Tag Archives: Poleglass

Classrooms gutted in blaze

THE PRINCIPAL of a primary school in Poleglass says he and his staff are fighting a “tough battle” after vandals

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ONH blamed for pipe bomb

Óglaigh na hÉireann (ONH) are being blamed after a hoax call lured six police officers into a pipe bomb attack on the outskirts of West Belfast

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Can Ireland top the Euro charts?

YES, folks, it’s that time of year again. The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will be staged in Azerbaijan this weekend and the, ah, most talented twins in Ireland – Jedward – will be representing us for the second year in a row.

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You haven’t lost a bridge, have you?

Never mind the Bridge Over The River Kwai, people in Poleglass are calling this the Bridge Over The River, Why? Shocked residents of Poleglass awoke this week to find a large metal bridge dumped in a field near their homes. Situated at Woodside Hill, the dumped half-ton bridge has left local people scratching their heads.

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Two more local girls in beauty finals

TWO West Belfast girls are among 26 from across the North competing for the title of Miss Northern Ireland next week – putting the West of the city firmly at the top of the Irish beauty league. Elpitha Lyssary, 19, from Kestrel Green near Poleglass, and Rebecca McMahon, 18, from Dunmurry, will be taking to the stage for the Open + Direct Miss NI 2012 final at the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Monday night.

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Poleglass youth going on the run

Teams from the Poleglass cross-community organisation Youth Initiatives are running the Belfast Marathon on Monday in a bid to raise £10,000. Two teams of young people and the Youth Initiatives management team will take part in the marathon to raise money for a new youth centre in Poleglass and a trip to Romania where the Colin area’s young people will build houses for families in need.

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Soul of a nation captured in many beautiful songs

I listened to young Cathal Clarke in the Bridge Grill Bar last Sunday night. Cathal, from Ardoyne, is an accomplished […]

FAI embroiled in a sing-song pub ding-dong

THE New York Times rang Squinter to find out more about the most recent controversy to engulf Irish soccer. Here’s […]

Columbanus and Patrick

St Columbanus (he lived from about 550 until 615 a.d.) should never have got on the wrong side of Queen […]

West Belfast is on the road to nowhere now

WEST Belfast has traffic, Squinter’s pretty sure it does. The Glen Road is a nightmare much of the time – […]

‘Monster snake’ terror on the Cave Hill Road

The Belfast Zoological Gardens known as Bellevue Zoo opened in 1934. I haven’t visited it for a long time but […]

Mass warfare

AT the end of a year when the start of the First World War was remembered there is one puzzle […]