Robert McMillen

Gaelic singer Julie Fowlis 0

William Kennedy Piping Festival

The William Kennedy Piping Festival is looking very enticing this year. The dark nights of November are lightened by the musical fireworks of pipers and other musicians from all over the globe, and the...

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Shay mo laoch …

Fán am a léifidh tú seo, seans go mbeidh an tAthair Shay Cullen, i bpríosún i Manila. Tá an sagart as Dún Laoghaire – a ainmníodh do Dhuais Nobel na Síochána – sásta bheith...

Gerry Robinson 0

Aontas idir-Aontachtach

Lá breá samhraidh, an ghrian ag briseadh na gcloch, cailíní óga ina ngúnaí éadroma ildaite amuigh ag coisíocht faoin aer the. Tá bean amháin amuigh ag baint suilt as an teas agus í ag...

Seamus Heaney 0

Aspects literature festival

The Aspects Irish Literature Festival is a lovely wee five-day celebration of some of our finest writers in English. The festival was launched at Nick’s Warehouse in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter yesterday with Ciarán Carson’s...

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Gregory Campbell: a bum rap?

“Is Gregory Campbell (whose young family the Derry IRA once tried to kill on their way to church) getting a bum rap on BBC Spotlight?” asked Mick Fealty of Sluggerotoole.com after the DUP MLA’s...

Victims of the 1960 Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa 0

Ian Berry, photographer

It was quite a coincidence that Ian Berry should be in Belfast on the day the findings of the Saville Inquiry were made public. Berry is one of the world’s best-known photographers, invited to...

David Trimble 0

David Trimble and the Mavi Marmara

So the Nobel Peace Laureate, Lord Trimble, has been nominated  by the Israelis to be an observer into the killings on the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the humanitarian effort to help break...

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Drennan’s Restaurant, Belfast

That’s why the three of us – two adults and a fifteen-year-old – were grinning like Cheshire cats when leaving Drennan’s on Belfast’s University Road last night. Sulking beside Villa Italia, it doesn’t have...

peig sayers 0

Daonáireamh 1911

Baineadh geit asam. Tá cuid de mo theaghlach báite sa náisiúnachas ó rinne mo mháthair mhór teachtaireachtaí do James Connolly le linn dó bheith i mBéal Feirste idir 1910 agus 1914. Bhí muid inár...

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Streetdance – never mind the plot

Forget the story, it’s one we’ve seen hundreds of times before – working class kids down on their luck with only their dancing skills to keep them out of borstal. The inevitable happens. The...