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Minnie (100) celebrates the ton-up with family and pals

A NORTH Belfast care home is celebrating having their first-ever 100-year-old resident. Minnie Wilson, who resides in Abingdon Manor on the Crumlin Road, reached the milestone on October 6 and was joined by family and friends at a party. Originally from Sheridan Street in the New Lodge area, Minnie comes from a family of eight […]

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What can be taken from SF bid from presidency?

So – what did you think? With the dust settling and Michael D Higgins preparing for his inauguration, was it a good idea for Martin McGuinness to run his candidacy up the flagpole and see how many saluted? Some commentators say he had a disastrous outing, that he’s been sent back home with his tail between his legs. Others argue that he’s consolidated the Sinn Féin presence in the south and that close on 14 per cent of the vote, not to mention his contribution to the final debate, more than justifies his candidature.

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Another spin on the whirligig of history

The campaigns for the Presidency in Ireland are giving rise to interesting discussions. The most interesting is about Martin Mc Guinness, one of the candidates any country would be proud to have as President.

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The Tánaiste’s a Stick

MICHAEL D Higgins, the man who seems to be the only thing capable of preventing Martin McGuinness taking the salute from the Irish army in the Phoenix Park come October 27, is of course the candidate of the Labour Party.

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