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Coláiste battle did not need to happen

IT’S a sad day indeed when an Irish-medium school has to go the courts to seek its rights from a Sinn Féin Minister in a battle we all thought the Irish language had won a long time ago.

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Silence in the court

AFTER half an hour in McSorley’s Tavern in Clogher on Friday afternoon as the designated driver, Squinter gets bored (oh, alright then, jealous) of the raucously happy conversation, sets down his fizzy water and goes for a bit of a dander.

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Five-a-day? Get it down your neck!

THERE aren’t many primary schools which allow their children to bring canned fizzy drinks to school with them for lunch or break. The Big Guy, like most kids his age, brings a still soft drink, or sometimes water. Although, as a dentist pointed out, you need to be careful as some still juices contain as much sugar as the infamous canned mouth-rotters they’re supposed to replace.

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Tributes paid to ‘wee scotch Joe’ as police plead for killing info

POLICE have called for eye-witnesses to come forward following the brutal killing of West Belfast man Joe O’Neill.The popular 60-year-old grandfather from Brooke Park in Andersonstown died in hospital in the early hours of Monday morning after sustaining multiple head injuries following an assault at a taxi depot in King Street.

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‘Word of British Prime Minister can’t be trusted’

The wife of murdered Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane has accused the British Prime minister of publicly humiliating her family after he backtracked on a commitment to hold a public enquiry into her husband’s death.

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When myth and culture collide

PUMPKINS are being carved, decorations are going up and costumes decided upon as we prepared to celebrate October 31 – Halloween.In this reporter’s opinion you are never too old to get into the spirit of the season and seek out the most ghoulish costume imaginable, McPeake’s and Elliott’s were always two staples to visit before the Halloween balls at university.

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