Recent News

Man beaten and bitten

THE VICTIM of a ‘brutal’ and ‘unprovoked’ attack in the city centre last week is appealing for information to help catch his attacker. Paddy McGill, who lives in supported housing in the Whiterock area, was attacked around 1am on the morning of Sunday September 10. The attack has only now come to light. An unknown […]

Read More

Death not Shrouded in mystery

AN HILARIOUS new comedy about a not-so-funny subject is set to take to the stage next month. Three’s A Shroud, written by Stephen Large, lifts the lid on the funeral business and promises to provide plenty of laughs for theatre-goers when it opens at the Waterfront Hall on October 4. For generations Catholic undertakers in […]

Read More

Belfast’s newest GAA club to be launched

A NEW juvenile GAA club for Irish speakers will be formally launched by Belfast Gaeilgeoirí this weekend. Laochra Loch Lao will be launched as part of the Thomas Ashe centenary weekend on Saturday at Coláiste Feirste and Laochra Loch Lao’s newly built, state-of-the-art sport facility at Beechmount, which includes a full championship sized GAA pitch. Juvenile […]

Read More

10 years and counting for TLC

TENDER Loving Childcare (TLC) is celebrating their tenth anniversary offering childcare services to the North Belfast community and beyond. The Cavehill Road-based nursery offer an extensive childcare service including a nursery, playgroup and pick-up/drop-off service using their own minibus. Christine Singh, who runs the service explained more about Tender Loving Childcare (TLC). “We still have […]

Read More

Kids put in danger by Cricky dog fouling

THE chairman of Ardoyne GAC has appealed to dog owners to ensure their pets are not allowed on to the Cricky playing field after a recent spate of dog fouling incidents. The state-of-the-art sports facility is used by a range of local clubs but Stephen McVicker said dog mess is causing a major problem and […]

Read More

Mercy College welcomes boys for first time

WITH the school year now under way, Mercy College is getting used to life as the latest co-ed school in North Belfast. The Ballysillan Road school has welcomed 36 male students across both Year 8 and Sixth Form. The move to admit boys was part of a major shake-up of education in North Belfast, which […]

Read More

AAD: Pipe bomb target threatened previously by INLA

THE man targeted in a pipe bomb attack in the early hours of last Tuesday had been threatened by the INLA in the past, the North Belfast News has learned. However, the bomb attack that saw a car damaged is understood to have been the work of vigilante group Action Against Drugs (AAD). It is […]

Read More

Irish schools being ‘set up to fail’ by Dept of Education

THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the trust fund for Irish-medium education has said that Irish language schools are being “set up to fail” by the Department of Education (DE). Pilib Ó Ruanaí of Iontabhas na Gaelscolaíochta (InG) has warned that, despite the growth and successes of Irish-medium schools, some are struggling to survive due to a […]

Read More