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Former Irish League footballer Chris Morgan started his sporting career with Crusaders before moving on to Linfield, Glentoran, Newry City and Dungannon Swifts. In a medal-strewn career he won league titles for three clubs and scored the winner in the Irish Cup final for the Blues before retiring in 2010. Chris is currently a partner in the consultancy company, Copious Consulting.

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Spirit of the council

Belfast City Council has emerged relatively unscathed from a week of bickering which brought back unfortunate memories of a Dome of Delight which in effect brought little joy to the populace.

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Cafe Culture under threat

The famed ‘cafe culture’ of South Belfast is under threat from the recession with more and more coffee shops closing their doors.

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Families vow to find the truth

On December 4, 1971 the UVF bombed McGurk’s Bar in North Queen Street killing 15 Catholics including women and children and wounding 17 more.The bombing was set against the backdrop of one of the most violent and destructive periods of the Troubles.

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‘He never got over it’

Every year for the past decade Pat Irvine has written an open letter in the North Belfast News to Robert James Campbell, the only man ever convicted in relation to the McGurk’s massacre.

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Mural set to be unveiled

Edward Keenan and his wife Sarah had called in to McGurk’s bar that night for a quick drink after a day spent shopping in the city centre, just three weeks before Christmas. The couple were celebrating because after a lifetime working as a docker, Edward has just received his retirement money and the couple were […]

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