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Sinn Féin accuse Brokenshire of ‘waffle’

SINN Féin have accused James Brokenshire of talking “waffle” after a meeting with the Secretary of State. Talks are being held at Stormont with parties in a bid to restore the power-sharing Executive. Sinn Féin leader in the North, Michelle O’Neill, said Mr Brokenshire was avoiding the issue of financial assistance to deal with inquests […]

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Squinter’s essential betting guide to Election ’17

ALL elections are about using your loaf, as my oul’ da used to say, but never was that more true than in Thursday’s poll. Circumstances are much changed from last May, when a kind of semi-normal boredom had set in, hitting turn-out and seriously lowering the excitement factor. Now Arlene’s serial balls-ups and her Project […]

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Trócaire targets humanitarian relief for up to one million people in 2017

TROCAIRE has today begun its largest annual fundraising campaign as it targets humanitarian relief for up to one million people with the help of its Lenten campaign. Schools, communities and parishes will come together over the next six weeks to pledge their support for the poorest people in the world. The annual campaign – which this […]

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Punter hits bet of a lifetime thanks to last minute goals

A local Whiterock punter hit Sean Graham bookmakers for over seven grand at the weekend with a cracking £40 bet and had the PG Facebook page cheering on his sweat on Sunday. The punter took four teams to win on the Saturday. Brighton (1/1) won 2-0 at Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday (11/8) scraped home winning […]

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Weapons seizure linked to INLA investigation

PIPE bombs and ammunition found in West Belfast yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon are thought to be linked to the Irish National Liberation Army (INLA). The discovery in Conway Street forced local residents to evacuate their homes for some time while police and British army technical officers searched the area. ATOs examined a number of suspicious objects […]

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Andrée Murphy: Playing the Orange card shows laziness

FOR an election called amid such drama, hasn’t the campaign been a little, well, lacklustre? I mean, if it wasn’t for Arlene’s very sad crocodiles that turned into a publicity coup for the Irish language community, the portrayal of the campaign thus far has felt like business as usual. Or is it? Actually no. Look […]

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