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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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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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