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#Northern Ireland

From The42 'I think I'm going to be committed to the Republic of Ireland now after getting a phone call from Martin' Duffy This post contains videos

'I think I'm going to be committed to the Republic of Ireland now after getting a phone call from Martin'

Dundalk forward Michael Duffy has reaffirmed his desire to represent the Republic of Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie 'An attack on the press': Journalists released after arrest over theft of Loughinisland massacre documents Press Freedom

'An attack on the press': Journalists released after arrest over theft of Loughinisland massacre documents

The investigation centres on the suspected theft of documents used in the No Stone Unturned documentary re-examining the 1994 murders.

From The42 Pick that one out! Screamers from Kiernan and McCabe put Ireland in control at Tallaght Top Bins This post contains videos

Pick that one out! Screamers from Kiernan and McCabe put Ireland in control at Tallaght

While Ireland cannot qualify for the World Cup, they have made a strong star to their last qualifier tie against Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Two men arrested over theft of Loughinisland massacre documents Belfast

Two men arrested over theft of Loughinisland massacre documents

The inquiry centres on the theft of sensitive material which was used in a documentary film re-examining the 1994 murders.

From The42 Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup It's Coming Home

Welsh FA hold talks over 'Home Nations' bid for 2030 World Cup

A ‘Home Nations’ tournament held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is a possibility, with discussions being held.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is getting two more MEPs because of Brexit and Sinn Féin wants them to go to the North Share The Spoils

Ireland is getting two more MEPs because of Brexit and Sinn Féin wants them to go to the North

The party is asking the Irish government to make a Northern Ireland constituency.

From TheJournal.ie 'Grave concerns' that Belfast Primark store building may collapse after major fire Bank Buildings

'Grave concerns' that Belfast Primark store building may collapse after major fire

The store in Belfast city centre was evacuated earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned Derry

Bonfire in Northern Ireland featuring names of murdered police officers condemned

The bonfire was set alight on Wednesday night.

From TheJournal.ie 1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives Docklands Victims Association

1 in 3 victims of Troubles violence have attempted to take their own lives

A support group is calling for better support, funding and care for victims.

From TheJournal.ie 'Full of honesty, candour and wisdom': Tributes  after death of Queen's University chancellor Tom Moran Belfast

'Full of honesty, candour and wisdom': Tributes after death of Queen's University chancellor Tom Moran

Moranm has been praised for his contribution to the Peace Process.

From TheJournal.ie 'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims Sunday Interview

'I want the organisation to be friendly, respectful': Mary Lou McDonald on the continuing SF bullying claims

In a wide-ranging interview with TheJournal.ie, the Sinn Féin leader discusses bullying, the upcoming presidential election,and Gerry Adams’ cooking.

From TheJournal.ie Triple stabbing outside pub during fight in Co Antrim Ballycarry

Triple stabbing outside pub during fight in Co Antrim

Police are looking for witnesses to come forward.

From TheJournal.ie 'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim Northern Ireland

'Willie Frazer have you found your daddy yet?' - Condemnation of bonfire taunting Troubles victim

Frazer said he was disgusted for his wider family.

From TheJournal.ie Probe as boy bundled into car and beaten in Co Antrim Newtownabbey

Probe as boy bundled into car and beaten in Co Antrim

The boy, who was left badly shaken after the incident, suffered extensive bruising to his face, head and body.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris: Women from North will be allowed access to abortion services in Republic Northern Ireland

Simon Harris: Women from North will be allowed access to abortion services in Republic

The Abortion Rights Campaign has said the announcement, while welcome, is not a solution to the abortion issue in Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: 'Want to build peace in Northern Ireland? Start by looking at what John Hume achieved' Opinion

Opinion: 'Want to build peace in Northern Ireland? Start by looking at what John Hume achieved'

The director of a documentary about Hume’s life – which will be broadcast tonight on RTÉ One – writes about the impact he had on Northern Ireland.

From TheJournal.ie Man sustains what may be 'life-changing' injuries in west Belfast shooting Springhill Drive

Man sustains what may be 'life-changing' injuries in west Belfast shooting

The man was shot in both legs at around 10.30pm last night.

From TheJournal.ie Tributes paid after death of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples RIP

Tributes paid after death of renowned Donegal fiddler Tommy Peoples

He was born in St Johnston and played with the Bothy Band, as well as with other musicians.

From TheJournal.ie Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland Border Poll

Mary Lou McDonald says 'a chaotic Brexit' is not the time to seek a united Ireland

The Sinn Féin leader says that a hard Brexit is not good news for her party.

From TheJournal.ie A British-Irish top-level meeting is happening for the first time in 11 years, but what is it about? Across The Water

A British-Irish top-level meeting is happening for the first time in 11 years, but what is it about?

The meeting is supposed to be “regular and frequent”.

From The42 In-form Dundalk star would accept a call-up from either side of the border Duff Decision

In-form Dundalk star would accept a call-up from either side of the border

“I’d love to play for the Republic but obviously I have a lot of family from Northern Ireland as well.”

From TheJournal.ie Irish adventurer Jason Black reaches summit of world's most dangerous mountain On Top Of The World

Irish adventurer Jason Black reaches summit of world's most dangerous mountain

He is only the third Irish person ever to scale K2, the world’s second-highest peak.

From TheJournal.ie 170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws The North Is Next

170 Irish and UK politicians sign letter calling for change to the North's abortion laws

Northern Ireland has been without a government for over a year and a half – so Westminster and Dublin are being asked to introduce new abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Sinn Féin says Theresa May will hear of 'catastrophic implications' of Brexit during her Irish border visit Walking The Border Line

Sinn Féin says Theresa May will hear of 'catastrophic implications' of Brexit during her Irish border visit

May visited business owners and farmers along the border to discuss their concerns about the UK leaving the EU today.

From TheJournal.ie 'A miracle officers weren't injured' - Police say Derry rioters tried to murder them Bogside

'A miracle officers weren't injured' - Police say Derry rioters tried to murder them

Disorder broke out in the city for the sixth night in a row.

From TheJournal.ie The North's fire service dealt with a call every 48 seconds last night Eleventh Night

The North's fire service dealt with a call every 48 seconds last night

Last night saw 57 bonfires across the province ahead of today’s 12 July marches.

From TheJournal.ie UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit Insecurity Complex

UK and EU 'have spent only one hour' discussing how security is going to look post-Brexit

A new report says that ‘time is running out’ to sort out what the security relationship between the two entities will be after March 2019.

From TheJournal.ie Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples Ministers And Elders

Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples

Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.

From TheJournal.ie Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll United Ireland

Man loses High Court challenge against Northern Ireland Secretary over border poll

Raymond McCord wants both governments to set out the criteria for the holding of a border poll.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland 'at the request of the DUP' Prime Time

Theresa May to visit Northern Ireland 'at the request of the DUP'

May said that she would visit the region in the next few weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Ferry service faces uncertain future amid struggle to reach Brexit deal Carlingford

Ferry service faces uncertain future amid struggle to reach Brexit deal

Today marks the second anniversary of the Brexit vote.

From TheJournal.ie Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel' Brexit

Tory MP's 'call Ireland's bluff' comment is just 'scraping the bottom of the barrel'

TDs said today that Jacon Rees-Mogg’s comments were unhelpful and showed a lack of understanding of the issues at hand.

From TheJournal.ie Man charged with murder of 3-year-old boy in Derry Charged

Man charged with murder of 3-year-old boy in Derry

The 23-year-old man is due in Derry Magistrates Court court this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Police believe same organised gang involved in over 15 burglaries across Northern Ireland Criminal

Police believe same organised gang involved in over 15 burglaries across Northern Ireland

The PSNI said that the incidents had a similar modus operandi and that detectives believe the same gang may be involved.

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 Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members Northern Ireland

Presbyterian Church in Ireland votes against allowing gay couples to be full members

The policy also prevents the children of same-sex couples from being baptised in the church.

From TheJournal.ie 42% of people in the North want a united Ireland - poll Northern Ireland

42% of people in the North want a united Ireland - poll

In a rare result, the poll puts those who want a united Ireland almost on par with those who want to remain as part of the UK.

From TheJournal.ie Boris Johnson on Northern Ireland: 'It’s beyond belief that we’re allowing the tail to wag the dog' Brexit

Boris Johnson on Northern Ireland: 'It’s beyond belief that we’re allowing the tail to wag the dog'

The Foreign Secretary said that so few people use the Irish border that it didn’t warrant concerns about customs arrangements.

From TheJournal.ie 'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws? Will To Change

'All eyes are on the UK government': Who'll be the first to make moves to change NI's abortion laws?

A Supreme Court decision made today has led to continued calls for a change to Northern Ireland’s abortion laws.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021 Borderline

Theresa May's Cabinet agrees on Brexit backstop ending in 2021

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has voiced opposition to any time-limited backstop.