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Mixed reaction to new changes at Mass

IF you thought your ears were deceiving you at Mass on Sunday – you weren’t the only one.

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Maximum exposure for Sinn Féin

While 2,000 Sinn Féin delgates packed into the Waterfront Hall on Saturday, over 210,000 viewers watched Gerry Adams’ address live on RTé during its peak, with an average of 180,000 viewers during the half-hour address.

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Language doesn’t decline in powerful communites

Few analysts in language, politics and sociology would query Noam Chomsky’s view that ‘questions of language are always questions of power’. Therefore language is inextricably bound with politics. This connection becomes considerably marked in the context of colonialism, where the subjugation of native cultures is both a means and an end to colonial invasion. Therefore, language decline never occurs in communities of power and privilege, but rather among the dispossessed and disempowered.

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300 more jobs to go at RVH?

THE Health Service union Unison says it fears the number of jobs set to go at the Royal Victoria Hospital in the forthcoming round of cuts could rise to nearly a thousand.

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Man who stored and made child porn back in court

A 22-year-old Bawnmore man convicted in June of downloading pornographic images of children as young as two years old has escaped jail after pleading

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Hats off to former milliner celebrating the big ton

There were big celebrations at a North Belfast care home last week when one of their residents turned 100. Dorni Madill, who lived in Hazelwood

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