1 Up and at it – what is your new morning routine?How has it changed?I'm up at 5am and I practise my mindfulness meditation for 30 minutes.It is really important to start my day centred.Usually I then go for a walk around Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park in south Belfast for about an hour to get my mind and body moving for the day ahead.
PREVIOUSLY unseen British army files confirm that Official IRA man Joe McCann was shot "in the rear" by troops.Mr McCann was killed in the Markets area of Belfast in April 1972.A murder case against two former British soldiers collapsed last week after interviews given by both to the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) in 2010 were deemed inadmissable.
Gary McDonald Business Editor 13 May, 2021 01:00 ONE in five Belfast businesses believe full recovery from Covid may be more than two years away amid fears that the new-norm of hybrid/flexible working will also keep thousands of people out of the city.There is also the prospect of a “jobs crisis” as a result of the restrictions imposed, with more than two thirds of businesses confirming they have already made redundancies, with more likely in the next six months.
Ice hockey could be set to finally make a return to action in Belfast in the autumn, pending guidance from the Northern Ireland Executive on the easing of coronavirus restrictions around indoor sport.The Belfast Giants have welcomed the news that the Elite League in which they play is now looking to get the new season up and running this September.
Emergency services rushed to the scene A student at a Belfast secondary school became unwell after inhaling a substance from a vape pen.Emergency services were called to Lagan College at around 11.50 yesterday morning after receiving reports that a student had become unwell.The school has confirmed that they are dealing with an incident involving a vape pen and they are working with police on the matter Belfast Live reports Inspector Barry Moore said: @Police received a report that a male pupil from a school in Belfast required medical attention today (Tuesday 11 th May) after inhaling a substance from a vape type device.
said the UK Government must apologise "as a bare minimum" to the families of the civilians killed in west Belfast in 1971 in shootings involving the Army The British Prime Minister has "apologised unreservedly" for the events that led to the deaths of 10 innocent civilians in Ballymurphy 50 years ago.
The family of Official IRA man Joe McCann, who was shot in Belfast in 1972, want an inquest into his death.Their demand follows the collapse last week of a murder trial of two soldiers allegedly involved.This programme can report on previously unseen British Army files detailing the incident all those years ago.
Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, has said he wants to learn enough Irish to be able to speak it on public occasions like garda college graduations.Commissioner Harris said he had begun one-on-one tuition in Irish but this was disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic a year ago.The Belfast native, who took office as Garda Commissioner in September 2018, having been deputy head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, admitted he has no Irish at all but he was trying to learn.
On May 11, the ten victims of the Ballymurphy Massacre in Belfast were found to be innocent and their killings unjustified nearly 50 years after their deaths.Throughout the inquest that began in November 2018, Justice Siobhan Keegan considered five incidents surrounding the deaths of 10 people that occurred in West Belfast between August 9 and 11 in 1971 during the Troubles.
The European cruiserweight champion will carry young Dáithí Mac Gabhann's name on his fight gear this weekend Young West Belfast boy Dáithí Mac Gabhann is the epitome of a fighter.The four-year-old has been waiting on the gift of a new heart for almost three years.The Donate 4 Dáithí campaign, set up by his parents Máirtín and Seph Ní Mhealláin, has helped keep the conversation around organ donation at the forefront of people's minds.
Time and again, lengthy public investigations have done nothing more than line lawyers’ pockets About 20 years ago on a visit to Belfast I was approached by a lawyer with a startling story to tell.He had been keeping a beady eye on the Bloody Sunday shootings inquiry that had been established the previous year and was alarmed by how rapidly the costs were rising.
Boris Johnson has apologised ‘unreservedly’ to the Ballymurphy shooting victims’ families, after a coroner ruled that they were innocent.The Prime Minister acknowledged the ‘huge anguish that the lengthy pursuit of truth has caused the families of those killed’, following the incident in east Belfast in 1971.
PROMINENT journalists Allison Morris and Aoife Moore are to take legal action against sacked Sunday Independent columnist and Twitter in a bid to discover who was behind social media accounts which trolled them.Mr Harris's contract with the Sunday newspaper was terminated earlier this month after it emerged he was involved in an anonymous Twitter account which targeted several high-profile figures in Irish public life, including journalists and campaigners.
Two prominent journalists have issued proceedings against former columnist Eoghan Harris over a Twitter account he contributed to anonymously.Mr Harris has vowed to defend the cases being taken by Aoife Moore and Alison Morris, saying he was entitled to free speech and would “see them in court”.
It is hoped the 2021/22 EIHL season will begin in September The Stena Line Belfast Giants has welcomed news that the Elite Ice Hockey League plans to begin the new EIHL season this September.Games are scheduled to start on the weekend of September 25-26 and will run through to the Playoff Finals Weekend on April 23-24, 2022.
THE public is being asked to name the new Lagan Gateway bridge in south Belfast.The new 83 metre-long pedestrian and cycle bridge, which is due to open this summer, is one of the key elements of the £5.2 million Lagan Gateway project.Work has already been completed on the refurbishment of Stranmillis Weir, while a new navigation lock will be opened later this summer, reopening part of a waterway built in the 1800s to connect Belfast and Lough Neagh.
The opening ceremony will be in the next few weeks Belfast councillors have agreed to create a garden in one of the city's public parks dedicated to parents who lost children during pregnancy and birth.At the council’s People and Communities Committee (Tuesday May 11th), elected representatives unanimously agreed to a request from the Snowdrop Group to establish a small garden area within one of our parks, memorialising the one in four pregnancies that end in loss every year.
A banned motorist who allegedly crashed into another car, sparking fears one victim had suffered life-changing injuries, declared himself “an idiot”, the High Court heard on Wednesday.Prosecutors also claimed Gerard McTasney, 42, was well over the drink-drive limit at the time of last week’s collision in Lisburn, Co Antrim.
Treat yourself to a posh delivery from these high-end haunts, as a second national lockdown begins Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become clear that restaurants and hospitality businesses have been the worst-affected, and now with the latest national lockdown, they’ve been forced to close their doors once more.