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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.

From TheJournal.ie If there is a Brexit deal - what trade agreements can UK businesses expect? Best Case Scenario

If there is a Brexit deal - what trade agreements can UK businesses expect?

Norway plus, Canada plus plus, or no-deal rules?

From TheJournal.ie DUP: 'It is becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to build a border' Nigel Dodds

DUP: 'It is becoming clearer by the day that no one is ever going to build a border'

The DUP’s deputy leader said that an “east-west barrier should be no more palatable than having any new north-south barriers”.

From TheJournal.ie 'You Are Now Entering Free Derry' wall painter Liam Hillen dies aged 69 RIP

'You Are Now Entering Free Derry' wall painter Liam Hillen dies aged 69

The slogan gained iconic status for how it captured the civil rights struggle in the city.

From TheJournal.ie Two Belfast men jailed for 20 years for 'brutal, cold-blooded' murder of father-of-one Northern Ireland

Two Belfast men jailed for 20 years for 'brutal, cold-blooded' murder of father-of-one

Stephen Carson was at home with his fiancée and nine-year-old son when the incident happened.

From TheJournal.ie No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border Not Happening

No contingencies, no plans, no secret plans: Leo says the Irish government has no preparations for a hard border

Questions have been raised about the level at which the Irish government is prepared for a no-deal Brexit.

From TheJournal.ie Roscommon eviction family say they're 'disappointed' in Varadkar's Dáil comments Strokestown

Roscommon eviction family say they're 'disappointed' in Varadkar's Dáil comments

The McGann family say that they have been left “shocked” by the ordeal that had been “thrust upon them”.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it Opinion

Opinion: A united Ireland is a realistic possibility now so we need to prepare for it

There are serious challenges to creating a united Ireland but with proper forward planning it could be achieved, writes Paul Goslng.

'It is the right decision for me': Dundalk-born striker O'Connor declares for Northern Ireland

Michael O’Connor hopes to earn a call-up to Ian Baraclough’s U21 side in the near future.

From TheJournal.ie May to travel to NI and Wales in last-ditch attempt to gain support for Brexit deal Crunch Time

May to travel to NI and Wales in last-ditch attempt to gain support for Brexit deal

The House of Commons will hold a vote on 11 December on the Brexit deal agreed with the EU.

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach meets with Orange Order reps to discuss needs of Protestant communities at the border Brexit

Taoiseach meets with Orange Order reps to discuss needs of Protestant communities at the border

The Taoiseach met with the grand secretary of the Orange Lodge Reverend Mervyn Gibson.

From The42 Northern Ireland coach makes case for Jimmy Dunne to switch allegiances Hearts Transplant

Northern Ireland coach makes case for Jimmy Dunne to switch allegiances

Austin MacPhee is also working with the Dundalk-born defender in his role as Hearts’ assistant manager.