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Murdered and buried in France, 30 years on Seamus’s family hope that his remains can be found and brought home

The family of Seamus Ruddy, who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried in France 30 years ago this week, have said that it is difficult to bear the thought of facing another year without being able to bring him home. Seamus was teaching in Paris when he was murdered by the INLA and it is […]

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Phil your jackboots – if it’s springtime in Belfast it must be Springtime for Hitler

ONE of Mel Brooks’s golden comedic nuggets, The Producers, is set to goose-step into Belfast for one week only. Based on the classic 1968 film, The Producers will set out its stall at the Grand Opera House, and as in the film the production follows the fortunes of impoverished New York producer Max Bialystock who […]

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Pancakes and politics as parties join students for pre-election chat over breakfast

A pre-election “continental breakfast” that brought together politicians, pundits and voting-age students at Malone College has been hailed as a great success. The event was attended by pupils from Malone, Hunterhouse College, De La Salle College and St Genevieve’s High School and was a chance for the students to discuss issues relating to their lives […]

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Dramatic win for Antrim

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship qualifying round-robin Antrim 5-17 Laois 3-22 A dramatic last minute penalty gave Antrim a perfect start to their Leinster Hurling Championship qualifying round-robin at Laois’ expense in Ballycastle on Sunday. Ciaran Clarke scored the decisive penalty to give Antrim a one-point win and to upset the odds against a fancied Laois […]

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Another Lyric first for Dan as theatre stages first ‘Gunman’ production for 10 years

Belfast actor Dan Gordon is about to make his long-awaited debut on the Lyric’s Danske Bank Stage in the theatre’s new co-production with the Abbey Theatre of Sean O’Casey’s masterpiece The Shadow of a Gunman. Best known for his portrayal of Red Hand Luke in the BBC Northern Ireland sitcom Give My Head Peace, Dan […]

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100 years after Gallipoli slaughter Ireland gives the stamp of approval to its 3,000 dead

If you’re going into a battle where death is a highly anticipated outcome there are a few things that you would want to square away before meeting your maker. One of them is the notion that your ultimate sacrifice might be at least remembered, perhaps even honoured. For the more than 3,000 Irishmen who died […]

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