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Omagh bomb lawyers target PIRA killers

Lawyers behind the successful civil court case over the Omagh bomb are now launching a private case centring on the three young Scottish soldiers killed in 1971.

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Bloody Sunday mural, inner-west Londonderry

Protest for soldiers ahead of Bloody Sunday anniversary

A former SAS man is promoting a protest in support of ex-soldiers in the run-up to the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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Cash and jewellery stolen in spate of North Belfast burglaries

Cash and jewellery stolen in spate of North Belfast burglaries

Detectives are investigating burglaries at four houses and an attempted break-in at another in North Belfast.

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A cannabis plant

£300k cannabis accused is now ‘skint’

A mechanic from Liverpool charged over a £300,000 cannabis seizure in Co Antrim is now “skint” after a series of exotic holidays, he told the High Court today.

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Shane and Lowry Mathers

‘Why did the IRA murder my wife the census worker, Mr McGuinness?’

Lowry Mathers, whose wife Joanne, 29, was shot dead by the IRA when collecting census forms in Londonderry in 1981, has called on Martin McGuinness to reveal what he knows about the murder.

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PSNI widow: McGuinness ruffled the dissidents

Martin McGuinness “put his neck on the line” when he condemned dissidents as traitors, the widow of the first murdered PSNI officer has said.

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The Kincora boys home in east Belfast. Picture by Pacemaker

No evidence found of paedophile ring at Kincora

Unfounded myths of a security forces “honey trap” at a notorious east Belfast boys’ home should be laid to rest, said public inquiry chairman Sir Anthony Hart.

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Mary Hamilton (survivor) and David Temple (whose brother William died) attending the 40th Anniversary of the Claudy Bombing

‘McGuinness must fulfill promise on Claudy bomb’

Martin McGuinness should fulfil his promise to meet the families impacted by the IRA’s bombing of Claudy, a woman who survived in the attack has said.

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Student woke to find drugged-up intruder with knife

A 20-year old man who broke into student accommodation in south Belfast was motivated to steal items to sell in exchange for Diazepam, a court heard on Friday.

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Murder victim named as Lurgan woman Anita Downey

Tributes have been paid to murder victim Anita Downey whose body was found at a house in Lurgan this morning.

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Man allegedly linked to £300K cannabis seizure gets bail

A mechanic from Liverpool charged over a £300,000 cannabis seizure just outside Ballymena is now “skint” after a series of exotic holidays, he told the High Court.

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Retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart published his long awaited report into Historical Institutional Abuse in Northern Ireland.

Priest’s sex crimes ‘ignored to protect Catholic church’

A predatory priest’s sex crimes were ignored to protect the good name of the Catholic church, a public inquiry found.

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Victims campaigner Margaret McGuckin gets a kiss from her brother Kevin, who was a victim of institutional abuse, after the report and its findings were released.   Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Apologies to abuse victims after inquiry reveals findings

A number of organisations have apologised for the abuse suffered by children in their care in Northern Ireland.

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Retired judge Sir Anthony Hart chaired an independent panel

Victims of Northern Ireland child abuse ‘should get up to £100k compensation’

Victims of historic child abuse in Northern Ireland should receive state-backed compensation payments of up to £100,000, an inquiry has recommended.

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A Rhinoceros Iguana

Iguana trading charge denied

A man who was previously connected with a pet shop in Ballymena called ‘Jungle World’ is denying a charge of trading an endangered species - an Iguana.

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Shock as police launch murder probe after woman’s body is found

Riot shields remain outside a house in Lurgan after a woman’s body was found early this morning.

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Retired High Court judge Sir Anthony Hart published his long awaited report into HistoricalInstitutional Abuse in Northern Ireland.

‘No credible evidence’ of Kincora boys’ home paedophile ring, says abuse inquiry

Long-standing allegations that a paedophile ring containing British Establishment figures abused boys in the notorious Kincora boys’ home in Belfast are not supported by credible evidence, an inquiry has found.

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Punched woman unconscious in random attack

Punched woman unconscious in random attack

While returning home from a night out a woman was knocked unconscious by one punch outside a fast food takeaway restaurant, Banbridge Magistrates Court heard last Thursday.

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Stunning Knife Angel takes shape

A sculpture of an angel crafted from thousands of knives surrendered during a Government-backed amnesty is nearing completion after receiving blades from more than 40 police forces.

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