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A Great Arrangement makes a great night out

Michael Collins’ romance with Longford woman Kitty Kiernan is one of the lesser explored parts of his life – probably because the information was only really revealed when private letters between the two were released 16 years ago. The correspondence allowed historians to gain an insight into the private life of Michael Collins. Now a […]

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Personal story will bring the house down

IT has received standing ovations from audiences from the Edinburgh Festival to the New York Irish Festival and is just weeks away from its first appearance at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, a city where its journey first began. Set in Belfast ‘Two Sore Legs’ by Ballymurphy playwright Brenda Murphy tells the story of […]

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South Belfast mum in the pink for a new campaign

BREAST cancer is the most common cancer in women in the north. Every year 1,200 are diagnosed and 300 lose their lives. Cancer Focus NI has been funding research at Queen’s for a number of years and has just launched a new campaign – In Pink – to encourage the public to do something pink […]

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£55 million Belfast office development given green light

A new £55m office development building in South Belfast was given the green light from council planning officials last night despite fears by Market residents that the mammoth buildings will overwhelm nearby residential properties. The office and retail development, due to be built beside Central Station, will consist of four buildings. Earlier this week, South […]

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Ballymurphy families walk out of ‘terrible’ Brokenshire talks

ANGRY relatives of the Ballymurphy Massacre victims walked out of a meeting with the new Secretary of State yesterday. They attended the meeting in the hope that James Brokenshire would release funds for inquests into the murders of their loved ones. Family spokesperson John Teggart, whose father was among 10 people shot dead in August […]

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Our Lady’s pupils on song for top conductor

ACCLAIMED conductor David Brophy led the Ulster Orchestra at BBC Proms in the Park on the Titanic Slipways in Belfast on Saturday night. But before the big event, the classical music celebrity paid a visit to Our Lady’s Girls’ Primary School in North Belfast to lend his expertise to the school choir. The girls performed […]

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