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Kicking Out: A weekend of tears and tiers shows we have two different GAAs

IF ever there was overwhelming evidence that there are now two different GAAs, the weekend past provided it.

Celtic Park on Sunday was a scene like no other. By the time the intermediate final started, the stand was packed to capacity.

By the time the senior game threw in, more than ...

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Same-sex marriage and abortion now law in Northern Ireland

NEW legislation governing both same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland came into effect at midnight.

The failure of yesterday's last minute attempt by the DUP to revive Stormont to stop the liberalisation of abortion laws means both it and same-sex marriage have formally been ...

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`Withdrawal Agreement does not need the consent of the Stormont assembly to comply with the Good Friday accord' - Secretary of state

SECRETARY of state Julian Smith has insisted the Withdrawal Agreement does not need the consent of the Stormont assembly in order to comply with the Good Friday accord.

Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald had warned the party would block the formation of a new Stormont sssembly if the ...

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New Bobby Sands picture

A never before seen picture of hunger striker Bobby Sands at a rally along with republican Máire Drumm is to be included a new book about the murdered Sinn Féin vice president.

Born in the village of Killeen, Co Armagh, the mother of five was shot dead in October 1976 by gunmen dressed ...

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Benny Coulter no longer part of Down management team as pair come on board

FORMER Down star Benny Coulter has stepped away from his role with the Mourne County, while two of his former team-mates have been brought on board by Paddy Tally.

Alongside Coulter, Michael Walsh and Mark Doran were both members of the Down minor side that swept to the 1999 All-Ireland ...

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Sadio Mane, Sergio Aguero and Hugo Lloris have been nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or

Premier League stars Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mane and Hugo Lloris have been nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or. Manchester City striker Aguero, his Liverpool counterpart Mane and the Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris were among the first five nominees revealed by France Football on Monday ...

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Two men in court accused of Newtownabbey assault

TWO men have appeared in court accused of carrying out an assault while armed with a wooden pole and pick axe handle.

Gary Longridge (44) and William Thomas Cochrane (39) allegedly attacked a man after a meeting was arranged at a pub on the outskirts of north Belfast.

They were ...

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Co Armagh man admits VAT fraud amounting to more than £600,000

A Co Armagh man has admitted to VAT fraud amounting to more than £600,000.

Joseph Thomas Cassidy (50) had been due to go on trial at Newry Crown Court but instead a defence lawyer asked for two of the eight charges to be put to him again.

Cassidy, from Killyfaddy Road, Armagh, ...

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Man charged with attempting to murder teenage boy in north Belfast

A man has been remanded in custody charged with the attempted murder of a teenage boy in north Belfast.

Colin Clarke (31) was arrested in connection with an alleged stabbing at Spamount Street on Saturday night.

Police said the wounded youth was taken to hospital where his ...

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Uefa Grassroots gold award for Irish Football Association

The Irish Football Association’s work in grassroots football has received a major seal of approval from UEFA.

European football’s governing body has presented the Irish FA with a gold award in its annual Grassroots Charter programme.

UEFA determines the status of each of ...

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Following a massive weekend of GAA Club action Irish News sports reporters are talking sport live today at 1pm

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Sinn Féin rep's Wales visit weeks after £1.5m donor William E Hampton died

A Sinn Féin representative went to Wales to secure papers on the party's record-breaking £1.5m donor three weeks after his death.

Dessie Mackin, an executor of William E Hampton's will, travelled to Pembrokeshire where the reclusive millionaire had been living in a ...

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Girlfriend of GAA player killed in A1 crash 'totally disheartened' after public inquiry announcement

THE girlfriend of a GAA player killed in a road crash on the A1 in Co Down has said she has been left "totally disheartened" after it was announced a public inquiry will be held into a proposed improvement scheme.

Ciara Sands, who lost her boyfriend Karl Heaney in a collision in ...

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Secretary of State responds for first time to call for public inquiry into Muckamore abuse scandal

SECRETARY of State Julian Smith has responded for the first time to calls for a public inquiry into the Muckamore Abbey Hospital abuse scandal, saying he is "mindful the decision is one for a restored Executive".

Families of affected patients at the Co Antrim facility last night ...

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Derrygonnelly too strong for Cargin to advance into Ulster Club quarter-final clash with Trillick

AIB Ulster Club Senior Football Championship preliminary round: Erin’s Own, Cargin (Antrim) 0-12 Derrygonnelly Harps (Fermanagh) 2-10

A COUPLE of minutes into yesterday’s Ulster Club opener, Conall Jones offloaded the ball sideways as green jerseys closed in. Seeing the space ...

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Grainne Teggart: 'We'll no longer be treated as criminals for accessing healthcare'

AS an official with Amnesty International, Grainne Teggart has campaigned for the introduction of abortion services in Northern Ireland for the last decade.

She supported Sarah Ewart through a high-profile court case which spanned her own pregnancy.

Now a mother to a three-year-old ...

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Sarah Ewart: Right that women with fatal foetal diagnosis are given option of abortion

SARAH Ewart was just 23 when she and her husband were told their “much wanted baby” would not survive outside the womb.

She was 19 weeks pregnant in 2013 when a scan flagged up a serious issue. She later learned that the unborn baby girl, whom the couple named Ella, had ...

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Bernadette Smyth: I may stand for Stormont to fight abortion reforms

Bernadette Smyth could stand for election to Stormont in a bid to roll back changes to the north’s abortion laws.

The high-profile campaigner, who founded the group Precious Life in 1997, said she is seriously considering standing as an independent candidate in the next assembly ...

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On This Day in 2013: South African athlete Oscar Pistorius jailed for five years for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead


1979: Grete Weitz of Norway became the first woman to run a marathon in under two hours and 30 minutes when she clocked two hours 27 minutes and 33 seconds in the New York City Marathon, an event she won nine times between 1978 and 1988.

1984: Austrian driver ...

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