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Flag protests – your super A to Z guide

A is for anger Everything that has happened in Belfast and elsewhere since December 3 2012 has been motivated by anger. The loyalist people are angry and the main reason for their anger is that nobody seems to know what they’re angry about. Every loyalist spokesman says something different from the last when asked why […]

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All sweet at the Sweety Bottle

CRAZY ESCAPADES and calamitous situations are what West Belfast audiences can expect when they take their seats at the Roddy McCorley club for a taste of The Sweety Bottle. What started life as a series of nostalgic short stories in the Andersonstown News caught the eye of Artistic Director of the Brassneck Theatre Company, Tony […]

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Bringing sensitive subject to the stage

A West Belfast writer and director is attempting to tackle the delicate issue of suicide through her latest play. Bronagh Diamond, from Lenadoon, is preparing to stage the controversially titled Hang In There at the Cultúrlann next month as part of Féile an Earraigh. Despite the content, the young and extremely talented writer says she […]

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Celtic museum in seventh heaven

Word is spreading about the Belfast Celtic Museum at the Park Centre and some special visitors made the trip all the way from Bonnie Scotland to visit on Friday, February 8. Relations of former Celtic star Aiden McGeady stopped off at the museum, spending time checking out the 250 exhibits and soaking up the history […]

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‘Lost play’ resonates powerfully today

A play written 100 years ago about Belfast’s sectarian divide has opened at the Lyric Theatre at a time when the issue remains more prevalent than ever. Mixed Marriage by St John Ervine kicks off the Lyric’s ‘Tales of the City’ season, celebrating the 400 years since Belfast received its charter as a town. Set […]

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Radio show is music to Méabh’s ears

A young Belfast Gael’s star is on the rise after landing a plum role as presenter of a new radio series. Belfast musician Méabh Ní Thuathaláin will be a new voice on the national airwaves when she presents the radio series Ceol na mBán about women and traditional Irish music, starting on RTÉ Raidió na […]

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