Archive | October, 2015

Abuse victim hopes she’ll finally find out why she spent her childhood in homes

A Belfast-born woman who was given up by her mother and spent years in Catholic institutions where she suffered abuse says she hopes a meeting with relatives in Donegal will shed some light on why her mother took the fateful decision not to raise her. Marie Therese Rogers Moloney has been put in contact with […]

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Police anti-bomb jammer near Camp Twaddell is causing havoc at Ardoyne shops

THE PSNI has admitted to using sophisticated radio jamming equipment around the Twaddell protest camp which is playing havoc with security shutters and cars at the Ardoyne shops. The advanced equipment, used by the PSNI to prevent bombs being remotely triggered, has seen traders locked in and out of their shops, resulting in a damaging […]

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BBCNI claims on-air staff don’t have to wear a poppy – is it some kind of galaxy-altering coincidence that they all do?

AND still BBC Ulster continues with the laughable pretence that when it comes to wearing a poppy, it’s up to the on-screen talent whether they want to pay tribute to our boys or not. It’s a hoary old chestnut, isn’t it? Every year on the radio and TV there’s a row about the poppy and something or […]

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Family leave home after racist graffiti attack

POLICE are treating as a hate crime racist graffiti that was painted across the front window of a property in Stockmans Lane. It is understood the ‘Blacks Out’ graffiti was sprayed on the home late last Wednesday night and that the mixed race family living there haven’t been back to their property since. The graffiti […]

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Threatened day centres provide a vital service for users and carers alike, so let’s think hard before we scrap them

Too often in our busy modern world, carers and their loved ones are invisible. Last Wednesday, I spent the day with users and carers and staff in West Belfast visiting Fallswater, Mica and Suffolk Day centres and then in a meeting with carers and the Belfast Health Trust. I witnessed the marvellous work being done […]

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Family await results of tests on bullet found in exhumed body of Ballymurphy Massacre victim

After yesterday’s sensational news that a bullet has been found lodged in the exhumed body of one of the victims of the Ballymurphy Massacre, the family of Joseph Murphy now face another wait for the forensic details of the newly-discovered round. Relatives of the murdered father-of-12 took the decision to apply for yesterday’s exhumation on […]

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