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Leading diaspora figures prepare to fly into Belfast from across the world for a Homecoming to remember

Belfast is set to welcome ex-pats from across the world back home during a three-day event at the start of October. The Belfast Homecoming 2015, which takes place between October 7 and 10, is expected to bring together leaders from Europe and the US with strong ties to Belfast. Leading the diaspora delegation will be […]

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Mother awaits news on prosecution over ‘legal high’ death of her son

The mother of a Belfast man who died in City Hospital in July 2013 will find out next month if anyone will be prosecuted for her son’s death. Sean Paul Carnahan died in the Belfast Trust hospital four months after he tried to take his own life while under the influence of a legal high. […]

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Bar staff trained to look for signs of depression in imaginative new training initiative

A pioneering project by two bars in North Belfast to identify signs of depression in their customers has been praised as a potentially life-saving scheme. The Chester Bar and the Lansdowne Hotel, both on the Antrim Road, have equipped their staff with vital skills that will see them become more aware of mental health problems […]

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Is the ‘Shipyard Poet’ in line for a blue plaque at his former Belfast home?

There are calls for a blue plaque to be erected at the former home of Joe Nolan, known as the Shipyard Poet. Blue plaques are administered by the Ulster History Circle in a tribute to men and women who have made important contributions to society across a wide range of fields. As well as penning […]

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Bishop Treanor calls for more to be done to help refugees

Bishop Noel Treanor has called for more to be done to help ease the current refugee and humanitarian crisis sweepng Europe. During his speech on the issue at Mater Dei Church in Crumlin, CO Antrim, on Sunday, the Bishop of Down and Connor called on politicians to act on the crisis. “In the light of […]

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Irish classes start back at Ionad Uibh Eachach

It’s September and Irish language classes are back throughout Belfast. Announcing details of their courses this week, Ionad Uíbh Eachach – the Irish language community centre based in Iveagh Crescent behind An Chultúrlann – have a wide range of Irish courses available both in the morning and the evening. Ionad’s adult education programmes are supported […]

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