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ARKLOW CBS contest of mind We received the good news this week that Arklow CBS has been selected as one of six schools across the country as the winner of the #mybikestory Twitter contest by Green Schools Ireland. Congratulations again to all those who participated in the National Bike Week last week and in particular …

Press play to listen to this article PORTPATRICK, Scotland – Pont Boris, we barely knew you. Boris Johnson’s grand plan to save the United Kingdom of Nations with a huge floating bridge or underground tunnel connecting Scotland and Northern Ireland appears to be a no-start – to the disappointment of enthusiastic engineers and much to …

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons today encouraged retailers, hospitality and service sectors across Northern Ireland to show their support for the High Street Support Scheme, which opens applications between the September 27 and October 25. Minister of Economy Gordon Lyons The ministry has released a digital suite of promotional material for all qualifying retail, hospitality and …

In 1941, Fredericka Martin, an American nurse, arrived on the isolated islands of Pribilof in the Bering Sea with her doctor husband. The couple had been brought to the islands by the US Fish and Wildlife Service. At Saint-Paul Island, located in the sea between Alaska and Siberia, they would provide medical services to the …

Bank of Ireland has announced that several community and arts projects in Louth and Meath will be supported by it under a new fundraising initiative. Bank of Ireland’s Begin Together funds will see more than € 825,000 in funding placed in community and arts projects across Ireland, with suicide prevention and LGBTQ + support receiving …

DUP chief Sir Jeffrey Donaldson held a meeting with an LGBT organization. He met with representatives of the Rainbow Project on Monday in Stormont. It is believed to be the first time that a DUP leader has had a meeting with an LGBT group. The engagement is the latest sign that the DUP is slowly …

The group of church leaders, which are hosting the Northern Ireland Centenary Service in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Armagh next month, have learned for the first time that President Michael D Higgins will not be attending through media, sources said. There is also concern within the group, for security reasons, that Queen Elizabeth’s expected attendance …

Antigen testing for Covid-19 should not be used to replace existing means of mitigating the spread of the virus, the state health watchdog advised. There is “uncertainty” about the effectiveness of rapid antigen tests in screening people without symptoms, and their widespread use has significant resource implications, according to the Health Information and Quality Authority …

The Secretary General of the Financial Services Union (FSU) has called on banks to stop using Covid as an excuse to speed up main street closures. Culminating exclusively at the Belfast Telegraph, John McConnell said the reduced number of bank visits during the pandemic did not illustrate the drop in demand, but rather a reflection …

KASHA MUMIE WAS separated from her children and trafficked from Uganda to Ireland in 2016. She arrived in Ireland by boat in a van with a group of other women. When she arrived here, Kasha managed to escape her traffickers. “The first night I didn’t know I was in Ireland. I didn’t even know where …