TUV ‘scaremongering’ over leaked talks document: Hamilton

Claims that the draft deal drawn up by the DUP and Sinn Fein would lead to Irish language road signs and a powerful Irish language commissioner have been rejected by a senior DUP negotiator.

DUP leader Arlene Foster and deputy leader Nigel Dodds speaking to the media on College Green in Westminster yesterday

DUP ‘were not contemplating’ agreed Irish language act: Foster

Arlene Foster has emphatically denied the DUP had even considered agreeing to an Irish language act, despite the contents of a draft talks document appearing to indicate progress towards greater legal protection.

An improvised under vehicle explosive device

Appeal for information on Londonderry murder attempt anniversary

Detectives investigating the attempted murder of an off-duty police officer in Londonderry this time last year have issued an appeal for information.

Cannabis plants

Five detained after £350k cannabis seizure in Belfast and Holywood

Three men and two women have been arrested after police stopped a car in Belfast containing £120,000 worth of suspected herbal cannabis.

DUP leader Arlene Foster and senior party negotiators pictured during a previous round of talks at Stormont aimed at breaking the political stalemate

Foster tells Bradley: it’s time for you to take action

Arlene Foster has called on the Secretary of State to urgently take charge of Northern Ireland’s finances to protect public services.

Dr Andrea Nelson, whose parents Paul and Dorothy Nelson were killed in the La Mon bombing, at Saturday's commemoration

La Mon atrocity commemoration ‘dignified and poignant’

The “dignified and poignant” service to remember the La Mon atrocity victims made the endeavours to trace all 12 of the bereaved families worth the effort, Lisburn and Castlereagh mayor Tim Morrow has said.

Firefighters dealt with a fire in an elevator control panel at the NIHE building on Belfast's Great Victoria Street.

Elevator fire at NIHE building in Belfast city centre

Firefighters were called to a NI Housing Executive building in Belfast city centre on Monday morning after a fire broke out in an elevator control panel.

The former high-security Maze prison on the outskirts of Lisburn in Co Antrim

New book gives Maze governor’s account of life in powder keg jail

Secret deals between government officials and inmates at the Maze – without consulting or informing the governors of the prison – were “unprecedented and indefensible,” a former head of security at the prison has said.

Former DUP leader Peter Robinson at the 2017 Westminster election count at the Titanic exhibition centre

Peter Robinson: I declined DUP nomination for seat in the Lords

Peter Robinson has revealed that he asked the party not to nominate him for a peerage when he stepped down as DUP leader and first minister.

The aftermath of the La Mon House hotel terrorist atrocity. PACEMAKER PRESS INTL.

La Mon 40th anniversary: some families still pressing for fresh investigation

The RUC investigation into the La Mon House atrocity – carried out by the IRA 40 years ago tomorrow (17 February) – was revisited by the Historical Enquiries Team (HET) with an 81-page report presented to the families six years ago.

Firefighters tackle the La Mon House hotel fire bomb in 1978

La Mon 40th anniversary: savage attack charred victims beyond recognition

Although brutal terrorist atrocities were commonplace in Northern Ireland by the late 1970s, the utter depravity of the IRA’s fire bomb attack at the La Mon House hotel 40 years ago tomorrow sent shockwaves around the world. MARK RAINEY reports

Austin Stack pictured with a tribute to his father Brian.

IRA victim’s son wary of ‘praise for Adams’

There should be no attempts to praise Gerry Adams for his role in the Northern Ireland peace-building process, the son of an IRA murder victim has said.

UUP councillor Derek Hussey said the Strabane parade had been hijacked by republicans

St Patrick’s Day parade tricolour policy a ‘lost opportunity’

An opportunity for an “inclusive” St Patrick’s Day celebration in Strabane has been lost following a council U-turn on the flag policy, a UUP councillor has claimed.

Edmundas Cizauskas

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal Dungannon collision

Police investigating a road collision that claimed the life of a man in Dungannon have issued a fresh appeal of information.

Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly

MLAs: Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly should quit over ‘appalling’ example with wheel clamp removal

Video footage showing Sinn Fein’s Gerry Kelly removing a wheel clamp from this car with bolt cutters has been branded “appalling” and “brazen” by unionist representatives.

Strabane councillor Derek Hussey

No tricolours, but St Patrick’s Day branded ‘Irish language fest’

An Ulster Unionist councillor has welcomed a decision to ban the Irish tricolour from this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Strabane, but criticised the council for creating an “Irish language fest”.

UUP Leader Robin Swann. 'Photo: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Swann appeals to BBC over pipe bands coverage

Robin Swann has urged the BBC to halt proposals to reduce its ‘Pipes and Drums’ radio programme to six episodes.

Models promoting a previous North West 200. Photo: Pacemaker

Grid girls on way out after re-think by NW200 bosses

The use of promotional female models to add glamour to the North West 200 starting grid will be reviewed ahead of this year’s event, race organisers have said.

Palace Barracks in Holywood, Co Down. 'Picture: Pacemaker Press

Royal Irish Regiment headquarters damaged in mystery blaze

The cause of a fire in a regimental headquarters at Palace Barracks in Holywood has not yet been established, the fire service has said.

Robert Flowerday

PSNI launch murder investigation after 64-year-old man is found dead

Police have launched murder investigation after a 64-year-old man was found dead at his home in Crumlin, Co Antrim on Sunday evening.

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