Archive | November, 2013

Anto’s facing up to his biggest battle

FORMER Antrim football captain Anto Finnegan has spoken for the first time since being diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND). The 40-year-old was first made aware he had the life-shortening illness in August 2012, but has now gone public to highlight what is a relatively unknown condition. Anto, noted for his leadership and courage on […]

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Knifing case is reopened after A’town News appeal

The police have reopened an investigation into the murder of a West Belfast man over 20 years ago. Patrick Sullivan was knifed to death at Clonard Court in February 1992, just days after confronting an individual over anti-social behaviour in Dunville Park. Patrick (25) was a former French Foreign Legionnaire and a member of the […]

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Filipino families attend Mass for hurricane dead

West Belfast is pulling together to provide support and aid following the hurricane disaster in the Philippines that has left thousands dead. Yesterday (Wednesday), a special Mass was held at St Peter’s Cathedral to pray for the dead and suffering following the destruction left in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Meanwhile, Lord Mayor of Belfast […]

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Battered Pádraig is in ‘good spirits’

THE badly beaten West Belfast man in police custody in Amsterdam after being arrested by Dutch police when trouble broke out in the city before last Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Ajax is in “good spirits”, his family said last night Pádraig Mullan from Shanvis Court in the lower Falls was arrested last Wednesday night […]

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Collusion book a lightning sell-out

Collusion book a lightning sell-out

A NEW book detailing collusion between loyalists and the RUC and UDR has already sold out its first print run. ‘Lethal Allies – British Collusion in Ireland’, which was launched at the weekend at St Mary’s University College on the Falls Road, is the result of 15 years of research carried out by the Pat […]

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A minute’s silence held at City Hall

A minute’s silence held at City Hall

A minute’s silence was observed on Friday morning by Belfast City Council staff at City Hall to mark the 20th anniversary

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