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Hard border fears return as DUP wield veto over Tories

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have again told British government and EU negotiators that a hard border in Ireland would not be acceptable after a deal fell through at the last minute yesterday. Amid claims that Theresa May had agreed that the north should not have any regulatory difference with the south post-Brexit, a hard […]

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INLA slam Sinn Féin over accusations made by Gerry Kelly

THE INLA has denied any of their members are involved in criminality, accusing Sinn Féin of orchestrating a campaign of misinformation. A spokesman for the Irish Republican Social Party (IRSP) said they had tried to meet Gerry Kelly over his claims reported in last week’s North Belfast News but their requests had not been met. […]

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Parties to meet Theresa May in London over deadlock

Sinn Féin and DUP delegations are in London this morning for separate talks with Prime Minister Theresa May over the political deadlock in Belfast. Gerry Adams and Arlene Foster have both travelled to England for the talks where Sinn Féin will press the prime minister to legislate for an Irish language act and same sex […]

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RHI inquiry begins at Stormont

An inquiry ordered by former Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir into the RHI scheme gets underway this morning at Stormont. The inquiry’s chairman, retired judge Patrick Coghlin, will commence proceedings with a short opening address which will be followed with an opening statement from David Scoffield QC, Senior Counsel to the Inquiry. He will […]

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Ophelia: Clean-up begins after night of storm damage

Schools across Ireland have closed for a second day in a row as the clean-up operation following ex-Hurricane Ophelia swung into action. As the record-breaking storm hit Ireland, offices and businesses closed and staff were sent home early yesterday to avoid the worst of the weather which moved through Belfast between 3pm and 10pm last […]

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Proposal to cancel St Patrick’s Day concert will be opposed, says Sinn Féin

The leader of the largest party on Belfast City Council says he will oppose plans to cut funding for the annual St Patrick’s Day concert at Custom House Square. Sinn Féin’s Jim McVeigh said the proposal to be heard at the council’s Growth and Regeneration Committee would harm the city and they should in fact […]

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