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A night of song, story and poetry

Cuba, Ireland and The International Revolution, will be discussed next Wednesday July 26 in Gael-Ionad Mhic Goill, the next in the series of events held by The Ballymurphy Republican History Project. The Ballymurphy Republican History Project is a community education initiative, which seeks to mark the centenary of the first republican hunger striker, Thomas Ashe, […]

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It’s on yer bike for a sponsored spin cycle for South Africa trip

STAFF and young people from New Lodge Youth Centre recently have taken part in a sponsored spin cycle to raise much-needed funds to support a trip to South Africa later this year. The group are due to travel to Durban for two weeks in November, where they will help build a primary school and a […]

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Emmanuel looks to the future with optimism after crucial surgery

A Belfast man who underwent potentially lifesaving heart surgery has thanked the staff at the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) following his successful recovery. 43-year-old Emmanuel Gibson was born with a type of septal defect commonly described as a hole in the heart and doctors thought he might only survive a few hours. Emmanuel’s mum, Philomena […]

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Joy as Father Philip celebrates first Mass in St Oliver Plunkett

A FORMER Manchester United footballer from West Belfast who was ordained a priest at the weekend took part in his first mass. Father Philip Mulryne was ordained on Saturday by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., who travelled from Rome for the occasion, in St Saviour’s Church in Dublin. The 39-year-old returned to celebrate a special […]

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Funding boost enables young people to stay on in education

A YOUTH project in North Belfast is supporting young people to stay in education and employment, thanks to National Lottery funding. Streetbeat Youth Project has been awarded £585,375 from Big Lottery Fund’s Empowering Young People Programme for the ASPIRE to Succeed project. The five-year project is supporting young people aged 14 to 16 from North […]

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Justice cycle raises funds and awareness

THE BALLYMURPHY Cycle For Truth will return this August with even more participants expected to take part to raise awareness for the Ballymurphy Massacre families and their fight for truth and justice. The 70-mile round cycle from the massacre site at Springfield Park to the Portaferry graveside of Father Hugh Mullan will take place on […]

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