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New report on Gerard Gibson murder launched as campaigners appeal for witnesses

OVER 100 people gathered in the Glen Community Centre in Lenadoon last night for the launch of the special report into the circumstances of the death of Gerard Gibson (16). Gerard was shot and killed on July 11, 1972 in Carrigart by the British Army, not far from the community centre. The original investigation by […]

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Cultúrlann launch for book

THE Cultíúrlann is set to welcome Presbyterian Minister the Reverend David Latimer who will launch his book A Leap of Faith which details his relationship and firm friendship with Martin McGuinness. Launching next Thursday, the book recounts how in spring 2006, David Latimer’s church, First Derry Presbyterian, was paint-bombed yet again. David went public about […]

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New report on murder of Gerard (16)

THE FAMILY of a murdered Lenadoon teen and victims’ group Relatives for Justice have united to produce a special report into the circumstances of the boy’s shooting and the family’s long campaign for accountability. Gerard Gibson (16) was shot dead by the British army on July 11, 1972. An initial finding by the RUC that he […]

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Sprinkle of Christmas magic set for Roddy McCorley’s with Em Two Balloons

THE season of Christmas is one steeped in tradition and a recent addition to the familiar staples of trees, mince pies and chestnuts roasting on an open fire is the return of ‘Em Two Balloons and their festive production entitled Fairy Tale of New Lodge. Written by Vincent Higgins and directed by long time collaborator […]

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Gripping ebbs and flows of Belfast IRA

GIVEN the significance of the IRA in shaping Ireland over the last century, there has been no shortage of historiographies about the organisation. Dr John Ó Néill’s Belfast Battalion, however, presents itself as a rarity amongst other texts on the subject. The new book offers an invaluable chronological history of the Belfast IRA between 1922 […]

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