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Bishop Treanor calls for more to be done to help refugees

Bishop Noel Treanor has called for more to be done to help ease the current refugee and humanitarian crisis sweepng Europe. During his speech on the issue at Mater Dei Church in Crumlin, CO Antrim, on Sunday, the Bishop of Down and Connor called on politicians to act on the crisis. “In the light of […]

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Irish classes start back at Ionad Uibh Eachach

It’s September and Irish language classes are back throughout Belfast. Announcing details of their courses this week, Ionad Uíbh Eachach – the Irish language community centre based in Iveagh Crescent behind An Chultúrlann – have a wide range of Irish courses available both in the morning and the evening. Ionad’s adult education programmes are supported […]

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Damien’s dam fine job is great news for lovers of the outdoors

The transformation of Ligoniel dams from a forgotten remnant of Belfast’s linen industry into one of the most beautiful recreation areas in the city is almost complete and a shining example of how a community can impact how an area is regenerated. That’s the opinion of Damien McCallin from Ligoniel Improvement Association who has been […]

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Sports Minister says Casement changes demanded by project report are already being implemented

CHANGES are already taking place in the Casement redevelopment plan after an in-depth report made 20 recommendations – including the replacement of key personnel in the project. The new movement comes after the independent British Cabinet Office report into the project, released last month, said that, despite the challenges, a redeveloped GAA stadium in the […]

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Clonard sculpture was carved by an inmate of Nazi concentration camp

THE fascinating and hidden history of a statue which takes pride of place at the entrance to the Oratory in Clonard Monastery can be revealed today by Daily Belfast. The carving was made by an inmate of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, a German Redemptorist priest. The statue of St Gerard Majella was given by the priest […]

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On Katrina anniversary, a soccer team that rose from a Belfast couple’s bar under the New Orleans floodwater recalls 10 tumultuous years

I’m the last man standing. More than a decade after Finn McCool’s Football Club played our first soccer game, I’m the sole survivor from that team still playing. August 29 was the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the most devastating natural disaster to ever hit America. After it roared ashore in late summer 2005 it […]

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