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Ann Allan – The Sixties years.

As I entered the sixties life was changing. I was still too young to appreciate how much. I still didn’t know where babies came from even though at eleven there was another addition to the family when my brother was

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Ann Allan – The Fifties came to an End.

  I went to a catholic primary school which was mixed for the first year and then the boys went to the school down the road. The nuns were strict and preached hell fire and damnation. I remember going home

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Ann Allan – The Fifties

Politics were never discussed in my house or at least not in front of us children. Until this attack at the bus depot, which I reckon was 1956, we were oblivious to what was going on in Northern Ireland politics.

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Ann Allan – The Early Years.

I slid into this world on Valentine’s Day 1949. I say slid as I weighed only 5lbs 5ozs and probably my mother didn’t need to push too much to introduce me to the world. However I can’t have looked too

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Politicians call on Sinn Féin to remove IRA items for sale.

Sinn Féin have again caused controversy over “IRA Undefeated Army” items available from their bookshop, with political parties and victims campaigners calling for the party to remove them from sale. Ranging from t shirts to badges and fridge magnets, accompanied

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Sinn Féin profit from Palestinian crisis.

Sinn Féin stand to make money from the sale of items relating to the ongoing crisis in Gaza, Vixens has learned.  (UPDATE) – They have also marked up their prices on items from our enquiries yesterday. A number of items

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Catherine Mc Cartney : The Not so Good Samaritan.

On the 12th July  past my 17 year old niece headed into town to meet up with her Mum and Aunt. As she walked down Chapel lane she came upon the scene of an old man (whom she presumed to be homeless) being assaulted by two youths as

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A Mother’s story Part 4. Where are we now?

My mother has not changed her mind on the selfish act of suicide – her words not mine. However she now realises that people can conceal and hide what they’re doing and how they’re feeling. My eldest daughter still hates her sister and

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A Mother’s Story – Part Three. The Awakening.

At 2am, she finally awoke. Her first words “can I’ve my Hudl?” “What? No, why?” “…..just” I bit my tongue, afraid to put her off talking, confiding her dark secrets to me.I was able to find out what she’s taken.

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A Mother’s Story – Part Three. The Awakening.

At 2am, she finally awoke. Her first words “can I’ve my Hudl?” “What? No, why?” “…..just” I bit my tongue, afraid to put her off talking, confiding her dark secrets to me.I was able to find out what she’s taken.

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