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Ophelia: Clean-up begins after night of storm damage

Schools across Ireland have closed for a second day in a row as the clean-up operation following ex-Hurricane Ophelia swung into action. As the record-breaking storm hit Ireland, offices and businesses closed and staff were sent home early yesterday to avoid the worst of the weather which moved through Belfast between 3pm and 10pm last […]

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Proposal to cancel St Patrick’s Day concert will be opposed, says Sinn Féin

The leader of the largest party on Belfast City Council says he will oppose plans to cut funding for the annual St Patrick’s Day concert at Custom House Square. Sinn Féin’s Jim McVeigh said the proposal to be heard at the council’s Growth and Regeneration Committee would harm the city and they should in fact […]

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Where on earth has everyone gone all of a sudden?

THE Protestant Coalition (it’s PC gone mad!) held a protest outside the Parades Commission office in Bedford Street last Friday afternoon.

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Drug death and powder seizure

THE sudden death of a West Belfast man from a suspected drugs overdose has led to an emergency meeting being called today [Thursday] at the Falls Community Council.

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Hotel tragedy a tale of luck and bad luck

Just after 5am on July 26, 1910 Constable Shilvey was making his way along Donegall Square North towards the Black Man statue. He was heading to College Square RIC barracks to write his report, as he finished at 6am. Just as he reached the statue he noticed smoke billowing from the Kelvin Hotel in College […]

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Politics 101 down the phoneline

A politics major from Harvard (calm down, Willie – a bit different from a UDR major) calls and asks Squinter if he’ll do a phone interview on the subject of ‘Culture Wars in Belfast.’ Last night he emailed a transcript of our chat, which Squinter’s happy to share with you today. So when did all […]

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