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Pic of the Day, Tuesday November 13

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New report on murder of Gerard (16)

THE FAMILY of a murdered Lenadoon teen and victims’ group Relatives for Justice have united to produce a special report into the circumstances of the boy’s shooting and the family’s long campaign for accountability. Gerard Gibson (16) was shot dead by the British army on July 11, 1972. An initial finding by the RUC that he […]

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Sprinkle of Christmas magic set for Roddy McCorley’s with Em Two Balloons

THE season of Christmas is one steeped in tradition and a recent addition to the familiar staples of trees, mince pies and chestnuts roasting on an open fire is the return of ‘Em Two Balloons and their festive production entitled Fairy Tale of New Lodge. Written by Vincent Higgins and directed by long time collaborator […]

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Pic of the Day, Monday, November 12

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Gripping ebbs and flows of Belfast IRA

GIVEN the significance of the IRA in shaping Ireland over the last century, there has been no shortage of historiographies about the organisation. Dr John Ó Néill’s Belfast Battalion, however, presents itself as a rarity amongst other texts on the subject. The new book offers an invaluable chronological history of the Belfast IRA between 1922 […]

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Mum’s thanks after funds raised for son

A POLEGLASS mum has thanked the community for their generosity in her fundraising efforts towards the treatment for her seven-month-old baby son. Young Caoimhín Murray was diagnosed with severe Brachycephaly and mild Plagiocephaly. Brachycephaly is when the skull grows disproportionately wide compared to its depth. Plagiocephaly is a flattening to one side of the head. […]

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