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Northern Ireland

# northern-ireland - Friday 10 January, 2014

“The people responsible for terrorism are terrorists,” – Northern leaders on Paisley comments

The former DUP leader suggested the Irish government was in some way responsible for the Dublin and Monaghan bombings, but the leaders of the Belfast assembly today both rejected that idea.

Elderly woman ‘shaken’ after burglary by four masked men

The four intruders are not believed to have taken anything during the break-in in Antrim last night.

Ian Paisley says he was angered by Bloody Sunday

The one-time firebrand preacher and former DUP leader also said the gerrymandering and discrimination that existed in Northern Ireland was wrong.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 9 January, 2014

Meghan O’Sullivan warns of ‘darker downside’ to Northern Ireland stalemate

The vice-chair of recent talks told RTÉ’s Prime Time that some parties are continuing to focus on the parts of the deal they disagree with.

Boy (12) hit by brick thrown through his bedroom window

A number of windows in the house were damaged during the incident.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Richard Haass says some in Northern Ireland are being ‘unrealistic in the extreme’

The talks chair said that he hoped the parties would continue to work to achieve agreement.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

UUP rejects “not viable” and “unacceptable” Haass proposals

The decision comes after speculation that the Ulster Unionist Party was set to reject the draft document.

Belfast artwork named one of the top five satellite images of the year

The 11-acre artwork was part of last year’s Belfast Festival and is designed to look to the future.

# northern-ireland - Monday 6 January, 2014

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Today everybody’s been talking about waves and flooding, NAMA making a big sale and Matt Cooper with Dennis Rodman in North Korea.

McGuinness claims ‘extreme loyalism’ is setting the unionist agenda on Haass proposals

The Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland made the comments as the Haass-O’Sullivan team published a summary of the proposed deal.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Police seek blue Ford Focus after man dies in early morning hit-and-run

The man in his 50s was hit by a car on the Tullychurry Road just before 3am this morning.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Column: It’s wrong to limit the debate over Anglo-Irish relations to partition alone

Gerry Adams is wrong to say that the time for a new Anglo-Irish relationship is now; the relationship has already been changing, writes Ryan Gray.

# northern-ireland - Friday 3 January, 2014

SF tells Unionists to make up their mind about Haass proposals

Negotiations on a number of contentious issues ended earlier this week but it’s still not clear whether it will be accepted by all five parties in the Northern Ireland Executive.

# northern-ireland - Thursday 2 January, 2014

Column: Failure of Haass talks highlights two serious problems in modern Northern Ireland

The ‘silo mentality’ of Stomont doesn’t solve controversial issues or give the public confidence in politics – and it’s the reason Haass came up against a brick wall when he tried to forge common ground, writes David McCann.

Appeal for witnesses after man stabbed in the neck in Belfast

The identity of the attacker is as yet unknown.

“This is a compromise” – Adams urges parties to accept Haass agreement

The Sinn Féin leader has called on all parties to “grasp the opportunity” and reach a deal on contentious issues.

# northern-ireland - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

PSNI officer slashed in the face with a stanley knife

A 16-year-old boy has been arrested after the incident in Belfast.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

Masked gang attack three men with sledgehammers

One man was hospitalised and two others sustained injuries in the attack at a house in Northern Ireland last night.

Kenny and Cameron unite in ‘disappointment’ after failure of Haass talks

Both leaders discussed the matter this morning and urged all sides to focus on the common ground agreed during the process.

The 9 at 9: New Year’s Eve

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know on the final day of 2013.

Haass talks in Belfast end without agreement

Sinn Féin says that the proposals ‘did provide a basis for agreement’ while the DUP wants more time to consider areas of ‘profound disapproval’.

# northern-ireland - Monday 30 December, 2013

Two hospitalised, several wounded in Antrim stabbing incident

A male and a female have been taken to hospital following an incident in Newtownabbey.

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

PSNI appeal for witnesses after shots fired at police station

A number of bullets hit the back of Lisnakea Police Station in Fermanagh last Monday night.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your week.

Negotiations to resume as Northern Ireland talks near deadline

The talks are on new arrangements for holding parades, flying flags and dealing with the legacy of past violence in the North.

# northern-ireland - Sunday 29 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s been talking about Ian Paisley, an Irish man who died in Perth, and a suicide bomb at a Russian train station…

Iran’s ‘championing’ of Bobby Sands in the 1980s was concerning to the Irish Government

Iranian sympathies towards the IRA would not develop beyond a symbolic level, the Irish Government believed, adding that the renaming of the road along side the British Embassy after the hunger striker was not to be taken seriously.

Paisley wanted NI families visiting prisoners in Republic to be paid for 1983 This post contains images

Paisley wanted NI families visiting prisoners in Republic to be paid for

Dr Ian Paisley had written on numerous occasions to the Taoiseach about setting up a scheme to help families from Northern Ireland which had loved ones in jail in Ireland.

No all-party talks today as Haass sets agreement deadline of noon, Monday

A deal must be reached tomorrow, says the former US diplomat.

# northern-ireland - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Everyone’s been talking about the garda siege in Sligo, the aftermath of the storm and some bizarre revelations from the 1983 State Papers.

‘Time to fish or cut bait’: Haass talks recommence, with Monday set as deadline

The US diplomat is back for “one final effort” to reach agreement on some of the most contentious outstanding issues of the peace process.

NI talks with US diplomat Haass to resume today

Richard Haass is returning to Northern Ireland after he left Belfast on Christmas Eve as no agreement could be met.

# northern-ireland - Friday 27 December, 2013

Maze prisoners badly treated by ‘out of control’ officers after IRA escape

One prisoner lost his front teeth, reveals secret documents held in the Department of the Taoiseach.

NI Secretary of State referred to Ian Paisley as a ‘schizophrenic’

James Prior said the remark during a meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs Peter Barry in October 1983

Gerry Adams: It’s time to define an entirely new relationship between Ireland and Britain

Commentators have portrayed State visits between Ireland and Britain, such as Michael D Higgins’s trip next year, as proof that the issue of British involvement in Irish affairs has been settled. It hasn’t, argues the Sinn Féin President.

Agreement in Haass talks ‘is possible’ – Adams

Richard Haass left Belfast on Tuesday, but says the effort involved in coming back this weekend is justified.

# northern-ireland - Tuesday 24 December, 2013

Two men arrested after hijacking car from man in his 70s

The elderly man was assaulted during the incident and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Haass talks with NI parties fail to reach consensus, but Gilmore says agreement is essential

After eight hours of discussions, the all-party talks on some of Northern Ireland’s most sensitive issues broke down.