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Bookie gets his back up in Sandy Row

I came back from the Down v Leitrim game last Sunday on the Ulsterbus Express. I was delighted when the driver left the dual carriageway he took a route through a private road which meant we avoided Sandy Row and Boyne Bridge. The first time I was on Sandy Row was in 1965. I spent […]

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Return parade banned

The Parades Commission has ruled that Orangemen will not be allowed to return past Nationalist homes on the Crumlin Road at Ardoyne on July 12. The determination, released just before noon today (Thursday) as the North Belfast News went to print, will be met with relief in nationalist Ardoyne. Talks between residents and the Orange […]

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Increase in Glengormley flags ‘causing concern’

An increase in the number and size of flags being erected in Glengormley ahead of the marching season is causing unease amongst residents, a local councillor has said. Sinn Féin’s Gerry O’Reilly said their office had been contacted a number of times by concerned residents who say they are seeing flags being put up in […]

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Orange Order pulls out of talks on Ardoyne

A talks process involving the Orange Order, an Ardoyne residents group and local clergymen has been halted without explanation after the Orange Order withdrew from the process. The talks, which have been ongoing from March and facilitated by Catholic Bishop Donal McKeown and Church of Ireland Bishop Alan Abernethy, have been “postponed” with the Orange […]

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Pipe bomb mum pleads for an end to attacks

A New Lodge mother of two who had her car shot into in January says she is ‘terrified’ after a pipe bomb was left at the same vehicle outside her home this week. Lindsey Ward says Wednesday’s attack, when a device described by the PSNI as ‘viable’ was left at her Spamount Street home, is […]

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Rúbaí reds up at movie awards

An Irish language film which features a young girl who declares her atheism in the run up to her First Holy Communion has won the Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition Sponsored by the Belfast Media Group the 14th Belfast Film Festival Short Film Competition featured entries from across the country of films up to […]

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Boney advice is so much hot air

TAKE a look at this thing on the right. It’s got to be 80 feet high and its core is […]

Bookie gets his back up in Sandy Row

I came back from the Down v Leitrim game last Sunday on the Ulsterbus Express. I was delighted when the […]

The courts and police are our servants, not masters

I enjoyed the movie In the Name of the Father, although I’m not sure ‘enjoyed’ is the word to describe […]

Adams: my four days inside

MY recent detention and interrogation was a serious attempt to bring charges against me. It was conducted by the Retrospective […]

Why I’m going to meet the queen

Last night, I attended the most solemn occasion in the calendar of any republican mayor: a Mass in Clonard in […]

A BIG response to Squinter’s recent piece on Buckfast and the fact that it’s not big in West Belfast. Some […]