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A Great Arrangement makes a great night out

Michael Collins’ romance with Longford woman Kitty Kiernan is one of the lesser explored parts of his life – probably because the information was only really revealed when private letters between the two were released 16 years ago. The correspondence allowed historians to gain an insight into the private life of Michael Collins. Now a […]

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New Twaddell deal to be put to Ardoyne residents tonight

A DEAL that could see the protest camp at Twaddell in North Belfast dismantled has been resurrected and will be put to Ardoyne residents at a public meeting tonight (Friday), the Belfast Media Group can reveal. Earlier in the summer hopes that a deal could be reached to remove the camp were scuppered when one […]

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Personal story will bring the house down

IT has received standing ovations from audiences from the Edinburgh Festival to the New York Irish Festival and is just weeks away from its first appearance at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, a city where its journey first began. Set in Belfast ‘Two Sore Legs’ by Ballymurphy playwright Brenda Murphy tells the story of […]

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Barrister back in Belfast to speak at suicide prevention event

EMINENT barrister and human rights campaigner Michael Mansfield QC will be in West Belfast this weekend to speak about the impact of suicide. Mr Mansfield will be joined by his partner Yvette Greenway at St Mary’s University College on Saturday.  The couple are founders of  Silence of Suicide (SOS) and are holding the event with […]

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South Belfast mum in the pink for a new campaign

BREAST cancer is the most common cancer in women in the north. Every year 1,200 are diagnosed and 300 lose their lives. Cancer Focus NI has been funding research at Queen’s for a number of years and has just launched a new campaign – In Pink – to encourage the public to do something pink […]

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£55 million Belfast office development given green light

A new £55m office development building in South Belfast was given the green light from council planning officials last night despite fears by Market residents that the mammoth buildings will overwhelm nearby residential properties. The office and retail development, due to be built beside Central Station, will consist of four buildings. Earlier this week, South […]

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Countdown is on to Positive Ageing Month

“THERE are festivals for chili, Guinness and oysters so why not one for our older people?” asks Springfield Charitable Association (SCA) General Manger Terry McNeill as Positive Ageing Month prepares to launch in October. Now in its fourth year, the festival includes activities to suit all tastes from introduction to iPad classes, a shipyard coffee […]

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Ballymurphy families walk out of ‘terrible’ Brokenshire talks

ANGRY relatives of the Ballymurphy Massacre victims walked out of a meeting with the new Secretary of State yesterday. They attended the meeting in the hope that James Brokenshire would release funds for inquests into the murders of their loved ones. Family spokesperson John Teggart, whose father was among 10 people shot dead in August […]

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