Folow us on social media

Sign up to our mailing list

Northern Ireland Blood Transfusion ad
Read our titles online
Archive | Features RSS feed for this section

The Grey Lady’s shocking reporting of an Irish tragedy gets punished in the digital age

Back in the early days of 1989, another century and, in terms of media and communication, another epoch, the failure of the New York Times to report the assassination of Belfast attorney Pat Finucane was itself a story. But it was a slow burner. Days would pass after the murder, days would pass after the […]

Read More Comments Off on The Grey Lady’s shocking reporting of an Irish tragedy gets punished in the digital age

Inspirational Fr Des celebrates his 90th at a birthday bash in Conway Mill

He may be turning ninety, but the impish mischief and kindness which epitomise people’s priest Fr Des Wilson were to the fore last night as he blew out the candles on his birthday cake at a community celebration in Conway Mill. Nodding to his older brother Gerard, sitting in the front row with the extended […]

Read More Comments Off on Inspirational Fr Des celebrates his 90th at a birthday bash in Conway Mill

Féile pulls off another coup as 80s synth-pop maestros The Human League sign up to play the marquee

THE signature sound of the 1980s electronica scene will ring out from the Falls Park next month as The Human League take to the stage in the Féile big top. Sheffield’s finest have been behind some of the most enduring dance-floor fillers of the past 35 years. The synth-pop pioneers are the latest act to […]

Read More Comments Off on Féile pulls off another coup as 80s synth-pop maestros The Human League sign up to play the marquee

Axe hovers over crucial mental health service, but Hope springs eternal

Behind the front door of an unassuming Housing Executive property in Belfast a highly specialised mental health team have supported local people for the past 25 years. The Beacon day support centre, which opened in December 1990 as the Twinbrook Day Centre, offers support four days a week for people who are experiencing difficulties with […]

Read More Comments Off on Axe hovers over crucial mental health service, but Hope springs eternal

RAB C. comes to Belfast in Scottish adaptation of hit comedy

Gregor Fisher – better known to his army of fans across the North Channel as Rab C. Nesbitt – is bringing his unique brand of comedy to Belfast in a riotous and provocative new production that has already taken Scotland by storm. Glasgow, 1977: The Minerva Fish Bar is shuttered and silent – a derelict […]

Read More Comments Off on RAB C. comes to Belfast in Scottish adaptation of hit comedy

Rain can’t dampen the mood as smiles and joy greet first day of Novena

DESPITE the early morning rain, thousands of faithful turned out for the first session of the 72nd Clonard Solemn Novena yesterday (Wednesday) morning. In what is the biggest event in the West Belfast calendar, people of all ages from right across the city and far beyond made their way to the iconic West Belfast church […]

Read More Comments Off on Rain can’t dampen the mood as smiles and joy greet first day of Novena