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Liam Murray Cup launched at Coláiste Feirste

THIS year’s annual Irish language schools football tournament Corn Liam Uí Mhuirí – the Liam Murray Cup – will take place on  April 28 at Rossa and Sarsfields pitches. The popular tournament sees the cup winners traditionally progressing to the annual Gael Linn provincial Gaeltacht tournament each summer in Donegal. The yearly tournament exemplifies all […]

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New life begins at 40 for Edmund Rice College

The only thing constant, it is said, is change, and within the education sector that is doubly true with strategies and policies introduced at the whim of politicians who have their own ideas about the future of schooling. Edmund Rice College in Glengormley has experienced more upheaval than most over the years, but what sets […]

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Nelia finds help on the road to employment

A NORTH Belfast project is helping people across the city overcome their barriers to secure employment. Based at the Ashton Centre, the Belfast Works LEMIS+ Project seeks to target those without training and education, working collectively to deliver employment opportunities. One such beneficiary, Nelia Goncalves, moved to Belfast from Portugal in 2014 and got involved […]

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Suicide support charity set to benefit from recycling cash

NORTH Belfast mental health charity Pips is to benefit from a new scheme by a local social enterprise that will see them receive £1 for every tonne of material recycled. The ‘Recycling Rewards’ are operated by Bryson Recycling and for every tonne of glass, paper and plastic collected through kerbside boxes, £1 will be donated […]

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Famous Irish artist’s work goes on show

AS Easter approaches and the patriotic spirit is on the rise, there’s no better time to visit the Gerard Dillon Gallery in the Cultúrlann where a rarely seen depiction of the 1916 Easter Rising is on display in an exhibition by renowned Irish artist Thomas Ryan. The painting depicts rebels firing at approaching British forces […]

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A story that still inspires 37 years on

By Pádraig Ó Muirigh “It’s not Gods will for some to have everything and others to have nothing” – Archbishop Óscar Romero LAST week marked the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero at the hands of a right wing death squad in San Salvador. His death precipitated a brutal civil war in […]

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