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MAJORITY OF GORSE FIRES IN THE WEST BRANDED ‘DELIBERATE’ AS FIRES RAGED ACROSS NORTHERN IRELAND

By Katie Dickie   The first week in May saw many firefighters deployed to tackle gorse fires across Northern Ireland. With the arrival of drier weather, Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) issued a warning highlighting the extreme dangers and serious consequences of deliberate fire setting in the countryside. …

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Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women

Out & About mentoring for LGBTQ women As public opinion towards the LGBTQ community in Northern Ireland continues to positively grow Dr Gail Neill tells Nikki McKeown how its not all what it seems and how we are politically lagging behind the rest of UK. LGBTQ rights in Northern Ireland …

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Ballinamallard, Grace ‘all set’ to travel to Pierce Camp Birchmont, USA

Grace Verner     By Katie Dickie   Grace Verner, from Ballinamallard in County Fermanagh, will leave Northern Ireland this Friday to work at a children’s camp in the USA. The twenty-year-old South West College student, is currently undertaking a Foundation Science Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. After being …

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Andersonstown Leisure Centre to close on 29 May for council revamp

The centre was first developed in 1979. Andersonstown Leisure Centre is to close its doors on May 29 so that refurbishment works can begin. Plans for the new centre were revealed in March as part of Belfast City Council’s £105m Leisure Transformation Programme . The programme aims to promote the Andersonstown facilities …

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PSNI hope simulator will make roads a safer place

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have created a car crash simulator in a bid to make the roads of Northern Ireland a safer place. Aimed at students and young drivers, the simulator takes the passenger through a real story about a fatal car crash in Wales from around …

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The Rise of Veganism in Northern Ireland

     How hungry are you? What if you didn’t have a supermarket, a butcher shop, or a greengrocer, to rely for purchasing groceries?  Plucking the potatoes from the soil mightn’t be too difficult.  Could you gather carrots from a vegetable patch?  You mightn’t find much difficulty collecting mint leaves …

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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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Unite the Union Gives The People A Chance To Grill Politicians Over Ballymena Job Losses

  UNITE THE UNION GIVES THE PEOPLE A CHANCE TO GRILL POLITICIANS OVER BALLYMENA JOB LOSSES   Unite the Union, Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union, held a public meeting in The Braid town hall in Ballymena last night. The aim of the meeting was to address the issues of …

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Reduction of numbers bill or reduction of women bill?

It is one week before the assembly elections; candidates and their respective parties are making last minute moves to try and sway voters; that is one of the few things that they all have in common. Well, there is one other thing that they have all agreed on, and that …

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Music Seminar with Modular Maestro

On the 27th of April the Dublin Institute of Technology DJ Society hosted an analogue music seminar in collaboration with renowned local electronic music artist Matt Flanagan, better known as DeFeKT. The event, which took place in The Bull and Castle in Dublin, was the second in series of seminars …