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From TheJournal.ie Final countdown: On the doorsteps with the DUP and SDLP in one of the North's tightest races Belfast South

Final countdown: On the doorsteps with the DUP and SDLP in one of the North's tightest races

The SDLP and the DUP are locked in a tight contest in Belfast South.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested on suspicion of murder of teenager in Derry 20 years ago Jonathan Cairns

Man arrested on suspicion of murder of teenager in Derry 20 years ago

Jonathan Cairns was found dead in a shallow grave in Loughermore Forest in 1999.

From TheJournal.ie 11th-hour plea made for soldiers who fired shots at Ballymurphy to give evidence at inquests Northern Ireland

11th-hour plea made for soldiers who fired shots at Ballymurphy to give evidence at inquests

A lawyer for the victim’s families told the court today: “It is not too late to tell the truth.”

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested after double ATM is stolen from Tesco store Robbery

Two men arrested after double ATM is stolen from Tesco store

One man in his 20s and another in his 40s have been arrested.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid to 'quiet but powerful' widow of one of Northern Ireland's Disappeared Kathleen Armstrong

Tributes paid to 'quiet but powerful' widow of one of Northern Ireland's Disappeared

Kathleen Armstrong died earlier today aged 90.

From TheJournal.ie Police rescue 31 dogs and puppies in Co Tyrone Coalisland

Police rescue 31 dogs and puppies in Co Tyrone

“Buying puppies from illegal breeders can have devastating results,” the PSNI said.

From TheJournal.ie Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal Northern Ireland

Corbyn claims Johnson misled people about customs checks in his Brexit deal

The Labour leader said a confidential report paints a ‘damning picture’ of Boris Johnson’s deal, especially when it came to Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle Good Friday Agreement

Gerry Adams urges government to adopt Emma De Souza's citizenship battle

De Souza is appealing a ruling by UK immigration courts that those born in Northern Ireland are automatically British.

From TheJournal.ie US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today Northern Ireland

US Congress set to vote on reaffirming support for Good Friday Agreement today

The vote is due to take place at 11.30pm Irish time today.

From TheJournal.ie Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North New Rules

Pacts, alliances and stepping aside: Why this is going to be a very strange election for the North

For the first time in years, many races in Northern Ireland are proving difficult to predict.

From TheJournal.ie Glenanne gang: Former police chief to lead probe into alleged state collusion in the North Glenanne Gang

Glenanne gang: Former police chief to lead probe into alleged state collusion in the North

The Glenanne group was a deadly part of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in Mid Ulster.

From TheJournal.ie Man appears in court in NI charged with murdering 11-month-old baby boy Hunter Mcgleenon

Man appears in court in NI charged with murdering 11-month-old baby boy

A pathologist’s report said the boy’s fatal head injury was not accidental.

From TheJournal.ie Man arrested in connection with investigation into sudden death of baby in Armagh Northern Ireland

Man arrested in connection with investigation into sudden death of baby in Armagh

The sudden death of the baby occurred in the Keady area earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie NI-born woman lodges Court of Appeal challenge to British citizenship ruling Northern Ireland

NI-born woman lodges Court of Appeal challenge to British citizenship ruling

Emma DeSouza’s legal team submitted papers to the Court of Appeal in Belfast to challenge a citizenship ruling from October.

From TheJournal.ie Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy DUP

Foster calls for more Stormont talks and says she's 'saddened' by Prince Andrew controversy

The DUP leader also shared her thoughts on an Irish unity poll.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years Border Poll

Majority of people in the Republic want Irish unity referendum within five years

That’s according to the latest Amárach/Claire Byrne Live poll for TheJournal.ie.

From TheJournal.ie UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British Emma DeSouza

UK tribunal dismisses appeal against ruling that all NI citizens are automatically born British

The tribunal made its initial ruling following an appeal by the Home Office in October.

From TheJournal.ie Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote Contest

Michelle O’Neill retained Sinn Fein vice presidency with two thirds of vote

Michelle O’Neill was re-elected as the party’s vice-president last weekend.

From The42 Gnabry hits hat-trick as Germany rout Northern Ireland Six Of The Best

Gnabry hits hat-trick as Germany rout Northern Ireland

Michael O’Neill’s side took a shock early lead, but it all went wrong from there.

From TheJournal.ie Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father DUP

Arlene Foster challenges Sinn Féin to condemn IRA shooting of her father

The DUP leader also called on the republican party to condemn a murder attempt on DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson answers all sorts in radio phone-in but won't say how many children he has Mic'd Up This post contains videos

Boris Johnson answers all sorts in radio phone-in but won't say how many children he has

Johnson spoke for almost an hour during the BBC Radio 5 Live show.

From TheJournal.ie Essex deaths: Man facing 39 counts of manslaughter has 'modest means', court told Migrant Deaths

Essex deaths: Man facing 39 counts of manslaughter has 'modest means', court told

UK authorities allege that Eamon Harrison (22) delivered the trailer, where 39 Vietnamese nationals were found dead, to a Belgian port.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of Remainers and Leavers willing to see NI leave Union for preferred Brexit outcome Northern Ireland

Majority of Remainers and Leavers willing to see NI leave Union for preferred Brexit outcome

Four in 10 Britons said they cared little or not at all about the region, according to new YouGov research.

From TheJournal.ie ‘Nobody knows my Philip’s name’: Telling the stories of the Children of the Troubles Remembered

‘Nobody knows my Philip’s name’: Telling the stories of the Children of the Troubles

A new book by Joe Duffy and Freya McClements seeks to tell those 186 stories.

From TheJournal.ie 'There will not be checks': Boris Johnson hails 'great Northern Ireland deal' at Tayto Castle Factory Check Yourself

'There will not be checks': Boris Johnson hails 'great Northern Ireland deal' at Tayto Castle Factory

“I speak as the Prime Minister of the UK and a passionate unionist, there will not be checks on goods going from NI to GB!”

From TheJournal.ie Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election Intimidation

Northern Ireland’s police chief appeals for calm during upcoming UK general election

His comments come as officers continue to investigate telephone threats made to Ulster Unionist Party.

From TheJournal.ie 'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty Independent Commission

'A stark reality': Paramilitary violence in North being fuelled by Brexit and Stormont uncertainty

A report was published today by a paramilitary watchdog.

From TheJournal.ie UK government to consult with churches over North's abortion law Conscientious Objection

UK government to consult with churches over North's abortion law

Activists have warned the UK government that it has a legal obligation to limit the scope of conscientious objection.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists Northern Ireland

'I'm not backwards': How the DUP hopes to inspire a new generation of unionists

The party has traditionally struggled to appeal to young voters.

From TheJournal.ie Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election? And They're Off

Four nations, 650 seats and one elephant in the room: What to expect from the UK election?

Brexit, Brexit, Brexit, but what else do we need to know?

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched over threats towards Ulster Unionist Party staff Belfast

Investigation launched over threats towards Ulster Unionist Party staff

The DUP has also condemned the alleged intimidation.

From TheJournal.ie Northern parties welcome general election as a 'chance to reject Westminster chaos' To The Polls

Northern parties welcome general election as a 'chance to reject Westminster chaos'

The UK will go to the polls on 12 December.

From TheJournal.ie Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships' Brexit

Foster says Taoiseach's recent comments were 'detrimental to unionist-Fine Gael relationships'

The DUP leader said there is a feeling that unionist concerns about the Withdrawal Agreement are being dismissed.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit? Boris Johnson

FactCheck: Will there be checks between the North and the UK after Brexit?

Boris Johnson made the claim in the House of Commons.

From TheJournal.ie With an election looming, the DUP experiments with self-reflection Belfast

With an election looming, the DUP experiments with self-reflection

There was little sense of pre-election excitement at the DUP party conference.

From TheJournal.ie Gardaí arrest man wanted for questioning in connection with 39 Essex deaths Dublin Port

Gardaí arrest man wanted for questioning in connection with 39 Essex deaths

The man was arrested for an offence in this jurisdiction.

From TheJournal.ie 18-year-old man killed in Co Down road crash Kilcoo

18-year-old man killed in Co Down road crash

The incident happened at around 2.30am this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence Loyalists

Foster blames Varadkar for 'setting precedent' with comments that could stoke loyalist violence

Foster told PA that some loyalists were contemplating violent resistance to any Brexit deal.

From TheJournal.ie 'Indefensible' £15 million spend on MLA pay since Stormont collapsed Northern Ireland

'Indefensible' £15 million spend on MLA pay since Stormont collapsed

The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland acknowledged that the figures were ‘unacceptable’.

From TheJournal.ie Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law Belfast

Woman prosecuted in Northern Ireland for buying abortion pills acquitted after change in law

“For the first time in six years, I can go back to being the mother I was,” she said.