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Lansdowne is ready to enjoy another golden age

THE recent opening of the Lansdowne Hotel in the leafy surroundings of the Antrim Road and Cave Hill has got local people talking of how it was back in the day. It was the place to go and for one businessman, the opportunity to transform the once-so-popular venue was simply too hard to turn down. […]

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New Lodge community rally hears the bonfire will ‘never happen again’

Hundreds of people attended a community protest in the New Lodge following days of serious anti-social behaviour. Organised by Sinn Féin, the demonstration was held in response to unrest and violence surrounding an anti-community bonfire last week. Addressing those gathered last night, Paul Roberts, Chief Executive Ashton Community Trust, said: “When I see those reports […]

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Sun sets on Wolfe Tones for Féile finale

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Trooper McCabe: 1969 truth still hidden

THE family of 20-year-old father-of-two Hugh McCabe, who was shot and killed as the pogroms of August 1969 erupted across Belfast, say they haven’t received justice 50 years on from his controversial death. Hugh McCabe was a soldier in the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars and was home on leave to spend time with his wife, […]

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Book of religious art rediscovered

A CLONARD parishioner has rediscovered a fascinating book of religious art that dates to the early 1930s. 85-year-old Fred Brady bought the dusty tome from a market in Kildare over 40-years ago, and it had lain forgotten in his attic for decades. Published in 1933 by the now seemingly defunct Catholic Picture Company of Ireland, […]

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Pic of the day, Friday, August 9

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