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School visitors impressed by innovations for Ardoyne boys

CAPACTIVE LEARNING: Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín and Gerry Kelly from Sinn Féin with classroom assistant Sharon Cairns, pupils Shea Maguire, Ryan O'Neill and Caiden Stewart and Principal Kevin McArevey at Holy Cross Boys School

Innovative methods of learning that have seen Holy Cross Boys’ School in Ardoyne ranked amongst the best primary schools in the north were put on display this week for a ministerial visit. Culture Minister Carál Ní Chuilín was joined by Sinn Féin’s Gerry Kelly for a tour of the school on Friday when they viewed […]

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Protesting parents win meeting with Bishop

SPEAKING OUT: Children and parents at a protest opposing plans to close Little Flower school and open a co-education replacement A group of concerned parents who marched on the North Belfast home of the Bishop of the Down and Connor have been granted an official meeting with him early next week. The parents, who are fighting […]

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North Belfast Labour man Abdo Thabeth rejects expulsion threat

He’s a Welshman of Yemeni extract who confesses to be “weird” looking but Abdo Thabet believes he can deliver some of the solutions to the problems of North Belfast. The Glengormley man is running in North Belfast in the Assembly elections for the Northern Ireland Labour Representation Committee – a group of local British Labour […]

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Vigil for murdered Ardoyne man

Hundreds of people turned out in Ardoyne at a vigil for murdered father of four Michael McGibbon. Mr McGibbon’s family were joined by friends and neighbours in the grounds of Holy Cross Church last night. The vigil was organised by Holy Cross Rector Fr Gary Donegan who commended Mr McGibbon’s widow for her “courage, compassion […]

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Michael McGibbon vigil

Fr Gary Donegan hit out at the killers of Michael McGibbon calling on them to “turn away from these futile deeds.”

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Rossa punter left gutted after one team does him out of a £246,000 windfall

MANCHESTER United killed our quad last Sunday in our quest to end the season on a high, but it wasn’t to […]

Eye of the Tiger!!!!!

Ok so we’ve already established one crucial fact regarding this Spar Craic 10k and that is that I detest running. […]

Here we go again…………..

I said I wasn’t doing it, there’s absolutely no way, not a chance of it, zero interest in doing that […]

Squinter: the autumn leaves are falling like flags

SO ANYWAY, there’s Squinter dandering along the Ormeau Road on Monday night, the dog at his side, looking up at […]

Disco Spin

It would appear that last week’s rant worked, no one has cross examined me about my training regime this week […]

Jog Blog, Positive Mental Attitude!

PMA does this really work? I’m an expert at PMT I know how to work that. It’s hard to motivate […]