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Confused? Welcome to Samuel Beckett

MAYBE it’s an indicator of the under-representation of women in serious art that the entrance of three female actors for Beckett Women: Ceremonies of Departure immediately conjures up The Three Witches of Macbeth, nevertheless, that was my reaction at The Mac on Thursday night. The production, brought to Belfast by the renowned Poets Theatre in […]

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NI budget deal to go before House of Commons

THE Budget bill for the north will go before the House of Lords later today (Tuesday). It was passed through the House of Commons on Monday after being backed by all parties. The 2017/18 budget includes an increase in health spending of 5.4%. NI Secretary James Brokenshire previously said that public services would begin to […]

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‘Open House’ events for public views on proposed Gasworks Masterplan

TWO public drop-in events are to be held in a community consultation on proposals for a Masterplan for the Gasworks site in South Belfast. The first of the “Open House” events will take place this Friday (November, 10) from 1pm to 7pm at Cromac Regeneration Initiative on Donegall Pass. A second will take place on […]

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Aisling Awards arrive in the city

IT’S all systems go for this year’s glamorous Aisling Awards set in the luxurious surroundings of the Europa Hotel. The 21st annual Aisling Awards gala celebrates the champions of Belfast and will be held on November 24th, when Michael Russell, Minister with Responsibility for Brexit Negotiations for Scotland, will address the audience at this year’s […]

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Voices raised at the Duncairn Centre

IRELAND has, thankfully, its fair share of selfless ambassadors who have made it their life’s work to build community.
 They are grassroots patriots who realise that you build a nation from the street corner up.
 Among their number is Cork’s Philip King, the multi-talented musician, radio presenter and creator of the greatest-ever film tribute to […]

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Man charged with murder of Anne O’Neill

A 27-year-old man is to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court today charged with the weekend murder of Anne O’Neill. The 51-year-old woman was discovered seriously injured in the back garden of a house in Ardmore Park off Finaghy Road North at around 7am on Saturday. Despite efforts by emergency services to save her, she died […]

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