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From TheJournal.ie Mayhem at Build a Bear shop in Belfast as it closes early on special 'pay your age' day Bear Faced Rage

Mayhem at Build a Bear shop in Belfast as it closes early on special 'pay your age' day

Long queues were followed by reports of assaults as police attended the scene at Victoria Square.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Leo will be cheering for Belgium against England tonight ... how about you? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Leo will be cheering for Belgium against England tonight ... how about you?

A reporter shouted the question at the Taoiseach as he attended an event in Brussels.

From TheJournal.ie Widow of murdered Belfast solicitor to call for public inquiry at UK Supreme Court today Pat Finucane

Widow of murdered Belfast solicitor to call for public inquiry at UK Supreme Court today

Pat Finucane was murdered in front of his family by Loyalist paramilitaries in February 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees' Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion Sinn Féin Ard Fheis

Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said he believes the motion will be defeated at this weekend’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie 150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North Belfast

150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North

The issue relates to a sole worker who had been conducting the tests, according to the North’s Public Health Agency.

From TheJournal.ie Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast Building Bridges

Leo Varadkar becomes first Taoiseach to visit Orange Order HQ in Belfast

Speaking about the UK government’s Brexit paper Varadkar said his initial view is that ‘it is a step in the right direction’.

From TheJournal.ie Leo struggles to answer whether he'd wear Orange Order socks during his Belfast trip Put His Foot In It

Leo struggles to answer whether he'd wear Orange Order socks during his Belfast trip

“Um, I’d have to take a look at them first,” was his initial reply to the question put to him by Good Morning Ulster.

From TheJournal.ie Varadkar defends launching Belfast festival: 'Olly Murs is headlining - he's hardly a die hard republican' Féile An Phobail

Varadkar defends launching Belfast festival: 'Olly Murs is headlining - he's hardly a die hard republican'

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for launching a West Belfast festival during his sixth trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

From TheJournal.ie UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights Belfast

UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights

If the court rules that it does, it could lead to Westminster legislating for abortion in the North.

From TheJournal.ie Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners Abortion Pills

Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners

The demonstration saw an “abortion robot” deliver abortion pills to a number of women.

A little girl from Belfast was absolutely devastated that she wasn't invited to the royal wedding

The video her mam uploaded has been watched over a million times.

From TheJournal.ie Robbery at Belfast newsagents foiled after customers intervene Cavehill Road

Robbery at Belfast newsagents foiled after customers intervene

Police later tracked down the two men and gave chase, arresting one.

From TheJournal.ie Man in his 50s dies after collapsing at Belfast marathon Fatal

Man in his 50s dies after collapsing at Belfast marathon

It’s understood that the man collapsed early on in the run.

From TheJournal.ie Review to examine how serious sexual offence cases are handled in Northern Ireland Social Media Impact

Review to examine how serious sexual offence cases are handled in Northern Ireland

It will look into the impact of social media on trials, among other issues.

From TheJournal.ie Two people confirmed dead after small aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport Antrim

Two people confirmed dead after small aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the crash.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after discovery of man's body Belfast

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after discovery of man's body

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

From TheJournal.ie Female conductor 'indecently assaulted' on Derry-Belfast train Witness Appeal

Female conductor 'indecently assaulted' on Derry-Belfast train

The woman was grabbed after she intervened with a group of rowdy passengers.

From TheJournal.ie 200 police officers involved in crackdown on Belfast INLA Arrests

200 police officers involved in crackdown on Belfast INLA

One of the premises raided was the headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).

From TheJournal.ie Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill Belfast

Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill

Jackson privately funded his defence, but he is now seeking to retrieve this money.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills Debate

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

From TheJournal.ie Judge in rugby rape trial to hear arguments over lifting reporting restrictions on case Belfast

Judge in rugby rape trial to hear arguments over lifting reporting restrictions on case

The media were banned from reporting on anything said in the absence of the jury since the start of the trial.

From TheJournal.ie Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts Apology

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts

Ó Ríordáin tweeted a clarification and an apology for a tweet he sent on 28 March.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched into alleged online grooming of children at Belfast football club St Patrick's Football Club

Investigation launched into alleged online grooming of children at Belfast football club

St Patrick’s FC said that its children’s safety was of the “utmost” importance and would be placing a greater emphasis on online safety.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI launches investigation into distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets to Belfast homes Generation Sparta

PSNI launches investigation into distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets to Belfast homes

Members of the DUP have said the leaflets are “absolutely wrong and dangerous”.

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue

Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.

From TheJournal.ie Police make appeal over cash and iPad stolen from parochial house in Belfast Marquis Street

Police make appeal over cash and iPad stolen from parochial house in Belfast

Police said the man could assist them with their enquiries.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation under way after juror in rugby rape trial made comments online Belfast

Investigation under way after juror in rugby rape trial made comments online

The juror potentially faces a charge of contempt of court.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Jackson intends to sue Senator over tweet sent after jury verdict Belfast

Paddy Jackson intends to sue Senator over tweet sent after jury verdict

Lawyers for Paddy Jackson have issued a notice of intention to sue Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement? 20 Years On

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

From TheJournal.ie 'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations Evidence

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

From TheJournal.ie Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges Belfast

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city Good Friday Agreement

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

The council voted to give the former US president and Senator George Mitchell the award for their part in the peace process.

From TheJournal.ie Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow Belfast Crown Court

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

From TheJournal.ie 'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial Belfast

'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial

Judge Patricia Smyth also said the witnesses’ lapses in memory may be down to alcohol consumption.

From TheJournal.ie Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments Belfast Crown Court

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments

Harrison’s barrister’s address to the jury earlier today marked the final stage of the trial ahead of Judge Patricia Smyth’s charge.

From TheJournal.ie Belfast student seeks rights for Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be allowed vote in Eighth referendum Eighth Amendment
From TheJournal.ie Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum High Court

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

From TheJournal.ie Police probe after man attacks postman with screwdriver and steals mail Cranbrook Court

Police probe after man attacks postman with screwdriver and steals mail

The incident occurred in the Cranbrook Court area of north Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears Rape Trial

Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears

The rugby player denies raping a young woman.