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Johnnies haven’t missed the boat insists McNulty

ST JOHN’S and Cushendall lock horns again this Sunday at Ballycastle two weeks on from their thrilling drawn semi-final in Dunloy. Cushendall battled back from being five points down in the closing stages to take the lead following a late free from Neil McManus. Yet, Ciaran Johnston had the final say on proceedings to nail […]

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Roisin’s relief as decision to deny PIP is overturned

THE delighted father of West Belfast woman Roisin McWilliams has spoken of his relief after his daughter’s PIP knockback was overturned. Last month the Andersonstown News spoke with Tom McWilliams in his Twinbrook home as he told us the heartbreaking story of his 28-year-old daughter’s courageous battle with stage 4 Hodgkin’s lymphoma and how the […]

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Breaking down barriers in interface communities

THE peace process is often thought of in terms of a party-political deal, but the ability of ordinary people and communities to work together towards peace has undoubtedly been one of the process’s most important aspects. In local interface communities, groups such as Twaddell Ardoyne Shankill Communities in Transition (TASCIT) are working to break down […]

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Belfast City Council appoints first Irish Language Officer in its history

BELFAST City Council has appointed its first Irish Language Officer in its history. The announcement was made on Tuesday, making Belfast the fourth council in the north to appoint an Irish Language Officer. A second officer with responsibility for Ulster-Scots, sign language and other languages has also been appointed. The posts are jointly funded by […]

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Festival frolics to cheer us up

THE announcement by Teesie May on the eve of the Tory conference that there’s to be a Festival of GB and OWC in 2022 has, not surprisingly, split the Pravince down the middle. On the one side are those who think that an orgy of union jack-waving to the strains of Land of Hope and […]

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Grave attacked for second time in two weeks

A WEST BELFAST family have spoken of their devastation after their daughter’s grave was desecrated for a second time in the space of a fortnight. 30-year-old mother-of-two Louise McIIwaine tragically passed away after sustaining a fatal head injury following a seizure in January 2017. The Andersonstown News highlighted the story of the passing of the […]

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Pic of the Day, Tuesday, October 9

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