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The housekeeper of a former West Belfast priest jailed for sex abuse says he reacted angrily when she had asked him to stop bringing children to the parochial house in the 1980s. James Martin Donaghy, 53, from Lady Wallace Drive in Lisburn, was convicted of 23 sex abuse charges against a young adult and two teenage altar boys. On Friday past he was handed a 10-year sentence at Belfast Crown Court.

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Not my cup of coffee: parent

RESIDENTS of the Stewartstown Road area have called on the owner of a parked van advertising an adult entertainment company to move the vehicle out of the sight of children.

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Known hoods were behind security alert

A West Belfast MLA has hit out at those responsible for a security alert in the lower Falls that caused widespread disruption. On Friday homes were evacuated and roads were closed in the area after a suspect device was found taped to a lamppost in Ross Road.

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Local couple and 3 little bundles of joy

THEY say all good things come in threes and for one West Belfast couple that’s certainly the case. Angela Mooney, a medical practice employee from the Glen Road, and her partner Ciarán McCullough recently welcomed into the world a set of triplets who were christened at St Teresa’s church on Sunday.

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South’s MP holds most outside interests of local MLAs

South Belfast’s MP holds the most outside interests of MLAs in the constituency while another MLA continues to receive nearly £30,000 a year for one to two hours of work a month for a construction company.

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Skimming machine at local ATM

A cash-skimming device has been found at a bank machine in South Belfast.

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