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WATCH: New film about 1983 IRA prison escape out next month

A film about republican prisoners escaping from Her Majesty's Maze Prison in 1983 will be released next month.
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DUP MLA Jim Wells and part of the letter written by Ms. Somers.

Christian mother of two gay sons writes open letter to DUP MLA

A Northern Ireland mother has written a heartfelt letter to DUP MLA Jim Wells about her two sons who are both gay.
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DUP councillor, Tom Smith.

There’s nothing wrong with being gay, says DUP councillor

A DUP councillor has broken ranks to step away from the party’s historic opposition to homosexuality by stating that “there is nothing wrong with being gay”.

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UTV news presenter and journalist, Paul Clark.

Support for UTV’s Clark after Sinn Fein criticism

UUP MLA Doug Beattie has voiced support for UTV’s Paul Clark after the presenter faced Sinn Fein criticism over a news feature on the Royal Irish Regiment in Afghanistan.
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Michelle O'Neil at the commemoration for IRA members killed in Loughall. in 1987. Picture Matt Bohill Pacemaker Press

Ex IRA bomber: O’Neill had chance to write a new chapter but instead chose to commemorate IRA terror

The IRA’s armed struggle was indivisible and it encompassed all the shameful sectarian murders, writes the former bomber Shane Paul O’Doherty. Michelle O’Neill could have avoided celebrating that, but chose the path of least integrity in commemorating the Loughgall terrorists:

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Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster and Simon Hamilton address media as talks wound up at Stormont Castle, Belfast, as Foster has said she is disappointed an agreement to restore powersharing has not been reached in Northern Ireland, suggesting a deal will now have to wait until at least the autumn. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 4, 2017. See PA story ULSTER Politics. Photo credit should read: David Young/PA Wire

MLAs deserve salaries ‘because they are still working hard’

The leaders of Stormont’s two main parties have defended the continued payment of Assembly member salaries while devolution is in cold storage.

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Parliament Buildings, Stormont.

POLL: Should MLAs continue to receive salaries?

Northern Ireland has been without a government since January.
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Sinn Fein call for graffiti in Coalisland to be removed

Call for an end to ‘revving engines’ in the night at Coalisland

Sinn Féin councillors Joe O’Neill and Niamh Doris have asked for PSNI to do more in relation to ‘little boy racer’s’ causing a nuisance in Coalisland town.

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The Northern Ireland Audit Office report raises multiple concerns about the RHI scheme

Ten RHI boilers running almost every hour of the day as owners cash in

Ten RHI boilers were running for almost all of the year except for the time required to service them, with the owners receiving huge taxpayer-funded payments, auditors have found.

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Magherafelt Council

DUP motion to change flag policy rejected by Mid Ulster Council

Mid Ulster District Council has rejected a DUP motion calling on the council to amend its policy on the flying of the Union flag at its buildings.

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Northern Ireland reacts to the 2017 General Election.

Social Media: NI reacts to General Election 2017

It was an eventful night in Northern Ireland.

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The lakelands of Co Fermanagh

General Election 2017: Titanic battle in Fermanagh & S Tyrone

Outgoing MP Tom Elliott says he has defied commentators once before to win the Fermanagh and South Tyrone Westminster seat – and can do so again in 2017.

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Cllr Ronan McGinley with SF leader Michelle O'Neill

Mid Ulster SF councillors' are ready for 'big year ahead'

Sinn Féin's group leader Ronan McGinley has said his party is prepared and ready for "a big year ahead" for the Mid Ulster District Council.

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Wood pellets

IN FULL: Non-domestic RHI claimant list

The Department for the Economy has today published the full list of individuals and companies who have received more than £5,000 under the non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) Scheme.

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The deadline to register to vote is just days away

General Election 2017: Deadline looming on voter registration

If you haven't registered to vote in next month's General Election you'd better get your skates on.
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Call for removal of Na Fianna Eireann flag outside Cookstown courthouse

Call for removal of Na Fianna Eireann flag outside Cookstown courthouse

A Cookstown resident who 'wants to move on from the past' has hit out at the erection of a flag related to the Continuity IRA outside the courthouse.

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William Lennox with Keith Buchanan and Arlene Foster

Arlene Foster meets group behind ‘illegal’ Union flag pole in Magherafelt

Members of the group behind recent controversy over a Union flag in Magherafelt met with DUP leader Arlene Foster when she recently visited the town.

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Polling day for the snap general election takes place on June 8

IN FULL: NI candidates for general election 2017

The full list of Northern Ireland candidates standing in June's snap general election can today be revealed.
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Arlene Foster

Sam McBride: DUP is now choosing its words very carefully

Implicit in everything it did yesterday was the message that the DUP has learnt major lessons from its disastrous Assembly election campaign in February and March.

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Michael Gallagher lost his son to the Real IRA in 1998

Omagh victim’s fears at Sinn Fein support for dissident

A man left bereaved by the Omagh bomb has insisted no-one should offer “succour” to dissidents, after Sinn Fein demanded the release of a recently convicted paramilitary.

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