Click here to buy pictures of the 2011 event

Education at the heart of a vibrant West Belfast

Over the past twelve years, the Aisling Bursaries – an initiative of the West Belfast Partnership Board and the Andersonstown News – have contributed £450,000 to assist nearly 500 third level students pursue their dream.

Bursary sponsors contribute £1,000 for each bursary and recipients are chosen from the hundreds of applications submitted by students. In the midst of an economic downturn, nevertheless, we’re confident the companies and entrepreneurs who have built West Belfast will continue to give back to our next generation of high-achievers just as we trust today’s recipients will continue to contribute to this community in the years ahead.

You can read the speech made by Minister Farry at the 2011 Aisling Bursaries here.

The long wait for freedom

An Irish politician said recently that Irish people would have got freedom sooner – and better – if the 1916 […]

Master blaster misses the point… again

“That’s terrible,” said Peter Sheehan as he sat in the Bridge Bar and Grill in Glengormley watching the Munster hurling […]

Bring the sweet bird song back to your garden

If only workmen weren’t so damned professional nowadays, our birdlife would be in better shape. When Dúlra was a youngster, […]

Why Dave and Enda must now take action

WITH the obscenities that are happening in Gaza, it’s an effort to wrench attention back to our own tormented situation. […]

Nature bestows its bounty on our birdlife

MAYBE it’s something to do with growing older, with the knowledge incrementally increasing with each day that you’ll not be […]

Why do loyal wee Ulster’s sportsmen get the best and worst of both worlds?

RORY McIlroy – or Rory McIlbhoy as he’s now referred to in the Twaddell caravan – probably thought he had […]