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ADAMS: Conway Mill Celebrates its 40th Birthday
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ADAMS: Conway Mill Celebrates its 40th Birthday
Conway Mill has been at the heart of West Belfast for over almost 200 years. First as a hard place of work for generations of local people, mainly ...
EDITORIAL: Hard Times Ahead....Again
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EDITORIAL: Hard Times Ahead....Again
Another week another British Prime Minister. This week, for sure, a history making one in that Rishi Sunak is the first non-white and Hindu occupan...
ADAMS: Wee Baby Brothers and Sisters
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ADAMS: Wee Baby Brothers and Sisters
We are probably not all listed here in proper chronological order. I rarely get anyone’s birthday right. It’s hard to keep track. We are now reduce...
KIRWAN: Joyously In The Thick Of It
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KIRWAN: Joyously In The Thick Of It
It’s not often you open your mailbox and find a picture of you taken 45 years ago, especially when it’s the cover of an album you’d recorded back i...
EDITORIAL: A Long Hard Road
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EDITORIAL: A Long Hard Road
More footage has emerged in recent days of the dramatic events of January 6, 2021, specifically the efforts of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senat...
O'SHEA: The Never Ending Allure of 'Strongmen'
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O'SHEA: The Never Ending Allure of 'Strongmen'
Donald Trump is America’s strongman. On election night in November, 2020, he claimed that with over 70 million voters he had won the approval of a ...
ADAMS: My Heart Goes Out to Creeslough
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ADAMS: My Heart Goes Out to Creeslough
I know Creeslough well. I have friends who live there. Outside the village. At both ends. My heart goes out to the families of the ten people who w...
EDITORIAL: Creeslough
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EDITORIAL: Creeslough
Given what is happening in so many parts of the world, in Ukraine, where death rains from the sky, it is all the harder to understand sudden death ...
KIRWAN: Cool to the Thought of a Warming World
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KIRWAN: Cool to the Thought of a Warming World
The Ospreys were still diving in Long Island Sound in early October. They’re usually long gone by now. It’s a hell of a journey to South America wh...
ADAMS: Yes Indeed, Together we Can
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ADAMS: Yes Indeed, Together we Can
"Ireland’s Future" is well named. Its landmark event last Saturday in Dublin was all about the future. Saturday’s conference was an ambitious proje...
EDITORIAL: From Change To Crisis
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EDITORIAL: From Change To Crisis
Not too many years ago we began to hear about Global Warming. If we were hearing it in the middle of a northeast winter that didn't sound all that ...
ADAMS: The Unravelling of the Northern State
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ADAMS: The Unravelling of the Northern State
Last week’s census figures have generated acres of newsprint and headlines on its detail and implications. It is remarkable that a century after pa...

 

 

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