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Archive | November, 2017

McLean challenges Donnelly for top role

TWO years after sweeping to power, the Saffron Vision movement will face a real test of their leadership at Monday night’s Antrim GAA convention with both chairman Collie Donnelly and vice-chair Terry Reilly being challenged for their respective positions. In 2015, Saffron Vision candidates took six of the eight positions they contested in what was […]

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Great response to Irish career survey

THERE has been a great response to the research being carried out on the career paths taken by ex-pupils from Irish medium schools in Belfast, according to Pobal. The independent advocacy organisation for the Irish speaking community has been touring Belfast Irish medium schools in recent week as part of its unique research project, to […]

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£10,000 Aisling gift for Joby’s charity

WEST Belfast singer songwriter Joby Fox says he is “completely over the moon” after the big-hearted founder of a local jewellery chain store donated £10,000 towards his Refugee Rescue charity. The magnificent contribution from Argento founder Pete Boyle came after the prominent businessman learned about Joby’s relief efforts to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their […]

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Niall in for a long weight

THE West Belfast community are throwing their weight behind a local gym owner’s powerful effort to install defibrillators throughout the area. Proprietor of Kennedy Way’s Zenith gym, Niall Greenan, is aiming to raise funds to be able to “pepper the defibrillators throughout the local community” following the tragic loss of his father in March 2016. […]

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Police re-issue appeal over fatal city centre collsion

POLICE have re-issued their appeal for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in Belfast city centre last week. 48-year-old Lorraine Burrows died as a result of the one-vehicle collision that occurred in the Great Victoria Street/Wellwood Street area at around 8am on Tuesday, November 21. Inspector David Gibson said: “I would appeal to anyone […]

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Red carpet laid out as US union leader pays a visit to Sailortown

THE red carpet was rolled out in Sailortown for the visit of a delegation of union leaders from the United States. Terry O’Sullivan, who heads the Laborers’ International Union of North America, was taken on a tour of Sailortown by the Shared History Interpretive Project (SHIP), made up of retired dockers and Sailortown residents. Terry […]

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