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4,000 bulbs to brighten historic garden restoration at Castle Ward

A neglected landscape once considered one of Ireland’s finest gardens is being restored to its former glory by a team from the National Trust.

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Belfast City Council said it was 'deeply disappointed' with the decision

Belfast and Londonderry rocked as EU rejects UK cities as ‘cultural capitals’

A European Commission ban on UK cities being named the cultural capital of Europe has been branded “spiteful” by UUP MEP Jim Nicholson.

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Doug Beattie. 
Photo: Tony Hendron / Press Eye.

Adams has ‘lost touch with reality’ over IRA: Beattie

Gerry Adams has been accused of having “lost touch with reality” over comments he made about terrorism after meeting Prime Minister Theresa May in London on Wednesday.

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A very 21st century Christmas song for the NI Children’s Hospice

A new song ‘Facebook Christmas’ by local band Rec-it (racket) could be a surprise hit this festive season, raising much-needed funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.

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Damien McLaughlin leaving Laganside Court in Belfast following a previous hearing when he was released on continuing bail

Man accused over David Black murder can be extradited: Irish judge

A Tyrone man accused of involvement in the murder of prison officer David Black will be extradited to Northern Ireland the High Court in Dublin has ruled.

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Chief Constable George Hamilton at a Remembrance Sunday ceremony in Enniskillen

Critics of police over Enniskillen bomb ‘rewriting history of Provos’

Critics of the police investigation into the Enniskillen poppy day bomb are “helping rewrite the history of the Provisional IRA,” the chief constable has claimed.

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Doug Beattie said Gerry Adams' remarks were a 'slap in the face' to victims

IRA victims’ truth hopes ‘snatched away’ by Adams

Gerry Adams has dashed any hopes that IRA victims will one day receive answers about the loss of their loved ones, Doug Beattie has said.

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Des and Patricia O'Neill.

Ballymena funeral service for manager Michael O’Neill’s mother

The funeral service for Patricia O’Neill – mother of Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill – will be held in Ballymena on Wednesday (November 22).

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Tyrone AOH president Gerry McGeough

Hibernians’ anger at Sinn Fein’s new abortion policy

Sinn Fein’s decision to liberalise the party’s official stance on abortion has angered the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) in Co Tyrone.

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On-street car parking

‘Staggering’ number of motorists penalised

A body representing small and independent retailers in Northern Ireland has described the 110,000 parking and bus lane fines issued over a nine-month period as “staggering”.

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Republic of Ireland international James McClean.

CoI cleric praises poppy stance of ‘hero’ McClean

A Church of Ireland minister has praised Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean for refusing to wear a poppy, describing him as a “national hero”.

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Enoch and Pamela Powell

Wife of Enoch Powell recalled as ‘absolutely charming’ following death

The wife of former South Down MP Enoch Powell, Pamela Powell, has died at her home in London aged 91.

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Age NI minibus providing a service to the community

Community transport providers in plea for clarity over minibus licensing

Guidelines drafted to end confusion over minibus driver licensing requirements in Northern Ireland have failed to resolve the main issues, some community transport groups have claimed.

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The funeral cortetge of an Enniskillen bomb victim passes the scene of the explosion at the town's cenotaph in November 1987.

Victims group’s challenge to PSNI over Enniskillen atrocity

A Fermanagh-based victims group has challenged the chief constable over claims that the PSNI “remains committed to pursuing investigative options” in the hope of Enniskillen bomb prosecutions.

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DUP leader and then first minister Arlene Foster lays a wreath during the 2016 Enniskillen Remembrance service.
 
Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Enniskillen: Arlene Foster recalls IRA atrocity that ‘changed lives forever’

The DUP leader and former first minister writes about her recollections of the bombing and its impact on the town:

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Police helps at the scene in the aftermath of the bomb. By Pacemaker Press International

Enniskillen: ‘Still time for those who know to do the right thing’

The South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) was formed in 1999 to support innocent victims of terrorism and other Troubles-related violence.

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Aileen Quinton's mother Alberta was killed by the 1987 IRA bomb in Enniskillen. 
Picture: Brian Little/Presseye

Enniskillen: ‘I am still in shock about the lauding of Martin McGuinness’

War veteran and retired nurse Alberta Quinton never missed a Remembrance Day memorial service.

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PACEMAKER  BELFAST: Blast survivors, soldiers and police officers pulled the injured from the rubble after the Enniskillen bomb.

Enniskillen: 30 years of pain and heartache...but still no closer to justice

The failure to bring anyone to justice for the Enniskillen Poppy Day massacre has exacerbated the pain of many victims.

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PACEMAKER PRESS INTL. BELFAST. Enniskillen Poppy Day massacre.

Enniskillen: How a murderous act of desecration sent shockwaves around the world

Thirty years after the IRA’s murderous desecration of a dignified Act of Remembrance in Enniskillen, the bereaved and injured will pause to reflect on three decades of hurt and injustice.

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Six men were gunned down by UVF gunmen at the Heights Bar in Loughinisland in June 1994

Ombudsman’s office ‘did not release documents to Loughinisland documentary’

The office of the police ombudsman did not provide the makers of a documentary on the Loughinisland massacre with confidential information, the watchdog body has said.

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