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South Belfast MLA rings the bell for cycle revolution

A SOUTH Belfast MLA who earlier this year founded Belfast’s first Ciclovía now has his sights set on the expansion of the Belfast Bike Share scheme. And while Máirtín Ó Muilleoir gave the thumbs-up to two new bike-share stands at Queen’s University students’ union and library, he says he won’t be content until the popular […]

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Antrim GAA coup as new group gets six elected at county convention

COLIN Donnelly was elected Antrim GAA Chairman at last night’s Antrim County Convention at Dunsilly. The 53-year-old St John’s clubman, who represented the county in both hurling and football, overcame outgoing vice-chair Joe Edwards by 88 votes to 51 on a night when the change-focused Saffron Vision group effectively pulled off a coup, having six […]

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SDLP and Sinn Féin linked by historic family ties

A FORMER leader of the SDLP and the grandson of an historical Sinn Féin figure have formed an unlikely partnership in the hope of having a blue plaque erected in Ardoyne to mark a fascinating piece of local history. Conor Bradley recently completed an unfinished manuscript written by his late grandfather, the prominent Sinn Féiner […]

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Edwards stakes his claim for top County Board post

LEADING Antrim administrator Joe Edwards believes serving as head of the county’s Competitions Control Committee for nine years means he is the ideal man to lead the County Board. Next Monday night’s annual Antrim GAA convention at the Dunsilly Hotel will see the election of new officers for a number of the top roles on […]

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Shankill traders lining up a Christmas cracker

Residents in the Shankill area are to be treated to an explosive start to the festive holidays when a fireworks display tops off a packed schedule for the annual Christmas festival. Now in it’s second year, the Christmas festival, organised by the Greater Shankill Traders Forum, is a cross-community event sponsored by Belfast City Council […]

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Altar boys of ’69 reunited for film on how the Troubles shaped their lives

What have a PSNI superintendent, an ex-Leeds United footballer and the former Director General of RTÉ got in common? Incredibly, they were all once part of the same group of altar boys serving at Holy Cross Church during the Troubles. Last night True North’s ‘Boys of ’69’ documentary aired on BBC and told the fascinating […]

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