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AOH lobby hotel giant on housing

HOTEL giant Radisson is coming under increasing pressure this week over plans to expand its Gasworks hotel in South Belfast on to land originally zoned for housing. Earlier this month, Belfast City Council took a controversial decision to hand over to an office-block developer an area of land on the Gasworks site earmarked for homes […]

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Family’s gift of love to South Belfast park users

A BELFAST family who lost a loved one to heart attack at a sporting event have dug deep to help others by donating £6,000 to place defibrillators in nine local parks. Members of the Murphy family recently unveiled of one of the defibrillators in their local South Belfast park, Cherryvale. They also presented a £6,000 […]

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Council ‘breaks housing pledge’

SOUTH BELFAST Councillor Deirdre Hargey has accused Belfast City Council of breaking a pledge to allow social homes to be built on the Gasworks site at Ormeau. Councillor Hargey was speaking following a vote by the Planning Committee of Belfast City Council to make land earmarked for social housing on the Gasworks site available for […]

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Marie’s high hopes for Belfast

BELFAST is set to be the location for a new urban regeneration concept. The HALO project headed by Marie Macklin, who already have a thriving regeneration site in Kilmarnock, have their sights set on Belfast as a location for their next development. Marie has spent time in Belfast meeting with political, educational, community leaders, business […]

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An Dream Dearg call for meeting with Brokenshire

A DELEGATION from the Irish language community travelled to Hillsborough Castle yesterday (Tuesday) to highlight the call for an Irish Language Act. Over 60 people, a majority of them teenagers and young people from Irish language primary and secondary schools, were in attendance at the official residence of Secretary of State, James Brokenshire. Each person […]

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Chefs ready to cook up a storm at the Balmoral 

Tonight’s the night. After spending hours preparing and finalizing their dishes in the kitchen over recent weeks, tonight, Thursday, the five finalists of the Balmoral Hotel’s Master Chef Challenge will present their meals to the judges and guests at the Black’s Road hotel. With doors opening at 6.30pm tonight some tickets still remain for what […]

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