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Collusion book a lightning sell-out

Collusion book a lightning sell-out

A NEW book detailing collusion between loyalists and the RUC and UDR has already sold out its first print run. ‘Lethal Allies – British Collusion in Ireland’, which was launched at the weekend at St Mary’s University College on the Falls Road, is the result of 15 years of research carried out by the Pat […]

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UNION JACKS OVER COUNCIL PROPERTY

Union flags have been erected inside Belfast City Council facilities in West and South Belfast. The flags are flying in Council yards at Agnes Street, off the Shankill, and at  Charlotte Street, off the Donegall Pass. The erection of the flags is being seen as an attempt by loyalists to put renewed pressure on the […]

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CIRA didn’t murder Kieran

The Continuity IRA have denied claims that they were behind the murder of West Belfast man Kieran McManus. The 26-year-old delivery man was gunned down outside Dominos Pizza on Kennedy Way at the end of March. In the wake of the murder, the CIRA said they shot the father-of-one for “terrorising the community with hatchets, […]

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Roman Holiday

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. That’s the saying, and if you were to take it literally you could find yourself ordering executions at the Colosseum and Circus Maximus for entertainment (Emperor Domitian), burning Christians in your garden simply to create light (Emperor Nero) or ordering all the general undesirables of the city […]

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Prison’s past becomes its future

  Crumlin Road Gaol has a long and fascinating history and as of next week it’s looking to a bright and prosperous future. The former prison opens its doors on Monday (November 19) as Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre. We took a tour of the building ahead of the opening and were […]

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Rice work if you can get it

When is a crisp not a crisp? When it’s a Snackajack. That’s right, the salted rice cakes that I have been crunching on all week – amid a torrent of abuse – are not crisps.

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