Sinn Fein has called on the EU to work for a united Ireland as an alternative to a “reckless” Brexit - but unionists have responded by calling for the restoration of devolution to tackle crumbling public services.
Two former IRA members have played down suggestions that dissident republicans will attack the only border checkpoints currently being pledged in the event of a no-deal Brexit - those erected by the Irish government.
A UUP MLA is asking why prosecutions are under consideration against individuals wearing Northern Ireland football tops for singing anti-Catholic songs - but not against Tyrone GAA players for singing IRA lyrics.
At his funeral mass this morning, Archbishop Eamon Martin likened the sudden and tragic death of 17-year-old Morgan Barnard on St Patrick’s Day to the snatching away of the teenage saint himself from his family to be taken to Ireland.
St Patrick’s Academy Dungannon has said it is experiencing “a time of profound sadness” as the school community comes to terms with “the tragic loss of our much loved and popular pupils Morgan Barnard and Connor Currie”.
The PSNI have assured those who attended the tragic St Patrick’s Day event in Cookstown that they are only interested in what caused the deaths of three teenagers - not in the fact that underage children were queuing for a licensed premises.