Irish News
Allison Morris

DISSIDENT republican group Óglaigh na hÉireann (OnH) has claimed responsibility for the attempted murder of a west Belfast man who remains critically ill in hospital. Martin Gavin, a member of the Travelling community, was shot in the back of the head as he sat in a car in Rosnareen Avenue, off the Shaws Road, on November 19.


I hate it that giving stuff is equated with love

I hate it that giving stuff is equated with love

CHRISTMAS is a commercial season and to be honest, I'm already sick of having perfect Christmas deals and offers rammed down my throat, and we've still a full month of this to endure. To make matters worse, we seem to have adopted our American cousins' 'Black Friday' commercial holiday without all the craic of the food and drink of Thanksgiving.



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