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Gaeltacht Quarter in line for special economic status

The Falls Road Gaeltacht Quarter is to get special economic status as part of a package of measures aimed at driving growth announced yesterday by the Finance Minister. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir made the announcement as he outlined a rethink of the rates system that he hopes will see extra cash freed up to invest in […]

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Innovative thermometer set to transform Health Service

AN innovative non-contact medical thermometer is set to transform the NHS with an entrepreneurial spark born out of the e3 campus in West Belfast. The thermometer, a brainchild of TriMedika’s Dr Roisin Molloy and Julie Brien, is the only EU-designed and built device on the market. Roisin explained how the device, which can read and […]

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Tears behind the laughter at the MAC

PATRICIA Gormley is a woman of many talents. At the age of 40 and after raising her four children she went to Queen’s University and studied English Literature and Politics alongside two of her daughters. She taught English to mature students, then went into working with the elderly and that’s where she discovered her talent […]

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Key funders visit Market Tunnels

A DELEGATION of top politicians has been shown plans for the ambitious new Market Tunnels and taken on a tour of the eagerly anticipaetd regeneration project. After 70 years of dereliction, the eight disused railway tunnels known as the Lanyon Tunnels,that run below East Bridge Street in Belfast will be developed to develop jobs and […]

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Appeals for return of stolen defib

THE theft of a lifesaving defibrillator from an Ormeau Road convenience store have led to calls for the vital device to be returned. The £2,000 machine is thought to have been taken from the Vivo premises on the lower Ormeau in the early hours of Monday morning. The defibrillator was paid for by the local […]

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Youcef (11) dances up a storm in top event

COMPETITORS from around the globe are gathering this week at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall for the 2016 Oireachtas Rince na h-Éireann/All Ireland Irish Dance Championships. The week-long Irish dance event, which is the highlight of the Irish dancing community, is organised by An Coimisiún le Rincí Gaelacha and is expected to bring in excess of 1,600 […]

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