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Julie: File Locked For 45 More Years

THE sister of a 14-year-old Lenadoon girl killed by a plastic bullet in 1981 has hit out a decision to lock the National Archives file on her death for another 45 years. Julie Livingstone was returning from a local shop on the Stewartstown Road when she was fatally injured by a plastic bullet on 12, […]

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It’s double delight for little Dáithí

THE family of little Dáithí Mac Gabhann are celebrating after learning that their son has made the shortlist for the annual British Heart Foundation’s Heart Hero awards. It was discovered during a routine 20-week scan that little Dáithí’s heart had not developed as it should have and it was found that the now two-year-old toddler […]

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Pic of the day, Thursday, April 25

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‘The pen is mightier than the sword’

Address by Father Martin Magill at the funeral of Lyra McKee at St Anne’s Cathedral. May I speak in the Name of the Living God. First of all, I want to thank Dean Stephen Forde for his kind invitation to give this reflection today. I have no idea what you Sara, Lyra’s partner must have […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, April 24

Over the wall: Watching the Joe Cahill Tournament parade to MacRory Park

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Helping those in need through the legacy of John Hewitt

SET up in September 1984, the Belfast Unemployed Resource Centre (BURC) is a charitable organisation whose aims and objectives are to provide support, education, training and facilities to the unemployed and other groups suffering from social and economic disadvantage. The organisation was formed in a period remembered largely for an economic recession coupled with the […]

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Family’s tribute to Lyra ahead of funeral

THE family of murdered journalist Lyra McKee have paid tribute to her ahead of her funeral today (Wednesday). The 29 year-old, who grew up in North Belfast, was fatally wounded after shots were fired during rioting in Derry last Thursday night. Her funeral will take place at 1pm at St Anne’s Cathedral with the service […]

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President to open Connolly museum

PRESIDENT Michael D Higgins will officially open the new Áras Uí Chonghaile/ James Connolly Visitor Centre on the Falls Road on Friday. The President will deliver a speech to mark the historic occasion as the £1.4 million three-storey building in the Gaeltacht Quarter prepares to open its doors to visitors for the first time. Director […]

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