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1971 killing of Bernard Watt to be heard in High Court

THE High Court is to hear a civil action brought against the Ministry of Defence and the Chief Constable of the PSNI by the widow a man who was shot dead by the British Army in Ardoyne. On February 5, 1971, Bernard Watt had been socialising in the Ardoyne area. At approximately 11pm a crowd […]

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Síomha wows Bublé

A 13-year-old Coláiste Feirste pupil wowed Canadian singing superstar Michael Bublé with her vocal talent at his sell-out concert in the city on Monday night. Second year pupil Síomha Brady’s moment with the crooner was captured on video and has since gone viral, clocking up over 55,000 views. Síomha told the Andersonstown News that it […]

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Police release image of suspect in Glider halt damage inquiry

POLICE have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to after thousands of pounds worth of damage was caused to Glider halts in West Belfast in January. Officers are investigating incidents of criminal damage to Glider halts outside two schools – the stop at Beechview Park outside Coláiste Feirste and the […]

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Pic of the day, Tuesday June 11

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Soldier describes giving first aid to man during Ballymurphy Massacre

A former soldier has an inquest into the Ballymurphy massacre how he administered first aid to a dying man during the shootings. Soldier M5547 described how he used shell dressing to treat the victim’s wounds at Henry Taggart Hall on the Springfield Road. The testimony emerged during evidence into the shootings of Daniel Teggart, Joan […]

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Shaking up the voting system

LAST month political parties began a new round of talks aimed at restoring the Stormont institutions. While news from the secret proceedings have been scarce the issues that have been at stake since the Assembly was collapsed in January 2017 continue to dominate the political discourse. However, underlying issues of majority and binary decision-making processes, […]

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Pic of the day, Monday June 10

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Total rematch for A Night In November

AUGUST 1994 and the curtain came up on Marie Jones’ A Night in November, making its theatrical debut as part of Féile an Phobail. 25 years on and the play is back, detailing one man’s struggle with identity at the Lyric Theatre. The play charts the story of welfare clerk Kenneth McAllister, a Protestant who […]

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