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Pic of the Day, Tuesday November 13

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New report on murder of Gerard (16)

THE FAMILY of a murdered Lenadoon teen and victims’ group Relatives for Justice have united to produce a special report into the circumstances of the boy’s shooting and the family’s long campaign for accountability. Gerard Gibson (16) was shot dead by the British army on July 11, 1972. An initial finding by the RUC that he […]

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Sprinkle of Christmas magic set for Roddy McCorley’s with Em Two Balloons

THE season of Christmas is one steeped in tradition and a recent addition to the familiar staples of trees, mince pies and chestnuts roasting on an open fire is the return of ‘Em Two Balloons and their festive production entitled Fairy Tale of New Lodge. Written by Vincent Higgins and directed by long time collaborator […]

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Pic of the Day, Monday, November 12

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Gripping ebbs and flows of Belfast IRA

GIVEN the significance of the IRA in shaping Ireland over the last century, there has been no shortage of historiographies about the organisation. Dr John Ó Néill’s Belfast Battalion, however, presents itself as a rarity amongst other texts on the subject. The new book offers an invaluable chronological history of the Belfast IRA between 1922 […]

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Ballymurphy massacre inquest begins

A CORONERS inquest into the fatal shootings of 11 civilians in Ballymurphy begins today almost 50 years after the atrocity. The inquest into the shootings, which took place in Ballymurphy between August 9 and 11, 1971, is expected to last several months, calling hundreds of witnesses, including more than 100 former soldiers. Among those killed […]

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Dunville’s historic fountain area hit by young vandals

LOCAL representatives have slammed those responsible for “alcohol-fuelled vandalism” to the historic fountain area of the Dunville park resulting in its temporary closure. The popular Falls park has been closed to the public since Friday past due to fire damage to the surface last week. Workers’ Party representative Joanne Lowry said there can be no […]

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Pipe bomb discovered in West Belfast had ‘potential to kill’

A PIPE bomb that was discovered in West Belfast close to a children’s nursery school had the potential “to kill or maim,” the police have said. Several homes were evacuated in Andersonstown discovery of a suspicious object in Slieveban Avenue. A PSNI cordon was erected at the entrance to the housing estate at lunchtime as […]

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