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Joy as Father Philip celebrates first Mass in St Oliver Plunkett

A FORMER Manchester United footballer from West Belfast who was ordained a priest at the weekend took part in his first mass. Father Philip Mulryne was ordained on Saturday by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, O.P., who travelled from Rome for the occasion, in St Saviour’s Church in Dublin. The 39-year-old returned to celebrate a special […]

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Lagmore teenager left with fractured eye socket after attack at Dunmurry station

THE devastated mother of a 15-year-old Lagmore girl who has been left with a fractured eye socket after she was attacked with a brick on Saturday night has said that parents need to know where their children are. Clare Corr’s teenage daughter Lara McGlade was waiting with her friend on Saturday night at Dunmurry train […]

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DUP and PUP plan ‘Cultural Convention’ to counter bonfire crackdown

The DUP and PUP are to hold an Autumn ‘cultural convention’ in an attempt to counter Council efforts to crack down on rogue bonfires. Amid growing anger in the unionist community at efforts to improve safety at bonfires, party group leaders Lee Reynolds and Billy Hutchinson drafted a statement blaming “republicans” for prosecuting a “cultural […]

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Blythefield come up trumps

BLYTHEFIELD Primary School is celebrating after becoming the first primary school in the north to attain ‘School of Sanctuary’ status. The school, located in the South Belfast Urban Village area, embarked on the journey to School of Sanctuary status over a year ago. Everyone, from staff, parents, pupils and wider community has embraced the ethos […]

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Boxing clubs score a knock-out win

FUNDING for the Belfast Boxing Strategy was reinstated on Monday night by Belfast City Council after members reversed cuts to amateur boxing. Funding in the region of £45,000 over the next four months was thrown into doubt at last month’s Strategic Policy and Resource Committee after members voted against continuing financial support. Before Monday’s meeting, […]

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Alastair decides to follow his dream

MANY of us dream of packing in our office jobs and demanding careers to follow our passions – and one man from South Belfast has done just that! Solicitor Alistair Macauley from always had the ambition to open his own shop, but after qualifying as a lawyer in 2012 he expected it would be a […]

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