Archive | June, 2017

When Catholics and Protestants united

A NEW book that tells the story of Belfast’s 1932 Outdoor Relief riots will be launched at the MAC theatre next Tuesday. Written by Andersonstown man Seán Mitchell, ‘Struggle or Starve’ documents the fascinating events that took place during a time that saw working class Catholics and Protestants unite to oppose the government’s draconian Poor […]

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Hoods store bonfire material under tower block homes in New Lodge

Fears that the New Lodge could see a Grenfell Tower type disaster have been raised after hoods collecting for the August 9 bonfire stored pallets against the outside wall of Oisín House. Pictures received by the North Belfast News from a worried resident show how the anti-social elements are putting lives at risk by placing […]

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Murphy hoping minors can build on U17 glory

ANTRIM minor hurling manager Collie Murphy is hoping last week’s U17 All-Ireland success will inspire his side as they begin the defence of their Ulster title against Down on Sunday. The Saffrons claimed victory over North Cork in the Celtic Challenge final in Carlow last Saturday. With a large overlap of players, the competition served […]

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Conlan aims to impress on Pacqaiuo undercard

MANNY Pacquiao’s WBO welterweight title defence against Jeff Horn may be the main attraction at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Sunday morning, but Michael Conlan views this as the perfect opportunity to take centre stage on the landscape of professional boxing worldwide. The West Belfast man enters his third pro contest as a featured attraction on […]

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Springfield residents meet Parades Commission

THE Springfield Residents’  Action Group have met with the Parades Commission to discuss the controversial Twelfth Parade on the Springfield Road. Last year the Parades Commission allowed the Orange Order parade through the Workman Avenue gates just two weeks after it banned a similar march from the same route, sparking a Twelfth of July protest […]

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Alastair decides to follow his dream

MANY of us dream of packing in our office jobs and demanding careers to follow our passions – and one man from South Belfast has done just that! Solicitor Alistair Macauley from always had the ambition to open his own shop, but after qualifying as a lawyer in 2012 he expected it would be a […]

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