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More to shipyard than Titanic

One of the most important industries in the development of Belfast was shipbuilding, with a particular exertion in the city’s shipyards during the two world wars.

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Suicide campaigner comes north

Five years ago Dublin woman Joan Freeman took out a loan of €130,000 with a dream of setting up her own centre to help people who are feeling suicidal.

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Murder and mayhem in suburbs of the south

South Belfast has had plenty of its own real drama over the last few decades – incidents and strife to fill a thousand paperbacks with mystery, murder and mayhem.

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Stage coach

Richard Croxford is the Artistic Director at the Lyric Theatre which this year reopened its doors following a much heralded rebuilding project. Having plenty of experience of ‘treading the boards’ himself after studying at drama school in England, the Liverpool-born actor and director is overseeing a new era of drama productions at the Ridgeway Street theatre

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Banging the drum

Brian Faloon is a former drummer for punk icons Stiff Little Fingers. Having played on the band’s classic first album Inflammable Material, Brian left the band and now performs with his new band Scream Blue Murmur.

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The man with the plan in an emergency

Belfast has seen several emergencies in recent months, from the water crisis in the winter to a double decker bus crash in the summer.

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