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‘Sinn Fein turning against PSNI after rioting’

Sinn Fein has been slammed for ‘siding against’ the PSNI in Londonderry after six nights of violence orchestrated by the ‘New IRA’ only miraculously failed to cause injuries.

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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson: Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

MPs tackle Boris over ambassador’s Libya comments

A row has developed after the UK’s ambassador in Libya was quoted by a news outlet appearing to undermine assurances which Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had given concerning victims of Libyan-backed IRA terrorism.

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Captain Robert Nairac on patrol in Belfast before he was abducted by the IRA in South Armagh.

Beattie affirms hunger striker’s call for Nairac’s body

UUP justice spokesman Doug Beattie MLA has seconded calls by a former IRA hunger striker for Capt Robert Nairac’s body to be returned to his family for a Christian burial.

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Lord Kilclooney denied he was a racist

Kilclooney’s tweet complaints rejected

There will be no formal investigation into Lord Kilclooney’s tweet in which he called Leo Varadkar a “typical Indian”, a Westminster watchdog has said.

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Queen's University in Belfast has released the findings of their study on Brexit

Presbyterian relationship with QUB under spotlight after church LGBT vote

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland and Queen’s University Belfast have sounded apparently discordant notes about their links in the wake of church votes on LGBT issues.

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The penny has now dropped with Foriegn Secretary Boris Johnston on Libya-IRA compensation, says Lord Empey.

Boris’ change of heart for Libya-IRA victims

A leading campaigner for compensation of victims of Libya-IRA terrorism says he expects the government to adopt a new approach in support of victims within the next month.

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Prince Charles shakes hands with Sinn Fein's Gerry Kelly during his visit to Belfast on Tuesday. Photo: Simon Graham.

Sinn Fein objects to new Orange parade

Sinn Fein says it met with the Parades Commission today to object to an application by a newly constituted Orange Lodge to parade through what the party said was a mixed area of North Belfast.

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One of the new IRA 'atrocity' banners in south Belfast

Row over IRA atrocity banners in mixed Belfast area

Voices of protest have been raised after banners featuring IRA atrocities were erected in a mixed housing area in south Belfast.

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Coach Joanne Fitzpatrick, far right, with her team from the Peace Players International basketball league in Belfast.

Tournament uses sport to ‘break down stereotypes’

Over 140 children from some of Belfast’s interface areas have taken part in a cross-community basketball tournament – joined by young people from Hong Kong and the US.

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Anti-abortion protesters march through Dublin to campaign for the Eighth Amendment of the constitution to be retained in this summer's referendum. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 10, 2018. See PA story IRISH Abortion. Photo credit should read: Caroline Quinn/PA Wire

Campaigners believe southern abortion poll will impact on NI

Although the referendum on abortion in the Republic of Ireland this month does not directly affect Northern Ireland, campaigners on both sides of the debate here see major significance in the outcome of the poll.

Health

Irish Cup final: Cliftonville national anthem plea rejected

The Irish Football Association has rejected a plea by Cliftonville Football Club not to play ‘God Save The Queen’ at the Irish Cup Final this Saturday.

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Robert Tasker played GAA at county level for Armagh

GAA disowns kidnapper who threatened to kill

The GAA has distanced itself from a former county Armagh player who has been found guilty of kidnapping, robbing and threatening to kill a taxi driver.

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William McFall was always troubled and in trouble: MLA who was neighbour of double killer

A Northern Ireland double murderer who has been told he will never be released from prison was “always troubled and in trouble” in his youth, a former Greenisland neighbour has said.

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IRA hunger striker Raymond McCreesh in 1981. A row over a council playground being named after him in Newry has been making made headlines. Photo: Pacemaker

Raymond McCreesh: the man behind IRA playground row

The ongoing row over a Newry playground named after IRA man Raymond McCreesh has made national headlines – and still goes on.

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Peter Robinson says he was careful regarding the assurances he gave to Jim Wells

Resignation row: Wells produces email ‘promise’ from Robinson

The row over claims that Peter Robinson had promised to reinstate Jim Wells as a Stormont minister has taken a fresh twist with the emergence of an email from the former first minister about the South Down MLA’s future.

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Republicans have erected banners in honour of Raymond McCreesh at the park in recent weeks as tensions on the matter came to a head

SDLP may tell its councillors to change name of IRA playground

The SDLP leadership has warned party councillors in Newry that if the row over an ‘IRA playground’ is not resolved soon, then they should bring forward their own motion to rename it.

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Jackie Nicholl holds a photo of his 17 month old son, Colin, who was killed by an IRA bomb. He has just resigned from the Victims Forum after disovering a convicted IRA bomber is a fellow member.' Photo: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker.

‘I was gutted to find IRA bomber on victims forum’

A pensioner whose 17-month-old son was killed in an IRA bomb on the Shankill Road in Belfast has resigned from the Victims and Survivors Forum after discovering that a man he befriended on the body was a convicted bomber from the terror group.

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Robert McClenaghan campaigning with family members of those murdered in the 1971 McGurks Bar bombing, attend a meeting with the Police Ombudsman's Office to present new evidence on the atrocity.''Photo Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press

‘My daily job was to place bombs in Belfast centre’

A member of the Victims and Survivors Forum has said he was “immensely proud” of joining the IRA and how it was his “daily job” to plant bombs across Belfast.

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A grinning William McFall from Greenisland posing with a pistol and chainsaw in an image found on a mobile phone seized by police.

‘I knew him in his youth and was stunned at his role in murder’

A man who knew a Co Antrim killer before he carried out his first murder said he was “stunned” to find out that he had committed another brutal murder in England.

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Jamie Bryson published the claims on the Unionist Voice blog site

Leaked flags proposals ‘not agreed by parties’

Claims by a loyalist blogger that the Commission on Flags is set to recommend restrictions on bonfires and flying the Union Flag are premature, it is claimed.

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