Archive | April, 2013

The Homer of the Gaels

In the 1970s ’80s and ’90s my favourite radio programme was Mo Cheol Thú, which was broadcast after the eight o’clock news on a Sunday morning. The presenter was Ciarán Mac Mathúna, a mine of information on Irish folklore. The programme consisted of a mixture of Irish traditional music and recitation of Irish poetry. The […]

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GAA rejects claims they’re not engaging

THE Casement Park Stadium Project Board (CPSPB) have rejected claims by the Mooreland and Owenvarragh Residents’ Association (MORA) that they have been ignoring their concerns, stating they have been engaging with them and other stakeholders since April last year. A CPSPB spokesman said the  process has been led by a senior Ulster GAA official who […]

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Residents fear they’ll be left in Casement dark

MEMBERS of the Mooreland and Owenvarragh Residents’ Association (MORA) have accused the GAA of continually “ignoring” their concerns in relation to the redevelopment of Casement Park. A number of residents told the Andersonstown News that they have got to the stage where they feel “helpless” in the face of the planned redevelopment which they fear […]

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Cops say hurley an ‘offensive weapon’

The mother of a schoolboy who had his hurling stick and sliotar confiscated by police who deemed it “an offensive weapon” says she is seeking legal advice. The teenager, a rising star in the sport, had his hurl and ball taken off him by police who kept it at Woodbourne barracks overnight. His mother, who […]

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Excavation works spark residents’ concerns

LOCAL politicians are meeting with the Planning Service this week to discuss residents’ fears over a new housing development in the Upper Springfield. One local woman told the Andersonstown News she’s  barely been able to sleep or eat since construction work began next to her home in Dermott Hill Gardens four weeks ago. She says […]

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Man’s fears after second death threat

A West Belfast man says he is living in fear for his life after a group claiming to be republicans vowed to kill him. The man, who does not want to be named, says members of the group are following him, making his life a misery and forcing him to live under curfew. The 29-year-old […]

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