Archive | October, 2017

Annual North Belfast food bank drive launched

A NORTH Belfast community organisation is appealing to the public for donations to its Food Bank in the run up to Christmas. The annual drive by North Belfast Advice Partnership and Ligoniel Improvement Association is now welcoming donations for this year’s initiative to help local families across North Belfast. Established in 2014, the food bank […]

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Rev Bill vows to bounce back following break-In

The noted community leader Reverend Bill Shaw says he has been overwhelmed by the response of the North Belfast community who have rallied around the Duncairn Centre for Culture and Arts following Sunday night’s break in. Just hours after the biggest event the centre has ever hosted – RTE’s Other Voices – drew to a […]

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Voices raised at the Duncairn Centre

IRELAND has, thankfully, its fair share of selfless ambassadors who have made it their life’s work to build community.
 They are grassroots patriots who realise that you build a nation from the street corner up.
 Among their number is Cork’s Philip King, the multi-talented musician, radio presenter and creator of the greatest-ever film tribute to […]

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Disgust at disgraceful weekend scenes in Milltown Cemetery

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey has slammed those responsible for the “disgusting behaviour” that saw the gates of Miltown Cemetery set alight on Friday night. ”Sinn Féin activists gathered at the front gates of Milltown Cemetery this evening (Saturday) to show their opposition to anti-social incidents in the Falls Park and Milltown and City Cemeteries […]

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Rosemount appeal for clothes as winter nears

A NORTH Belfast hostel is appealing for help from the public to provide clothing for the needy as winter fast approaches. Rosemount House on the Antrim Road is asking for donations of warm clothing such as hats, gloves, scarfs, fleeces and thermal vests as part of its annual campaign. Established in 1988, Rosemount provides sheltered […]

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Debt and disrepair close Deanby church

CONCERNS over health and safety and mounting debt have finally forced the closure of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour church in Deanby Gardens. The church, which is part of Scared Heart Parish, was closed with immediate effect after a full health and safety risk assessment was carried out. Due to “the condition of electrics, ingress […]

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