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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, May 16

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Out of jail, but bars to a full life remain

TAR Isteach – English translation ‘Come In’ – first opened its doors in September 1999. The Antrim Road-based group was set up to provide integrated support services for republican ex-prisoners and their families in the North Belfast area. The voluntary and minimally-funded organis-ation has developed into one of the best advice services on all aspects […]

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Sinn Fein call for Gaza book of condolence

SINN Féin have formally requested that a book of condolence be opened in Belfast City Hall for the victims of the massacre in Gaza. On Monday, 58 Palestinians were killed when Israeli troops opened fire on the deadliest day of violence since 2014. Monday’s violence came as the USA inaugurated its first embassy in Jersualem […]

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Pic of the Day Tuesday May 15

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John prepares to put down the ‘chalk’ after 19 years at St Mary’s

“I WILL certainly not be taking up golf,” laughs St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School Principal John Martin as he prepares to retire from his role as head in October. “I’m a Mark Twain man – ‘a good walk ruined’ was his definition of golf. I do a lot of hill walking and expect I’ll […]

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High Court decision quashes incinerator plans

A CAMPAIGN group has welcomed a High Court decision to quash planning consent for a proposed 300,000-tonne waste incinerator in Hightown. On Monday, No-Arc21 won its judicial review legal challenge against planning permission for the incinerator, which was granted by the Department for Infrastructure (DFI) in September 2017. The court ruling found that the DFI […]

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Teen injured in suspected hit and run

A woman has been arrested after a 17-year-old boy was injured in a suspected hit-and-run crash in north Belfast at the weekend. The incident occurred near Oldpark Square around 1.20am on Sunday. The 30-year old woman is being questioned in relation to a number of offences including arson and driving offences, including aggravated taking and […]

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CRJ believes new proposals could help in the fight against anti-social behaviour

THE Department of Justice are seeking the public’s views on their draft consultation on anti-social behaviour. The consultation published by the DoJ looks at the current criminal legislation framework to tackle anti-social behaviour including on-street drinking. Among the proposals being considered is the imposition of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO). One of the main differences […]

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