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Famous Irish artist’s work goes on show

AS Easter approaches and the patriotic spirit is on the rise, there’s no better time to visit the Gerard Dillon Gallery in the Cultúrlann where a rarely seen depiction of the 1916 Easter Rising is on display in an exhibition by renowned Irish artist Thomas Ryan. The painting depicts rebels firing at approaching British forces […]

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A story that still inspires 37 years on

By Pádraig Ó Muirigh “It’s not Gods will for some to have everything and others to have nothing” – Archbishop Óscar Romero LAST week marked the 37th anniversary of the assassination of Archbishop Oscar Romero at the hands of a right wing death squad in San Salvador. His death precipitated a brutal civil war in […]

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Angel’ award goes to South Belfast dad

A SOUTH Belfast dad has been awarded at a ceremony honouring parents coping with stillbirth. Simon Salter won the ‘Tommy’s Angel Award’ as part of the baby charity’s national awards, now in their 22nd year. Simon and his wife experienced the stillbirth of their daughter, Isobel, in June 2015. Held at the Landmark Hotel in […]

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Maureen’s family do her community proud

MAUREEN McKiernan loved three things: she loved life, she loved her family and she loved her community. And that love of her community lives on triumphantly through her family as together they have raised a stunning total of £7,760 which they are donating to various charities and organisations in West and North Belfast. Maureen was […]

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Dancers raise funds for vital treatment

BIG-HEARTED punters dug deep on St Patrick’s day to help raise an astounding £1,000 to go towards the treatment for Lagmore woman Kellie McConville. Kellie was diagnosed with an aggressive form of bowel cancer in July last year, just months after her mother died of lung cancer. The 42-year-old mum-of-one has been undergoing innovative alternative […]

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Local schoolchildren spring into health at Girdwood

THE importance of health and wellbeing for children cannot be underestimated in today’s society. At Girdwood Community Hub recently over 150 pupils from schools across the city, including 30 pupils from Hazelwood Primary School, were invited to take part in a special event to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle for young people. Hosted […]

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