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Northern Ireland needs to deal with its past

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MLAs will meet at Stormont today to consider the previous UK government’s agreement to write to 187 members of the IRA on the run offering them effective immunity from prosecution.

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UK government threatening Northern Ireland on welfare, claims Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein has accused the UK government of threatening Northern Ireland for its reluctance to implement its welfare reforms.

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Gerry Adams ‘no longer has the power’ in Sinn Fein, says Paisley

A new book by BBC Northern Ireland broadcaster Mark Carruthers includes a fascinating interview with the former DUP leader Dr Ian Paisley.

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Tensions rise again in Northern Ireland

In the heat of July, Northern Ireland has once again witnessed violent clashes following the decision by the Parades Commission to ban Orange Order marchers who took part in the twelfth of July parade to return along parts of the nationalist Ardoyne area of Belfast.

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Northern Ireland Assembly passes special advisers bill

Members of the Northern Ireland Assembly yesterday gave final approval for legislation barring those with a serious conviction from taking up any political adviser role.

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Sinn Fein to oppose vote to restrict abortions

Sinn Fein have pledged to oppose a vote at Stormont that seeks to restrict access to abortions. The amendment to the Criminal Justice Bill, tabled by the DUP and SDLP, would make illegal abortions that are carried out outside of NHS institutions.

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Sinn Fein retain Mid Ulster on record low turnout

Sinn Fein has won the Mid Ulster by-election with a sharply reduced majority on a record low turnout, with almost half of the electorate not voting at all.

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Northern Ireland: Are the unionists running scared in Mid-Ulster?

As the political circus continues to analyse to death the results of the Eastleigh by-election, in Northern Ireland the unionist unity candidate for next week’s Mid-Ulster by-election is being accused of running scared.

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“Be very careful what you wish for” – DUP calls Sinn Fein’s bluff on border poll

A senior member of the DUP has called Sinn Fein’s bluff by suggesting a poll on Northern Ireland’s constitutional future could be the best thing for the union.

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Belfast: “Metal barriers, bottles, golf balls” used to attack police after change in flag policy

A change in Belfast city council’s policy on flying the Union flag exposes old divisions and results in a night of rage in the city.

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