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RHI overspend far greater than first feared, department tells court

The already vast scale of the overspend on the RHI scheme is much worse than first feared, the Stormont department responsible for the debacle has told the High Court.

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John Bruton

Brexit no deal will bring ‘border chaos’

A “no-deal” Brexit would be “devastating” for the peace process in Northern Ireland, a former Irish prime minister has said.

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Londonderry republican Tony Taylor

Eastwood challenged by DUP MP over Tony Taylor support

Colum Eastwood should focus on the crimes of Maghaberry inmate Tony Taylor rather than call for the release of the convicted terrorist, DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said.

Crime
The old railway station in the Waterside area of Londonderry  is set to become a new integrated transport hub

DUP and Sinn Fein clash on EU funding for rail station

The DUP and Sinn Fein have clashed over the future of EU funding after around £20 million was announced to redevelop an old Victorian railway station in Londonderry.

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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From left, Raymond McCartney MLA, Martina Anderson MEP, Mayor of Derry and Strabane Councillor Maol�osa McHugh, and Elisha McCallion MP pictured after visiting Tony Taylor in Maghaberry prison.

SF mayor slammed for wearing chain to visit dissident in jail

The Sinn Féin Mayor of Derry City and Strabane council has dismissed calls for him to “consider his position” over his support for a campaign calling for the release of a dissident republican.

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Shower head  (Ian Nicholson/PA Wire)

Automatic shower units to help flush out Legionella risk at sport centres

Automatic flushing shower units are set to be installed at local Council sports pavilions as part of Legionella risk control measures.

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Caw Roundabout. DER3115GS29

Caw Roundabout : call for traffic lights to offset ‘bottleneck’

The Department of Infrastructure has been asked to provide clarity over plans to deal with congestion at Caw Roundabout.

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Independent Councillor Gary Donnelly. (0605PG64)

Republican storms out of flood meeting because of PSNI

A republican politician in Londonderry who walked out of a council meeting in protest at the PSNI’s presence during a discussion on recent flooding in the north-west has been criticised for his stance.

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DUP MP Gregory Campbell. Pic: Press Eye

BBC in need of an ‘overhaul’, says Campbell

The reputation of the BBC has been “tarnished” by a lack of transparency, DUP MP Gregory Campbell has said during a debate at Westminster.

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Pictured from left to right, DUP MP Gregory Campbell, Garth Brooks and Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams.

Gregory Campbell tells Gerry Adams to learn from Garth Brooks

East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell, has advised Sinn Fein President, Gerry Adams, to learn from the actions of American singer, Garth Brooks.

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A general view of a hospital corridor

Health waiting times grow even worse

Crucial health service waiting list times have continued to worsen, according to the latest set of figures released today.

Health
DUP MLA for Foyle, Gary Middleton and the Bogside bonfire.

Londonderry youngsters carry out 'disgusting act of evil' says Gary Middleton

A DUP MLA has accused Londonderry young people who placed a poppy wreath on a bonfire of a "disgusting act of evil".

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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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Alan McQuillan

Gay Pride row: Ex-top PSNI man says officers should not parade with Orange

A former senior police officer has said it would be inappropriate for PSNI officers in uniform to parade with the Orange Order because of what he called the order’s “chequered history” in relation to violence.

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East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell.

Gregory Campbell labels Londonderry community festival 'Gasyard failure'

East Londonderry MP, Gregory Campbell, has described a Londonderry community festival as the 'Gasyard failure.

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DUP North Antrim MP Ian Paisley

Family members still employed by DUP MPs

Four DUP MPs still employ family members using taxpayers’ money, the latest records revealed.

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Police in Londonderry say the graffiti was painted sometime overnight between Saturday and Sunday

IRA graffiti on Londonderry houses a ‘hate crime’

Police are treating IRA graffiti on houses and murals in a mixed area of Londonderry as a hate crime.

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Richard Neal (left) with Gerry Adams in 2006 in Massachusetts, where Mr Neal is a congressional representative

US politician ‘spinning a McGuinness myth’

A Belfast woman who came to international attention for her efforts to highlight her brother’s murder has described a tribute to Martin McGuinness by a US politician as an exercise in “myth-making”.

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