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PSNI give further details on CIRA Wattle Bridge attack

The head of the PSNI's anti-terrorism unit has said a bomb, which exploded less than a mile from the border in Fermanagh on Monday, had "detonated without warning".

Detective Superintendent Sean Wright, also confirmed - as was previously reported in the Irish News - that the Continuity ...

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Stakes high in city derby as Bredagh battle it out with Carryduff

Bredagh v Carryduff (tonight, Laitroim, 7.30pm)

THE much-awaited Belfast derby between Carryduff and Bredagh takes place in the natural wilderness of Laitroim this evening and it’s hard to see a clear-cut winner.

Carryduff were runaway winners (5-8 to 0-9) when the sides last ...

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Belfast City Council getting ready for no-deal Brexit

BELFAST City Council officials have "stepped up preparations for a no-deal Brexit", according to Sinn Féin's lord mayor.

John Finucane said there had been briefings from council officials relating to "civil unrest" and the impact on council services.

He said council staff had also ...

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Next Monaghan boss must 'hit the ground running' insists former Farney star Paul Finlay

FORMER Monaghan ace Paul Finlay believes whoever replaces Malachy O’Rourke must “hit the ground running” as the Farney County prepare to begin the interview process for his successor.

Tony McEntee and Seamus McEnaney are among the frontrunners for the post, although it is ...

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Decades of cross-border policing co-operation under threat from no-deal Brexit

DECADES of cross-border policing co-operation will "fall away" after a no-deal Brexit, the Republic's police chief has warned.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris said his officers would work with their northern counterparts to mitigate the impact of a disruptive Brexit but said ...

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Caller appeals for help in finding the daughter of a Northern Ireland woman who died in his arms

A caller to an RTE radio show has appealed for help in finding the daughter of a woman from Northern Ireland who died in his arms following a car accident 15-years-ago.

'Thomas' said he is desperate to tell her that her mother's last words following the crash in Westmeath were ...

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State Papers: Fraudulent voting common in 1990s but main culprits were not Sinn Féin

FRAUDULENT voting was common in Northern Ireland in the 1990s but the main culprits were not Sinn Féin, state papers released today reveal.

Following allegations of electoral fraud during the 1992 Westminster election, the NIO estimated that perhaps 50 per cent of the 27,085 postal ...

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Back in the day - Celtic boss John Barnes accepts Vidar Riseth apology over red card - The Irish News, Aug 23, 1999

CELTIC head coach John Barnes has accepted Vidar Riseth’s apologies after the Norwegian’s late red card almost denied the visitors victory at Dundee.

Leading through Stephane Mahe’s 69th-minute opener, Celtic looked set fair for a narrow win despite a sluggish display ...

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Politicians condemn New Lodge AAD attack

Politicians have condemned an attack on a house in north Belfast days after Action Against Drugs threatened the parents of young people alleged to be involved in anti-social activity.

In a statement to the Irish News AAD said it targeted the family home in New Lodge area on Monday and ...

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The highs and lows of Wayne Rooney's career

Wayne Rooney's MLS career looks to be heading for an ignoble end after his sending-off against the New York Red Bulls on Wednesday night.

As the DC United striker prepares for a move back to England to assume a player-coach role at Derby, we look at the highs and lows of ...

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Colleges urge young people to consider FE courses

THE north's six FE colleges attract more than 153,000 enrolments annually.

They offer a range of educational and training options, which enable young people to learn skills relevant to a variety of jobs, or specialist qualifications.

Many courses have been designed in ...

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Pupils perform strongly at GCSE but proportion of highest grade falls

RAISING the bar for an A* has led to a fall in the percentage of top GCSE grades.

A change to the grading scale in the north means only "exceptional" children can now score the A*.

Results published yesterday show that pupils continue to perform well.

GCSE grading has ...

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Schools celebrate record GCSE results

GIRLS are catching up with boys and scoring top grades in GCSE maths and physics.

Across Britain and Northern Ireland, females are achieving increasing numbers of grades A/7 or above in the two subjects, in which their male classmates have traditionally scored better.

The number of ...

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Institute FC chairman's daughter found in Berlin

THE daughter of a Co Derry football club chairman has been found days after being reported missing in Germany.

In a statement, the family of Danielle Anderson said she had been found in Berlin.

The 39-year-old, daughter of Institute FC chairman Bill Anderson, had last been seen in a ...

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Woman (32) questioned on suspicion of drugs offences released on bail

A 32-year-old woman questioned by police on suspicion of drugs offences has been released on bail.

The woman had been detained by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force yesterday Wednesday following a search in the Markets area of east Belfast.

A PSNI spokesman today said ...

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Appeal for information following Dungannon armed robbery

Detectives have appealed for information following an armed robbery in Dungannon.

At around 3.50pm on Tuesday August 20 a man entered a shop in the Beechvalley area of the Co Tyrone town armed with a knife, demanding money from the till.

A staff member placed a sum of cash in a bag ...

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Emmanuel Macron warns Boris Johnson not to expect major changes to Brexit deal

The French President has told Boris Johnson the EU will not tear up the Brexit deal negotiated by Theresa May.

Emmanuel Macron told the British prime minister in Paris there could not be a "reshuffling" of the Withdrawal Agreement - but he left open the possibility of making some ...

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No deal Brexit could see PSNI call in support from Britain, says chief constable

A no-deal Brexit could see police in the north calling in support from other forces in the UK to help manage the border, the PSNI chief constable has said.

Simon Byrne said a mutual aid request is one option in the PSNI's Brexit scenario planning as he warned that policing 300 border ...

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Social enterprise creates 20 new jobs through two new cafés

A SOCIAL enterprise which specialises in finding employment for people with disabilities or long-term health conditions has opened two new cafés with the creation of 20 new jobs.

Ulster Supported Employment Ltd (Usel) opened the Ability at the Drawbridge Café at ...

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Key facts about Zen Buddhism – the practice that's all about 'nothingness'

YOU may have encountered moments of 'Zen' in your life – like a particularly peaceful walk in nature, or while lying down, eyes closed, at the end of a yoga session – and we all know that in today's fast-paced world, we need to make efforts to cultivate more of ...

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Bad, Good, Best: How to get the most out of... Prawns

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF FOOD CHOICES. THIS WEEK: PRAWNS

BAD: PRAWN TOAST

PRAWNS are high in lean, filling protein and a good source of selenium for a healthy immune system. But they make up only 25 to 30 per cent of a portion of prawn toast, with the other ingredients being oil, ...

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