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From TheJournal.ie Dawn raids by PSNI with garda support target £215 million money laundering ring Criminal Assets This post contains videos

Dawn raids by PSNI with garda support target £215 million money laundering ring

Six men and one woman were detained after 15 searches at locations across Northern Ireland yesterday and today.

From TheJournal.ie Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law Northern Ireland

Church or ministers won't have to provide same-sex marriage in the North under proposed law

Amnesty International said: “If a church wishes to offer weddings to same-sex couples of faith, then the law should not get in the way.”

From TheJournal.ie It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal No Consent

It won't stop Northern Ireland leaving, but Stormont has voted to reject Boris Johnson's Brexit deal

The voted was about whether to refuse legislative consent to the Brexit agreement.

From TheJournal.ie Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North Emma DeSouza

Despite Stormont deal, confusion still exists on self-identifying as Irish in the North

Emma DeSouza says that the UK interprets the right to identify as Irish “as akin to being a GAA supporter or country music fan”.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in Northern Ireland suspected of trying to sell 12 billion stolen passwords online Weleakinfo

Man arrested in Northern Ireland suspected of trying to sell 12 billion stolen passwords online

Another man was arrested by police in the Netherlands.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate' Conor Murphy

Sinn Féin finance minister in Stormont says UK government's funding for North 'woefully inadequate'

This evening, Conor Murphy said he “cannot and will not” accept the British government’s package.

From TheJournal.ie Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace Honour

Fr Brian D'Arcy receives OBE at Buckingham Palace

D’Arcy said he would celebrate by going for fish and chips with his family.

From TheJournal.ie 'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit Stormont

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

From TheJournal.ie From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North Tie The Knot

From today, same-sex marriage is now legally recognised in the North

The first marriage ceremonies should take place in February.

From TheJournal.ie Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister Constitutional Change

Stormont return creates 'beachhead' to move towards united Ireland, says new SF minister

Declan Kearney says there is a landmark opportunity to ‘advance the debate on constitutional change’.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland Back To Work

Arlene Foster re-appointed First Minister as powersharing returns to Northern Ireland

A new powersharing deal was agreed by the North’s main parties last night.

From TheJournal.ie The Irish language and extra funding: What’s in the Stormont proposal, and what happens next? What's The Deal

The Irish language and extra funding: What’s in the Stormont proposal, and what happens next?

The DUP has said that the proposal provides for a “fair and balanced” basis to reconvene the Stormont Executive.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge Opinion

Simon Coveney: Lyra McKee's death inspired Northern talks, now politicians should take charge

The new deal is a balanced approach that can get the parliament up and running, the Tánaiste writes.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit House Of Commons

'It's heartbreaking': Concern for students amid fears UK will pull out of Erasmus programme post-Brexit

Thousands of students from all over Europe, including the Republic of Ireland, go to the UK as part of the programme each year, and vice versa.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable' Northern Ireland

Michelle O'Neill says it's up to UK and Ireland to ensure Stormont Assembly is 'sustainable'

Three years to the day since the collapse of the Assembly, the Sinn Féin leader in the North said talks are still “a work in progress”.

From TheJournal.ie Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published Deal Or No Deal

Voters set to see what parties are arguing over as draft Stormont deal to be published

Publishing a draft text prior to securing a deal represent a new approach.

From TheJournal.ie Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont Northern Ireland

Governments set to make public draft deal to restore powersharing at Stormont

The five main parties in Northern Ireland will be urged to sign up to the document tabled by the UK and Irish governments.

From TheJournal.ie Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support Northern Ireland

Day two of Stormont talks rumble on - but Sinn Féin is confident it will secure Irish language support

UUP leader Steven Aiken said he was unsure of how close the parties were to a deal.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after off-duty police officer confronted at home by masked man with shot-gun Fermanagh

Investigation launched after off-duty police officer confronted at home by masked man with shot-gun

The attempted murder is being investigated by the PSNI in Fermanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast New Job

Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast

Clinton is the first woman to be named as the university’s chancellor.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume Belfast

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

From TheJournal.ie 'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020 Centenary

'A grand experiment': Northern Ireland's creation will be commemorated in 2020

The Government of Ireland Act was passed in December 1920.

From TheJournal.ie The 'unfortunate' 1989 interview with Northern Ireland secretary Peter Brooke State Papers

The 'unfortunate' 1989 interview with Northern Ireland secretary Peter Brooke

Peter Brooke said that it was “difficult to envisage a military defeat” of the IRA, and compared Ireland to Cyprus.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10 Douglas Hogg

Pat Finucane murder: Minister's comments about solicitors being 'sympathetic to IRA' were backed by No 10

Douglas Hogg was criticised for remarks he made in the House of Commons three weeks before Finucane was killed in 1989.

From TheJournal.ie Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message Interview

Coveney: Boris' trade talks deadline is just part of his 'Get Brexit Done' message

In a wide-ranging interview, Coveney says he isn’t trying to manoeuvre himself into a leadership contest with Leo Varadkar.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief criticised for posing beside officers armed with machine guns for 'Christmas message' from Crossmaglen Tone Deaf

PSNI chief criticised for posing beside officers armed with machine guns for 'Christmas message' from Crossmaglen

Both the SDLP and Sinn Féin have criticised the Christmas Day Twitter post.

From TheJournal.ie Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles Opinion

Intimidation and checks: My trip to Palestine brought back memories of Crossmaglen during the Troubles

Oisín McConville writes about his recent trip to Gaza and the West Bank with Trócaire.

From TheJournal.ie UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting Positive Talks

UK Northern Ireland secretary 'confident' about Stormont restoration following DUP meeting

The Northern Assembly has been shuttered for nearly three years and all previous attempts to restore it have collapsed.

From TheJournal.ie NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen Irish Identity

NI appeals court to hear case today of Derry woman who was ruled to be a British citizen

Emma De Souza has always identified as Irish, a right that is enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement.

From TheJournal.ie DUP has prevented pre-Christmas deal to restore Stormont powersharing, Julian Smith says Powersharing

DUP has prevented pre-Christmas deal to restore Stormont powersharing, Julian Smith says

Smith said he was “deeply disappointed” and urged the region’s largest party to reflect on its decision.

From TheJournal.ie Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson Building Bridges

Building NI-Scotland bridge is a 'very interesting idea', says Johnson

The prime minister spoke to MPs in the House of Commons earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports Stretched

PSNI chief calls for backup amid fears of Brexit protests at major ports

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said more officers are needed for front-line policing.

From TheJournal.ie Differences between political parties in Northern Ireland are 'marginal', DUP's Edwin Poots says Powersharing

Differences between political parties in Northern Ireland are 'marginal', DUP's Edwin Poots says

A round table meeting involving all five of the main Stormont parties took place today.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why are healthcare staff striking in the North? Staffing

Explainer: Why are healthcare staff striking in the North?

Thousands of nurses and healthcare staff are striking today across Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza Good Friday Agreement

'The right to merely feel Irish is reduced': Tánaiste meets with Emma DeSouza

“No one should have to go to court to be able to assert their right to be Irish,” Tánaiste Simon Coveney said in Belfast.

From TheJournal.ie Witness appeal as two people forced into cars after armed gang invade home in north Belfast Appeal

Witness appeal as two people forced into cars after armed gang invade home in north Belfast

Police believe the attackers were armed with a knife and handgun.

From TheJournal.ie Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election Changed Utterly

Katy Hayward: The very basis on which Northern Ireland was created has been ripped up by the election

Northern Ireland has elected a group of MPs more moderate and more diverse than the parliament they are entering, writes Katy Hayward.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why would my leadership be in any doubt?': Arlene Foster on DUP's election outcome Northern Ireland

'Why would my leadership be in any doubt?': Arlene Foster on DUP's election outcome

For the first time, nationalist parties have more MPs than unionist parties.

From TheJournal.ie Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar POLITICAL SHIFT

Do the results in the North make a united Ireland more likely? 'People shouldn't race ahead of themselves' says Varadkar

The Taoiseach said the tectonic plates of the political landscape in the North have shifted.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland Results

Here's a list of MPs elected in Northern Ireland

The latest results from the 18 constituencies in the North.

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