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Archive | March, 2016

Brave Holly welcomed back after rapid recovery

The mother of a seven-year-old North Belfast schoolgirl has described her daughter as a “warrior” as she recovers from her third major heart operation. The corridors of Mercy Primary School were filled with laughs and smiles as Primary Two pupil Holly McDowell returned to class just a month after undergoing open-heart surgery in Birmingham. The […]

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DiNapoli unveils new North investment

Following up on both aspirational sentiment and firm promise, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has today announced a new investment by his state’s pension fund in the North. DiNapoli said that the New York State Common Retirement Fund is investing £5m ($7m) in the North through the Bank of Ireland Kernel Capital Growth Fund. […]

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Niall Ó Donnghaile prepares for the next stage of his political career

NIALL Ó Donnghaile has packed many things into his political career. He is the Sinn Féin councillor for the Pottinger ward in east Belfast and is heavily involved in community work in  the Short Strand area, while at the age of twenty-five he became the  youngest ever Lord Mayor of Belfast. This week it was […]

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Carson mural will be completed despite paint bomb attack on International Wall

A PAINT bomb attack on a 1916 Edward Carson mural at the International Wall won’t stop the work from being finished, one of the artists said yesterday. Danny Devenny, whose Carson portrait on the International Wall was defaced some time on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning, said: “The mural is continuing as normal, we are ignoring this. […]

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Niblock doubtful for Wicklow clash

ANTRIM captain Kevin Niblock remains a major doubt for Sunday’s tie against Wicklow – a game which could see the Saffrons promoted to Division Three for next year. Should Antrim seal a win, they would guarantee themselves a place in the Division Four final and a berth in Division Three for 2016. Louth and Wexford, […]

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De La Salle on cloud nine with Cup win

DE La Salle claimed their ninth Belfast Schools Cup success with a 3-1 victory over St Malachy’s College in the big North v West final on St Patrick’s Day at Ballyskeagh. First half goals from Donal Rocks and Declan Dunne within the opening 15 minutes had De La Salle well in control and a third from […]

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