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God bless Frank O’Connor

THE treasured short stories from the prolific pen of Cork’s finest scribe Frank O’Connor are returning to the Lyric Theatre this month due to unprecedented demand. In God Bless the Child, Frank O’Connor’s stories of life growing up in rural Ireland are universally regarded as classics of their kind and in a coup for the […]

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Feared UDA gunman shot dead

A FEARED UDA gunman who built up a lucrative criminal empire in the wake of the Troubles, was shot dead last night in North Belfast. John ‘Bonzer’ Boreland was gunned down in Sunningdale Gardens near Ballysillan shortly before 10pm with speculation on who carried out the hit focusing on other UDA factions or members of […]

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Man Utd look banker weekend Shield bet

Just one week and the most over-rated and most bet-on League in the world returns with the English Premier League kicking-off next Saturday, but first we have the annual curtain-raiser this Sunday with the Community Shield along with the lower domestic English leagues, Scottish and Irish Leagues all kicking off this weekend. We will have […]

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All-Ireland suicide plan crucial, says Mary Lou

Sinn Féin Vice President Mary Lou McDonald visited North Belfast this week to speak with mental health workers about what’s needed to drive down the suicide rate. The Dublin Teachta Dála said she was in Belfast to deal with issues affecting all communities across the island and looking at how a joined-up strategy can be […]

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Police challenged over 9th bonfire inactivity

Belfast’s most senior cop met with community workers on the New Lodge this week as efforts were stepped up to prevent the annual August 9 bonfire from taking place. The North Belfast News understands the PSNI were challenged on their lack of effort in combating the fires which have been widely rejected by the local […]

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1916 mural unveiled on Casement anniversary

A NEW Easter 1916 mural on the International Wall on the Falls Road was unveiled yesterday (Wednesday). The mural, which was painted by well known artist Danny Devenny and a team of international muralists, depicts a Belfast narrative of the Rising. Tom Hartley, Chair of the 2016 Committee, said: “When we started to organise events […]

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