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Final Whistle

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Decision due on Casement in a month

WEST Belfast MP Paul Maskey has said that a decision on the planning application for the redevelopment of Casement Park could be reached in the next month. The £110 million redevelopment plans had previously faced setbacks due to safety concerns linked to the size of the stadium. Planning permission was granted for a 38,000 capacity […]

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Playboy as relevant today as it ever was

One of the most iconic plays of Irish theatre has been reimagined for our times and received a standing ovation at the Lyric Theatre during its opening night. Running until November 2, JM Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World tells the story of Pegeen Mike (Eloise Stevenson) who is tired of her life, working in […]

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All shook up

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The great outdoors at a local nursery school

AIDAN Crean fully understands young people’s concern for nature and the future of our planet – in fact the west Belfast environmental supremo ‘got it’ well before anyone else did. When he was young and with the Troubles raging all around, nature and the environment weren’t high on many people’s list of priorities. But Aidan […]

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Fearless Woman book set to be launched in the Connolly Centre

A BOOK on the life and times of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington will be launched tonight, Thursday, in the James Connolly Visitor Centre on the Falls Road. Fearless Woman sees Margaret Ward revisit the complex and fascinating life of Hanna Sheehy Skeffington, a pivotal figure in feminist, labour and nationalist movements in Ireland in the twentieth […]

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