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Big-hitters in town to discuss GFA’s 20 years

THE significance and lasting legacy of the Good Friday Agreement, 20 years on, will be discussed at length as part of Féile an Phobail’s 30th anniversary programme. Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern along with former Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams, both leading architects of the Agreement, will be in attendance along with Tánaiste Simon Coveney at […]

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Black taxi office staff resume strike action

THE Board of the black taxis have told the Andersonstown News they’re “committed to finding an amicable solution” to the ongoing wage dispute at the business as two women office staff resumed strike action yesterday (Wednesday). Breige Brownlee and Seaneen Burns, who have both worked at the Belfast Taxis Community Interest Company (CIC) for over […]

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Pic of the Day, Wednesday, April 4

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From Ardoyne to Palestine: Fra’s journey of solidarity

THE story of Ardoyne man Fra Hughes’ journey to Palestine is as unforgettable as it is inspiring. His new book ‘My Walk With Palestine’ fascinatingly catalogues the Palestinian solidarity work that he and others have been involved in for a number of years. The tale begins in earnest as he tells about his trip to […]

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Two men in court over Carter hit-and-run death

TWO men have appeared in court in Tenerife in connection with the death of a Newtownabbey boy. Carter Carson died in hospital on Friday, a day after he was struck by a car in a hit-and-run incident outside a shopping centre in Adeje in the south of the island. The car was later found abandoned […]

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Pic of the day Tuesday April 3

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Convenience store robbed for third time inside a month

SINN Féin Councillor Arder Carson has condemned those behind a robbery at a Mace convenience store on the Suffolk Road – the third attack on the premises in the space of a month. The robbery took place last Tuesday evening, March 27, around 9pm. The culprit made off with the till drawer and a substantial […]

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‘Hunted’ Burnett begins new chapter in Cardiff cracker

IT is a new dynamic for Ryan Burnett this Saturday at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff when the Newington man defends his WBA bantamweight title against Yonfrez Parejo (21-2-1). Having fought for and won two world title belts in 2017 against Lee Haskins (IBF) and Zhanat Zhakiyanov, it is now the 25 year-old who is […]

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