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Tributes paid as Barney Devenny is laid to rest

Hundreds of mourners turned out on Tuesday to pay their last respects to North Belfast community stalwart Barney Devenny who passed away after illness, aged 76. Originally from the Short Strand, Barney moved to the Lansdowne area of North Belfast where he was to become well known for his work with Newington Credit Union and […]

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Fr Paddy always wanted to be a priest

FATHER Paddy McCafferty has been the parish priest of Corpus Christi Church in Springhill since October 2016. The Rathcoole man who was ordained in 1989 says he never wanted to be anything other than a priest and added that it’s his pleasure to be a servant of the people. “I was in Crossgar for two […]

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Rebuild bomb bar to assist with inquest

THE families of two men who died as a result of the Kelly’s Bar attack 46 years ago are appealing for witnesses to come forward with any photographs of the bar. The families, along with their solicitor, have engaged the help of an engineer who will build a scaled reconstruction of Kelly’s Bar and the […]

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Make your New Year mark on Belfast Hills

THE Belfast Hills Partnership are seeking volunteers to help plant 6,500 trees and hedging plants before the end of March. Most of the trees to be planted this season will be part of an industrial revolution project in quarry and landfill sites throughout the Belfast Hills. Some of the trees are also part of the […]

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Council to investigate Fransen ‘mayor’ video

BELFAST City Council have launched an investigation after the deputy leader of far-right group Britain First was filmed sitting in the Lord Mayor’s chair. A video of Jayda Fransen, dressed in red council robes was posted on the group’s Facebook page. In the video, she claimed she was back at the scene of the original […]

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New secretary of state appointed following reshuffle

A Tory MP who has only ever spoken about the north twice in her parliamentary career has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for Northern Ireland by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Karen Bradley, who represents the English constituency of Staffordshire, was formerly the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. The […]

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