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Bee aware is the message as Gaeltacht Quarter responds to a pressing global challenge

The Gaeltacht Quarter is buzzing after the signing of a new agreement between Forbairt Feirste and the World Bee Project (WBP). The agreement, Bee Creative/Bí Cruthaitheach, which was signed in Coláiste Feirste, commits partners to working together to ensure that the Gaeltacht Quarter can become the first quarter in Belfast to fully commit to addressing […]

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Five years in the making, dream Frampton-Quigg fight finally becomes a reality

THE worst kept secret in boxing was made official last night when it was confirmed IBF world champion Carl Frampton and WBA title-holder Scott Quigg will put their belts on the line at the Manchester Arena on February 27 in a super-bantamweight battle that has been brewing for five years. ‘The Jackal’ and his legion […]

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Oul’ lads yakkin’ is a rich source of humour – in any language

“All over Ireland there are oul’ fellas hashin’ about everything,” says award-winning Impartial Reporter journalist Rodney Edwards on the inspiration behind his new book, ‘Sure, Why Would Ye Not?’ The book, published by Blackstaff Press, is a collection of anecdotal conversations between two of those oul’ fellas – Bob and Charlie – who attempt to […]

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Abuse victim hopes she’ll finally find out why she spent her childhood in homes

A Belfast-born woman who was given up by her mother and spent years in Catholic institutions where she suffered abuse says she hopes a meeting with relatives in Donegal will shed some light on why her mother took the fateful decision not to raise her. Marie Therese Rogers Moloney has been put in contact with […]

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BBCNI claims on-air staff don’t have to wear a poppy – is it some kind of galaxy-altering coincidence that they all do?

AND still BBC Ulster continues with the laughable pretence that when it comes to wearing a poppy, it’s up to the on-screen talent whether they want to pay tribute to our boys or not. It’s a hoary old chestnut, isn’t it? Every year on the radio and TV there’s a row about the poppy and something or […]

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Threatened day centres provide a vital service for users and carers alike, so let’s think hard before we scrap them

Too often in our busy modern world, carers and their loved ones are invisible. Last Wednesday, I spent the day with users and carers and staff in West Belfast visiting Fallswater, Mica and Suffolk Day centres and then in a meeting with carers and the Belfast Health Trust. I witnessed the marvellous work being done […]

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