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Tag Archives: Clonard

Bonfire youths go on the rampage

Youths building so-called anti-internment bonfires clashed with police in a number of nationalist areas of Belfast last night. In the most shocking incident, a former credit union building in the Divis area of west Belfast was gutted in a blaze deliberately started by the anti social elements. Trouble began early yesterday evening when Belfast City […]

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Film award joy turns to sorrow

Joy has turned to sorrow for a West Belfast man after his short film was included in a top Irish film

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Back on the search for lasting peace

I got a taster of the rivalry to come at Euro 2012 on Tuesday at peace process talks in Dublin between

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Clonard beauty unveiled

“IT’S been a different adventure and it’s been an exciting adventure to get to this point,” says Rector Fr Michael Murtagh as the finishing touches are put in place to reopen Clonard church on March 25. The church, which closed its doors a year ago to undergo extensive restoration work, will reopen to the public in less than a fortnight. Fr Murtagh told the Andersonstown News

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Family want West to join Toby search

The family of Joby Murphy has appealed to the people of West Belfast for help in their bid to find their son’s body. Four weeks have passed since the 20-year-old fell from a footbridge into the River Lagan after a night out. Every day since the tragedy, Joby’s father has been at the harbour doing all he can to recover his son’s body.

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3,000-plus and climbing: crush on local housing waiting list worsens

A LOCAL MLA has said the housing crisis is so bad in West Belfast that some people on the housing waiting list are resorting to drastic measures to improve their chances of getting allocated accommodation – including paying dissident paramilitary groups to send them bullets in the post.

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