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Man shot dead in Cork

A murder investigation is underway after a 37-year-old man was shot dead in Cork, with Gardaí exploring the role of dissident republican activity in their investigation.

Crime
Lurgan man faces trial on sex charges linked to a child

Lurgan man faces trial on sex charges linked to a child

A 76-year-old man has been returned for trial charged with indecent assault on a male and inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency.

Crime
Ryan McCaul pictured outside his home after he'd completed the New York marathon in 2014 for charity.

Funeral on Friday for ‘inspirational’ road crash victim

The funeral of a 31-year-old man who had beaten cancer three times, meningitis twice and survived a month-long coma before being killed in a car crash will take place in Co Londonderry on Friday.

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71-year-old man charged with sexual activity with a child

71-year-old man charged with sexual activity with a child

A 71-year-old man who handed himself into a police station in Belfast on Tuesday has been charged with sexual activity with a child.

Crime
Martin Ferris, Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein pair named in Dail are urged to comment on prison officer murder

Two Sinn Fein TDs have faced calls to make statements about the murder of a prison officer in 1983.

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  The scene of the Enniskillen bomb seconds after the blast.

More must be done to investigate republican attacks: Brokenshire

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has vowed to do more to investigate attacks by republicans during the Troubles, saying the current system is too focused on those killed by the state.

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First Minister Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster rejects calls to resign over botched renewable energy scheme

Arlene Foster has robustly rejected calls to resign over her handling of a botched green energy scheme.

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John McGrillen

Visitor numbers on the rise in the Province says Tourism NI CEO

Hot on the heels of Titanic Belfast and The Dark Hedges being named as top worldwide tourist attractions, Tourism NI confirmed the number of people visiting Northern Ireland was on the increase.

Business
Pfizer has rejected the findings and is planning to appeal

Pfizer fined £84.2m as NHS drug price hiked 2,600%

Drugs giant Pfizer has been fined a record £84.2 million by the competition watchdog for its role in over-charging the NHS after the price of an epilepsy drug was hiked by up to 2,600% overnight.

Business
NIESR predicts a falling pound will send inflation soaring to 3.8% in late 2017

Household spending power expected to fall ‘substantially’

Households will see their spending power curbed “substantially” as the Brexit-hit pound will send prices soaring over the next two years, an influential think tank has warned.

Business
The incident happened in Ballyclare

Man denies attacking doorman in Ballyclare

A Co Antrim man appeared in court on Wednesday accused of attacking the doorman of a football club with a machete.

Crime
Kris Hopkins (NIO), John ODoherty and Gavin Boyd of the Rainbow Project.

Peers approve ‘Turing’s Law’ gay pardons for NI

The House of Lords has approved legislation to allow Northern Ireland men who were convicted of gay sex offences to clear their names.

Crime
The PSNI has issued Christmas licensing hours for 2016.

Police issue Christmas licensing hours

If you are intending to go out socialising over the Christmas and New Year period, please remember there will be changes to licensing hours.

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McIlveen gives go ahead for £8million ANC transitional funding

McIlveen gives go ahead for £8million ANC transitional funding

Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that she will provide £8million to fund a one-year transitional scheme to support farmers in Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC).

Farming
A child's first words are more likely to be something they can see.

Babies say what they see for first words

If dad’s want ‘dada’ to be the first word their baby utters then they need to do their share of early childcare, according to new research.

Family
Little Cora McQuade-Denvir. INLT-50-715-con

Terminally ill girl crowned ‘Inspirational Princess’ by beauty pageant

Terminally ill Carnlough girl Cora McQuade-Denvir has been crowned ‘Ultimate Inspirational Princess’ by a beauty pageant which is fundraising to make her last Christmas her ‘best ever.”

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Northern Ireland- 25th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye.  

General views of the High Court in Belfast.

Robber fails to overturn Portrush heist conviction

A man jailed for his role in a cash-in-transit bank heist foiled by undercover police in Portrush has failed in a bid to overturn his conviction.

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Simon Danielli with his estranged wife Olivia and, right, Danielli in action during his time at Ulster Rugby.

Judge: Ex-Ulster star Simon Danielli and estranged wife ‘washing dirty linen in public’

A judge today lamented that he is ‘sick and tired with the lack of progress’ in the cases against a retired rugby star and his estranged wife who ‘are washing their dirty linen in public’.

Crime
Christmas shoppers

Christmas shoppers swap coats for T-shirts and warm weather

Christmas shoppers swapped their winter woollies for shorts and T-shirts to enjoy one of the warmest December days on record.

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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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