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North Belfast MLAs show support for our future female leaders

TWO North Belfast MLAs have helped launch a new mentoring programme aimed at connecting today’s female leaders with tomorrow’s future leaders. The SDLP’s Nichola Mallon and Paula Bradley of the DUP were present at the recent event at Parliament Buildings, which was set up by leading not-for-profit organisation Groundwork NI. The programme involves leading female […]

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Snow forces over 280 school closures

MORE than 280 schools across the North are closed today (Wednesday) due to heavy snow and ice. Northern Ireland Electricity said about 600 customers remained without power after heavy snowfalls on Tuesday night. All bus services are now back operating as scheduled after Translink were forced to withdraw services for safety reasons. John Irvine, Head […]

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Glengormley: Traders and residents living ‘under threat’

Traders and residents are living ‘under threat’ after a weekend of anti-social behaviour in Glengormley. Police reported ‘unprecedented’ groups of young people gathering in the O’Neill Road area on Friday night, close to the entrance of V36 Valley Park. A 17-year-old male was arrested for possession of a knife. Large crowds also gathered in the […]

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Ardoyne: Eye-catching youth sporting mural unveiled

AN eye-catching new mural has been unveiled in Ardoyne to celebrate sporting and entertainment achievements, as well as young people from the area. The mural was painted by North Belfast artist Michael Doherty and is located at Havana Court, which was a graffiti hotspot. Boxers, hurlers, Irish dancers, martial artists, soccer players and even a […]

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Claire Canavan selected to replace Jim McVeigh

CLONARD woman Claire Canavan has been selected to replace Sinn Féin leader in Belfast City Council, Jim McVeigh. Claire attended St Dominic’s Grammar School before completing a degree in Law and Politics at Queen’s University. She attended the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and was awarded the Certificate of Professional Legal Studies. Claire was a […]

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Bobby Sands mother passes away

SINN Féin leader Gerry Adams has paid tribute to Rosaleen Sands, the mother of hunger striker and MP Bobby Sands who passed away today January 12, 2018. Speaking earlier today as news broke of Mrs Sands passing Mr Adams said: “I was extremely saddened to learn of Rosaleen’s death and, on behalf of Sinn Féin, […]

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Tributes paid as Barney Devenny is laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners turned out on Tuesday to pay their last respects to North Belfast community stalwart Barney Devenny who passed away after illness, aged 76. Originally from the Short Strand, Barney moved to the Lansdowne area of North Belfast where he was to become well known for his work with Newington Credit Union and […]

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Fr Paddy always wanted to be a priest

FATHER Paddy McCafferty has been the parish priest of Corpus Christi Church in Springhill since October 2016. The Rathcoole man who was ordained in 1989 says he never wanted to be anything other than a priest and added that it’s his pleasure to be a servant of the people. “I was in Crossgar for two […]

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