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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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Carillion collapse costs local company €320,000

THE OWNERS of a West Belfast family-run business say they remain hopeful they can obtain restitution on thousands of outstanding euros they are owed after they fell victim to the collapse of construction giant Carillion and the subsequent liquidation of a southern building contractor. Stockman’s Way based commercial flooring contractors JJ Hennebry and Sons, which […]

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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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PIP assessor told to rescore report

DOCUMENTS reveal how a local woman’s initial PIP assessment scores were drastically reduced after internal emails were sent suggesting her marks were too high, thus ensuring she would not receive the benefit. The woman, who wishes to remain anonymous was in receipt of DLA however, due to current regulations she has had to be switched […]

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Residents’ anger as Hugo Street becomes bottleneck

RESIDENTS whose homes are near St Kevin’s Primary School have called on the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to allow for allocated drop-off and pick-up times for parents as their street has become a ‘no go area’ since the introduction of the Glider. Parents are no longer permitted to park in the bus lane outside the […]

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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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