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Families still searching for the truth after 40 years

Four decades ago, on a crisp, clear night in December families across North Belfast were getting ready for the Christmas season.

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McGurks welcome Ballymurphy inquest

This week’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of the ten people killed in the Ballymurphy Massacre has been welcomed by one of the leading campaigners from the McGurk’s families.

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Wallace explains Walsh withdrawl

ANTRIM hurling manager Jerry Wallace has explained his decision to remove Antrim from next year’s Walsh Cup competition is in order to ensure his team can hit the ground running in the National League.
He also cleared up the debate regarding the spelling of his name – he says either Wallace or Wallis is acceptable.
“Wallace is on the birth certificate, but both spellings can be used. I have been called worse in hurling,” laughed the new Antrim boss.

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Ulster glory for Hackett

‘MarvelLous’ Martin Hackett produced a great performance last week, winning three tough contests on his way to lifting the Ulster Intermediate 67kg title.First up for Hackett was a testing contest on Monday night at the Dockers Club against experienced 28-year-old campaigner Sean Lennon.

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Dissident republican group admits attempted shooting and makes claims against family

A dissident republican group has leafleted homes in the Oldpark this week warning that a local woman and her three sons have 48 hours to leave Ireland or “face the consequences of their actions”.

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Former prisoner approached by MI5

A former republican prisoner has said British intelligence officers tried to recruit him as an informer during a two-day break to Amsterdam at the weekend.

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