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Gerry Kelly urges INLA to respond to reports of connection with feared gang

SINN Féin MLA Gerry Kelly has called on the INLA to clarify its relationship with a North Belfast crime gang that has been blamed for a recent shooting. He was speaking following a paramilitary-style attack carried out in Bawnmore two weeks ago. The North Belfast News understands the attack was carried out by a criminal […]

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Local baller Marc Mulholland the driving force behind Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic

A HOST of leading American college basketball teams will descend on Belfast for the two-day Basketball Hall of Fame Classic which takes places at the SSE Arena next weekend. The Sport Changes Life Foundation is hosting the event in conjunction with the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Games and the Metro Athletic Conference (MAAC) with […]

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The all-new Sean Graham Racing Club make dream start at Punchestown

The Sean Graham Racing Club made its debut at Punchestown on Sunday and what a day it turned out. The band of merry local punters enjoyed a fabulous day out and you could hear the cheer in West Belfast when TopoftheRa won the second race at 4/1. Faugheen was the star attraction on the day and boy, […]

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Adams to step down as Sinn Féin President

Gerry Adams has announced his intention to stand down as Sinn Féin president in 2018. Mr Adams made the announcement at Sinn Féin’s Ard Fheis in Dublin on Saturday night. Speaking to a packed RDS arena in what was his last Ard Fheis as president he said he would be asking the incoming Ard Comhairle […]

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Confused? Welcome to Samuel Beckett

MAYBE it’s an indicator of the under-representation of women in serious art that the entrance of three female actors for Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure immediately conjures up The Three Witches of Macbeth, nevertheless, that was my reaction at The Mac on Thursday night. The production, brought to Belfast by the renowned Poets Theatre in […]

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NI budget deal to go before House of Commons

THE Budget bill for the north will go before the House of Lords later today (Tuesday). It was passed through the House of Commons on Monday after being backed by all parties. The 2017/18 budget includes an increase in health spending of 5.4%. NI Secretary James Brokenshire previously said that public services would begin to […]

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