Archive | July, 2015

Don’t miss out on Féile talks and debates

Thought-provoking talks along with heated and challenging debates will be served up as part of this year’s annual Féile an Phobail. St Mary’s University College, Andersonstown Social Club (PD), Falls Road Library and St Louise’s Comprehensive College will serve as the backdrop to the week-long itinerary, which was launched at a special event at St […]

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Orangeman and republican to debate parades tonight

Two old adversaries in the Orange parades dispute will come face to face for a discussion on Orange Order marches tonight. Rev Mervyn Gibson, a senior Orangeman, and Seán Murray, a senior West Belfast republican and member of a nationalist residents’ group, will come together for a discussion at St Mary’s University College. At the […]

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The biggest and best Féile is about to begin

THE curtain rises today (Thursday) as Europe’s biggest community festival – Féile an Phobail – sets out its stall for the next ten days. Everything from street theatre, children’s picnics, carnival parade, concerts, sport, discussions, literary readings and exhibitions will be showcased across West Belfast and beyond as the community festival celebrates its 27th year. […]

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£10,000 reward to find a killer

The family of a West Belfast man knifed to death 23 years ago have offered a £10,000 reward for any information that leads to a conviction in the murder. Patrick Sullivan, a former member of the French Foreign Legion, was knifed to death at Clonard Court in February 1992 just days after confronting an individual […]

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Tempests brewing up a storm

LOCAL roots rock band The Tempest Fugitives are to take to the stage at this year’s Sunflowerfest in Hillsborough. The band, including West Belfast natives Damian Higgins (vocals/guitar), Stevie Robinson (guitar) and Eamonn Matthews (drums), along with Niall McLaughlin (bass) from Randalstown, won their spot on stage as victors in the Jägermeister Battle of the […]

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United Nations call for Finucane inquiry

Relatives For Justice has welcomed the call by the United Nations for an inquiry into the murder of West Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane. The United Nations Committee on Civil and Political Rights has called for the immediate implementation of the Stormont House Agreement by the British Government and called for an inquiry into the 1989 […]

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