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A portrait of the artist as Eimear has the perfect job

  Eimear Maguire is following her dream – and we can all be very proud of her. The young mum-of-two has two passions in life – beside her family, of course – painting and birds. And she’s just on the way to forging an extraordinary career as a home-grown artist whose paintings are adorning more […]

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Rich and fascinating history of Belfast’s best-loved bar

  Why does that Kelly’s arch require staff to duck down? “Do you know why the arch behind the bar is so low? No? I’ll tell you later. Take a look at the height of the bar counter.” The question was put to me away back in the early 1960s by Jim Gallagher as he […]

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Extending the Presidential vote

  “WE could be discussing the A6 and A5, improvements to our port and the 100 new jobs announced in our area. Instead we have nationalist councillors trying to outdo one another with pointless motions.” Those are the words of Councillor Graham Warke (DUP). He was reacting to a motion passed by Derry City and […]

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Light the lights

  I WANTED to write a full column about blue Christmas lights and how sad they make me. I thought I could tie it to a column about Christmas decorations going up far too early. And about Christmas decorations coming down too early. Except that seems like a very unimportant topic to write about. It’s […]

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Dembele to fire Celtic to cup glory

The PG continued it’s winning run last weekend when we delivered another knockout blow to the bookies with a 25/1 winning acca. The winning didn’t stop there with a 11/1 double also banked in the draw trixie so another profitable weekend for our online followers and readers. We start with the weekend racing. The Hennessy Gold […]

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North heading for a nuclear disaster

  Arlene Foster is a conflicted woman. I don’t mean that she isn’t interested in conflict – as leader of the DUP, Conflict is her middle name. Her predecessors took a similar line. Ian Paisley promoted conflict with the same zeal he brought to denouncing the Catholic faith; and who could forget Peter Robinson’s remarks […]

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