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POLL - Should Northern Ireland be consulted before Article 50 is triggered?

The Supreme Court ruled that Northern Ireland does not need be consulted before Article 50 is triggered.

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Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Fein's Michelle O'Neill urges Dublin to 'act in our interests' over Brexit

The new leader of Sinn Fein at Stormont has said Tuesday's Brexit ruling ignores the will of the people.
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Victims Campaigner Raymond McCord. Pic: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

DUP ‘should back majority in NI’ who voted Remain

A victims’ campaigner who challenged Brexit in the Supreme Court has called on the DUP to support the wishes of the majority in Northern Ireland to remain in the EU.

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The man alleges that the most recent approach happened last month.

‘It’s like something out of a movie’ says Dungiven man asked to work as informant for MI5

A Dungiven man claims he’s been approached by MI5 six times in the past two years and asked to work as an informant.

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Unionists and nationalists clash on Brexit ruling

Unionists and nationalists clash on Brexit ruling

Unionist and nationalist parties in Northern Ireland have given sharply contrasting reaction to today’s Supreme Court ruling on Brexit.

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Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard

Funding announced for Belfast congestion project

Up to £4m will be made available to progress work on easing Belfast city centre congestion - however it is unclear where the money will come from to complete the project.

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Scene of the shooting on Sunday at a filling station on the Crumlin Road in north west Belfast.

‘If dissidents faced 20 years in jail, they might think twice’

A DUP MLA has called for judges to start demonstrating there is a “real deterrent” to getting involved in dissident paramilitarism.

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SDLP row after outgoing MLA overlooked for ‘retired’ John Dallat

SDLP row after outgoing MLA overlooked for ‘retired’ John Dallat

A bitter row has developed for the SDLP in East Londonderry after outgoing MLA Gerry Mullan was not chosen to run for the party in the upcoming election.

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Stephen Brimstone

DUP Spad ‘ripped off’ RHI scheme for his home

Arlene Foster’s former special adviser Stephen Brimstone removed a new wood pellet boiler from his new house in order to install a similar boiler to make himself eligible for the RHI scheme, it was last night alleged.

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Sinn F�in MLA Michelle ONeill pictured at Stormont as she is announced as the new leader of the party in the north, pictured with Martin McGuinness, and Gerry Adams. Pic: Presseye/Cameron  Hamilton

I feel an enormous responsibility and will not let you down: O’Neill

Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill has described her appointment as the party’s new Stormont leader as the biggest honour and privilege of her life.

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Anti-Trump protest by women in Belfast city centre on Saturday. Picture from BBC

Sammy Wilson: Trump won’t lose sleep over anti democracy protests in Belfast

How embarrassing is it that Belfast should be associated with the democracy hating bunch of bad losers who staged protests in American against the election of Donald Trump.

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Theresa May faces tricky task of dealing with Donald Trump

Theresa May faces tricky task of dealing with Donald Trump

The prime minister, who is expected to meet Donald Trump later this week, will find her task of dealing with him as tricky as trying to pin jelly to a wall.

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Anti-Aritcle 50 campaigner Gina Miller

BREXIT: Supreme court rule government must vote to trigger Article 50

The Government has lost its historic battle in the Supreme Court over Brexit.
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PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton during a briefing to media following the attempted murder of a police officer on Crumlin Road in North Belfast. Pic: PA

Two more arrests over shooting of police officer

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of a policeman in Northern Ireland have made two more arrests.

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DUP Economy Minister Simon Hamilton

RHI Scandal: DUP manages to pass radical cost-control legislation

DUP MLAs have managed to pass – despite the abstention of all other MLAs – a radical plan to retrospectively alter non-domestic RHI contracts in a way which will rein in the scheme’s costs for a year.

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Neil Somerville

Former UUP MLA has pellet boiler at family-run business

A former Ulster Unionist MLA is a recipient of the Renewable Heat Incentive scheme, it has emerged.

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RHI scandal:  Three DUP MLAs have family members availing of scheme

RHI scandal: Three DUP MLAs have family members availing of scheme

The DUP has disclosed details of MLAs who have family members who are recipients of the Reneable Heat Incentive scheme.

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Mid and East Antrim Cllr Mark McKinty.

UUP man mocks Michelle O’Neill’s ‘leader in the north’ title

An Ulster Unionist councillor has derided Sinn Fein’s title for its new Stormont leader.

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O’Neill replaces McGuinness as party’s Stormont leader

Sinn Fein Health Minister Michelle O’Neill has become the party’s new leader at Stormont following Martin McGuinness’s decision to quit frontline politics.

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