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SF will be ‘equal partners’ in government

SINN Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has said her party would be “equal partners” in any government coalition involving Fianna Fáil. The election in the 26-counties saw Sinn Féin receive the largest share of first preference votes, picking up 37 seats to Fianna Fáil’s 38. Parties began talks aimed at forming a government yesterday. Speaking […]

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100 new jobs created in new Andersonstown Leisure Centre

100 new jobs will be created with the opening of the new £25 million Andersonstown Leisure Centre in April. Andersonstown will be the next leisure centre to re-open as part of Belfast City Council’s £105 million leisure transformation programme. It follows the recent openings of the new Brook and Lisnasharragh Leisure Centres. GLL, the social […]

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Safety measures at ‘dangerous bend’

A LOCAL political representative has welcomed plans from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to take safety measures at a “dangerous bend” on Dunmurry Lane. Sinn Féin Coucillor Geraldine McAteer said the particular area had been the scene of a number of crashes and “near misses”. “The DfI has informed me that they will introduce bend […]

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City Hall apology to family over grave letter

BELFAST City Council has had to apologise after sending a letter to a deceased woman directing her to carry out repairs to her own headstone. The West Belfast woman was buried beside her husband in Belfast City Cemetery in 2011. However, a letter’s been sent to the family home asking her to “contact a monumental […]

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Pan Africanism: Still the longest dream ever

MANY big towns in Ireland and Britain have a Little Africa, so to speak, and that demography will rightfully include the Caribbean community and the rest of the Black diaspora. There are several organisations in Ireland that represent and showcase Africa and Africans here. The oldest of these groups is the African and Caribbean Support […]

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Ballymacward children have experience of a lifetime

BALLYMACWARD principal Hugh Kennedy believes that his school children’s experience dispells the myth that you don’t meet your heroes. Children from the small primary school on the Rock Road – not far from Hannahstown – were treated to an audience with the Tipperary hurlers on Saturday morning before the challenge game at Davitt’s. The pre-arranged […]

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