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Ministers from north and south tour the city’s Irish language hot spots

MINISTERS FROM north and south have done the rounds of Irish language organisations in Belfast. Gaeltacht Minister Heather Humphreys TD and Joe McHugh TD, the Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs, joined DCAL Minister Carál Ní Chuilín for a series of engagements. The Ministers visited Foras na Gaeilge, Raidió Fáilte, An Chultúrlann, the Linenhall Library […]

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There’s so much to celebrate after Duncairn’s first year

AS the man who more than anyone was behind the development of the Duncairn Culture and Arts Centre, the Reverend Bill Shaw can be satisfied that one year since the Antrim Road venue opened its doors the former church has been established as one of Belfast’s foremost cultural and artistic hubs. But Bill isn’t one […]

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Thousands to descend on West Belfast during Novena

Thousands of pilgrims will flock to West Belfast next week for the start of the annual Clonard Solemn Novena. This year’s event will run from Wednesday 17 to Thursday 25 June and is the first with new rector Fr Noel Kehoe at the helm of the monastery. Up to 15,000 people are expected to attend […]

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Pop-up galleries turn Writers’ Square into a picture of colour and creativity

Twelve large shipping containers in Writers’ Square are painting a picture of just what’s in store for the city as the 2015 Belfast Photo Festival gets under way. Now into its third year, this year’s festival is set to boast local and international works of photographic art at centre stage of a packed bill of […]

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Queen’s academic says past can’t be healed while protagonists continue to be punished

A leading Queen’s academic who claims that the Good Friday Agreement is failing ex-combatants has said that it is impossible to heal the past while continuing to punish people in the present and in the future. Professor Peter Shirlow, Deputy Director of the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Social Justice at Queen’s University, made the […]

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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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