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Lord Mayor says St Patrick’s Day celebrations will be best-ever as 2015 programme is revealed

Belfast is gearing up for a spectacular St Patrick’s Day parade and concert.

 Strictly Come Dancing finalist and member of smash hit boy band Blue, Simon Webbe, will be the concert’s headline act at Custom House Square on Tuesday, March 17. And the story of Ireland’s Patron Saint will come to life on the streets […]

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What gets measured gets done – so when it comes to ‘social clauses’ where’s the information?

Sara Boyce examines why large scale infrastructure projects are not delivering in the way that they should for the disadvantaged Members of the Assembly’s Finance and Personnel Committee were recently updated by officials on how government departments have been integrating ‘social benefits’ into public contracts. The use of ‘social clauses’ was first championed here over […]

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Sofa so good as pioneering project brings community together

Warm memories are being shared on cold tiles in a ground-breaking project aimed at fostering community cohesion. 35 tenants of Hemsworth Court, a supported housing scheme in the Shankill area for people with dementia, have designed and constructed a ‘Social Sofa that’s set to bring all sections of the district together. At the launch this […]

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Men tell their own stories

CULTURE Minister Carál Ní Chuilín has unveiled a powerful new photographic retrospective that details the trauma of loss from North and West Belfast. Entitled Aisling and currently on display at the Falls Library, the exhibition is a series of photographs taken by men to convey their sense of loss, capture their vision of themselves, their […]

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Toddler’s ‘little bit of freedom’ – how despair turned to joy for Belfast family

DISAPPOINTMENT has turned to joy for a disabled Belfast toddler whose hopes for a new lease of life were badly hit by the recent collapse of a medical supplies company. Three-year-old Billy O’Neill – who suffers from the rare and painful muscle disorder dystonia – and his parents Nichola and Billy Snr were left devastated […]

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Initiative to celebrate history of working-class radicalism

A NEW initiative aimed at celebrating Belfast’s history of working class radicalism has staged its first event, a lecture series on opposition to the First World War. The Belfast Working-Class History Group/Cumann Stair Lucht Oibre Bhéal Feirste was founded last year by a group of Belfast-based lay and professional historians, labour, community and youth activists. […]

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