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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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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, December 5

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Pic of the Day, December 4

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Take a topsy turvy trip to Wonderland at the Lyric this Christmas

THE story of Alice and how she fell into Wonderland is one that has been enchanting generations and as the Lyric Theatre prepares to bring the curtain down on its 50th birthday celebrations this year it’s Alice: The Musical which is set to entertain Christmas audiences. The stage is set with our first sighting of […]

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