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Maskey magic caps stunning All-Ireland semi-final victory for Naomh Éanna

AIB All-Ireland Club Intermediate Football Championship semi-final Naomh Éanna (Antrim) 3-9 An Spidéal (Galway) 0-11 From Paddy Tierney at Páirc Tailteann NAOMH Éanna booked their place in the All-Ireland Club Intermediate Football Championship final with a sublime performance to defeat An Spidéal in Navan yesterday. An audacious 60-yard wonder goal from midfielder Joe Maskey was […]

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Image of the Day, Monday 21st January

Renowned human rights activist Clara Reilly looks on as Belfast Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey and West Belfast MP Paul Maskey unveil the sign at the newly-named Groves Reilly Corner – Coirnéal Groves Reilly – on the site of the former Andersonstown Barracks. Clara’s co-campaigner and friend Emma Groves passed away in 2007. Looking on are […]

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Meli murder accused granted bail again despite numerous breaches

ONE of three men awaiting trial for the murder of West Belfast man Christopher Meli has been granted bail – and warned he would be returned to custody if he breaches his conditions again. Lee Smyth was not present for the successful bail application at Belfast Crown Court on Friday. Despite objections from a prosecuting […]

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A Dying Laugh for the northern state

In 1932, Michael McLaverty upended the tablets of stone on which the newly-born Northern state stood with his sparing but evocative novel Call My Brother Back; the first book to tell it as it really was for beleaguered Belfast nationalists. Now, as we approach the shameful centenary of that grotty gerrymandered entity, a new book […]

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Pic of the Day, Friday, January 18

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Helping the young who slip through the net

AFTER 23 years of working in the community sector, Northern Ireland Youth Forum (NIYF) Director Chris Quinn is a familiar face to many in wider North Belfast and beyond. The Glengormley man has played, and continues to play, a vital role as a community activist through his work at NIYF and through his voluntary work, […]

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LORAG hits back over Roma claims

SOUTH Belfast community group LORAG has hit back at the BBC over claims that it covered up exploitation of the Roma community. And the award-winning South Belfast body, which runs the Shaftesbury Recreation Centre and has been praised for its work with migrants, says it is seeking legal advice over the allegations broadcast by the […]

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Emma and Clara go to the Bolshoi

THERE are very few places anywhere named after women. In Belfast we have load of Victoria places. A hospital, a shopping mall, a university. We also have a bridge named after Queen Elizabeth. Of course those named venues are not really about the women they are named after. We all know it is about their […]

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