UUP call for 'independent inquiry' to investigate coronavirus guideline breaches at Bobby Storey funeral

UUP call for 'independent inquiry' to investigate coronavirus guideline breaches at Bobby Storey funeral

Doug Beattie says with July 12 not long away, he's "really worried" large groups may now think it's OK to gather.

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Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams among the hundreds gathered for Bobby Storey's funeral

Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams among the hundreds gathered for Bobby Storey's funeral

The former leading IRA member died earlier this month at the age of 64.

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Taoiseach to visit Northern Ireland soon, Michelle O’Neill says

Taoiseach to visit Northern Ireland soon, Michelle O’Neill says

The new Irish premier spoke with both NI’s deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill and First Minister Arlene Foster on the phone on Monday.

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Mother of Noah Donohoe told him ‘he would change the world’

Mother of Noah Donohoe told him ‘he would change the world’

The Donohoe family paid an emotional tribute to the 14-year-old who is believed to have died.

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Population of Northern Ireland grew 0.64% in 12 months, figures show

Population of Northern Ireland grew 0.64% in 12 months, figures show

ONS figures estimate by mid-2019 there were 66,796,807 people living in the UK.

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NI conflict survivors' pension campaigner dies

NI conflict survivors' pension campaigner dies

Paddy Cassidy, aged in his late 70s, suffered life-long pain after being shot in the spine by the UVF.

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Veteran republican Bobby Storey dies

Veteran republican Bobby Storey dies

The west Belfast man was a former senior figure in the IRA and remained an influential presence in the republican movement up until his death.

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Irish Examiner View: A real force in NI peace deal talks - Jean Kennedy Smith

Irish Examiner View: A real force in NI peace deal talks - Jean Kennedy Smith

Jean Kennedy Smith, who has died aged 92, served as America’s ambassador to Ireland for the five years that preceded the 1998 Belfast peace agreement.

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Stormont could receive funding to extend free school meals over the summer

Stormont could receive funding to extend free school meals over the summer

Northern Ireland Office minister Robin Walker told a Westminster committee he has been in touch with the Treasury about the matter.

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SDLP calls for urgent meeting of North's party leaders over Troubles victims payment delays

SDLP calls for urgent meeting of North's party leaders over Troubles victims payment delays

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood said the failure to deliver the victims payment scheme is ‘inexcusable’.

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Parties need to step up and compensate Troubles victims, says DUP

Parties need to step up and compensate Troubles victims, says DUP

Diane Dodds accused others of dragging their feet on compensating people badly injured during the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

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Fire at former Crumlin Road courthouse ‘started deliberately’

Fire at former Crumlin Road courthouse ‘started deliberately’

A large fire at Belfast’s former Crumlin Road courthouse is believed to have been started deliberately, the fire service said.

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Man ‘viciously assaulted’ at Belfast's Botanic Gardens

Man ‘viciously assaulted’ at Belfast's Botanic Gardens

Officers responded to reports that a large group of men were fighting.

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Burglars armed with baseball bat and hammer break into Belfast house

Burglars armed with baseball bat and hammer break into Belfast house

Detective Sergeant Rachel Miskelly said: “Thankfully, the female occupant was not injured during this incident."

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Identities of 150 survivors of historical abuse exposed in major data breach

Identities of 150 survivors of historical abuse exposed in major data breach

The identities of 150 survivors of historical institutional abuse (HIA) have been exposed in a data breach, it has been confirmed.

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Irish Examiner view: Threats to journalists cannot be tolerated

Irish Examiner view: Threats to journalists cannot be tolerated

Back in 1995 when Gerry Adams warned: “they haven’t gone away, you know”, there was no doubt that he was referring to the IRA even though there were still plenty of so-called loyalist paramilitaries around despite a year-old ceasefire. Within three years, the Good Friday Agreement was signed, signifying an end to open hostilities but, more than two decades on, it is apparent that ‘they’ are still

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Injured Troubles victims express anger and dismay at pension delay

Injured Troubles victims express anger and dismay at pension delay

The scheme is not set to open on schedule amid a stand-off between Stormont and the Government over who should stump up £100 million to pay for it.

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PSNI investigating Tyrone hotel crush deaths submit file to prosecutors

PSNI investigating Tyrone hotel crush deaths submit file to prosecutors

Lauren Bullock, 17, Morgan Barnard, 17, and 16-year-old Connor Currie died in the incident outside the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone, last year.

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Orcas swim alongside boat in Northern Ireland in rare and ‘stunning’ sighting

Orcas swim alongside boat in Northern Ireland in rare and ‘stunning’ sighting

The killer whales were spotted in Strangford Lough, a sea loch south-east of Belfast.

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Stormont pays out more than €2.2m a year for non-existent long haul flights

Stormont pays out more than €2.2m a year for non-existent long haul flights

The cash is being returned to the Treasury each financial year despite the service between Belfast and New York ending almost two years ago.

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Soldier F Bloody Sunday hearing set for Derry in July

Soldier F Bloody Sunday hearing set for Derry in July

Soldier F denies two counts of murder and five of attempted murder during a 1972 civil rights protest in the city.

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Faulty vehicle lifts in Northern Ireland did thousands more MOT tests than recommended

Faulty vehicle lifts in Northern Ireland did thousands more MOT tests than recommended

New equipment was purchased after cracks discovered in 52 out of 55 of the existing machines led to large numbers of roadworthiness checks being cancelled.

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Journalists at two Belfast newspapers threatened by loyalists

Journalists at two Belfast newspapers threatened by loyalists

It is understood the threats emanate from the breakaway South East Antrim UDA.

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Veterans Commissioner to be recruited for Northern Ireland

Veterans Commissioner to be recruited for Northern Ireland

Much of the military advocate’s work will focus on how ex-servicemen navigate public services.

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Michael O’Neill reveals Steven Davis’ role in his Northern Ireland appointment

Michael O’Neill reveals Steven Davis’ role in his Northern Ireland appointment

O’Neill has brought to an end his eight-and-a-half year reign to focus on his job at Stoke.

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PSNI name man murdered in Co Fermanagh as John Paul McDonagh

PSNI name man murdered in Co Fermanagh as John Paul McDonagh

A 19-year-old man was arrested and he has since been released on bail, pending further inquiries.

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Three held over Belfast murder released without charge

Three held over Belfast murder released without charge

Dublin man Robbie Lawlor was shot in the Ardoyne area on Saturday.

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Compensation scheme for abuse survivors ‘must be launched’ despite lockdown

Compensation scheme for abuse survivors ‘must be launched’ despite lockdown

Jon McCourt said a virtual launch can deliver progress on the much-delayed scheme without the need for people to attend.

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Irish Examiner View: When it took courage to call for peace

Irish Examiner View: When it took courage to call for peace

When he died just weeks before our February election the constitutional politician Seamus Mallon’s backstory and achievements were unknown, or at least underappreciated, by a swathe of our electorate.

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Irish Examiner View: Troubles ahead

Irish Examiner View: Troubles ahead

The decision by the British government to discontinue funding the investigation of the majority of the 2,000 unsolved killings from Northern Ireland’s Troubles is shocking but hardly surprising.

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Politicians have let me down-British soldier Dennis Hutchings

Politicians have let me down-British soldier Dennis Hutchings

The former soldier faces trial in connection with the death of a man in Co Tyrone during the Troubles.

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NI killings with ‘compelling’ new evidence to receive full police investigation

NI killings with ‘compelling’ new evidence to receive full police investigation

Most unsolved cases will be closed, under proposed legislation.

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Tánaiste criticises UK government's decision to drop British soldier investigations

Tánaiste criticises UK government's decision to drop British soldier investigations

The Tánaiste has criticised the British government's announcement that they would be ending certain investigations into British soldiers.

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UK government proposes to end ‘repeated re-investigations’ over NI’s troubled past

UK government proposes to end ‘repeated re-investigations’ over NI’s troubled past

Once cases have been considered there will be a legal bar on any future investigation occurring under new proposals.

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Army bomb experts in Northern Ireland receive new robot

Army bomb experts in Northern Ireland receive new robot

The T7 Remote Controlled Vehicle (RCV) was put through its paces at a military site in Ballykinler in recent weeks before being deployed across NI.

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Arlene Foster vows to learn the lessons of RHI after public inquiry report

Arlene Foster vows to learn the lessons of RHI after public inquiry report

The investigation said a multiplicity of errors and omissions rather than political corruption was the reason for the RHI failures.

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RHI inquiry chairman denies report’s timing was an attempt to ‘bury bad news’

RHI inquiry chairman denies report’s timing was an attempt to ‘bury bad news’

Sir Patrick Coghlin said it was the only day the findings could be launched because of other business at the venue, Stormont’s Parliament Buildings.

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Cash for ash inquiry: Errors and omissions to blame – not political corruption

Cash for ash inquiry: Errors and omissions to blame – not political corruption

A multiplicity of errors and omissions led to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) green energy scandal that brought down powersharing in Northern Ireland, not political corruption, a public inquiry has found.

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Threat of return to violence in North: Defence Forces' officers' body

Threat of return to violence in North: Defence Forces' officers' body

Defence Forces' officers warn Irish airspace the "weak underbelly" of Europe

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Timeline of the key events in Northern Ireland’s flawed RHI scheme

Timeline of the key events in Northern Ireland’s flawed RHI scheme

It was established to encourage businesses to switch from burning fossil fuels to wood and other sustainable sources.

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DeSouza campaign over Irish citizenship receives ‘warm welcome’ in Washington DC

DeSouza campaign over Irish citizenship receives ‘warm welcome’ in Washington DC

Northern Ireland-born Emma DeSouza has been fighting a legal battle for five years to be recognised as an Irish citizen.

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DUP and UUP leaders offer contrasting perspectives on NI to Scotland tunnel

DUP and UUP leaders offer contrasting perspectives on NI to Scotland tunnel

The politicians were asked to respond to comments from Scottish Secretary Alister Jack, who on Thursday said he favoured a tunnel rather than a bridge as a way to link the two nations.

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Detectives expected to question woman about stabbing in North in which child died

Detectives expected to question woman about stabbing in North in which child died

Fiona Magowan, aged in her thirties, also sustained serious injuries.

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Toddler dies and mother and child injured during farmhouse stabbing

Toddler dies and mother and child injured during farmhouse stabbing

Detectives are not seeking anybody else in connection with the death at the rural property some miles outside the Co Antrim town of Larne.

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Two arrested and man rushed to hospital after Tyrone stabbing

Two arrested and man rushed to hospital after Tyrone stabbing

A man in his 30s was rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the stomach and two others, aged 27 and 33, were also taken to hospital with a number of injuries.

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Former Conservative Party chairman: Historic wrongs should not define Northern Ireland's future

Former Conservative Party chairman: Historic wrongs should not define Northern Ireland's future

Chris Patten said he did not object to fair prosecutions of former soldiers or others.

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Northern Ireland Secretary refuses to be drawn on prosecutions of ex-soldiers

Northern Ireland Secretary refuses to be drawn on prosecutions of ex-soldiers

The British Government is facing pressure to halt re-investigations of security force actions during the Troubles.

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DUP MP blasts Northern Ireland Office over ‘botched’ NI Secretary meeting plans

DUP MP blasts Northern Ireland Office over ‘botched’ NI Secretary meeting plans

New Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Brandon Lewis, is making his first visit to Derry on Monday.

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Viable device found following Co Antrim security alert

Viable device found following Co Antrim security alert

The explosion of a viable device left in a residential area of Co Antrim could have been “devastating”, police have said.

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Troubles legacy mechanisms must be fully implemented, says Coveney in NI meeting

Troubles legacy mechanisms must be fully implemented, says Coveney in NI meeting

Simon Coveney has stressed the need to fully implement stalled legacy mechanisms during his first official meeting with Northern Ireland’s new secretary of state.

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Business leaders warn of workers shortage in NI under new UK immigration rules

Business leaders warn of workers shortage in NI under new UK immigration rules

The chief executive of Newry and Mourne Cooperative and Enterprise Agency (NMEA), Dr Conor Patterson has warned that crops will be not be harvested and patients will go without care because of the shortage of workers under proposed new immigration rules in the UK.

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Lives of Omagh families ‘on hold’ while judge ponders inquiry decision

Lives of Omagh families ‘on hold’ while judge ponders inquiry decision

Hearings in the case finished in July and relatives are awaiting the judgment from Mr Justice Mark Horner.

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Letter to the Editor: pity that BBC documentary aired after the election

Letter to the Editor: pity that BBC documentary aired after the election

Thankfully, a generation in our country has no lived memory of these atrocities — however we must remember what happened and educate ourselves

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New IRA plans under car bomb attack on Sinn Féin members – O’Neill

New IRA plans under car bomb attack on Sinn Féin members – O’Neill

Stormont’s deputy first minister said the PSNI was taking the threat “very seriously”.

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Minister learned of Northern Ireland’s terror laws exclusion from press release

Minister learned of Northern Ireland’s terror laws exclusion from press release

Naomi Long said she was opposed to Northern Ireland’s exclusion from measures to stop the automatic early release of terror offenders.

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NI traders call for EU to show ‘generosity’ in post-Brexit talks

NI traders call for EU to show ‘generosity’ in post-Brexit talks

Higher costs and less availability will hit the region hardest unless extra measures are taken mitigating the effects of Brexit, the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium (NIRC), which represents larger businesses, said.

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Lewis pays tribute to predecessor as a ‘good friend’

Lewis pays tribute to predecessor as a ‘good friend’

Julian Smith was sacked as Northern Ireland Secretary during Thursday’s Cabinet reshuffle.

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Brandon Lewis: I want to deliver on powersharing deal

Brandon Lewis: I want to deliver on powersharing deal

The new Northern Ireland Secretary said he wanted to build on promises made by his predecessor Julian Smith last month.

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Murdered Kieran Doherty’s mother ‘relives his death every day’

Murdered Kieran Doherty’s mother ‘relives his death every day’

It is 10 years since the victim, 31, was found dead after he was dumped on the Braehead Road in Derry.

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Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis: From council leader to the Cabinet

Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis: From council leader to the Cabinet

The 48-year-old Great Yarmouth MP replaces Julian Smith, who brokered the deal that restored the powersharing administration at Stormont.

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