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From TheJournal.ie 'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee Commons Committee

'I wondered had I turned into Rip Van Winkle,' Bertie Ahern tells UK Brexit committee

The former Taoiseach insisted repeatedly that “Northern Ireland is not the same as the rest of the UK”.

From TheJournal.ie Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans Hard Border

Seven in 10 SMEs think Brexit will have negative impact and many are cancelling investment plans

Despite this, just 8% of businesses have engaged in formal planning to deal with the outcome of Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Chimpanzees escape Belfast Zoo enclosure using snapped tree branch Storm Erik

Chimpanzees escape Belfast Zoo enclosure using snapped tree branch

One chimp wandered across a pathway where visitors to the zoo were standing.

From TheJournal.ie Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process Very Hard Border This post contains videos

Tony Blair says no-deal Brexit could be 'devastating' for peace process

He accused some politicians of “playing fast and loose” with the peace process in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The partnership with Fianna Fail won't give the SDLP the electoral boost it's hoping for Opinion

Opinion: The partnership with Fianna Fail won't give the SDLP the electoral boost it's hoping for

This proposed partnership won’t do much for either party and it won’t help to revive the institutions in the North, writes Gareth Brown.

From TheJournal.ie 'A vicious and sickening attack': Man shot in Derry Northern Ireland

'A vicious and sickening attack': Man shot in Derry

The shooting was reported to have occured to the rear of shops in the area of Central Drive in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people Backstop

Sky News poll shows Brexit has damaged UK's reputation for majority of Irish people

Data showed that the majority of Irish people would rather cut ties with the UK than the EU.

From TheJournal.ie 14th person arrested over 'horrific' Ian Ogle murder Witness Appeal

14th person arrested over 'horrific' Ian Ogle murder

The man was arrested at Heathrow Airport and brought to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out Attorney General

Can Northern Irish women access abortion services here for free? The government is finding out

Women in Northern Ireland can access abortion services here, but it will cost them €450, the Dáil was told yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop Brexit

Irish government welcomes May's border comments but says she has 'unrealistic expectations' about backstop

Theresa May has said she remains committed to preventing a hard border on the island of Ireland post-Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie David Trimble is planning to take Theresa May's government to court over the backstop Guess Who's Backstop

David Trimble is planning to take Theresa May's government to court over the backstop

The former NI First Minister claims the border backstop undermines the Belfast Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland tomorrow Brexit

Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland tomorrow

May will meet with businesses and local community groups.

From TheJournal.ie From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is' Music Love Drugs War

From a 'dreadful' job to publishing her first novel at 54: 'It's life-changing, it really is'

Geraldine Quigley was 54 when her first book was published – and it’s all about growing up in Derry.

From TheJournal.ie 'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you' East Belfast Boy

'The point of the play is to show people that talking is the key. Silence will kill you'

Two new plays from a Northern Irish theatre company are touring the island of Ireland – and want to shed light on men and mental health.

From TheJournal.ie Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts Ulster Says Snow

Met Éireann says it is 'looking at ways' to include Northern Ireland in future weather alerts

Warnings for Northern Ireland are currently covered by the UK Met Office.

From TheJournal.ie Man was attacked by gang of at least five, stabbed 11 times and left to die on street Belfast

Man was attacked by gang of at least five, stabbed 11 times and left to die on street

Police in Belfast have arrested six people as part of the investigation into Ian Ogle’s murder.

From TheJournal.ie 'They saw an astonishing amount of horror': The photographers who shot the Troubles Shooting The Darkness

'They saw an astonishing amount of horror': The photographers who shot the Troubles

A new documentary on their work goes out on RTÉ One tonight.

From TheJournal.ie British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal Brexit

British MPs to vote on seven motions - including on NI backstop - to amend Brexit withdrawal deal

In a bid to try to secure the support of MPs, May will hold talks with unnamed officials or leaders from the EU today.

From TheJournal.ie 'It has been a huge honour': PSNI chief constable George Hamilton to retire in June George Hamilton

'It has been a huge honour': PSNI chief constable George Hamilton to retire in June

Hamilton will have served five years in the post of chief constable and almost 34 years in the police service.

From TheJournal.ie Red panda found after escaping from Belfast Zoo Belfast

Red panda found after escaping from Belfast Zoo

The panda went missing from the zoo yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years Co Down

This historical clock tower has started chiming for the first time in over 30 years

The clock began chiming to signify the countdown to the opening of the Hillsborough Castle and Gardens in April.

From TheJournal.ie Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen? Brexit

Commissioner says there's no plan to move 600 gardaí to border - but what WILL happen?

There is concern as the March deadline approaches that hundreds of gardaí will be transferred last-minute in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie 'Proud' and 'Disgusted': Fianna Fáil and SDLP 'partnership' creates mixed feelings within the party Merge

'Proud' and 'Disgusted': Fianna Fáil and SDLP 'partnership' creates mixed feelings within the party

Leaders of Fianna Fáil and the SDLP failed to rule out a future merger of the parties.

From TheJournal.ie Almost two-thirds of people 'fearful of a return to sectarian violence in Ireland after Brexit' Troubles

Almost two-thirds of people 'fearful of a return to sectarian violence in Ireland after Brexit'

There have been a number of security alerts in Derry in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Third Derry security alert in a day, after van abandoned outside girls' school PSNI

Third Derry security alert in a day, after van abandoned outside girls' school

This incident is one of three security alerts that police in Derry have been dealing with today.

From TheJournal.ie Derry car bomb has 'absolutely nothing to do with Brexit', Bradley says Karen Bradley

Derry car bomb has 'absolutely nothing to do with Brexit', Bradley says

British minister Karen Bradley gave a House of Commons statement; while earlier a fifth man was arrested in connection with the attack.

From TheJournal.ie Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre Northern Ireland

Police investigation underway after suspected car bomb in Derry city centre

Politicians have condemned the attack which occurred shortly after 8pm yesterday evening.

From TheJournal.ie Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit Car Insurance

Irish motorists to require 'Green Card' to drive across Northern Ireland border in event of no-deal Brexit

Irish vehicles travelling to the UK may no longer by covered by EU rules after 29 March.

From TheJournal.ie Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam Email Scam

Woman in her 70s swindled out of £45,000 in 'absolutely despicable' scam

People have been urged to talk to older members of their families about scams.

From TheJournal.ie 'No deal’ Brexit would have 'devastating economic consequences' in Ireland Mayday

'No deal’ Brexit would have 'devastating economic consequences' in Ireland

Such a scenario would have a huge impact on the all-island economy, business groups have warned.

From The42 Dunne clarifies international allegiance amid interest from Northern Ireland Jimmy Jimmy

Dunne clarifies international allegiance amid interest from Northern Ireland

‘I am a Dundalk lad and my dream has always been to play for the Republic of Ireland.’

From TheJournal.ie Two hillwalkers killed in separate incidents in Mourne Mountains Down

Two hillwalkers killed in separate incidents in Mourne Mountains

A third person was also rescued from the mountains with a suspected broken ankle.

From TheJournal.ie 'Not worthy of celebration': As Sinn Féin celebrates first Dáil, it's adamant it won't take part in Expo 100 An Chéad Dáil

'Not worthy of celebration': As Sinn Féin celebrates first Dáil, it's adamant it won't take part in Expo 100

Expo 100 is a celebration of one hundred years of Northern Ireland that will be held in 2021.

From TheJournal.ie 39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh Crash

39 bulls rescued from overturned lorry in Co Fermanagh

Firefighters were helped by a local vet and farm workers, but three of the trapped bulls died.

From The42 Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey invited to prestigious Augusta National Amateur Women's Championship Georgia On My Mind

Ireland's Olivia Mehaffey invited to prestigious Augusta National Amateur Women's Championship

The 21-year-old ASU student previously featured in last year’s US Open at Shoal Creek.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP' Stormont Assembly

Sinn Féin seeks Downing St meeting after May makes backstop 'overture to DUP'

A white paper on Northern Ireland was published today, offering powers to the Stormont Assembly in relation to the Irish backstop.

From TheJournal.ie Getting honest about music and mental health: 'I remember things in the book I spent years trying to forget' ASIWYFA

Getting honest about music and mental health: 'I remember things in the book I spent years trying to forget'

Tony Wright was a member of the hugely popular band ASIWYFA. He talks to us about leaving the band and how a vicious assault contributed to depression.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland Hard Or Soft Boiled Brexit

Here's what some Irish MEPs said when asked if there will be a hard border in Ireland

The Irish government and the EU says they’re not preparing for a hard border – here’s what three Irish MEPs think.

From TheJournal.ie Thieves attempt to steal ATM, then set digger on fire Omagh

Thieves attempt to steal ATM, then set digger on fire

The incident happened at around 4am today.

From TheJournal.ie Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case Good Friday Agreement

Derry woman in wrangle with UK Home Office fears Brexit could complicate her immigration case

The UK Home Office has argued that British immigration laws supercede the Good Friday Agreement.

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