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Joy as Father Philip celebrates first Mass in St Oliver Plunkett

A FORMER Manchester United footballer from West Belfast who was ordained a priest at the weekend took part in his first mass. Father Philip Mulryne was ordained on Saturday by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., who travelled from Rome for the occasion, in St Saviour’s Church in Dublin. The 39-year-old returned to celebrate a special […]

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Lagmore teenager left with fractured eye socket after attack at Dunmurry station

THE devastated mother of a 15-year-old Lagmore girl who has been left with a fractured eye socket after she was attacked with a brick on Saturday night has said that parents need to know where their children are. Clare Corr’s teenage daughter Lara McGlade was waiting with her friend on Saturday night at Dunmurry train […]

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DUP and PUP plan ‘Cultural Convention’ to counter bonfire crackdown

The DUP and PUP are to hold an Autumn ‘cultural convention’ in an attempt to counter Council efforts to crack down on rogue bonfires. Amid growing anger in the unionist community at efforts to improve safety at bonfires, party group leaders Lee Reynolds and Billy Hutchinson drafted a statement blaming “republicans” for prosecuting a “cultural […]

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Boxing clubs score a knock-out win

FUNDING for the Belfast Boxing Strategy was reinstated on Monday night by Belfast City Council after members reversed cuts to amateur boxing. Funding in the region of £45,000 over the next four months was thrown into doubt at last month’s Strategic Policy and Resource Committee after members voted against continuing financial support. Before Monday’s meeting, […]

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Tiarnan’s appeal to thoughtless drivers

A BELFAST teenager has appealed for drivers to park on the roads instead of parking over tactile paving that has been installed at junctions for the blind and visually impaired. 13-year-old Tiernan Devine was born at 24 weeks weighing only 1lb 3oz. Throughout his life Tiernan has suffered various medical difficulties and has had to […]

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’Murph families’ concern at possibility of ‘dirty deal’ between Foster and May

THE Ballymurphy Massacre families have hit out at the DUP-Tory ‘coalition of chaos’ and expressed their concern at the possibility of any new deal allowing special treatment for British soldiers or policement charged with historic crimes. Calls have been made for legislation to be put in place that would protect state forces from prosecution in […]

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