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Education Minister launches 16th Aisling Bursaries and pays tribute to local students

EDUCATION Minister John O’Dowd was guest speaker at the launch of the Aisling Bursary presentations held at St Mary’s University College last night. The Minister was on hand to warmly congratulate students and business donors along with local individuals who provide sponsorship for the Bursaries, And he commended the young people who are striving to […]

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Woman ‘critical but stable’ after doorstep stabbing in Poleglass

A 35-year-old woman is in a critical but stable condition in hospital after being stabbed at the door of a house in Poleglass. The victim received a wound to the stomach in the attack which took place in Woodside View at around 6pm yesterday (Monday). Police say that a man and a woman called to […]

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Leading diaspora figures prepare to fly into Belfast from across the world for a Homecoming to remember

Belfast is set to welcome ex-pats from across the world back home during a three-day event at the start of October. The Belfast Homecoming 2015, which takes place between October 7 and 10, is expected to bring together leaders from Europe and the US with strong ties to Belfast. Leading the diaspora delegation will be […]

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Mother awaits news on prosecution over ‘legal high’ death of her son

The mother of a Belfast man who died in City Hospital in July 2013 will find out next month if anyone will be prosecuted for her son’s death. Sean Paul Carnahan died in the Belfast Trust hospital four months after he tried to take his own life while under the influence of a legal high. […]

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Bar staff trained to look for signs of depression in imaginative new training initiative

A pioneering project by two bars in North Belfast to identify signs of depression in their customers has been praised as a potentially life-saving scheme. The Chester Bar and the Lansdowne Hotel, both on the Antrim Road, have equipped their staff with vital skills that will see them become more aware of mental health problems […]

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Is the ‘Shipyard Poet’ in line for a blue plaque at his former Belfast home?

There are calls for a blue plaque to be erected at the former home of Joe Nolan, known as the Shipyard Poet. Blue plaques are administered by the Ulster History Circle in a tribute to men and women who have made important contributions to society across a wide range of fields. As well as penning […]

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