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Ex-pat’s movie memories of Divis Flats get a Homecoming screening

Growing up in Divis Flats is the subject of a documentary to be screened at the Movie House on the Dublin Road next week. Alive From The Divis Flats is the story of Hugo Straney, an Irish Canadian from Divis who has been living in Toronto for over four decades. The film focuses on the […]

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Arsenal to make home advantage count against Man Utd at better than evens

It’s been a tough old few weeks for the PG personally – losing a parent is tough for anyone and on September 13, I sadly lost the inspiration behind this column, my dad. He was the man who pushed and inspired to me to come up with the PG idea way back in 1994 as […]

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St Peter’s and Clonard in the frame if Pope does come to Ireland

NEWS that the World Meeting of Families in 2018 will take place in Dublin has heightened speculation that Pope Francis will be paying a visit to Ireland in three years’ time. The four-day international conference is most often organised in conjunction with a Papal visit. If the Pope does come north during any visit to […]

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The unmistakable sound of the bull in an SDLP shop

If it’s not a famine it’s a feast. For weeks you wait for something to happen in politics and then half-a-dozen of them come barrelling down the road. Exhibit 1: the SDLP. Like the Ulster Unionist Party, the SDLP’s main problem is to make itself visible. Mike Nesbitt had a go at solving that by […]

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After Kent state funeral, Belfast man leads campaign to fulfil Roger Casement’s dying wish to be buried in north Antrim

Following the recent state funeral of Thomas Kent, one of 16 men executed following the 1916 Easter Rising, a Belfast man is driving the campaign to have the remains of Roger Casement brought north for burial in County Antrim, as per his dying wish. Casement and Kent were the only two 1916 revolutionaries executed outside […]

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Squinter: How sit-down fishermen are casting aside the country code

ANGLING – it’s the ultimate country pursuit, isn’t it? Just you and your rod versus the fish and the water. Whether you’re standing on a river bank, up to your chest in waders or bobbing about on a boat, there’s no better way to commune with nature. The true angler will tell you catching fish […]

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