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Ardoyne GAC Irish classes’ popularity on the increase

A beginners’ Irish class organised by Ardoyne Kickhams GAC has proved so popular plans are now under way to expand the tutorials. On Thursday night 19 people were awarded a certificate for completing a 10-week course and club chairperson Stephen McVicker says they are already planning more. “As a club we want to promote the […]

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SDLP reject SF calls for them to stand aside in battleground constituencies

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has rejected calls from Sinn Féin to stand aside in the North Belfast and Fermanagh South Tyrone constituencies. Northern leader Michelle O’Neill made the call yesterday, arguing that Sinn Féin candidates had a better chance of winning in both areas and it made sense to help their pro-remain candidates win the […]

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Ardoyne dancers blaze a trail

FOR over 30 years, a North Belfast Irish dancing school have let their feet do the talking when it comes to the ancient Irish tradition. Although the origins of Irish dance are unclear, it is thought the dancing traditions of Ireland grew in close association with traditional Irish music before it’s popularisation really took off […]

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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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Mother speaks of fears after second drug find in a week

A NORTH Belfast woman says  she fears drug gangs are again operating in the streets around her home after finding two bags of white powder lying in the road outside her home. The mother-of-two from the Newington area, who does not want to be identified, said she was worried sick about her children after the […]

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North Belfast Partnership shuts down after funding runs out

THE North Belfast Partnership Board has been wound up after the body was unable to secure funding for the next year amidst the continued absence of a Stormont budget. The Board, which operates a number of programmes on both sides of the interface, has ceased trading and their office on Duncairn Gardens has been locked […]

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