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Sinn Fein call for Gaza book of condolence

SINN Féin have formally requested that a book of condolence be opened in Belfast City Hall for the victims of the massacre in Gaza. On Monday, 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on the deadliest day of violence since 2014. Monday’s violence came as the USA inaugurated its first embassy in Jersualem […]

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Pic of the Day Tuesday May 15

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John prepares to put down the ‘chalk’ after 19 years at St Mary’s

“I WILL certainly not be taking up golf,” laughs St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Principal John Martin as he prepares to retire from his role as head in October. “I’m a Mark Twain man – ‘a good walk ruined’ was his definition of golf. I do a lot of hill walking and expect I’ll […]

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High Court decision quashes incinerator plans

A CAMPAIGN group has welcomed a High Court decision to quash planning consent for a proposed 300,000-tonne waste incinerator in Hightown. On Monday, No-Arc21 won its judicial review legal challenge against planning permission for the incinerator, which was granted by the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) in September 2017. The court ruling found that the DFI […]

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Pic of the Day, Thursday, May 10

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Agreement is reached to end the black taxi strike

SEVEN weeks of strike action by West Belfast black taxi staff has come to an end, the Andersonstown News has learned. Administrative staff members Breige Brownlee and Seaneen Burns, who between them had 43 years combined service at the King Street depot, are no longer employees but it is understood a mutually satisfactory outcome was […]

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