Man arrested after school gate murder

Jim Donegan, 43, was shot as he waited to collect his 13-year-old son from St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in west Belfast in December.

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New police chief for Northern Ireland to be appointed

George Hamilton steps down as head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland next month.

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British government accused of creating hierarchy among contaminated blood victims

The Infected Blood Inquiry is this week sitting in Belfast.

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Sister of infected blood scandal victim ‘can’t grieve due to anger’

Patricia Kelly’s brother Seamus Conway died last year at the age of 45.

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Omagh terrorist laws to be renewed after McKee killing

Strict anti-terrorism laws imposed in the aftermath of the Omagh bombing are still needed because of the threat of dissident republicans and Lyra McKee’s murder, the Cabinet will be told today.

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Brothers tell of being ‘dragged from under bed’ during Ballymurphy violence

British paratroopers ‘bashed in’ the door and pulled them out of their home, the inquest heard.

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Man charged over attempted robbery in Derry

Detectives in the North are investigating a robbery at a commercial premises in Derry.

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NI parties unite to demand Bradley releases compensation for abuse victims

Earlier the Northern Ireland Secretary of State said she was prepared to legislate but only ‘once fundamental questions have been answered’.

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Tánaiste voices concern at ‘loose comments’ on prosecution of NI veterans

UK Defence Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said she wants to end the ‘chilling’ threat of ‘repeated’ investigations of troops.

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Sinn Féin: Theresa May gave no guarantees over outstanding rights issues

The party has urged the UK Government to step in and legislate on matters such as same-sex marriage if talks fail.

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Bradley: NI parties must answer questions before abuse victims can get payouts

The Secretary of State said a public consultation on draft legislation had identified a series of key issues that need to be hammered out.

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Northern Ireland Secretary under fire over abuse survivors compensation scheme

Sinn Fein vice-president Michelle O’Neill has accused Karen Bradley of using victims as ‘political pawns’.

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'Inappropriate' to investigate Army veterans over NI incidents, says ex-British Army chief

Campaigners say new legal protection for troops facing investigation for historical offences should cover the Troubles.

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Paramilitaries or the Army could have had ammo fired at Ballymurphy, coroner's court told

A coroner is investigating after 10 people were shot dead in West Belfast in August 1971.

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Kielty calls for end to segregated education in Northern Ireland

He said an outsider like Good Friday Agreement peace talks chairman George Mitchell ‘should be introduced to overhaul the country’s divided schools’.

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New Stormont department needed to tackle sectarianism in NI - report

Progress can be better monitored if an accountable department takes ownership of the issue, the report said.

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Theresa May speaks to political leaders as powersharing talks continue

A fresh round of talks started last week with what was described as a ‘constructive’ meeting of the parties.

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Woman dies following house fire in Co Down

Investigations are under way into the cause of the blaze in Holywood.

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George Mitchell: NI political leaders should be capable of reaching deal

The ex-US senator was speaking ahead of returning to Northern Ireland next week to accept an award for his contribution to peace building.

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Plans for Maze prison peace centre ‘set aside’

An EU funding programme withdrew its offer of £18m (€21m) in support of the development following disagreement between Sinn Fein and the DUP.

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Faulty wall insulation discovered in NI Housing Executive properties

Northern Ireland’s public housing provider to carry out remedial work on almost two thirds of homes.

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Bereaved families set for second Time for Truth march in Belfast

Relatives of people killed during Northern Ireland’s history are urging the UK Government to deal with the past.

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‘Shots fired’ at house in Co Armagh

No one was injured in the incident in the early hours this morning.

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Talks on North’s deadlock open: Time to end indulgent dysfunction

Patrick Kavanagh once described the Irish countryside in May, when the whitethorn was in full, magnificent bloom, as wearing its Communion dress.

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Northern Ireland parties in powersharing vow after ‘constructive’ meeting

Party leaders held a short round-table meeting at Stormont House for the first exchanges of a new talks process.

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Powersharing talks must not be privatised, says Eastwood

Colum Eastwood said any bilateral side process between the DUP and Sinn Féin would not work.

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Unauthorised RHI payments will have to be clawed back, says legal expert

George Peretz QC, from Monckton Chambers, was addressing told the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

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Man arrested over father’s murder outside Belfast school

Jim Donegan, 43, was shot as he waited to collect his 13-year-old son from St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in west Belfast in December.

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Charlie Lawson’s father helped form Ulster loyalist movement

Vanguard opposed the imposition of direct rule of Northern Ireland from Westminster early in the Troubles and held a series of massive rallies.

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Ballymurphy inquest witness asks to give evidence from behind screen

Witness X is also seeking anonymity before he delivers his second-hand and contested account of what happened in west Belfast in August 1971.

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NI Alliance leader pays tribute after death of party veteran Seamus Close

Naomi Long said the 71-year-old, who had liver cancer, was ‘larger than life and full of fun’.

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Alliance Party leader hails ‘tremendous’ success at Northern Ireland elections

The Alliance Party made huge gains across Northern Ireland with a representation increase of 65%.

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DUP welcome unexpected arrival in election excitement

The Democratic Unionist Party’s Carla Lockhart revealed she left the count centre after going into labour.

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Man wakes up to find intruder in bedroom holding knife

The incident happened in the Sunnyside Street area of Belfast.

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DUP wins most seats in Northern Ireland elections

All 462 seats have now been filled, with the DUP coming out on top, despite securing fewer seats than in the last election.

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Green Party leader hails 'phenomenal' gains in NI elections

Clare Bailey described her party’s gains across Northern Ireland as ‘phenomenal’.

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NI Elections: Controversial councillor loses her seat in Belfast

Jolene Bunting attracted just 350 votes at the first stage of the count in Court, and was not able to win enough transfers to retake her seat.

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Smaller parties enjoy surge in support in Northern Ireland local elections

Alliance and the Greens topped the polls in many areas, picking up additional seats in a number of councils.

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Farmer who objected to Rihanna outfit loses North Down council seat

The DUP’s Alan Graham has lost his seat on Ards and North Down Council following this year’s local government elections.

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Teenager critically ill after Belfast attack

Three men have been arrested over the incident in the south of the city on Friday.

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Counting resumes in Northern Ireland following local government elections

At the start of today's count, the DUP had won the most seats, followed by Sinn Fein.

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First results declared in Northern Ireland local government elections

Sinn Fein, the DUP and an Independent all picked up seats in the early results.

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Tractor tyres among rubbish cleared from Giant's Causeway coastline

Tractor tyres, lobster pots and plastic bottles have been cleaned off the beaches of Northern Ireland's most famous coastline.

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Count to begin in Northern Ireland’s local government election

A total of 819 local government election candidates are standing across 11 council areas.

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Uncompromising Mary Lou is making Foster sound reasonable

You don’t need much self-awareness to realise that if you’re making the DUP leader, Arlene Foster, sound reasonable, you’re in trouble.

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Concern for 4,000 jobs after Bombardier announcement

Political leaders across Northern Ireland have called for support for workers.

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Northern Ireland's political leaders cast their votes in local government poll

DUP leader Arlene Foster and Sinn Fein vice president Michelle O’Neill have cast their votes ahead of polling stations closing at 10pm.

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Update: Union calls on UK Govt to pressure Bombardier into retaining 'world-class' operation if no buyer found

Bombardier is to sell its aerostructures business in Belfast, the company has announced.

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Readers' Blog: The UK’s empire is dead and gone

Goethe wrote in 1832, “I hate all bungling like sin. but most of all bungling in state affairs, which produce nothing but mischief to thousands and millions”.

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Voters go to the polls in Northern Ireland amid powersharing impasse

A total of 819 local government election candidates are standing across 11 council areas.

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Farage’s Brexit Party candidate responds to IRA bomb attack questions

A leading candidate for Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has responded to criticism by the father of a schoolboy murdered by the IRA over her “absolutely disgraceful” views about the terror group published days after the Warrington bombing which killed his son.

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Couple arrested in domestic slavery probe

Police said the arrests are the first of their kind in Northern Ireland.

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Ex-police tell Ballymurphy inquest of gun battle between soldiers and unseen men

The claim was heard during a sitting of the Ballymurphy inquest in Belfast.

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‘Dangerously high’ levels of air pollution found in NI

Levels of nitrogen dioxide were so high in some areas that it breached legal limits at 30 sites across Belfast.

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North’s parties pressed to solve impasse

Tánaiste Simon Coveney will travel to the North tomorrow for talks with the region’s main political parties amid growing pressure for them to form a new coalition government in the aftermath of Lyra McKee’s murder.

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Fire crews battling large forest fire in Co Down

Emergency teams are evacuating a nearby caravan park because of the blaze at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.

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Girl, 14, charged after teenager stabbed in the neck in Co Armagh

The teenager charged today of grievous bodily harm with intent is due to appear at Lisburn court tomorrow.

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Investigation under way after man has ear bitten off during Omagh altercation

The PSNI said a man in his thirties has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent.

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Girl, 15, in critical condition after stabbing in Co Armagh

The teen is in a critical condition in hospital after being stabbed in the neck in Co Armagh.

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