Ciara Quinn joined Belfast Media Group as a property and business journalist in February 2009, moving to the Andersonstown News title in November of that year. She has been involved in journalism for over ten years and has contributed to the weekly North and South Belfast News titles as well as the Irish Echo publication in New York.
WITH just three weeks to go until December 25, donations continue to pour in for Colin Glen’s ‘50to50’ Walking Group’s foodbank appeal.
COMMUNITY safety as the Christmas period fast approaches is the message being delivered through the Falls Community Council, in partnership with the PSNI.
PUP Councillor Dr John Kyle has expressed his support for the Care Partner initiative stressing how it would be of huge benefit to elderly care home residents.
WEST Belfast shopping epicentre, the Kennedy Centre, will remain open during this period of lockdown.
A WEST Belfast woman has spoken of the devastating impact current coronavirus restrictions around care homes, especially regarding visitation, has had on her family and that of her 71-year-old father.
A SOUTH Belfast-based business owner has spoken of the difficulty she and others are facing as ‘close contact’ services and ‘non-essential’ retail stores shut their doors today as part of the latest Covid-19 restrictions.
A South Belfast councillor has reiterated her call for the Department of Health to “step up” and facilitate an effective process that would see relatives designated as ‘Care Partners’ to help their loved ones residing in care homes.
WE will all be celebrating a different kind of Christmas this year, but the spirit of the festive season will be felt throughout the Colin area with a host of activities to enhance the holiday period.
THE COLIN community is putting its shoulder to the wheel as Christmas fast approaches with the launch of the Mount Eagles Community Centre’s food and toy drive.
BLACK taxi drivers, supported by West Belfast MP Paul Maskey, have delivered a letter to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) headquarters calling on the Minister to urgently implement the concessionary fares facility to avoid imminent job losses in the industry.
A WEST Belfast man is preparing to ‘Brave the Shave’ for a close friend who he has described as “one of life’s true gentlemen”.
ST Genevieve’s High School Principal Jacqueline Bartley has spoken of how “incredibly well” staff and pupils have adapted to the schools ‘new normal’ as part of its coronavirus safety measures.
Sinn Féin is calling for an internal review after a UVF wreath was laid at Belfast City Council’s cenotaph in the Garden of Remembrance at City Hall.
WITH its origins very much steeped in the community – and using its platform as a showcase for local and emerging cinematic talent – Belfast Film Festival marks its 20th birthday this month with a programme encompassing vibrant, innovative films and documentaries.
A crucial part of any newspaper make-up – the crossword – is a bumper one this week in the Andersonstown News and North Belfast News, as the puzzle marks its 1,000th appearance. The man behind the clues and more importantly the answers, is 64-year-old Dublin man Brendan Treacy whose work made its debut on July 16 2001.