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Pressure for public inquiry will not ease

POLITICAL representatives and community groups from across West Belfast have given a unanimous welcome to the decision by the Attorney General for Northern Ireland, John Larkin QC, to order the reopening of the inquests into the deaths of 10 of those who died in the Ballymurphy Massacre.

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Dublin to ‘assist’ and ‘support’ the victims’ families

THE Irish government has undertaken to “assist” and “support” the Ballymurphy Families “in their search for justice” in light of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland’s announcement to reopen inquests into the deaths of 10 of the 11 people who died in the 1971 massacre.

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So many local champions for the Taoiseach to meet

The FIRST Aisling Awards took place in the Beehive back in 1997 – I remember it best for the fact that Brian Kennedy was among the honourees.His parents attended, if the grey cells aren’t deceiving me, and he spoke movingly of his connection to the Falls.

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Sean brings the curtain down on 30-year GAA management career

WHEN the final whistle sounded at Cherryvale on Saturday September 17 it not only assured Bredagh of their Division 3 status in the Antrim hurling league for next season, but also brought down the curtain on a quite remarkable managerial career.

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Tiernan helps Newhill edge nine-goal thriller

This was the first meeting of these two teams in the South Belfast Youth league this year.Newhill do not adopt well to early morning kick-offs and tend to be slow starters and with this game kicking off at 9am, was the trend going to continue?

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Volunteers are remembered

A number of events are taking place this weekend to commemorate the lives of two local IRA volunteers.Patricia Black and Frankie Ryan died together while on active service in England 20 years ago.

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