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MLA shocked by child sex figures

SOUTH Belfast Alliance MLA Paula Bradshaw has expressed shock after new figures revealed five child sex offences are recorded every day here. Police said 1,809 sex crimes against children were reported here last year, the highest ever level, and up five per cent on the previous year. A total of 777 crimes were recorded against […]

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Sinn Féin: “This talks process has run its course.”

TALKS to form a power sharing executive have failed ahead of this afternoon’s 4pm deadline. Over the weekend politicians failed to reach agreement on any crucial issues such as an Irish language act, legacy issues or marriage equality, with the DUP failing to show up for talks on Sunday. Speaking on Sunday Michelle O’Neill said: […]

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His was a life of ‘endurance and resolve’

The 19th century Donegal poet, lamenting his drowned son, comes closest to capturing our devastation at the news that Martin McGuinness is gone. An chéad Mháirt de fhómhair ba brónach tuirseach mo scéal. Lámh thapa a bhí cróga ag gabháil rohmam ar leaba na n-éag. On the First Tuesday of autumn, sorry and tired was […]

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Thousands of daffodils brighten up Marie Curie’s ‘Garden of Light’

ST ANNE’S Square in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter will be awash with yellow daffodils when it plays host to the Marie Curie ‘Garden of Light’ to mark the charity’s Great Daffodil Appeal. The immersive art installation will be open to the public from Thursday 24 to Sunday, March 26. The Garden is made up of 2,100 […]

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Martin’s dream of a united Ireland lives on

POLITICAL representatives in West Belfast have expressed their condolences to the family of Martin McGuinness following the death of the former Deputy First Minister. Sinn Féin representatives paid tribute to their comrade saying his impact will be felt for many years to come. Alex Maskey MLA said Mr McGuinness was a man of ‘immeasurable stature’ […]

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Market and Donegall Pass get a Queen’s boost

FIRST-YEAR and postgraduate Architect students from Queen’s University are working with local community organisations to help deliver improvements to a range of premises in South Belfast over just five days. Street Society is an annual one-week environmental design and creative event, running since 2010, which is facilitated by architecture staff from the School of the […]

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