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Northern ireland News

Undertakers making money with novelty hearses

If you live in Northern Ireland and are a farmer, maybe you would choose to have a favorite tractor to pull your hearse after you die. If you are a biker, you might choose a motorcycle for the same purpose. A couple is catering to people's choices.

Seven wars you probably don’t know are happening

While Ukraine, Syria, Palestine, Iraq, and Afghanistan dominate the news cycle, conflicts rage across the globe with little or no media coverage. These are the wars that aren’t being covered by Western media outlets.

Irish Republican Army hotel bombing causes political spat

Londonderry - A masked man entered the Everglades Hotel in Northern Ireland, planted a bomb, and notified the receptionist that it would explode in forty minutes. The man claimed responsibility in the name of the Irish Republican Army before fleeing on foot.

Northern Irish police want access to all Boston Tapes on Troubles

Belfast - The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is seeking to obtain all historical archive material compiled by Boston College concerning The Troubles in Northern Ireland.

Eddie Friel talks destination development in Hills of Headwaters Special

Orangeville - Tourism guru Eddie Friel highlights the importance of destination development in the tourism industry, and challenges the rural Ontario community of The Hills of Headwaters to tell the stories of its history, heritage and culture.

Amnesty letters may topple Northern Ireland’s unity government

Belfast County Borough - Amnesty letters sent out as part of peacemaking efforts after the 1998 Good Friday agreement are causing an issue more than 15 years later, and threatening to topple the unity government in Northern Ireland.

Op-Ed: Northern Ireland crime increases in past two years

The Office for National Statistics report today that 59 percent of respondents of a survey believe crime has increased in past two years. Major causes of criminal activity are perceived to be drug and alcohol abuse and lack of parental discipline.

Op-Ed: Underestimated IRA causes security woes in N. Ireland

Belfast - This week, Belfast police and counter-terror units deployed roadblocks in an attempt to deter car bombs after the Irish Republican Army’s attack on a shopping center last Sunday, in which no one was injured.

Op-Ed: Former soldiers admit killing unarmed civilians in N.I. Troubles

Belfast - The BBC's Panorama, a top-notch investigative program, revealed Thursday details of an undercover Military Reaction Force which operated in Northern Ireland in the early 70's, killing suspected terrorists and inevitably unarmed citizens.

Obama to Northern Ireland youth: Make peace permanent

U.S. President Barack Obama has said during a visit to Northern Ireland as part of the G8 Summit hosted there that "the fate of peace" is up to the young people there.

Austerity has been 'painted over' in Belcoo, N Ireland for the G8

Belcoo - Belcoo in Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland is the host city for officials from the wealthy G8 nations. To hide the fact that the town has been hit badly by the current austerity, shops have been painted over to look like they are thriving businesses.

Op-Ed: As N. Ireland nears G8 lockdown — the case for a permanent G8 HQ

Enniskillen - Next month, G8 leaders and their entourages descend on County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland for the 39th G8 summit, on June 17-18. Like earlier summits, an agreeable location will host the event, on the shores of picturesque Lough Erne.

Threat of legal challenge over gay marriage in Northern Ireland

There could be a legal challenge in Northern Ireland if it becomes the only part of the United Kingdom without same-sex marriage.

8,000 officers and three drones to protect G-8 in N. Ireland

According to a Northern Ireland police official some 8,000 officers accompanied by three surveillance drones will be deployed in order to provide security for President Barack Obama and other G-8 officials in June.

Ulster — Amidst night of unrest police seize arms

Police in Northern Ireland has seized arms and explosives following a night of unrest which saw them subject to violence which included having petrol bombs flung at them.

Farmers in North Ireland left cut off due to heavy snow

Due to heavy snow farmers in Northern Ireland have been "abandoned and left to fend for themselves" due to the heavy snow which has left them cut off.

Spring babies begin to arrive at Fairfax County's Kidwell Farm Special

Herndon - As spring makes its debut, this usually this means Kidwell Farm, in Fairfax County, Virginia, has babies arriving. Several of the animals have already begun to birth.

Police in Northern Ireland prevent mortar attack

The Police Service of Northern Ireland acted decisively to prevent a mortar attack on a police station, foiling an attack that is eerily reminiscent of the kind of violence that plagued that polity throughout the course of the Troubles.

29 police officers injured in Northern Ireland

Belfast - Belfast, in Northern Ireland, has experienced protests since December, when a decision to limit the number of days the Union flag would fly over city hall was made,

Union flag flies over Belfast City Hall but riots 'will continue'

Belfast - Tuesday night saw a sixth consecutive night of rioting in the Northern Ireland capital, when police were pelted with bricks and petrol bombs. But the Union flag was raised for the first time since the controversial decision not to display it permanently.

Nine police injured in Belfast unrest, shots fired today

Belfast - Northern Ireland has recently experienced an upsurge in violent disorder. This has stemmed from a decision by the authorities to restrict the flying of the Union flag on Belfast City Hall.

Hillary Clinton condemns recent Northern Ireland violence

Following discussions in Dublin with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, U.S. Secretary of State arrived in a Northern Ireland troubled by a week of violent riots.

Northern Ireland: Police arrest dissident Republican Colin Duffy

Lurgan - Northern Ireland's most prominent dissident Republican, Colin Duffy was arrested this morning by police investigating yesterday's killing of prison officer, David Black.

Northern Ireland prison officer killed in motorway shooting

Cookstown - David Black, a Northern Ireland prison officer, was shot and killed as he drove along the M1 motorway between Portadown and Lurgan at 07.30 this morning.

Op-Ed: The Bahrain-Northern Ireland Parallel

What the horrific sectarian strife that plagued Northern Ireland in recent memory can teach us about the present situation in Bahrain.

Violence between Protestant and Catholic groups erupts in Belfast

Belfast - Violence broke out in the Northern Ireland city of Belfast over the weekend. What is being labelled as sectarian violence appears to be in response to a marching band playing sectarian music in a primarily Catholic neighborhood.

Op-Ed: The terror enigma — Gauging the threat to the 2012 Olympic Games

London - A timely analysis on the terrorist threat and the security challenges it currently poses to the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games.

Thoughts on the Titanic Belfast Center Special

Upon visiting the Titanic Belfast museum one in a sense feels underwhelmed when one takes into account the costs of it and the hype around it.

Op-Ed: Council's heartless handling of the Lennox case poses questions

Belfast - In the early hours of July 11, Northern Ireland's Belfast City Council (BCC) euthanized Lennox, without informing his family. Now Victoria Stilwell is accusing BCC of hiding things, because of the heartless way BCC handled Lennox's case.

Op-Ed: What is the future for the IRA?

The symbolic handshake between the British monarch and the former IRA commander represents an apt time to re-evaluate the IRA and establish how it has changed and what it now truly represents.
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A Woman pushes a pram past a Loyalist Paramilitary mural on the Newtonard's Road area of East Belfast, November 20, 2013. Northern Ireland's attorney general, John Larkin, has suggested that there should be an end to prosecutions into killings related to the Troubles, that occurred before the 1998 Good Friday Agreement
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A reminder of happier economic days. Shipbuilding the Titanic
A reminder of happier economic days. Shipbuilding the Titanic
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A screencap from "DOE Road Safety 'Classroom'"
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Women walk past a Loyalist Paramilitary mural on the Newtonard s Road area of East Belfast
Women walk past a Loyalist Paramilitary mural on the Newtonard's Road area of East Belfast
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President Barack Obama of the United States greets Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy at the G8 Su...
President Barack Obama of the United States greets Prime Minister Enrico Letta of Italy at the G8 Summit in Lough Erne, Northern Ireland on 17 June 2013.
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A Belfast mural depicting the late David Ervine  prominent Loyalist turned Good Friday Agreement adv...
A Belfast mural depicting the late David Ervine, prominent Loyalist turned Good Friday Agreement advocate and a former leader of Ulster's Progressive Unionist Party. Ervine was one of those who contributed to the Belfast Project undertaken by Boston College.
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On August 3  2001  car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing  London  United Ki...
On August 3, 2001, car bombing by the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA) in Ealing, London, United Kingdom. Seven people suffered injuries and the Ealing Broadway shopping center, which was adjacent to the blast, suffered substantial property damage.
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Obama to Northern Ireland s youth:  You re an inheritor of a just and hard-earned peace
Obama to Northern Ireland's youth: "You're an inheritor of a just and hard-earned peace"
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A man walks past a Loyalist Paramilitary mural on the Newtonard s Road area of East Belfast  Novembe...
A man walks past a Loyalist Paramilitary mural on the Newtonard's Road area of East Belfast, November 20, 2013
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Rathlin Island - an area of outstanding natural beauty. As long as its denizens manage to keep the oil companies out.
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