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Warm tributes paid to inspirational teacher and Gaeilgeoir Éamonn Ó Faogáin

WARM tributes have poured in for well-known teacher, singer and Irish language activist Éamonn Ó Faogáin who passed away last week after a short illness. Mr Ó Faogáin, a teacher at St Colman’s school in Dunmurry, was well known and loved amongst the Irish speaking community and was renowned for his beautiful singing voice. Éamonn’s […]

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Historic Ardoyne parading deal collapses

Negotiations to produce a deal that could have seen the closure of Camp Twaddell have collapsed with the mediators reporting they could not deliver a deal between the two sides. In a statement released this morning, Reverend Harold Goode and Derry businessman Jim Roddy said they were “unable to achieve agreement for a resolution at […]

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Fight is on to maintain vital ex-prisoners service

A support group for ex-prisoners and their families is battling to maintain its services in the local community. Tar Isteach Advice and Counselling Service, which is based on the Antrim Road, was set up in 1999 to provide counselling and welfare rights advice for ex-prisoners and their families. But the group has been struggling to […]

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Clock ticking on Ardoyne parade deal

An expected deal that could see the protest camp at Twaddell dismantled as early as Friday has yet to be officially published with the clock ticking on the proposals. A meeting of Ardoyne residents will take place this evening with the agreement expected to be outlined for the first time. The Belfast Media Group understands […]

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Suited and booted at Louis Boyd

IT’S time to get suited and booted at Louis Boyd for this week’s deal with a fantastic offer from the Park Centre store. Offering a full suit, shirt, tie and shoes for just £149, including a free waistcoat is value not to be missed. “It’s an excellent deal. There is a fantastic range of shirts […]

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PIPS to expand across city

North Belfast mental health charity PIPS are to expand into South Belfast with CEO Brian Maguire confirming they’re opening a new facility on the Ormeau Road. The new office, which will specialise in crisis response, will help to extend the services already offered in North Belfast. “South Belfast is our first ever outreach clinic,” said […]

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We want justice for our innocent dad

The family of a man shot dead by British soldiers and shown by declassified Ministry of Defence (MoD) documents to be innocent have appealed for witnesses to the killing to come forward as they pursue their fight for justice. Christopher Quinn – known as Christy – was one of a number of Carrick Hill men […]

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People power wins out after Belfast Trust’s

THERE were emotional scenes on Tuesday as the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust made a U-turn over its decision on the proposed closure and amalgamation of mental health and learning disability centres across Belfast. After an agonising nine-month wait, families and service users from Fallswater Day Centre, Whiterock Day Centre and Crumlin Road’s Everton […]

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Local punter scoops £30,000 on winrush bet

BET OF THE WEEK We start with a cracking bet with one local punter taking Paddy Power for £31,590.00 with a £20 winrush […]

I Believe in Superheroes

Tribute to Mona McConnell, 1942-2016 I can’t remember when I stopped believing in superheroes. Perhaps when I was 13 or […]

MINDING SET FOR DOUBLE

It’s Irish Guineas weekend at the Curragh and in the hunt for a Guineas double is English 2000 winner Galileo […]

Rossa punter left gutted after one team does him out of a £246,000 windfall

MANCHESTER United killed our quad last Sunday in our quest to end the season on a high, but it wasn’t to […]

Squinter: the autumn leaves are falling like flags

SO ANYWAY, there’s Squinter dandering along the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the dog at his side, looking up at […]

Life got in the way

This week I hit a few snags, it’s very true what they say sometimes ‘life just gets in the way’ […]