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The Criminal effects of Alcohol

As a society, most of us enjoy sipping over a few drinks with friends or to unwind, but what happens when your drinking gets out of control, leading to Court Orders and Probation? – Sasha Wylie reports.Probation Officer Lorraine Cullen has seen first hand what binge drinking and alcoholism can do …

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Gaelic

First Ever GAA World Games Take Place

The first ever Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) World Games took place in Abu Dhabi last weekend. Twenty-five teams from across the globe gathered to compete in games of traditional Irish sports, including Gaelic football, hurling, camogie and rounders. The competition, played over two days, started on Friday 6 March and …

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Movies

50 Shades Of Grey Review

Valentine’s Day marked the release of the much anticipated 50 Shades of Grey, the film adaption of E.L. James’s erotic romance novel, which has sold over 100 million copies worldwide.  Jamie Dornan plays Christian Grey, a successful Billionaire businessman, with a need to control all things sexual and otherwise. Dornan …

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Binevenagh Wind Farm: The Story So Far

In 2010, the Northern Ireland Executive put forward a new strategy for a more eco-friendly Northern Ireland. As such, Renewable Energy International and Windy Fields Group developed a plan to erect 21 wind turbines at Binevenagh, County Londonderry, better known as Windy Hill. Binevenagh is one of three locations in …

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Councillor Mike Jones Interviewed Over Binevenagh Wind Farm

First off, what is your opinion on the Binevenagh wind farm? I think that this particular windfarm project is a complete ‘no-no’ in every way. The site chosen will destroy a very important landscape area which is a designated an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and has been since 2006. …

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Arts

“Musicians are taught to accept the dole”

“Musicians are not being taught to think like business people, they’re being taught to think like someone who’s been given the dole” remarks Daniel Jacobsen, founder of Diatribe Records and musician, known as ‘Zoid’.  Daniel used to be organising the release of niche records with his label, all in the …

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Music

Album Review: Zoid – Lyphyz Drumdrops

When Daniel Jacobson, aka ZoiD, was putting together a previous compilation record using jazz musicians, the musicians must have wondered how on earth it was all going to gel together. ZoiD’s music is so texturally rich, with many electronic beeps and snarls that fitting in the natural timbre of jazz …

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Football

ARSENAL INTO FINAL AFTER PENALTY SHOOTOUT

   1                   {2 – 4 penalties}               1 Is the drought of trophy success that has plagued Arsene Wenger and his team since 2005 about to be sated?  This likelihood became a distinct possibility after a tense encounter at Wembley yesterday when Arsenal had to raise their recent lack lustre …

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The Ulster Elks secure a place in the final Irish Hockey League spot

  It was an excellent end to the season for the Ulster Elks, as they have secured a place in the 2015 Irish Hockey League after a nail biting win over the Catholic Institute. The wild card play-off took place at Jordanstown yesterday, when the Elks won over a 4-2 …

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Movies

Film Review – Frozen

Film Frozen Production Year 2013 Country United States of America Certificate PG Duration 108 minutes Directors Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee Cast Alan Tudyk, Ciaran Hinds, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad,   Kristen Bell, Santino Fontana             Frozen is an animated fairy tale story that has …

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