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Protest for soldiers ahead of Bloody Sunday anniversary

A former SAS man is promoting a protest in support of ex-soldiers in the run-up to the 45th anniversary of Bloody Sunday.

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Shane and Lowry Mathers

‘Why did the IRA murder my wife the census worker, Mr McGuinness?’

Lowry Mathers, whose wife Joanne, 29, was shot dead by the IRA when collecting census forms in Londonderry in 1981, has called on Martin McGuinness to reveal what he knows about the murder.

Crime
John McCourt is confident the report will vindicate his story

HIA inquiry report ‘will vindicate claims of abuse’

A man who says he went crazy after suffering abuse in a Londonderry children’s home is confident that a report on institutional abuse will vindicate his claims.

Crime
Voters will go to the polls on March 2.

Political parties canvass Roe Valley for snap election votes

Political parties were swiftly into their canvassing stride in Roe Valley this week after a snap Assembly election was called.

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Teenage blogger Hannah Ruth Gibson who has written 'An Open Letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly'

Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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Ballot box

Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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The Guildhall.

Future of land border with Republic of Ireland brings MPs to Guildhall

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee will take public evidence at The Guildhall for its inquiry into the future of the land border with the Republic of Ireland.

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Martin McGuinness: Why I’m stepping down

The former deputy First Minister explains why it’s time to go.

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First Minister, Arlene Foster.

How social media reacted to Arlene Foster misogyny allegations

Under pressure First Minister, Arlene Foster, claims that the people who are calling for her to stand aside in the wake of the R.H.I. scandal are doing so because she is a woman.

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Arlene Foster

David McIlveen: Arlene Foster is unlikely to lead the DUP into the next election

Whilst it was clear from committee business in Stormont over the last few years that the now infamous Renewable Heat Incentive scheme was deeply flawed, I don’t think many people either inside or outside the Stormont bubble believed it would escalate to the ‘omnishambles’ we see now.

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The offending NBC graphic which has deleted the Republic of Ireland

Ex-pat fights to restore ‘lost’ Republic from US TV football graphic

A Londonderry man has launched an online campaign to force a TV network to stop removing the Republic of Ireland from a graphic used in its coverage of the English football Premier League.

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Arlene Foster addressing DUP colleagues only in the Assembly on the RHI scandal, about noon on 19-12-16 (all other parties had walked out).
Taken from BBC live feed of proceedings.

Crucial RHI email proves Arlene Foster was told of abuse in 2013

A crucial whistle-blowing letter has emerged which disproves a claim repeatedly made by the DUP, Arlene Foster and Nigel Dodds - that she was never personally warned about the RHI disaster in 2013.

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Firebrand: Gerry Carroll MLA addresses the crowds outside City Hall on Friday evening to demand the resignation of First Minister Arlene Foster over the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme . Pic Pacemaker Press

Protesters take to the streets over RHI scandal

Placard waving protesters took to the streets in Londonderry and Belfast earlier this evening to call for the resignation of Arlene Foster over the RHI scandal.

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Arlene Foster and Jonathan Bell

Foster: Bell has crossed the line with DUP

Arlene Foster has defended her credibility in the wake of the renewable heat scandal, and said that senior colleague Jonathan Bell has “stepped outside” the party’s boundaries by giving an interview on the subject.

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The DUP's Jonathan Bell

Top DUP man breaks ranks over renewable heat scandal

A senior member of the DUP has spoken out over the handling of the botched and costly Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) – and has indicated that his political career could now be at an end as a result.

Business
An aerial view of the enormous former Shackleton Barracks in County Londonderry

DUP MP defends Ballykelly sale

DUP MP Gregory Campbell has defended the use of ministerial powers by Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness to sell an enormous military base to a private sector firm for just £1 million.

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Irish Wall plan scrapped

The President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump’s proposed 3 km sea wall at his International Golf Links and Hotel Ireland in Doonbeg, Co Clare has been scrapped, according to Friends of the Irish Environment.

Environment
The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court hearing on Brexit: What’s it all about?

The Government goes to the Supreme Court today in the latest stage of the legal battle over Brexit. Here’s our guide to what the case is all about.

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A huge, long-standing UVF display at Mount Vernon, north Belfast. It is among those included in the Housing Executive list of murals on its properties.

Revealed: Huge number of paramilitary murals on public housing

The extent to which Housing Executive property is being used to glorify groups responsible for mass murder can now be revealed – at least in part.

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