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Diarmuid is digging up cash for homeless charity

By Pamela Ballantine

Belfast has another new bar (hurrah) and soon it will be joined by two other venues in the same building. Shiro, which means white in Japanese, obviously has an Asian theme and can be found in Brunswick Street, in a part of Belfast now known as the Linen Quarter.

Guests at the official opening were very impressed by the décor, food and Diageo cocktails on offer.

One of our most successful actors, who has appeared in many top American TV shows like Game Of Thrones and Suits, is back in the Lyric Theatre but not actually on stage. Ballycastle's Conleth Hill is directing David Ireland's raunchy comedy Can't Forget About You, which is on until July 5, and at the opening night another famous face was in the audience, comedienne Victoria Wood as she has invited Conleth to take part in her Christmas Special later this year.

There is perhaps a stereotypical image of homeless people as having become homeless due to an alcohol or drug addiction, but the recent recession has led to more and more people losing their homes,

At the Simon Community Gala Ball in the Titanic Suite, celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin spoke very movingly about how he became homeless in Dublin in his twenties. He has just become an Ambassador for the charity and what a fantastic one he is with over £40,000 being raised for the Simon Community on the night.

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