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Celtic museum in seventh heaven

Word is spreading about the Belfast Celtic Museum at the Park Centre and some special visitors made the trip all the way from Bonnie Scotland to visit on Friday, February 8. Relations of former Celtic star Aiden McGeady stopped off at the museum, spending time checking out the 250 exhibits and soaking up the history […]

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‘Lost play’ resonates powerfully today

A play written 100 years ago about Belfast’s sectarian divide has opened at the Lyric Theatre at a time when the issue remains more prevalent than ever. Mixed Marriage by St John Ervine kicks off the Lyric’s ‘Tales of the City’ season, celebrating the 400 years since Belfast received its charter as a town. Set […]

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Radio show is music to Méabh’s ears

A young Belfast Gael’s star is on the rise after landing a plum role as presenter of a new radio series. Belfast musician Méabh Ní Thuathaláin will be a new voice on the national airwaves when she presents the radio series Ceol na mBán about women and traditional Irish music, starting on RTÉ Raidió na […]

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Careful what you wish for

MY heart sank a bit last week when I heard that HMV had gone into administration only three weeks into 2013. Casualties on our high streets have been nothing new since this unending recession continues to claim business after business, from the independents to the chains, and last week’s announcement that a business that has […]

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Andy Warhol makes Belfast debut

The work of one of the world’s most famous artists is to be celebrated in Belfast. Andy Warhol is one of the most influential American artists of the 20th century and a leading figure in the movement known as ‘Pop Art’. His work explores the  relationships between artistic expression, celebrity culture and advertising that flourished […]

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A ‘silent killer’ that need not be deadly

A West Belfast health campaigner is urging women to be more aware of the symptoms of ovarian cancer. Known as the ‘silent killer’, over 7,000 women a year are diagnosed by the Health Service with the disease and cervical screening tests will not detect it. 59-year-old Poleglass mother-of-five Una Crudden, who has ovarian cancer, says […]

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