Archive | February, 2017

Ó Muilleoir announces plan to buy art from Civil Service art collection

FINANCE Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir this week announced his plans to purchase new art for the Civil Service Art collection. The South Belfast Stormont Assembly candidate said: “I am a firm advocate of supporting the arts and since becoming Finance Minister I have actively moved to open up the Civil Service Art Collection. Last month […]

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Mum seeks fresh inquest after City Hospital death of her son

THE mother of a Belfast man who died in controversial circumstances in the City Hospital in July 2013 is calling for a fresh inquest into her son’s death. Sean Paul Carnahan died in the City Hospital in July 2013 four months after he tried to take his own life while under the influence of a […]

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Young people catch on quickly to opportunity for reaching out

AN innovative project is doing its bit to tackle issues affecting young people in North Belfast. The CATCH (Challenging Attitudes, Changing Horizons) programme was launched in 2013 by Co-operation Ireland and now involves more than 400 young people across the north. A series of workshops have been organised which help the young people develop a […]

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Needles found after drug users move into the New Lodge

THE discovery of hypodermic needles in a New Lodge street have been linked to a number of drug users from West Belfast who have recently moved into the district. The needles were found dumped in a drain on Monday, leading to alarm amongst residents due to the number of children who play nearby. Daily Belfast understands […]

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Social care is not a barrier to success for Ballysillan woman

A YOUNG North Belfast woman taken into care at the age of 13 has spoken of how a Belfast Trust support scheme has allowed her to enter the workplace and pursue her dream of becoming a business owner. Darragh Phillips, 20, is just one of a large number of people who are exiting the care system […]

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OAP appeals for return of sentimental jewellery

A NORTH Belfast pensioner has appealed to the public for help after sentimental jewellery was stolen from her home. Anne Bradley, who lives on the Limestone Road, was at the cinema with her daughter on Friday, February 10 and when she returned home she found her house had been burgled. Her son’s computer and a […]

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