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#Belfast

# belfast - Friday 15 June, 2018

Sinn Féin pledges to 'abolish all student fees'

Pearse Doherty TD made the pledge at the party’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# belfast - Wednesday 13 June, 2018

Sinn Féin motion calls for conscience vote to be allowed on abortion

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty said he believes the motion will be defeated at this weekend’s Ard Fheis in Belfast.

# belfast - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

150 patients to receive repeat cervical tests over 'possible shortcomings' in the North

The issue relates to a sole worker who had been conducting the tests, according to the North’s Public Health Agency.

# belfast - Friday 8 June, 2018

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’.

Leo struggles to answer whether he'd wear Orange Order socks during his Belfast trip

“Um, I’d have to take a look at them first,” was his initial reply to the question put to him by Good Morning Ulster.

# belfast - Thursday 7 June, 2018

Varadkar defends launching Belfast festival: 'Olly Murs is headlining - he's hardly a die hard republican'

Leo Varadkar has been criticised for launching a West Belfast festival during his sixth trip to Northern Ireland as Taoiseach.

UK Supreme Court to rule on whether the North's abortion laws violate human rights

If the court rules that it does, it could lead to Westminster legislating for abortion in the North.

# belfast - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Police in Belfast seize abortion pills and robots from campaigners

The demonstration saw an “abortion robot” deliver abortion pills to a number of women.

# belfast - Sunday 20 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge A little girl from Belfast was absolutely devastated that she wasn't invited to the royal wedding Royal Wedding

A little girl from Belfast was absolutely devastated that she wasn't invited to the royal wedding

The video her mam uploaded has been watched over a million times.

# belfast - Saturday 12 May, 2018

Robbery at Belfast newsagents foiled after customers intervene

Police later tracked down the two men and gave chase, arresting one.

# belfast - Monday 7 May, 2018

Man in his 50s dies after collapsing at Belfast marathon

It’s understood that the man collapsed early on in the run.

# belfast - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

Review to examine how serious sexual offence cases are handled in Northern Ireland

It will look into the impact of social media on trials, among other issues.

# belfast - Thursday 19 April, 2018

Two people confirmed dead after small aircraft crashes near Belfast International Airport

An investigation has been launched into the cause of the crash.

Two men arrested on suspicion of murder after discovery of man's body

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death.

# belfast - Monday 16 April, 2018

Female conductor 'indecently assaulted' on Derry-Belfast train

The woman was grabbed after she intervened with a group of rowdy passengers.

# belfast - Friday 13 April, 2018

200 police officers involved in crackdown on Belfast INLA

One of the premises raided was the headquarters of the Irish Republican Socialist Party (IRSP).

# belfast - Thursday 12 April, 2018

Court to hear application to cover Paddy Jackson's £100k legal bill

Jackson privately funded his defence, but he is now seeking to retrieve this money.

# belfast - Monday 9 April, 2018

Belfast City Council passes motion to decriminalise use of abortion pills

The North’s abortion laws are considered some of the most severe in the world, according to Amnesty.

Judge in rugby rape trial to hear arguments over lifting reporting restrictions on case

The media were banned from reporting on anything said in the absence of the jury since the start of the trial.

Labour senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin apologises for tweet sent after Belfast rape trial verdicts

Ó Ríordáin tweeted a clarification and an apology for a tweet he sent on 28 March.

# belfast - Thursday 5 April, 2018

Investigation launched into alleged online grooming of children at Belfast football club

St Patrick’s FC said that its children’s safety was of the “utmost” importance and would be placing a greater emphasis on online safety.

PSNI launches investigation into distribution of anti-Islamic leaflets to Belfast homes

Members of the DUP have said the leaflets are “absolutely wrong and dangerous”.

# belfast - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue Second Captains

Irish sports podcasts are talking about consent and it's long overdue

Second Captains decided to tackle the difficult case in their show and it was well worth listening to.

# belfast - Monday 2 April, 2018

Police make appeal over cash and iPad stolen from parochial house in Belfast

Police said the man could assist them with their enquiries.

# belfast - Friday 30 March, 2018

Investigation under way after juror in rugby rape trial made comments online

The juror potentially faces a charge of contempt of court.

Paddy Jackson intends to sue Senator over tweet sent after jury verdict

Lawyers for Paddy Jackson have issued a notice of intention to sue Labour Senator Aodhán Ó Ríordáin.

Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?

The 20th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.

# belfast - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

# belfast - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Rugby rape trial: All four defendants found not guilty on all charges

The jury gave their verdict at Belfast Crown Court today.

Belfast council votes to award Bill Clinton freedom of the city

The council voted to give the former US president and Senator George Mitchell the award for their part in the peace process.

# belfast - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Jury in rugby rape trial will continue deliberating on charges tomorrow

The judge told the jury to take into account the good characters of all four defendants and the inconsistencies in their stories.

# belfast - Monday 26 March, 2018

'A woman is entitled to say no': Jury hears more closing remarks from judge in rugby rape trial

Judge Patricia Smyth also said the witnesses’ lapses in memory may be down to alcohol consumption.

# belfast - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Rory Harrison's barrister says he's 'not a weasel' but a 'decent guy' in closing arguments

Harrison’s barrister’s address to the jury earlier today marked the final stage of the trial ahead of Judge Patricia Smyth’s charge.

# belfast - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

# belfast - Tuesday 13 March, 2018

Legal challenge lodged to allow people in North vote in Eighth Amendment referendum

A Belfast law firm said the issue is “a matter of national importance”.

# belfast - Sunday 11 March, 2018

Police probe after man attacks postman with screwdriver and steals mail

The incident occurred in the Cranbrook Court area of north Belfast.

# belfast - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears

The rugby player denies raping a young woman.

# belfast - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'She never once said stop' - jury hears three men charged in Belfast rugby rape trial deny accusations

The jury heard details of police interviews today.

# belfast - Monday 26 February, 2018

Hutches one of at least three gangs flooding Belfast with highly-potent heroin

The increase in the number of heroin overdoses has resulted in local politicians warning users of a potentially fatal batch doing the rounds.

# belfast - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Police investigating the murder of a man in front of his family make arrest

The man was arrested in the Poleglass area of West Belfast under the Terrorism Act earlier today.

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