Archive | March, 2014

Anger at comments by PUP leader Hutchinson

Comments made by PUP leader Billy Hutchinson about two innocent West Belfast men that he murdered in the 1970s have been described as “disgraceful”. Mr Hutchinson said this week that the 1974 murders of Edward Morgan and Michael Loughran in the lower Falls helped prevent a united Ireland. He also suggested that he had “intelligence” […]

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Distraught mum may exhume daughter

The family of a 24-year-old from West Belfast who passed away last year say they are considering having her body exhumed and cremated if attacks on the grave don’t stop. Terri McMenamy took her own life in January of last year and is buried alongside her grandfather in Milltown. Terri’s devastated mother Donna said she […]

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We tried to kill cop: CIRA

THE Andersonstown News can reveal that the Continuity IRA were responsible for the planting of an under-car booby trap bomb that brought the Blacks Road to a standstill last Friday morning. The bomb was discovered by a passing police patrol near the junction with Arlington Drive just before 8am. The CIRA told the Andersonstown News […]

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Running battles at Duncairn not sectarian

A Newington community worker has said a recent outbreak of violence that saw running battles fought on Duncairn Gardens has been sparked over a fall out between friends and are not sectarian clashes as reported earlier this week. A large number of teenagers confronted each other around 7pm on Monday evening (March 10) with fist […]

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Residents not impressed by La Salle pitch plan

A residents’ group campaigning to protect a piece of open land in Andersonstown say they have been left hurt and disappointed over how De La Salle College have gone about the development of their new sports facility. Many local residents have been campaigning to stop De La Salle from building on the green site at […]

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Cape Verde fall woman originally from the Cliftonville

Prayers were said in two North Belfast schools this week following the death of a woman in an accident on the west African island of Cape Verde. Mary Bradley Verhoeven (61), who lived in Dromore, was originally from the Cliftonville area and still has family living locally. Her twin sister, Philomena is a teacher in […]

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