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‘Inexplicable’ loss for Antrim

Antrim manager Kevin Ryan was making no excuses as his side capitulated to a humiliating 17-point loss to Westmeath on Sunday. The match was played in extremely wet conditions at Cusack Park, Mullingar and Antrim corner back Arron Graffin suffered a horror knee injury early on but Waterford native Ryan refused to use either as […]

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Putting neighbourly actions at the art of university ethos

The opening of an art display by University of Ulster students in North Belfast is the beginning of a new chapter that will see the institution engage with local people for years to come. That is the prediction of Professor Paul Seawright who spoke to the North Belfast News last week at the opening of […]

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Murdered and buried in France, 30 years on Seamus’s family hope that his remains can be found and brought home

The family of Seamus Ruddy, who was abducted, murdered and secretly buried in France 30 years ago this week, have said that it is difficult to bear the thought of facing another year without being able to bring him home. Seamus was teaching in Paris when he was murdered by the INLA and it is […]

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Phil your jackboots – if it’s springtime in Belfast it must be Springtime for Hitler

ONE of Mel Brooks’s golden comedic nuggets, The Producers, is set to goose-step into Belfast for one week only. Based on the classic 1968 film, The Producers will set out its stall at the Grand Opera House, and as in the film the production follows the fortunes of impoverished New York producer Max Bialystock who […]

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Pancakes and politics as parties join students for pre-election chat over breakfast

A pre-election “continental breakfast” that brought together politicians, pundits and voting-age students at Malone College has been hailed as a great success. The event was attended by pupils from Malone, Hunterhouse College, De La Salle College and St Genevieve’s High School and was a chance for the students to discuss issues relating to their lives […]

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Dramatic win for Antrim

Leinster Senior Hurling Championship qualifying round-robin Antrim 5-17 Laois 3-22 A dramatic last minute penalty gave Antrim a perfect start to their Leinster Hurling Championship qualifying round-robin at Laois’ expense in Ballycastle on Sunday. Ciaran Clarke scored the decisive penalty to give Antrim a one-point win and to upset the odds against a fancied Laois […]

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