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Dad’s personal crusade is bringing hope to schoolchildren across the city

A Belfast man who lost his 17-year-old son to suicide has embarked on a new programme that aims to equip all schools in the north with training on suicide prevention and battling depression. Philip McTaggart, who launched a personal crusade to battle the stigma preventing discussion of suicide shortly after the death of his son […]

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Historic workers’ banner to go on display in all its restored glory after May Day parade

A controversial historic banner commissioned by English miners in the 1920s and featuring an image of James Connolly will be on display in Belfast this weekend. The Follonsby Lodge banner was woven for the Durham Miners Association in 1928, just four years after the General Strike. In a reflection of the radical and militant mood […]

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Aisling Bursaries go from strength to strength helping young people into further education

The annual Aisling Bursaries have just been launched, marking their 16th year helping local young people reach higher education. The 2015 bursaries were launched at the Devenish Complex, Finaghy, with local business leaders, educators and bursary sponsors gathering to celebrate this year’s programme. The Aisling Bursaries are an education grant scheme delivered by the West […]

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Queen’s appoints leading Irish American businessman and philanthropist as new Chancellor

One of Irish America’s most familiar, busiest and respected business and philanthropic figures is about to forge yet another substantive link between New York and Belfast. Tom Moran, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Manhattan-based Mutual of America Life Insurance, has been appointed Chancellor of Queen’s University Belfast. “Queen’s University announces the appointment of […]

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Frankie’s striking photos capture the shifting vistas of Belfast’s famous peace walls

CELEBRATED Short Strand photographer Frankie Quinn is about to launch the third in his striking series of books capturing memorable images of Belfast’s peace walls. It is a subject he has explored in depth for more than twenty years, with two books, in 1994 and 2008, chronicling both the shifting and static nature of the […]

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NUI Galway Registrar says new entry criteria open up the way for Belfast students to head south

A former Belfast student and Ulster University academic who’s now the Registrar and Deputy President of NUI Galway is urging students, parents and career advisers to rethink their attitudes when it comes to studying in the south. Professor Pól Ó Dochartaigh spoke to Daily Belfast during a visit to his former school, St Mary’s Grammar […]

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