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Leading economist to give talk on Brexit and a united Ireland

LEADING economist David McWilliams will be speaking at a Féile an Phobail event tomorrow on Brexit and its implications for the ending of partition. Mr McWilliams is an economist, author, journalist, documentary-maker and broadcaster. He is Adjunct Professor of Global Economics at the School of Business ,Trinity College Dublin, and is ranked the 10th most […]

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Food bank demand in North Belfast soars for yet another Christmas

THE demand for food for those in need this Christmas is as high as ever before after another tough year for many people in North Belfast. A year of drastic changes to welfare reform and the roll-out of the controversial universal credit in November has left more and more people in need of essential food […]

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Community change-makers combating malnutrition

Concern Worldwide’s Darren Vaughan visited Burundi to see how funding from Food in a Fragile World appeal – supported by the North Belfast News – is making a difference to tens of thousands of children facing hunger “She’s energetic and bouncing with life,” says 25-year-old mum Clotilde Ndayisenga as she attempts to squeeze a hug […]

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McGurk’s: First UVF target searched 48 hours before bomb

THE bar that the UVF had intended to blow up before switching their sights to McGurk’s had been raided two nights earlier by the British army and patrons arrested and screened. Fifteen civilians, including two children, were killed in the North Queen Street bar massacre on December 4 1971. Ciarán MacAirt, a grandson of two […]

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Appeal issued to owner of 200-year-old document

A NEAR-200-year-old lease for a plot in Milltown Cemetery has been uncovered in Carrick Hill. Frank Dempsey from the Carrick Hill Residents’ Association found the fascinating historical treasure during a recent search of the association’s archives. The legal document. written on parchment paper and dated April 5, 1830, details a right of burial agreement between […]

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‘Caoilte made this world a better place’

MOURNERS at the Requiem Mass for Caoilte Fitzsimon’s heard how the youngster “made this world a better place”. The five-year-old Ardoyne girl passed away in the early hours of Sunday. Caoilte was born with Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) and spent the last few years of her short life campaigning alongside mum Fiona and […]

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