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Six days of ‘celebration’ that have the Ambulance Service at full stretch

We’ve been in close contact in recent weeks with ambulance staff as we covered the industrial stoppage of Friday, May 13 and the controversial decision of Ambulance Service management to declare a major incident two hours before crews were to due to go on strike, writes our diarist Squinter in his sideways look at the […]

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MLAs take the plunge in support of Lagan Search and Rescue

Two MLAs took the plunge yesterday to support the lifesaving war of Lagan Search and Rescue. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir of Sinn Féin and Sammy Douglas of the DUP joined forces to take part in a simulated rescue by the volunteers of Lagan Search and Rescue in the Lagan at Shaws Bridge on Sunday – before […]

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New Irish language centre opens in North Belfast

North Belfast’s burgeoning Irish language community has received more good news with the opening of a new centre that aims to promote the Irish language and culture. Cumann Cultúrtha Mhic Reachtain (McCracken Cultural Society), which each summer hosts one of Ireland’s largest summer schools, has taken over the old Christian Brothers Past Pupils Union building […]

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Fresh appeal over Belfast boxing hero’s missing championship belt

A new attempt to reunite one of Belfast’s most famous boxers with his missing championship belt has been launched in a bid to clear up one of Irish sport’s longest running mysteries. Ardoyne man Freddie Gilroy, 79, was considered one of the world’s top boxers when he won a coveted Lonsdale Belt outright for winning […]

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Belfast woman makes a fine ambassador at the heart of US politics

A Belfast woman now based in Washington DC was among 40 young people in the United States with Irish connections to win a prestigious newspaper award. Bronagh Finnegan was presented with the Ambassadors Award at the recent Irish Echo 40 Under 40 event in New York. The 24-year-old is public affairs and outreach officer with […]

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Grrreat things expected on Hospice walk as Leo enters the record books

A Belfast dog has had a new leash of life after signing up to take part in a sponsored charity walk and becoming the first dog to have a page on the internet sponsorship site Just Giving. Pawsome Finaghy pooch Leo, a year-old Pomeranian, is to take part in the 2015 Hospice Walk and the […]

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