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Teenager recalls tragic scenes at Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown

A TEENAGER has described the "pushing and shoving" outside the Greenvale Hotel on Sunday as people fell over as they bent down to pick others up.

Eboney Johnston (16) was at the venue on St Patrick's night waiting to enter the disco when the tragic scenes began to ...

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Emergency meeting discusses NHS 'support' plans for those affected by Greenvale disco tragedy

SENIOR health professionals from the Northern trust attended an emergency meeting yesterday to discuss its response plan to the Greenvale tragedy.

Hosted by Mid Ulster Council, it brought together a 'myriad' of support services to plan how they could best work together to help ...

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St Michael's skipper Brandon Horan dedicates MacRory Cup win to Oisin McGrath as Dominic Corrigan tips players for inter-county stardom

BRANDON Horan dedicated Monday’s MacRory Cup win to the memory of St Michael’s Enniskillen student Oisin McGrath, who died tragically at the school four years ago.

In a poignant and thoughtful moment amid the ecstatic post-match celebrations, St Michael’s captain Horan ...

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Hundreds of young people come together at special service for Greenvale victims

HUNDREDS of young people came together at a special service in Cookstown yesterday to remember the teenagers who lost their lives in the Greenvale Hotel tragedy.

There were emotional scenes at Holy Trinity Church as pupils gathered to offer their prayers and sympathies to the families of ...

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Fundraising page set up to help the families of the 'three Greenvale angels'

A FUNDRAISING page set up to help the families of the "three Greenvale angels" had last night raised more than £3,000 within just a few hours.

The page was launched following the tragic deaths of Lauren Bullock (17), Morgan Barnard (17) and Connor Currie (16) following an ...

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Cookstown: You were just met with her smile - friend's tribute to Lauren Bullock

LAUREN Bullock was described yesterday as a "ray of sunshine" as friends of the Donaghmore teenager struggled to come to terms with her death.

Alice Lambert (17), from Coalisland, said the bright and bubbly cheerleader lit up the lives of her friends.

Alice, who went to ...

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Coroner calls for more awareness on dangers of swimming in sea after alcohol following man's death

A coroner has called for more to be done to warn of the dangers of swimming in the sea on a night out after a drunk father drowned during Storm Callum.

Brighton and Hove assistant coroner Gilva Tisshaw said extra steps must be taken to make the public aware of the risks of going into the ...

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Pistol found dumped under bench near Birmingham pub bomb blast, inquest told

A pistol was found by a police officer dumped under a bench just yards from one of the Birmingham pub bomb blasts, an inquest jury has heard.

The semi-automatic gun – described as being in "pristine" condition by the constable who discovered it – was located just ...

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Co Tyrone man appears in court charged with disorderly behaviour on flight from Spain

A CO Tyrone man has appeared in court accused of disorderly behaviour on a plane.

In addition to alleged disorderly behaviour on the Jet2 flight from Spain, 23-year-old Luke Donaghy was also charged with assaulting a female, being drunk on a plane, failing to obey the lawful command of a ...

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South Eastern health trust pays tribute to 'much loved' north Belfast woman Ruth Maguire

The South Eastern heath trust has offered condolences to the family of Ruth Maguire, whose body was recovered from the water in Co Louth yesterday.

The mother-of-three, who worked as a specialist community public health nurse assistant in the trust, had travelled to Carlingford ...

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Donald Tusk expresses 'strong and ongoing' solidarity with Republic

Donald Tusk has expressed EU solidarity with Ireland amid Brexit talks in Dublin.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomed the European Council president in front of the media, but neither of the men made any reply when questioned by journalists.

When asked if Monday's ...

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Leo Varadkar and Donald Tusk hold Brexit talks in Dublin

The taoiseach has held Brexit talks with European Council president Donald Tusk in Dublin.

Leo Varadkar welcomed Mr Tusk on Tuesday morning in front of the media, but neither of the men made any reply when questioned by journalists.

When asked if Monday's Westminster news posed a ...

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Theresa May has 'absolute determination' to hold another Brexit vote

Theresa May has voiced her "absolute determination" that MPs should have another chance to vote on her Brexit deal, despite the bombshell intervention of the Commons Speaker.

John Bercow provoked uproar at Westminster on Monday when he ruled that the British government ...

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`Partitionist policy' barring northerners from RTÉ competitions

NORTHERN Ireland viewers will continue to be barred from taking part in RTÉ competitions until a minister returns to the Department of Communities, an assembly member has said.

A difference in gaming law and policy on both sides of the border "is being used" to blocking ...

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Prosecutors probe terror motive for Utrecht tram shooting after note found in getaway car

Dutch prosecutors are taking seriously the possibility that the deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.

The nature of Monday's attack and a note found in a suspected getaway car suggest a possible terror motive, prosecutors said, but they add that ...

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British government considers third Brexit deal vote despite John Bercow ruling

Britain's Brexit secretary Stephen Barclay has signalled that ministers will continue to press on with Theresa May's Brexit deal despite the Commons Speaker's bombshell intervention.

John Bercow provoked uproar at Westminster on Monday when he ruled that the Brititsh ...

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Cahair O'Kane: Club finals need their own window to survive

GREAT champions can find it hard to retain public affection over time but Corofin are an incredibly easy team to love.

Since their scare in the Galway final, when they drew 0-7 apiece with Mountbellew before scraping through the replay, they’ve shredded each and every opponent in a ...

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St Michael's, Enniskillen beat Omagh CBS to win MacRrory Cup

Danske Bank MacCrory Cup final: St Michael’s, Enniskillen 0-16 Omagh CBS 2-6

From Andy Wattters at the Athletic Grounds

ST MICHAEL’S Enniskillen weathered a second half storm to deservedly win the MacRory Cup at the Athletic Grounds yesterday.

Omagh CBS matched the ...

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Sainsbury's pleads with CMA over Asda merger as deal hangs in balance

SAINSBURY'S has claimed there are serious flaws with the competition watchdog's report into its £12 billion merger with Asda and argued that it will deliver massive savings for shoppers as the deal hangs in the balance.

The supermarket said in a stock market update that it strongly ...

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Cookstown crush victim Lauren Bullock was 'role model for positivity, good relationships and kindness'

A CO Tyrone school has paid an emotional tribute to one of its pupils killed in the crush outside the Greenvale Hotel.

St Patrick's College in Dungannon said it was shocked and saddened by the tragic death of its Year 13 student Lauren Bullock.

The teenager from Ivybank in the ...

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Cookstown: Hillsborough expert says questions will be asked about crowd control

ONE of the world's leading academic experts on crowd control says the investigation into the Greenvale Hotel nightclub tragedy will be asking questions about measures to filter teenagers safely in and out of the venue.

Three teenagers died and one remains in hospital in a critical ...

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