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STATEMENT from Martin McGuinness on why he is not seeking reelection

Sinn Fein MLA Martin McGuinness has today announced that he is not seeking reelection to the Assembly.

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A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

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A thoroughbred horse being transported to a Boeing 747 cargo plane from Shannon airport, as seventy six thoroughbred horses have been flown to Beijing in the largest ever single export of Irish racing bloodstock to China

Chinese businessman buys 76 Irish horses

Seventy-six thoroughbred horses have been flown to Beijing in the largest ever single export of Irish racing bloodstock to China.

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Lee Reynolds

RHI scandal: DUP cite sources for claim parties wanted subsidy rise

The DUP has pointed to debate records to back up its claim that other parties had believed the subsidies paid out under RHI were “too low”.

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Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth appeal High Court ruling on Lough Neagh sand extraction

The environmental group that took Stormont to court over a decision not to stop sand extraction on Lough Neagh has appealed a High Court ruling that the former Environment Minister did nothing wrong.

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Environmentalists claim that sand dredging is damaging Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth in new Lough Neagh dredging challenge

An environmental group is renewing its legal bid to force a halt to sand dredging from Lough Neagh, it has emerged.

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Arlene Foster

RHI scandal: Arlene Foster feels the heat after letter to banks revealed

The first minister is facing fresh calls to resign after it was revealed she wrote to banks encouraging support for the bugled Renewable Heat Incentive scheme.

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Antrim town centre is being revitalised with a �114,000 scheme

Free Wi-Fi boost for Antrim town centre

Free Wi-Fi internet access in Antrim town centre is being introduced as part of a revitalisation scheme costing £114,000.

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Prince Charles is shown around the fuel pellet production plant at Balcas, Co Fermanagh, in 2007

Department behind RHI scheme has stake in wood pellet firm

The Department for the Economy has acknowledged that it owns a stake in a firm which produces wood pellets – the principal fuel involved in the RHI scheme.

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Storm Barbara havoc for festive travellers

Storm Barbara havoc for festive travellers

Storm Barbara is expected to wreak havoc on countless travellers coming home to Northern Ireland for Christmas on Friday.

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Four NI windfarms switched on in December

Four NI windfarms switched on in December

A green energy company is helping to power Christmas by switching on four windfarms in Northern Ireland during December.

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Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard. (Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.)

Environmental Impact Assessment changes - have your say

A public consultation has been launched on proposed changes to environmental legislation in the planning process that could impact on future Tyrone proposals.

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The RHI scheme had been dubbed by some 'cash for ash'

Burning money: the RHI scandal explained

Here is a breakdown of how the RHI scheme was meant to work, and how it ended up being so beset by problems that it had to be shut down.

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Belief in global warming closed down RHI debate: Wilson

Belief in global warming closed down RHI debate: Wilson

DUP MP Sammy Wilson has attacked the “unfair blitz” against his party leader over the £400m RHI subsidy scandal - and accused “hysterical” politicians of falling for “green guff” and closing down ncessary discussion about the scheme.

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Gold bars. Picture by Andrzej Barabasz. Wikimedia Creative Commons

Minister: Goldmine proposals should go before public inquiry

Plans for a goldmine in Co Tyrone should go before a public inquiry, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has said.

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VIDEO - Rare bird spotted near Belfast

A rare water bird was spotted near the Waterworks Park in Belfast recently.

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First Minister Arlene Foster

I will not resign over 'cash for ash' heating scheme, says Arlene Foster

Stormont First Minister Arlene Foster has said she will not resign over a failed renewable heating scheme in Northern Ireland.
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First Minister Arlene Foster

First Minister should ‘consider her position’ after revelations over heating scandal

Calls have been made for First Minister Arlene Foster to “consider her position” after a botched energy scheme allowed hundreds of millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to essentially go up in smoke.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Irish Wall plan scrapped

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump’s proposed 3 km sea wall at his International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland in Doonbeg, Co Clare has been scrapped, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.

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