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Ben Lowry: McGuinness seemed to want to make amends for the past

If you wonder how power-sharing has had public support for almost two decades there is a poem that might help explain it.

Opinion
Wood pellets used in boilers subsidised under the RHI scheme

RHI scandal: ‘Spads should advise, and ministers should decide’

A letter from a former civil servant about the RHI saga:

Your Say
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.

Crime
RHI: Wells reveals four family members are in scheme

RHI: Wells reveals four family members are in scheme

A DUP Assemblyman has revealed that four members of his family have installed wood pellet boilers under the RHI scheme for their poultry farms.

Farming
Police officers fired guns in
homes, cars and stations

Police officers fired guns in homes, cars and stations

Police officers fired their guns negligently 32 times in the past five years including 13 times in their own homes, according to data newly released by the PSNI.

News
Anti Donald Trump protestors pictured at Stranmillis in Belfast ahead of a walk to the American consulate building.  Photograph by Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

NI protestors wary of Trump’s vision for US

Northern Ireland is a micro-example of what could happen in America if new US President Donald Trump carries out his agenda, according to an anti-Trump demonstrator.

News
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.

News
Mr Osborne is the latest politico to take a post in the financial sector

Former chancellor Osborne to work as adviser for asset manager BlackRock

Former chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne is to join asset manager BlackRock as a senior adviser, becoming the latest in a string of politicians to enter the world of finance.

Business
CEO Glyn Roberts

NIIRTA ‘outraged’ at rise in street parking charges

The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Trade Association (NIIRTA) has expressed surprise and dismay at the Infrastructure Ministers’ decision to hike on-street car charges in Belfast, Newry and Lisburn without any consultation with traders’ groups.

Business
David and Jill Crawford at their Portaferry home with their children Ollie and Mya

New Euro market ‘wins’ for artisan granola producer

Just Live a Little, the Northern Ireland artisan producer of breakfast cereals, has won its first business in Slovenia.

Business
The justice system

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.

Crime
Police in Armagh have made an appeal for information after a 1973 red Massey Ferguson 135 tractor was reported stolen.

Stolen vintage Massey is recovered by police

Following information from the public, police from Armagh carried out searches of a property and recovered a vintage Massey Ferguson tractor 135, which had been reported stolen on January 15th.

Farming
BT has announced price changes

BT price hike for all broadband and TV users

BT broadband and TV customers can expect to pay extra for their services as of 2 April as BT announces price changes.

Business
Ian Paisley Jnr

WATCH: Ian Paisley Jnr praises Martin McGuinness after he quit frontline politics

The MP son of Ian Paisley has paid a glowing tribute to Martin McGuinness and urged the current DUP leadership to follow the example set by the Sinn Fein veteran and his father.

News

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.

Crime
Court

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.

Crime
Part of the crowd which attended a rally at Pordadown Health Centre on Friday. INPT04-200.

GP protest slams ‘sticking plaster’ solution

Supporters attending a protest in Portadown were told that the temporary solutions which had been put in place to save a GP practice were simply a “sticking plaster”.

Health
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.

Crime
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.

Crime
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