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For families living with a child’s brain injury, funding for new project is a godsend

A BELFAST charity has received £700,000 to work with the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust in order to support children with brain injuries. The Family First project will offer intensive support to children under 12 with acquired brain injury and their families. Fiona McCabe, Chief Executive of Brain Injury Matters, said: “Acquired brain injury […]

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When the Rabbie Burns of Ulster marched with the United Irishmen

They say you don’t go through Ballycarry, you go to it. Situated between Larne and Carrickfergus, this village might be seen as something of a backwoods but it has an illustrious past and was home to one of the most talented rhyming weavers who flourished in Antrim and Down in the nineteenth century. Known as […]

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Queen’s dig aims to unearth hidden 17th century secrets of the Belfast Hills

The truth behind a mystery piece of land in the Belfast Hills which historians believe may have been a 17th century artillery fort is set to be dug up as part of a major community archaeological dig. Ulster Wildlife’s Slievenacloy Nature Reserve, which lies at the southern end of the Belfast Hills, has been examined […]

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Once a familiar sight on our troubled streets, the Maltese Cross is about to start flying again

A Belfast man has been tasked with reviving one of the world’s oldest religious orders in the city – an order whose paramedical wing played a significant role in administering first aid during the Troubles. The Order of Malta is an ancient Catholic lay religious order, formed in Jerusalem in 1048 with two main missions: the […]

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Happy birthday Celtic Crush – 10 years of one man’s love affair with Irish music

I’ve always loved radio. I suppose that comes from spending so many solitary nights back in Wexford tuned into an ancient tube-powered wireless. What treasures seeped from its cloth-covered speakers. I could summon voices from Luxembourg, London, American Forces Network in Germany, not to forget Bulgaria. The comrade with the sexy voice from Radio Sofia […]

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McVeigh red card seals Antrim’s fate as Fermanagh take the spoils at Brewster

Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter-final Fermanagh 1-13 Antrim 0-8 THERE was to be no repeat of last year’s victory over Fermanagh for Antrim’s footballers as they exited the Ulster Senior Football Championship following an eight-point defeat to the Ernemen at Brewster Park on Sunday. The sending off of Sean McVeigh on 31 minutes proved fatal […]

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