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Archive | April, 2013

These days we have a very different kind of raptor

THEY’RE becoming the new terror of the skies – and this week Dúlra witnessed it at first hand. He was walking through the city centre when suddenly, a seagull pounced from the air on to a pigeon which had been walking on the road. The screeching was so loud that shoppers stopped to take in […]

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Mad about history

AMONG the tens of thousands of words spoken during interviews for my book ‘Whose Past Is It Anyway?’,  those of Ian Paisley Jr  are among the most memorable – particularly his thoughts on the Easter Rising. “I’m an avid student of history, so I’ve absolutely no difficulty in exploring the Easter Rising further. As I […]

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Renegade gang member shot dead young dad

THE man who carried out the brutal shotgun murder of Kieran McManus is a member of a renegade criminal gang led by expelled INLA members, we’ve been told. The 26-year-old was gunned down on Saturday night outside the Kennedy Way branch of Dominos Pizza where he was working as a delivery driver. Witnesses say the […]

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Thousands attend Easter parades

Belfast has been a place of hope and inspiration in the story of Ireland since the days of the United Irishmen and Irishwomen who founded Irish republicanism in this city over 200 years ago. Sinn Féin Dublin Central TD Mary Lou McDonald, was speaking at Milltown Cemetery after thousands of republicans paraded up the Falls […]

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Family homes replace notorious police station

It was the scene of police brutality and a symbol of oppression in the past, but this week it’s the scene of children playing and happy families. Ten families from the Short Strand started to unpack their belongings and move into their new homes this week – situated on the former Mountpottinger barracks site. Ten […]

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DUP corporals move riles Sinn Féin

A Belfast City Council motion by the DUP to extend sympathy to the families of the two British Army corporals who were shot and killed after driving into an IRA funeral in March 1988 has been described as “crass”. The DUP’s Ruth Patterson will present the controversial motion at tonight’s (Wednesday’s) full Belfast City Council […]

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