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Archive | April, 2014

Blackmail gang jailed after botched scheme

Evan Short Members of a blackmail gang that included a former INLA prisoner were jailed in Belfast Crown Court last Friday after pleading guilty to setting up a fake kidnapping that was foiled when the target informed the PSNI. Damien Morgan, 44, of Fianna House, New Lodge Road; Colm Cassidy, 37, of Rosehead, North Belfast […]

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Victims confront Villiers over past

A LOCAL woman whose mother was gunned down by the British Army in Ballymurphy confronted British Secretary of State Theresa Villiers yesterday over her comments that state murders should be given less emphasis than murders by paramilitaries. Briege Voyle was one of a number of relatives of the 11 innocents killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre […]

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European Commission backs state funding for new Casement Park

The use of public funds to redevelop the three main sports stadia in the North – including Casement Park – has been okayed by Europe. Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín yesterday welcomed a decision by the European Commission that the use of public funds for the redevelopment of the regional stadia was in conformity with […]

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New housing plan sparks concerns over local access

Furious residents living off the Whitewell Road say they will do everything in their power to prevent a housing development being built that they claim will adversely impact their ability to access the Antrim Road. Glengormley-based Abcord Building Services Ltd have submitted a planning application for ten semi-detached homes and a detached house on waste […]

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Mum says there must never be a repeat of fatal errors

A NORTH Belfast woman whose baby died after admitted shortcomings by the Northern Trust says she hopes her tragedy will never be repeated. Louise McAuley, originally from Ardoyne, lost her baby Erin in 2008 at the Causeway Hospital in Coleraine. Last year, the McAuleys reached a settlement with the Northern Trust over the death of […]

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Thousands of Irish speakers march to city centre

by Francesca Ryan f.ryan@belfastmediagroup.com Thousands of Irish speakers and supporters of the language from across the country are set to converge on West Belfast this Saturday for a protest march into the city centre. An Lá Dearg is part of an organised national campaign to highlight and protest at the lack of rights and equality […]

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