder victim Kieran Wylie takes place in Lenadoon

Up to 300 people gathered in Lenadoon this afternoon for the funeral of Kieran Wylie who had been gunned down at his home eight days previously. In line with Covid restrictions, there was no funeral mass. However, prayers were said by a priest outside the 57-year-old grandfather’s home before the coffin, draped in the Tricolour, […]

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Clanmil staff rally round for Pauline as she hits the century

THERE were celebrations at a South Belfast sheltered housing scheme this week to mark one resident’s 100th birthday. Pauline Kieran, also known as Mary, lives at Clanmil Housing’s Blessington Court in Rosetta. Born on May 18, 1920 in Corcreeghagh, County Louth, she was one of eight children.  She moved to Belfast when she married and […]

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UPDATED TIMELINE – CRUCIFIED: Vulnerable paid heavy price for Health bosses’ decision to blindly follow Boris in tackling Covid-19

Almost every mis-step made by the Health Department and the Stormont Executive in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic was a direct result of following the lead of Boris Johnson and his advisors in No. 10 Downing Street. One of the heroes of the pandemic, Dr Gabriel Scally, the Belfast-born-and-bred President of the Epidemiology and Public […]

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FEATURE: A Road Runs Through It – The Bog Meadow Lakes explored in new book

We publish here an excerpt from ‘A Road Runs Through It: The Bog Meadows of Belfast’, a proposed new book by David Branagh of Co Wicklow. David is keen to find a publisher for his work and can be contacted via our offices. There were four main lakes and three ponds or pools in this […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Belfast City Council moves to stop bulilding work on Consulate’s ‘Great Wall of China’

A WALL erected at the Chinese Consulate in South Belfast is the subject of a current planning enforcement investigation, Belfast City Council have confirmed. The metal boundary structure on the Malone Road, which has been described as an “eyesore” by local residents, was first highlighted by the South Belfast News last month. Local resident Martin […]

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South Belfast MLA blasts Health Minister on lack of timetable for care home Covid testing

ALLIANCE South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has warned the Health Minister that he must put a precise timeline on testing plans in care homes.  On Monday Robin Swann announced that Covid-19 testing will be made available to all care home residents and staff across the North. The Minister said it is intended to complete the […]

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OPINION – ELLY ODHIAMBO: Man’s best friend eased Big David’s journey from a refugee camp in Uganda to sanctuary in Belfast

WHEN David Waigo was a child, there was a brutal war raging in the Arua region of Uganda where he comes from. Gun battles raging and bombs shelling the entire place. His family were given refuge by a Christian mission in the area. Children, mothers, the elderly and whole clans had nowhere to run. At […]

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TUAIRIM: Thig leis an chriticeoir istigh a bheith gránna, géar

An oíche sular ordaíodh do ghnónna sna 26 chontae druidim síos ar mhaithe lena gcustaiméirí agus a bhfostaithe a choinneáil slán ón choróinvíreas, d’ordaigh mé leabhar ó Kennys i nGaillimh, gnólacht teaghlaigh atá ceithre scór bliain ar an fhód i mbliana. Bhí mé díreach rómhall le go gcuirfí mo leabhar nua isteach leis an bheart […]

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