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If life-saving ECMO machine is available for Boris then why not for Brian or Betty from Belfast?

A life-saving oxygen machine will be available for British PM Boris Johnson if he becomes critically ill from coronavirus but the same ECMO machine is not an option for anyone in Belfast. That’s the shock claim by a South Belfast doctor Micheal Donnelly who has called for life-saving ECMO machines to be bought for local […]

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OPINION: Belfast’s undocumented should put health first and immigration status later during Covid-19 Crisis

A DIFFICULT part post 9-11, the New York attacks of 2001, was determining how many victims were undocumented immigrants. It was a very difficult and personal process.  You see, in the Twin Tower chaos, there were living people not seeking emergency treatment. That was a real headache in itself. It was estimated that over 100 […]

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OPINION – Andrée Murphy: This is a rest of the world vs ideological space cadets issue

  There is a common thread in footage in documentaries broadcast regarding our contested past. In the old grainy photographs of the late 1960s and 1970s, in scenes of pogrom, bombings, violent internment raids, protest against injustice and discrimination of its various incarnations, this unmistakable theme is on display. Community solidarity. Lorries being driven by […]

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Shooting victim was gangland figure with links to bloody Drogheda feud

Robbie Lawlor, the Dublin criminal shot dead in Etna Drive, Ardoyne, at noon yesterday, was reported to have been warned by Gardaí not to travel to Belfast as his life was in danger. Four men were arrested yesterday and are being questioned by the PSNI in connection with the attack.  Robbie Lawlor (35) was linked […]

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OPINION: Gerry Adams – Real Change has to come from this Crisis

All of us are adjusting to our new routines and trying to come to terms with the real threat posed by the Coronavirus pandemic. The thousands of deaths in Italy and Spain are grim reminders of what may be coming our way and a deadly incentive for us all to stop close contact with other […]

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BREAKING: 16 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Musgrave Park Hospital

Sixteen cases of Covid-19 cases have now been confirmed at Musgrave Park Hospital, the Andersonstown News can reveal. The news comes as Health Minister Robin Swann told a Stormont Health Committee hearing today that vital PPE supplies promised by the British Government have not arrived.  It is understood that the first confirmed case of coronavirus […]

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