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The Hard Road

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Thomas has been behind the lens for 21 years

TO many people in North Belfast Thomas McMullan is a familiar face in the local community. A multiple award-winning photographer, Thomas has been the man behind the camera for 21 years ever since the North Belfast News started publication in 1998. Hailing from Chatham Street in old Ardoyne, Thomas was born in 1969 in the […]

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Welcome to Rang a hAon

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5,000-mile journey to share language struggle story

5,000 miles and more may separate Belfast from Bangladesh but a common struggle for language rights bridged that gap last week when the first-ever Bangladeshi ministerial visit arrived on these shores. Feted at City Hall and in Stormont, the delegation from the Asian nation, population 170m, was led by Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdury who […]

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One woman’s journey of discovery on Lyric stage

HOUSE lights dim, stage lights up and our scene is set. Gingham tablecloth, matching curtains, egg and chips on the hob and Tara Lynne O’Neill’s Shirley Valentine invites us into her kitchen. Willy Russell’s iconic play, later a film, has been relocated from 1980s Liverpool to Belfast in this winning new production by Patrick J […]

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Méabh set to sing the anthem at Croke Park

AN Under-16 Lámh Dhearg footballer will perform Amhrán na bhFiann in front of thousands of GAA fans on Sunday ahead of the Dublin -Galway All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Final. 15-year-old Méabh McNeill told Daily Belfast that she is “super excited” to be singing in front of up 51,000 fans at Croke Park ahead of the […]

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