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# northern-ireland - Yesterday’s News

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# northern-ireland - Monday 11 January, 2016

‘Her second most important job’: One politician’s take on the North’s first female leader

Edwin Poots has found himself in bother after his congratulatory speech.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 9 January, 2016

Young child dies after three-vehicle crash in Newry

Two women were also injured in the crash.

# northern-ireland - Friday 8 January, 2016

Appeal for info on 6’3″ man with swastika tattoo who may be in Dublin

The man, originally from Co Down, is believed to be in Dublin, according to the PSNI.

Bill Clinton had private concerns over Gerry Adams’ IRA links

“I don’t know what the real deal is between him and the IRA.”

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 6 January, 2016

From The42 Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland set for Belfast reception Euro 2016

Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland set for Belfast reception

Despite a minor protest against the proposal, Belfast City Council have voted to invite both Irish teams to a civic reception in recognition of their achievement.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 5 January, 2016

‘Screams of fear’ from murder victim will affect children for the rest of their lives

Brian McIlhagga was beaten and shot by a gang of masked men in Ballymoney a year ago today.

# northern-ireland - Monday 4 January, 2016

From The42 Northern Ireland may be ‘duty bound’ to drop God Save the Queen, says IFA chief Changing Tune

Northern Ireland may be ‘duty bound’ to drop God Save the Queen, says IFA chief

If England adopt a new anthem for their sports teams, Northern Ireland may also have to do so.

Woman’s body discovered at the scene of a house fire

It is understood the woman died alongside her two dogs.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 3 January, 2016

Women shouldn’t have to sell household items or take out short-term loans to afford an abortion

While over 90% of abortions in England are performed in the first trimester of pregnancy, fatal foetal abnormalities and pregnancies resulting from sexual violence are often the exception.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 2 January, 2016

Angela Merkel may be about to win an award in Tipperary

The Tipperary International Peace Award is given each year to recognise an individual’s humanitarian efforts.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 30 December, 2015

An Archbishop, a Taoiseach and an angry face-off over IRA violence and ‘genocide’

Garret Fitzgerald said the New York meeting was the most tense he has as Taoiseach outside Ireland.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 29 December, 2015

Young man spent Christmas in hospital after mystery assault

The man in his 20s does not know how he received his injuries.

# northern-ireland - Monday 28 December, 2015

Woman dies after house fire in Enniskillen

A man who was also in the house is being treated in hospital.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 23 December, 2015

Police slam “despicable and dangerous” burglars who left weapon to be found by children

An air rifle, a gun cabinet and ammunition were discovered.

# northern-ireland - Monday 21 December, 2015

New force will dismantle ‘insidious and corrosive’ organised criminal gangs

A new interagency task force is being set up to tackle the threat posed by gangs exploiting the border between north and south.

Seven-year-old boy who died in Fermanagh accident named as Ryan McGovern

He was rushed to hospital but pronounced dead a short time later.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 19 December, 2015

Woman threatened in her home by men brandishing knives

This happened in Coleraine at around 5.30pm yesterday evening.

# northern-ireland - Friday 18 December, 2015

Officers disciplined for failings after attempted murder of GAA and Gaeilge colleague

Peadar Heffron lost a leg during an attack by dissident republicans in 2010.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 17 December, 2015

North’s new First Minister survived an IRA bombing

Arlene Foster has been named as DUP leader, and will take over the top job in January.

The train journey from Dublin to Belfast is about to get longer

A consultation process on a change to train times is underway.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 16 December, 2015

‘I’ve never tried to pull the wool over people’s eyes about my history’

Martin McGuinness insists he would never compare himself to Nelson Mandela.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 15 December, 2015

Sectarian and homophobic slurs sprayed on homes in Derry

Police are treating the incidents as hate crimes.

Martin McGuinness told us why he can get on with just about anybody Party With Marty This post contains videos

Martin McGuinness told us why he can get on with just about anybody

Sinn Féin’s Deputy First Minister thinks he’ll “get on okay” with Peter Robinson’s expected successor.

# northern-ireland - Monday 14 December, 2015

Irish women have had almost 25,000 abortions in the UK in the last five years

Manchester was the destination for more than a third of those travelling.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 13 December, 2015

Man (36) dies and five-year-old girl is injured in Co Down car crash

Another man is in a critical condition in hospital.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 10 December, 2015

Troubles victims have strong words for the British government in this full-page ad

Groups representing over 150 bereaved families say David Cameron’s government is “waiting for [them] to die off”.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

Police have seized four owls in Armagh

Members of the public have been encouraged to come forward and report any similar offences.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 6 December, 2015

Almost nobody is border-hopping for their Christmas shopping

The drop off of the euro against the pound has made the journey a lot less appealing.

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn’t work Waterboarding This post contains videos

Watch an Irish scientist explain why torture doesn’t work

“Torture may get someone to talk, but there’s no evidence that it’s the truth.”

# northern-ireland - Thursday 3 December, 2015

Stephen Cahoon found guilty of murdering pregnant mother-of-four

Today’s verdict at the Central Criminal Court comes after three trials over a period of six years.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 2 December, 2015

New appeal over killings linked to secretive British Military Reaction Force

The unit was in operation during the early years of the Troubles.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

Paul Bradford: “There are no such babies as babies with fatal foetal abnormalities”

The Senator said that there are babies with “life-limiting conditions”.

# northern-ireland - Monday 30 November, 2015

Belfast court rules abortion should be available in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality

“It does not protect morals to export the problem to another jurisdiction and then turn a blind eye.”

# northern-ireland - Thursday 26 November, 2015

Man due to appear in court after threatening to damage a mosque on social media

This follows a similar incident last week.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 24 November, 2015

Bye bye Scotland, could the UK’s nuclear arsenal be stored at Irish loughs?

If Scotland turfs them out, that’s exactly what the DUP wants.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 19 November, 2015

The political world has been paying tribute to Peter Robinson

The Northern Irish First Minister and DUP leader announced his decision to retire before the next election this morning.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 18 November, 2015

Murder investigation opened after death of man (73) attacked in his bed

Two people were arrested in September in relation to the attack.

Gay priest says hiding his sexuality is ‘tearing him apart’

“I’m not unnatural, I’m not sub-human, I’m not any different to anyone else in society and I am an equal, but that’s not the reality.”

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

A fresh start? There’s a new deal in town but nobody wants to talk about ‘the past’

Those two words are still causing problems.

Female takeaway worker “badly shaken” after armed robbery

This is the third similar incident in less than 24 hours.