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Is New Technology and Social Media Ruining Our Children’s Lives?

With new technology being ‘the way forward’ and ‘essential’ in our day-to-day lives, one question that is still something that parents often think about is, is technology today ruining our children’s lives? Ulster University student Aoife Reilly reports.    Although we are in the 21st Century and digital technology is …

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‘Go Girl” exhibition at QSS Gallery on International Women’s Day

The ‘Go Girl’ exhibition at the QSS Gallery in Belfast was launched on the 8 March, to coincide with International Women’s Day 2017. ‘Go Girl’ is a collective of female artists, musicians and photographers from across Belfast who work together to raise awareness for works by women within the creative …

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Keeping it in the family: Elfyn Evans wins Ulster Rally

Challenging weather conditions forced rally drivers to go all out in their attempt to win the John Mullolland Motors Ulster Rally in Derry (Londonderry) at the weekend, Lucy Begbie reports. Welshman Elfyn Evans, and his co-driver Craig Parry, powered through the 143 mile course to seize the Ulster Rally win, …

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Jason Bourne: film review

  Matt Damon returns to our screens again as the enigmatic anti-hero of the cult Bourne series: Lucy Begbie’s film of the week A detached rough shaven haunted Bourne (Matt Damon), mechanically and deftly defeats his opponent, in what appears to be an illegal boxing match. Bets that have been …

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Welfare Reform and its impact in N. Ireland

The Welfare Reform Bill was passed in the UK in 2012, but only came into being in Northern Ireland at the end of 2015: Lucy Begbie investigates its impact on Northern Ireland. Stop welfare reform bill protest in London In 2012 the UK parliament passed its controversial Welfare Reform Act to …

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Banning at Dungannon Swifts

DUNGANNON Swifts’ Chairman has rejected claims that a number of supporters have been banned from the ground following Saturday’s game with Cliftonville at Stangmore Park. It has been confirmed that one supporter has been banned from the club after running on to the pitch in the closing stages of Saturday’s …

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Assembly Elections 2016: South Belfast – it’s anyones game

Lamp posts covered by posters, knocks on the door after dinner every night and a bare minimum of four leaflets coming through the letterbox every morning. Just some of the tell-tale signs that we in Northern Ireland are firmly in election mode. Hard as it is to believe, we are …

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Green Party Candidate to propose Legislation which will see Men Prosecuted for Illegal Abortions

South Belfast Green Party Candidate Clare Bailey has said that if elected in the upcoming Assembly Election, she will put forward legislation which will see men face prosecution if their sex partners seek illegal abortions. Northern Ireland is the only part of the UK where the 1967 Abortion Act does …

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Reduction of MLAs at a Cost

After many years of conflict in Northern Ireland, the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in 1998 ushered in a new era of peace to the province, and allowed for the devolution of government to the Northern Ireland Assembly at Stormont. Having voted via referendum, the majority of the electorate …

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Change for Northern Ireland Assembly

With the elections only days away, people may be wondering how the Northern Ireland assembly will change after last year’s announcement to reduce MLA’s and Stormont departments, and how it will affect the party they’re voting for. However, for this year’s elections, it won’t affect any individual party. Northern Ireland’s …