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A long, hard road for the families

Another in our series on the victims of the Ballymurphy Massacre of August 1971 John McKerr was a father-of-eight, a hard working man from the Andersonstown area. During August 1971 Mr McKerr was working as a joiner in Corpus Christi Church. On August 11th he stepped outside of the church to allow a funeral to […]

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Coláiste Feirste pupils rally round Dáithí

NINE out of ten Coláiste Feirste senior pupils have signed up to the Organ Donation Register after meeting inspirational West Belfast tot Dáithí Mac Gabhann. Ballymurphy boy Dáithí along with his devoted parents Máirtín and Seph attended a 30-minute assembly with the pupils to highlight Organ Donation Week. Dáithí has now spent over 100 days […]

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Celebrating Irish language

NOMINATIONS are still open for The Outstanding Contribution to the Irish Language Award in this year’s Aisling Awards. This award celebrates the vibrancy and uniqueness which the Irish language brings to the city of Belfast, the award will honour an organisation or person who works tirelessly to pioneer the language. This year’s Aisling Awards will […]

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Pic of the day, Thursday, September 13

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The community group that took on a giant

MONEY breeds power, or so the idiom goes, but five years ago when plans were revealed for a quarter-billion pound waste incinerator in Glengormley, it sparked a grassroots community campaign that would go on to take on big capital and even the government. The NoArc21 campaign started when a small group of concerned residents called […]

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Man admits preventing burial of elderly neighbour

A 24-year-old man has admitted preventing the burial of an elderly neighbour whose body lay undiscovered in her West Belfast home for over two years. Robert Sharkey of Grays Hill in Bangor appeared at at Belfast Crown Court on Tuesday and admitted all but one charge levelled against him. The body of 68-year-old Marie Conlon […]

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