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Irish language event goes out with a bang

Irish speakers from across the north convened on South Belfast at the weekend for a massive event celebrating the language and calling for it to be enshrined in law.

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St Brigid’s youngsters impress

Despite Naomh Bríd’s league season ending in a nine-point home defeat to the Antrim senior champions, there were sufficiently encouraging signs from the performance of Conor MacSherry’s young charges to provide a degree of confidence ahead of this week’s U21 Championship tie with Rossa.

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Councillors milking it in the chamber

AS a reporter ducking into the monthly meeting of Belfast City Council, one thing I never neglect is remembering to switch off my aging Nokia

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Mistakes prove costly for Aquinas U16s

SBYL U16 Despite the final scoreline in this exciting encounter, there wasn’t really much between these two strong teams. The early exchanges saw Aquinas shade the statistics as Hughes and Mohan blasted just wide and an O’Hanlon effort was hastily scooped clear. A spinning Morgan effort, and driving shot from O’Connor, couldn’t get the better […]

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Impact of drink and drugs on health services

A NEW report by the Public Health Agency has shed light on the problems caused by substance misuse in South Belfast. The ‘Scoping Report on Drugs and Alcohol Services in Belfast’ published last week, looked at various issues surrounding the effect on health services and the public caused by those who abuse alcohol and other […]

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Racist slurs aimed at local Romanians

A meeting convened by the South Belfast MP to discuss anti-social issues in the area has descended into chaos and racist accusations.

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