Archive | February, 2015

Alarming Belfast self-harm figures revealed in new report

Alarming Belfast self-harm figures revealed in new report

More people are treated in Belfast hospitals for self-harm than anywhere else on the island of Ireland. The shocking new figures are contained in a new report from the Registry of Self-Harm analysing the prevalence of self-harm presentations to the 12 emergency departments in Northern Ireland. In a comparison with other large cities in Ireland […]

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First Minister pays ‘historic’ visit to West Belfast

First Minister pays ‘historic’ visit to West Belfast

FIRST Minister Peter Robinson paid what’s been described as a “historic” visit to West Belfast when he was the keynote speaker at the annual Building Business Together breakfast in the Kennedy Centre this morning. Stressing how community leaders can build and grow business together in the city, Mr Robinson said: “We are moving forward as […]

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Lord Mayor says St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be best-ever as 2015 programme is revealed

Belfast is gearing up for a spectacular St Patrick’s Day parade and concert.

 Strictly Come Dancing finalist and member of smash hit boy band Blue, Simon Webbe, will be the concert’s headline act at Custom House Square on Tuesday, March 17. And the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint will come to life on the streets […]

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West Belfast’s first-ever UKIP candidate vows to knock on all doors

WEST Belfast’s first-ever UKIP Westminster candidate has vowed to canvass all areas of the constituency in the run-up to May’s election. Brian Higginson is set to run for the UK Independence Party in the forthcoming poll. The Lisburn man has been a member of party for the past three years and hopes to become their […]

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Andor co-founder turns energy and efforts to a new project

A co-founder of Springfield Road-based Andor Technology — the manufacturer of high-performance scientific digital cameras for research institutes which recently sold for £176m — has just secured funding for a new start-up. Hugh Cormican, a former member of the West Belfast Partnership Board, says his new company Cirdan will export medical diagnostic and imaging products […]

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Plans unveiled for single Belfast super-parade to mark 1916 centenary

Negotiations are under way in an effort to bring together all republican groups in the city next year for a single, united Easter march to mark the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. This year, various republican groups and factions will as usual organise their own Easter events across Easter Sunday and Easter Monday. Last […]

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