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West Belfast mourns passing of Tish Holland

WEST Belfast is in mourning this week at the sad news of the passing of community activist Tish Holland. Tish, whose married name is Teresa Lunney passed away in the NI Hospice on Sunday. She is survived by her husband Phil and children Tomás and Nuala. Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey expressed his condolences to […]

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Belfast Girls to go live

ONLINE sensation Belfast Girls is set to make the Waterfront Hall its home for a limited run next month and tickets are already going fast. Written by and starring the West Belfast creator of the hit social media series of skits Michael Mulcahy, the show will feature classic characters including Big Bernie Greene, Michelle, Shankill […]

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West Belfast man won’t face second trial

A man who admitted preventing the lawful burial of his elderly neighbour will not face a trial for stealing a second bank card from her burgled flat. Sentencing of Robert Sharkey, 24, originally of Larkspur Rise, will take place next month. He was convicted of 11 charges, including using one of Marie Conlon’s debit cards […]

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Seb took his own life 5 days after cops raided flat

A GLENGORMLEY couple who lost their son to suicide says the system is failing people with mental health issues. 25-year-old Sebastian ‘Seb’ Haggan took his own life a month ago with a suspected heroin overdose. Dad Billy and mum Sharon say they “tried everything” to help their son after he turned to drink and drugs […]

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Drug find increases heroin fears in the Cliftonville district

A CLIFTONVILLE resident who found a quantity of suspected heroin on a busy local street has said there is “growing concern” about a drugs epidemic in the area. Local man Sammy Cusick discovered the substance while walking in the Manor Street area on Sunday night. While drugs have been a problem in the area for […]

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