Archive | January, 2016

Standing by is not an option when it comes to our tragic past

A BEAUTIFUL play was performed in Belfast City Hall this week to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Entitled ‘The Suitcase’, the play was written by Belfast woman Jane Coyle. It intertwines the story of a Belfast Jewish family with that of the genocide against the Jews in Europe a mere 80 years ago. The play was […]

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£300m Northside development in chaos as DSD announces review

The government department funding a multi-million pound redevelopment of North Belfast has been forced into a rethink after outline planning perm-ission for the scheme was refused by Belfast City Council. The Department for Social Development (DSD) is to meet developers Northside Regeneration Ltd, appointed in October 2014 to carry out the £300 million regeneration surrounding […]

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Born four months premature and weighing just a pound, miracle baby Meabh is nearly ready to go home

A BELFAST baby who was given between zero and one per cent chance of surviving after being born four months premature is about to come home with her proud mum. Fionnuala McArdle’s due date was February 2, but little Meabh made her appearance on October 9, weighing just over a pound. The wee fighter has […]

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Neeson happy to juggle two codes

THE plight of the dual player in the GAA has been well documented and the days of inter-county players juggling hurling and football seem to be all but over. Yet, a few players seem keen on the idea of playing football and soccer at an elite level with Antrim’s Brian ‘Bam’ Neeson the latest to […]

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Plenty to work on ahead of League: O’Mullan

PLAYING below par yet still winning is a sign of promise and Antrim manager, PJ O’Mullan says he will take the positives following his side’s five point victory over Down in the Conor McGurk Cup final on Saturday evening. The Saffrons really only hit top gear for a 15 minute spell prior to half-time but […]

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Antrim boss accuses GAA of ‘elitism’

ANTRIM joint-manager Frank Fitzsimons has blasted the latest Championship proposals – accusing the association’s top brass of ‘elitism’. A motion to introduce a Tommy Murphy Cup-style B Championship will go before Congress next month after being recommended by the Central Council earlier this month. If the proposals are passed, the eight teams in Division Four […]

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