Archive | September, 2016

Bridget ups the ante with new lust for life

  Bridget Jones’s Baby (15) ★★★ Directed by: Sharon Maguire Starring: Renée Zellweger & Patrick Dempsey What’s the story? It’s been 12 years since we last saw accident-prone Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger). Having survived the confines of a Thailand prison cell, thanks to the help of the dashing Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), Bridget’s life has […]

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1916 centenary year full of so many great events

  AS WE head to the final quarter of 2016, I have to say I’ve always felt that a year only starts when St Brigid’s Day has come, and it has all but ended when the All-Ireland football final has been played. I think it’s worth reflecting how successful the celebration of the centenary of […]

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Following the leader with the media

  IF there’s one thing unionist politicians enjoy doing, it’s telling republicans who should represent them (republicans, that is). We got a lot of this during the years when the Orange Order thought that it had an unfettered right to march where it chose: if there was to be any discussion with residents about this […]

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No change

  CONTEMPT. That is only word to describe what the Ballymurphy families have been handed by the state since 1971. The same word applies to all families bereaved as a result of state actions or where families are vocal about the collusion in the killings of their loved ones by state proxies. Contempt when agents […]

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It’s a marvellous time for a Moondance Festival

Appalachian bluegrass, Argentinian Tango, a street ceilidh, and a pop-up orchestra of refugees and asylum seekers – just some of the highlights of Moondance Roots Festival at Bank Square in Belfast on September 30 and October 1. Folktown, Belfast’s emerging cultural quarter, is hosting its second global Folk and Roots Festival with support from the […]

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Poppy used in tribute to UDA man who killed Battle of Britain vet

The niece of a Battle of Britain veteran murdered by the UDA says the poppy has been “debased” by its inclusion in a tribute to a sectarian killer. And this week the Royal British Legion moved to distance itself from a new mural dedicated to notorious gunman Stephen McKeag on the Shankill. McKeag was a […]

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