Archive | June, 2015

Holy smoke! The Priests climb on board at rehearsals for new Lyric production

IT was a case of all aboard ‘The Holy Holy Bus’ on Tuesday as cast and crew from the upcoming Lyric production welcomed some special visitors to rehearsals. The grand ballroom at the Devenish Complex at Finaghy is the rehearsal space for the play ahead of a ten-day run at the South Belfast theatre. Invited […]

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SDLP’s Claire Hanna tells of her hopes for South Belfast after her Stormont co-option

The new MLA for South Belfast believes her appointment is part of a much-needed process of renewal within the SDLP. Claire Hanna (35) said that she was never going to shy away from the opportunity to represent the area in the Assembly and hopes that the move could see the beginning of a generational shift […]

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Excitement builds as Tall Ships prepare to sail into Belfast for four-day spectacular

Excitement is building with just days to go until the Tall Ships arrive in Belfast in what’s expected to be the biggest spectator event ever staged in the city. Belfast will act as the home port before the start of the 2015 Tall Ships Race, with dozens of the world’s most spectacular sailing vessels berthed […]

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Dog owner tells of park attack on her pet by fearsome Japanese Akita

A Belfast woman whose pet dog was savagely attacked by a fearsome Japanese Akita in Alexandra Park has issued a warning to other dog owners and to parents of young children. Susan O’Neill (74) only decided to take her 12-year-old Jack Russell, Billy, and her daughter’s Lhasa Apso to Alexandra Park after hearing reports that […]

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The Grey Lady’s shocking reporting of an Irish tragedy gets punished in the digital age

Back in the early days of 1989, another century and, in terms of media and communication, another epoch, the failure of the New York Times to report the assassination of Belfast attorney Pat Finucane was itself a story. But it was a slow burner. Days would pass after the murder, days would pass after the […]

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Murdered man’s daughter tells of online death threats in sick troll campaign

The daughter of a man lured to his death by the UVF 40 years ago has said she wishes she had never heard the name of her father’s murderer, after revealing she has been tormented by death threats and vile messages by cyber bullies. Seaneen McErlane (42), who in 2010 discovered that the man convicted […]

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