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McLaughlin pays tribute to Reds’ second half hunger

CLIFTONVILLE boss Paddy McLaughlin paid tribute to his side’s second-half effort in their dramatic injury-time County Antrim Shield comeback win against Ballymena. The Reds battled back from Leroy Millar’s early opener in the second half to stage a smash-and-grab 2-1 win and McLaughlin felt his side emptied everything into their search for a route back […]

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Register now for the Craic 10k St Pat’s run

BELFAST’S First Citizen was onhand to officially launch the annual SPAR Craic 10K. Set to kick-start St Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 17, thousands of runners are set to take part in the urban run which is celebrating its sixth year. Lord Mayor Danny Baker told the Andersonstown News that he will counting down the […]

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Alex is new Speaker

NEWLY appointed Speaker of the Assembly Alex Maskey says he intends to set structures which will be ultimately “underpinned by respect”. Sinn Féin and the DUP re-entered devolved government after the two main parties supported a deal to restore the political institutions in the north following its collapse in January 2017. Having entered Stormont as […]

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‘Casement Park will be a good news story for West Belfast,’ says Paul Maskey MP

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey has welcomed a government commitment to see the redevelopment of Casement Park. The New Decade, New Approach deal, which saw the restoration of the Assembly last week, contains an Executive commitment “to complete both the Regional and Sub Regional Stadia Programmes, including Casement Park”. The £110m redevelopment plans had previously […]

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It’s time to call a health emergency

SO let’s be clear. We deserve better Dr Michael McBride, Chief Medical Officer, says “there is no greater public health challenge than suicide prevention.” As communities across Belfast are in mourning following a weekend in which young lives were tragically lost, I would like to take this opportunity to call upon Dr Michael McBride, the […]

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Nicole starts New Year at home

NEWTOWNABBEY woman Nicole Adams has finally been allowed to return home after six weeks in hospital. We’ve been following the journey of cystic fibrosis suferrer Nicole (28) who last year won her battle for access to life-changing drugs. But Nicole was admitted to hospital at the end of November where her condition deteriorated after she […]

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Alex Maskey is new Assembly Speaker

WEST Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has been appointed Speaker of the Stormont Assembly following the end of the three-year Executive close-down. Sinn Féin and the DUP re-entered devolved government on Friday after the two main parties supported a deal to restore the political institutions in the north following its collapse in January 2017. […]

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Ó Theanga Leipreacháin go dtí Acht Ghaeilge

I 1987, caitheadh amach as mo chéad chruinniú den Chomhairle i mBéal Feirste mé as Gaeilge a labhairt. Nó “teanga leipreacháin” mar bhaist Sammy Wilson uirthi. Mhuscail mé inniu agus Acht Ghaeilge ar an táirseach againn. Moill ró-fhada ach d’éirigh linn mar phobal Gaeilge ó Thuaidh tabhairt ar na húdaráis an tAcht a bhí geallta […]

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