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Belfast Gasworks: Boss of hotel giant responds to housing fears

SOUTH Belfast MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has written to the CEO of Carlson Hotels Inc to express his concerns at plans to expand the Radisson Blu Hotel in the Market area of Belfast. The hotel expansion is to take place on land zoned for public housing. Writing in his blog, Mr Ó Muilleoir said: “Today, […]

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Rosario stands up to job losses

ROSARIO Youth Centre has lost seven part time posts after being deemed “not deprived enough” by the Education Authority (EA). Youth worker in charge, Natalie Robinson, blasted the decision, which has brought to an end four years of vital funding. “The reason for this decision was that we were not deemed as deprived enough, even […]

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Unionist politicians ‘disappeared like snow off a ditch’

Belfast’s Lord Mayor says unionist politicians “disappeared like snow off a ditch” as he was attacked by loyalists in a Shankill Road park this week. Máirtín Ó Muilleoir was speaking after he was escorted from Woodvale Park on Tuesday when an angry loyalist mob attacked him and PSNI officers who were trying to protect him. […]

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Now plans afoot for a major Finaghy facelift

Finaghy crossroads could be set for a recession-busting makeover after a local Councillor called for a 21st century facelift, similar to

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Thanking Brian

THE pre-eminent Irish American artist Brian O’Doherty – AKA the late Patrick Ireland – came along to the New York-New Belfast conference last week to cheer on his old pal Robert Ballagh, who made a powerful call for votes for the diaspora.
Following the slaughter on Bloody Sunday in Derry in 1972, Brian O’Doherty started to sign all his artwork with the name Patrick Ireland. His artistic protest drew the attention – and sympathy – of the American art world to the plight of Northern nationalists, but also ensured the New York painter got the cold shoulder from official Ireland.

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New York visits starts with a bang

There are a few places you don’t want to find yourself when you’ve queued for an hour and finally come within

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