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New Lodge Six families seek new inquests

THE families of six men killed by British soldiers over two days in the New Lodge in 1973 have applied for a fresh inquest into their deaths. Backed by Relatives for Justice, the families of James McCann, James Sloan, Tony Campbell, Brendan Maguire, John Loughran and Ambrose Hardy are to petition Attorney General John Larkin […]

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One man and his school: a life in education

CHALLENGED with writing a history of Edmund Rice College, it would be hard for an outsider to know where to begin. But for anyone who knows the school there can only be one starting point – and that is at the door of Paddy McMeekin. In many ways Paddy’s personal story is the story of North […]

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Rihanna’s bathroom a hopeless place for New Lodge resident

A LEAK and ceiling collapse in  a flat used in the making of a Rihanna music video has left a New Lodge resident without use of a bathroom for five weeks. Paul Taggart, a resident of Oisin House tower block, contacted the North Belfast News after numerous attempts to get the problem fixed came to […]

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Depression and anxiety which led to suicide bids means ‘war is far from over’ for former activist

A New Lodge man who had six separate attempts made on his life by loyalists has described for the first time the mental scars he bears almost twenty years after the ceasefires. Denis O’Hagan (64) says he believes he is not the only one who is struggling to get over the conflict, but hopes that […]

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Teen robber of St Mals and BRA pupils is jailed

A New Lodge teenager with learning difficulties who was only 15-years-old when he robbed five North Belfast school kids

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‘FIEND THAT ASSAULTED CHILD ATTACKED ME TOO’

A North Belfast man who was beaten by a predatory paedophile who sexually assaulted a nine year old girl as she

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