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Discover the beauty of Africa in Belfast

HOW Do I Pronounce Your Name? That’s a common question. No worries. I can’t even think of how I’ll start pronouncing your very difficult Irish first name. Foreigners will take time to digest the following Gaelic names: Caoimhe, Oisín, Siobhán, Niamh and a host of others. There is a historical context to this and this […]

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The ghost of Policing Past visits

I WRITE this column on the 29th anniversary of the murder of Fearghal Caraher from Cullyhanna. Mr Caraher had been the victim of systemic harassment by the RUC in the lead-in to the Royal Marines shooting him dead. The harassing RUC were based at Crossmaglen Barracks. Sited beside Crossmaglen Rangers GAA club, RUC officers and […]

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PODCAST: Matthew Thompson #BestofBelfast

Enjoy inspirational interviews with local influencers on the (link: http://bestofbelfast.org) bestofbelfast.org podcast presented by Matthew Thompson. This week, Australian street artist and muralist Danni Simpson. Click here to listen:- https://bestofbelfast.org/stories/danni-simpson-art Please follow and like us:

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Pic of the day, Tuesday May 28

On your marks… best foot forward and elbows out as the Ormeau Park Run gets under way Please follow and like us:

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Alliance Party secure best-ever result in European elections

A historic all female line-up will take their seats in the European Parliament after the count of last Thursday’s vote. The Alliance Party collected 170,370 votes, 115,000 more than the party received in the 2014 European election. The quota of 143,112 votes was not reached by any candidate. DUP’s Diane Dodds, who won the first […]

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Timely staging of A Streetcar Named Desire at the Lyric

THEY told me to take a streetcar named Desire,” says self-designated southern belle Blanche DuBois, who stands neat as a pin in her vivid green suit, heels and ‘merry widow’ head dress as the Lyric audience is transported to the stifling heat of the 1950s New Orleans Latin Quarter. Blanche, who “taught school”, is someone […]

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