Archive | November, 2015

Aisling goes East in a celebration of the city’s heroes

It was the hottest ticket in town on the coldest night of the year as the Aisling Awards paid tribute to the champions of a changing city in Titanic Belfast on Friday night. Even the freezing sleet whipping off the Lagan couldn’t dampen the high spirits of the 400 who turned out for the sold-out […]

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Man arrested in connection with notorious 2001 murder in North Belfast

A 34-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a 2001 North Belfast murder described by police as one of the most savage they’ve ever investigated. David Clarke was battered to death in his Forthriver Road home on June 6, 2001. The 26-year-old had special needs. Fixtures and fittings in the property were destroyed in […]

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It may take the wisdom of the ages to tackle the next big equality challenge

MY four ex-children (they’re all-growed-up now) are very good at either ignoring any advice I may give them or denouncing any views I may happen to offer, whether about a domestic or a political matter. But that’s family for you. They wouldn’t be normal if they weren’t trying to kill their oul’ fella (meta-phorically speaking) […]

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Officers saved by bulletproof windows as police car is raked by gunfire

Police have described the firing of shots at an unmarked police car in West Belfast last night as “a mindless, reckless attempt to kill officers”. Around eight shots were fired at the vehicle in Rossnareen Avenue at around 6.50pm. Most of the rounds struck the front passenger side of the vehicle but, as the picture […]

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US terror alert grounds Walsh as Aisling makes its Titanic debut

THE judges’ decisions are in for the 19th annual Aisling Awards with a host of city champions and ambassadors set to gather for a glittering ceremony at the sold-out Titanic Belfast tomorrow (Friday) night. The ‘Belfast Oscars’ will be bestowed upon those groups, organisations and individuals that work to promote the city with each and […]

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GAA revamps its Casement team as Kingspan kingpin takes over as head of project

The GAA has revamped its Casement project team as plans for the new stadium go full steam ahead. In a joint statement released last night, Ulster GAA, the Central Council of the GAA and Antrim GAA said the Project Board is continuing to work closely with the planning and delivery teams to prepare a revised scheme […]

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