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Fresh appeal over Belfast boxing hero’s missing championship belt

A new attempt to reunite one of Belfast’s most famous boxers with his missing championship belt has been launched in a bid to clear up one of Irish sport’s longest running mysteries. Ardoyne man Freddie Gilroy, 79, was considered one of the world’s top boxers when he won a coveted Lonsdale Belt outright for winning […]

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Belfast woman makes a fine ambassador at the heart of US politics

A Belfast woman now based in Washington DC was among 40 young people in the United States with Irish connections to win a prestigious newspaper award. Bronagh Finnegan was presented with the Ambassadors Award at the recent Irish Echo 40 Under 40 event in New York. The 24-year-old is public affairs and outreach officer with […]

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Grrreat things expected on Hospice walk as Leo enters the record books

A Belfast dog has had a new leash of life after signing up to take part in a sponsored charity walk and becoming the first dog to have a page on the internet sponsorship site Just Giving. Pawsome Finaghy pooch Leo, a year-old Pomeranian, is to take part in the 2015 Hospice Walk and the […]

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After 17 years, Clonard Rector takes a well-deserved break before taking up a new challenge

AT a time when the Catholic Church is struggling to cope with dwindling Mass attendance, a sharp fall in vocations and the fall-out from the child abuse scandal, the Clonard Novena is a remarkable and growing success. Now one of the guiding lights behind the annual outpouring of community spirit is about to say his […]

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Shocked Belfast mum speaks out after her ‘talking’ baby becomes an internet sensation

A Belfast mum whose new-born son has become an internet sensation after she posted a video of him online appearing to say the word ‘hello’ says she’s amazed by the online response. The video of baby Cillian McCann saying his first word at just seven weeks old has been viewed more than 1.1million times on […]

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New festival aims to broaden the city’s political and cultural horizons

A NEW festival launched in Belfast this week aims to broaden the horizons of political and cultural debate in the city. Perhaps fittingly, the launch comes at a time when yet another row threatens to derail the political institutions. Endorsed by Stephen Fry, the Belfast ‘Festival of Ideas and Politics’ is a week-long series of […]

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