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Fear of retribution lifted following death of Cyril McGuinness

A specialist cross border policing operation - set up to track down the gang responsible for the kidnap of Kevin Lunney - is hopeful that the sudden death of crime boss Cyril McGuinness will encourage witnesses, previously living in fear, to come forward.

McGuinness, known as 'Dublin ...

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Pete Townshend: We used to despise each other, now we care about each other deeply

HE MAY be 74, but the creative juices of rock legend Pete Townshend, songwriting powerhouse and lead guitarist in The Who, are ever-flowing.

The band's founder and rock opera impresario has just wrapped a 29-date symphonic tour in the US, is releasing a new Who album next month – ...

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Damian Casey & Eoghan Ruadh raring to go for Ulster Club IHC final take two

Ulster Club IHC

DAMIAN Casey's heart sank when he got the WhatsApp message last Saturday. There was to be a pitch inspection at Owenbeg.

As a committee member at Eoghan Ruadh, Dungannon as well as the hurling team's talisman, he was invited to the all-important pitch inspection. So ...

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Anti-social behaviour triples at so-called peace walls - 50 years after the first barriers were built.

ANTI-SOCIAL behaviour has tripled at Northern Ireland's so-called peace walls a report has revealed - 50 years after the first physical barriers dividing neighbourhoods along sectarian lines was built.

The `Community Attitudes to Peace Walls Survey' was launched yesterday at Girdwood ...

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Second man arrested in connection with Muckamore probe released on police bail

A 33-YEAR-OLD man arrested by police in connection with abuse allegations at Muckamore Abbey Hospital was released yesterday on police bail.

The suspect was arrested in the Antrim area on Monday by detectives from the PSNI's Public Public Branch.

Last month a 30-year-old man became ...

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Abortion not defining issue in general election, says Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald

Abortion will not be a defining issue in the general election, Mary Lou McDonald has said.

The Sinn Féin president said she expected it would be raised from "time to time" on the doorsteps by socially conservative voters unhappy at her party's support of the ...

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UUP candidate vows to face down calls to step aside

An Ulster Unionist standing in the marginal South Belfast constituency has vowed to face down calls for him to step aside.

Michael Henderson said he would not be deterred by negativity from other unionists critical of his party's decision to run.

The UUP has already stepped aside ...

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Kainos acquires two additional companies as fast growth continues

FAST growing IT services firm Kainos has acquired two businesses in England and Germany after a six month period in which its revenue grew by almost one third and it recruited 232 people.

The company, which employs 1,562 people across 12 locations in Europe and North America, yesterday ...

2019-11-12 17:16 open_in_new
Belfast peace wall communities 'want barriers removed within next generation'

There has been a rise in the number of residents who live beside peace walls who want them removed within the next generation, according to research.

More than 100 barriers remain between communities 20 years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

On the 50th ...

2019-11-12 17:16 open_in_new
Man robbed at knifepoint at Belfast railway station

A MAN was robbed at knifepoint at a railway station in Belfast.

The victim was approached by an unknown man at Yorkgate station who wielded a small flick-type knife and demanded money.

A struggle followed and the assailant made off with the man's mobile phone and ...

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Flooding slows morning commute across Northern Ireland

Motorists have been advised to be careful after heavy rain caused flooding.

In Belfast, Townsend Street has been closed while there are reports of deep surface water on part of the Lisburn Road. 

Parts of the Antrim Road, the Blacks Road and the Knock dual carriageway are ...

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Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez train together after England row

Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez both trained with England on Tuesday morning as the fall-out from their altercation at St George's Park rumbles on.

The Football Association announced late on Monday evening that the Manchester City forward would not be considered for Thursday's Euro ...

2019-11-12 15:10 open_in_new
Appeal for family of Belfast man found dead in Manchester

Police in England are searching for the family of a 54-year-old Belfast man found dead at his home in Manchester.

Brian Anton Mag Uidhir's body was found at his home in Empress Court, Old Trafford, on Tuesday, November 5.

Mr Mag Uidhir, also known as Maguire, grew up in Belfast ...

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Garda group calls on minister to apologise for Kevin Lunney remarks

A policing representative organisation has called on a junior minister to apologise for blaming the force for threats against three businessmen.

Garda Representative Association (GRA) president Jim Mulligan made the call for an apology from Minister of State Michael D'Arcy after he ...

2019-11-12 14:07 open_in_new
Pair face charges over links to UDA

A 55-YEAR-OLD man and a 49-year-old woman have been charged with crimes linked to the west Belfast UDA. 

Detectives from the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force charged the pair with concealing criminal property, entering into an arrangement concerning criminal property and ...

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House clear-out finds Irish News paper boy statue

DOES this statue look familiar?

A clear-out of a house in south Belfast has unearthed the discovery of an unusual Irish News ornament.

Crossgar woman Margaret McCriskin found the statue of the paper boy clutching a copy of the newspaper in her late mother-in-law's house in the ...

2019-11-12 13:04 open_in_new
'I'm not job-hunting until after Euro 2020 finishes' - Republic of Ireland boss Mick McCarthy

REPUBLIC of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy insists he won’t be following in the footsteps of Michael O’Neill and double-jobbing between club and country.

Speaking in Abbotstown ahead of Thursday night’s friendly international against New Zealand and Monday’s Euro ...

2019-11-12 12:01 open_in_new
Man accused of attacking son after discovering him selling drugs outside a Belfast bar

A MAN allegedly punched and kicked his 15-year-old son unconscious after discovering him selling drugs outside a north Belfast bar, a court heard yesterday.

Police said the 40-year-old defendant is accused of stamping on the youth's head and rendering him temporarily unconscious during ...

2019-11-12 12:01 open_in_new
Tributes to top journalist PJ McKeefry: truly one of a kind

THE Ulster GAA world in particular is deeply saddened to hear of the death of PJ McKeefry, who held the role of Sports Editor of The Irish News for many years.

PJ was a dedicated GAA man who made no excuses for that nor for being a dedicated Derry supporter.

Like most of us who blew ...

2019-11-12 03:37 open_in_new
Lisa Smith expected to be deported back to Republic within weeks

AN Irish woman who travelled to Syria three years ago to join Islamic State is expected to be deported back to the Republic within the next few weeks.

Reuters and AFP news agencies quoted a spokesman for the Turkish Foreign Ministry as saying two Irish people are to be deported along with ...

2019-11-12 03:37 open_in_new
Orange Order fails to respond directly to Mary Lou McDonald meeting request

THE Orange Order did not respond directly to an invitation by Mary Lou McDonald to meet the institution and attend Twelfth celebrations.

In March 2018, just weeks after becoming leader of Sinn Féin, Ms McDonald told The Irish News that she would be writing to the Orange institution ...

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