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His was a life of ‘endurance and resolve’

The 19th century Donegal poet, lamenting his drowned son, comes closest to capturing our devastation at the news that Martin McGuinness is gone. An chéad Mháirt de fhómhair ba brónach tuirseach mo scéal. Lámh thapa a bhí cróga ag gabháil rohmam ar leaba na n-éag. On the First Tuesday of autumn, sorry and tired was […]

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Vast crowds attend McGuinness funeral

THOUSANDS gathered for the funeral of former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in his native city of Derry yesterday afternoon. Seemingly endless crowds followed his coffin, draped in a tricolour, through the Bogside to St Columba’s church with spontaneous applause for the the late republican at every turn. The 66-year-old died at Altnagelvin Hospital surrounded […]

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Thousands of daffodils brighten up Marie Curie’s ‘Garden of Light’

ST ANNE’S Square in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter will be awash with yellow daffodils when it plays host to the Marie Curie ‘Garden of Light’ to mark the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal. The immersive art installation will be open to the public from Thursday 24 to Sunday, March 26. The Garden is made up of 2,100 […]

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Martin’s dream of a united Ireland lives on

POLITICAL representatives in West Belfast have expressed their condolences to the family of Martin McGuinness following the death of the former Deputy First Minister. Sinn Féin representatives paid tribute to their comrade saying his impact will be felt for many years to come. Alex Maskey MLA said Mr McGuinness was a man of ‘immeasurable stature’ […]

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Market and Donegall Pass get a Queen’s boost

FIRST-YEAR and postgraduate Architect students from Queen’s University are working with local community organisations to help deliver improvements to a range of premises in South Belfast over just five days. Street Society is an annual one-week environmental design and creative event, running since 2010, which is facilitated by architecture staff from the School of the […]

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Thousands attend Belfast vigil for McGuinness

THOUSANDS of mourners gathered in West Belfast last night (Tuesday) to pay their respects to former deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. The Sinn Féin politician died in hospital in the early hours of Tuesday morning with his family by his side. Mourners gathered at the site of the former Andersonstown Barracks to hold a candle […]

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Tributes paid to Martin McGuinness after he passes away aged 66

Martin McGuinness has been hailed as a passionate republican who worked tirelessly for peace and reconciliation after he passed away in Derry surrounded by his family last night. Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams led the tributes to the 66-year-old politician who played a key role in the peace process and republican efforts to reach out […]

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Duncairn to learn from New York Irish arts experience

A PIONEERING project in Belfast that saw a Presbyterian minister transform his church into an Irish cultural centre after his congregation dwindled is to seek partnerships in New York to develop their cross community outreach. The Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts’ events manager, Ray Giffen, is to spend a month in New York from […]

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