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Delight at Dáire’s massive step forward

THERE were emotional scenes last week as brave Turf Lodge boy Dáire Flanagan took another massive step forward by having the tracheotomy that he’s worn for almost all of his life removed. For seven years and ten days Dáire, who was born with a rare genetic condition known as Apert Syndrome, lived with his ‘tracky’, […]

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Warm invitation extended to all for annual Mass of Hope

THE annual Suicide Awareness and Support Group’s Mass of Hope is set to take place on Sunday November 18 with the need for its services more pressing than ever. 18 years after the West Belfast-based support group was established, centre manager Margaret Walker described the Mass as a way for those who have been affected […]

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Four escape injury in arson attack

THREE women and a man have escaped injury following an arson attack on their home on the Wheelers Road area of Hannahstown at the weekend. The incident occurred shortly before midnight on Saturday. Detectives are treating the incident as arson with intent to endanger life. Appealing for information a police spokesperson said: “At around 11.50pm […]

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Carmel goes stateside to lobby for ’Murph Massacre campaign support

CARMEL Quinn of the Ballymurphy Massacre families is set to take part in a speaking tour of America, organised by the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Relatives for Justice. Carmel is the sister of one of 11 victims, John Laverty. The tour follows interventions by 150 Tory MPs as well as British Prime Minister Theresa […]

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Last chance to cast your vote for our Inspirational youth

WITH just hours to go until voting comes to a close for the Inspirational Youth of the West awards, rest assured – there is still time to cast your vote. With over 173,000 online votes so far counted across 28 categories, our youth and their sterling work and endeavours will be honoured on Friday, November […]

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Runners lacing up as Dáithí keeps inspiring

THIS year’s Gaeltacht Quarter 10K is set to raise awareness for a very worthy cause. Now in its third year, this year’s event will help to raise awareness for organ donation and the ‘Is Deontóir Mé – Yes I Donate’ campaign which was started by the parents of two-year-old Ballymurphy boy Dáithí Mac Gabhann. Dáithí […]

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