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Hillary Clinton: Brexit must not undermine Northern Ireland peace process

Hillary Clinton has said Brexit should not be allowed to undermine the Northern Ireland peace process.

News
Southeast Fermanagh Foundation, whose quilt of Troubles terrorist murder victims is above, arranged the event on the legacy consultation

Anger and pain at Fermanagh legacy event, as well as cynicism towards proposed HIU

Last week I was asked to chair a meeting in Enniskillen where two representatives of the Northern Ireland Office outlined the main proposals of the Northern Ireland Office’s consultation paper, Addressing the Legacy of Northern Ireland’s Past.

Opinion

Brexit two years on: A timeline for what happens now

Two years have passed since the UK voted to leave the European Union, and there are still 279 days to go until the official date of Brexit on March 29, 2019.

News
Sam McBride, pictured with Johnston Press chief executive David King

RHI investigation award for News Letter political editor

News Letter political editor Sam McBride has won an award for his coverage of the cash-for-ash scandal.

News
Colum Eastwood.

DUP must ‘get out of the way of marriage equality’, says SDLP leader

The leader of the SDLP has claimed that his gay brother doesn’t feel welcome in Northern Ireland because of the actions of the DUP.

News
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.

Crime
Robin Swann. (Editorial Image)

NI seen as ‘expendable’ by some in London, says Swann

Northern Ireland is seen as “expendable” by some in Westminster focused on Brexit, the Ulster Unionist leader said.

News
Brian McClinton, the editor of Irish Freethinker

Ulster Presbyterians were among the most enlightened people in Ireland but have stepped back into the Dark Ages

The Scottish planters who arrived in Ulster in the 17th century were mostly Presbyterian, a reformed church governed by elected assemblies of elders or presbyters (from the Greek word ‘presbyteros’ meaning senior or elder).

Opinion
Francie and Anne Brolly

‘We believe in right to life – but IRA killings and abortion are different’

A husband-and-wife duo who both quit Sinn Fein over its abortion stance have insisted that terminations of the unborn are different to killings carried out in the Troubles.

Crime
Israeli flags erected at the entrance to Craigavon Hospital are designed to intimidate, say Sinn Fein's John O'Dowd

Row over Israeli flags flying near the hospital

A row has broken out over flags erected at the entrance to Craigavon Area Hospital.

News

‘There will be no withdrawal agreement if the UK don’t follow through on their commitments’

Ireland’s deputy premier has warned the UK there will be no Brexit withdrawal deal without an agreement on the Irish border.

News

‘Info on RHI was being leaked to people who would benefit’

By the time Stormont was desperately attempting to close its RHI scheme in February 2016, boiler installers and others with a vested interest in the subsidy seemed to know more about what was to happen than the officials running the scheme, a senior civil servant has said.

News
Former Sinn Fein MLA Francis Brolly

Abortion stance of gang-like SF strikes at vital republican values: ex-MLA

A former Sinn Fein MLA has fiercely criticised his old party for its abortion stance, saying it strikes against republican values – and he now regrets having joined in the first place.

Crime
Colonel Richard Kemp believes soldiers are being prosecuted in relation to the Troubles without fresh evidence.

‘Unfair to reinvestigate soldiers 30 years later unless fresh evidence’

It is unfair to prosecute British soldiers for their conduct during the Troubles unless fresh evidence is uncovered relating to their cases, a former senior army officer has said.

News
Leo Varadkar in the Dail on Tuesday

Progress on backstop has stalled, says Varadkar

Ireland’s premier has accused the UK of stalling progress in Brexit talks and warned of the consequences of not striking a deal on the border.

News
Emmet McDonough-Brown

SF and DUP accused of cash ‘carve up’

Belfast City Council has signed off on giving £200,000 of ratepayers’ cash to community groups from a controversial £400k “bonfire diversion” fund.

News
Sinn Fein's Mary Lou McDonald outside the Palace of Westminster while in London where she is due to meet Prime Minister Theresa May for talks. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 20, 2018. Photo credit should read: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Sinn Fein: UK government is playing chicken over Irish border

Sinn Fein leaders have accused the UK government of playing a game of chicken over the question of the Irish border.

News
Brian Duffin

SDLP tells sex crime councillor to resign

The SDLP has urged one of its former councillors to resign his seat on Antrim and Newtownabbey Council after he was convicted of sexual assault.

Crime
Mps line up to read out the vote in the House of Commons, London where the Government has defeated an amendment tabled by Dominic Grieve over a "meaningful vote" for MPs on the final Brexit deal by 319 votes to 303, majority 16. Photo credit: PA Wire

Theresa May sees off Brexit rebellion at last minute

Theresa May has seen off a Commons rebellion on her flagship Brexit bill after a last-minute concession to pro-EU MPs.

News
Brexit news

DUP: Nigel Dodds attacks EU'S 'completely wrong' approach on security in Brexit process

The EU appears to want to make it easier for terrorists by using Brexit to erect barriers over security issues, the DUP has suggested.

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