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Lord Empey: Is DUP sound and fury a bid to camouflage soft Brexit?

I have noted the attacks made by Sammy Wilson MP and Ian Paisley MP on Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for his attitude to recent negotiations on Brexit.

Business
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton (centre) arriving for the funeral of Northern Ireland's former deputy first minister and ex-IRA commander Martin McGuinness, at St Columba's Church Long Tower, in Londonderry in March. Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ben Lowry: There is a good reason for the delay in legacy structures, as PSNI chief should know

George Hamilton has in an interview told the government to “stop prevaricating and get on with” establishing the stalled legacy proposals.

Opinion
Lady Sylvia Hermon MP in the House of Commons

Real unionism would face the economic facts in NI and take the economic fight to Dublin

In the turbulent events of last week, it took the steady, measured tones of Lady Hermon is the House of Commons to remind the nation that the DUP do not speak for all in Northern Ireland.

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Raymond McCreesh Park in Newry. Photo: Pacemaker

Council fails to rule out private IRA play park

Newry Mourne and Down District Council says it cannot rule out predictions that a Newry playground named after an IRA man will retain the name permanently if it is given into private hands.

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TUV leader Jim Allister.

North/South staff are given other duties

NI Civil Servants working on North/South machinery have been forced to take on other duties following the collapse of the NI Executive.

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SDLP leader Colum Eastwood. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye �

Eastwood criticises nationalism’s open letter to Varadkar

The leader of the SDLP has criticised an open letter from nationalism to the Irish Taoiseach by claiming that many of the grievances in it stem from Sinn Fein’s failure to take its seats in the Assembly or Westminster.

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VIDEO: President Donald Trump's tweets in 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, we take a look at some of Donald Trump's noteworthy tweets as US President.
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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Varadkar: UK-EU relationship needs much thinking

Irish premier Leo Varadkar has warned that a lot of thinking remains over the shape of a post-Brexit relationship between the UK and the EU.

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Chief Constable George Hamilton.  Picture: Ronan McGrade/Pacemaker

Chief Constable urges Government to implement legacy bodies

Northern Ireland’s police chief has delivered a stark message to the Government on stalled proposals to deal with the legacy of the Troubles - “stop prevaricating and get on with it”.

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UUP and civil service clash on abuse victim payments

UUP and civil service clash on abuse victim payments

The head of the Northern Ireland civil says he cannot make interim payments to victims of institutional abuse in the absence of a Stormont Executive.

Crime
Leader of Britain First, Paul Golding (left) with Deputy leader Jayda Fransen (right) arriving at Belfast Laganside courts. Both have been charged with hate speech in Belfast. Andrew Edge (centre) has not been charged with any offence. Photo: Mark Marlow/PA Wire

Britain First duo charged with hate speech in Belfast

Two leaders of the far-right Britain First group have been charged over offences in Northern Ireland.

Crime
Brokenshire meets party leaders in effort to restore Stormont Executive

Brokenshire meets party leaders in effort to restore Stormont Executive

James Brokenshire has met with party leaders in Northern Ireland in an effort to get elected representatives back running the country from Stormont.

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Donald Trump came under fire for his stance on Jerusalem in councillor Gary Donnellys motion

DUP walkout after branding Trump motion ‘ridiculous publicity stunt’

DUP councillors have walked out of a council meeting after saying a motion condemning Donald Trump’s claim that Jerusalem was the capital of Israel was a “ridiculous publicity stunt”.

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The mother of a Kingsmills massacre victim sought a judicial review over the naming of a Newry play park after IRA man Raymond McCreesh

Final verdict on IRA playground due in new year

A process which could result in the closure of a playground named after an IRA hunger striker will be completed within months, the High Court has heard.

Crime
McCreesh Park, in Patrick Street, Newry, is named after IRA man Raymond McCreesh

We broke our ‘IRA playground’ promises to unionists: SDLP

The SDLP admitted last night that it had broken promises to unionists in Newry Mourne and Down by not voting to change the name of a play park named after an IRA man.

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Housmans bookshop Twitter image

Anti-DUP expletive tea towel on sale in London

A leading London bookshop is advertising the sale of tea towels bearing an anti-DUP expletive.

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Civil servants are to introduce a pay rise for health service workers in Northern Ireland

Civil servants introduce health worker pay rise delayed by powersharing crisis

Civil servants are to introduce a pay rise for health service workers in Northern Ireland that was left unimplemented due to the Stormont powersharing crisis.

Health

Nigel Farage: Theresa the appeaser has given in on virtually everything

Nigel Farage says 'Theresa the appeaser' has given in on Europe's demands for Brexit, including the £40 billion divorce bill during a European Parliament meeting.
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The Patrick St playground in Newry is controversially named after IRA man Raymond McCreesh

Council to vote on ‘IRA playground’

A vote is to take place tonight in Newry which unionists fear could result in a council playground being permanently named after an IRA man - a move they believe will fail to fulfil directions from the Equality Commission.

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Kilkeel in Co Down vies with Ardglass as NIs largest fishing harbour

Higher NI fishing quotas welcomed as Brexit looms

A DUP MP has praised the latest set of fish quotas as “the most fair and reasonable policy in all our time in Europe”.

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