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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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Another Lyric first for Dan as theatre stages first ‘Gunman’ production for 10 years

Belfast actor Dan Gordon is about to make his long-awaited debut on the Lyric’s Danske Bank Stage in the theatre’s new co-production with the Abbey Theatre of Sean O’Casey’s masterpiece The Shadow of a Gunman. Best known for his portrayal of Red Hand Luke in the BBC Northern Ireland sitcom Give My Head Peace, Dan […]

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100 years after Gallipoli slaughter Ireland gives the stamp of approval to its 3,000 dead

If you’re going into a battle where death is a highly anticipated outcome there are a few things that you would want to square away before meeting your maker. One of them is the notion that your ultimate sacrifice might be at least remembered, perhaps even honoured. For the more than 3,000 Irishmen who died […]

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Dad’s personal crusade is bringing hope to schoolchildren across the city

A Belfast man who lost his 17-year-old son to suicide has embarked on a new programme that aims to equip all schools in the north with training on suicide prevention and battling depression. Philip McTaggart, who launched a personal crusade to battle the stigma preventing discussion of suicide shortly after the death of his son […]

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Historic workers’ banner to go on display in all its restored glory after May Day parade

A controversial historic banner commissioned by English miners in the 1920s and featuring an image of James Connolly will be on display in Belfast this weekend. The Follonsby Lodge banner was woven for the Durham Miners Association in 1928, just four years after the General Strike. In a reflection of the radical and militant mood […]

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Aisling Bursaries go from strength to strength helping young people into further education

The annual Aisling Bursaries have just been launched, marking their 16th year helping local young people reach higher education. The 2015 bursaries were launched at the Devenish Complex, Finaghy, with local business leaders, educators and bursary sponsors gathering to celebrate this year’s programme. The Aisling Bursaries are an education grant scheme delivered by the West […]

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