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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Northern Ireland

6th December 2023
Prosecutions ruled out against 16 people investigated as part of Stakeknife probe
Northern Ireland’s Public Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to provide a reasonable prospect of conviction.
This week
3rd December 2023 - 7th December 2023
Anthems and flags abound in Windsor, 30 years on from that Night in November
‘But instead of ‘Ooh Ah Up The Ra’, there was the familiar, clever banner of ‘Ooh Ah Up The Mná’ as Republic win out 6-1 in Nations League.
'Day after day, it was just complete brutality... everybody knew the game was a tinderbox'
Some 30 years on from Northern Ireland hosting the Republic of Ireland at Windsor Park, things couldn’t be more different ahead of the women’s meeting.
Praise for 'refreshing' interim spell as Ireland out to end 2023 on a high in Belfast
Ruesha Littlejohn relishing Northern Ireland showdown at Windsor Park.
Second boy (14) arrested after two petrol bombs thrown at police in Antrim yesterday
Yesterday a 15-year-old boy was arrested and changed in relation to the incident.
Two women and a man arrested as PSNI launch murder investigation in Lurgan
It is understood that a body was discovered in the area this morning – police have said they have yet to identify the remains.
Last week
26th November 2023 - 2nd December 2023
PSNI renews appeal for information about murder of Mark Lovell on anniversary of death
The 58-year-old father of three was murdered in Newry last December.
Who are Ireland facing in their final Nations League double-header?
Hungary are up first at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow, before Tuesday’s trip to Belfast to face Northern Ireland.
'Better than John Lewis': Heartwarming Christmas ad for Enniskillen pub gains millions of views
Una Burns, the manager of Charlie’s Bar, said they wanted to provide a Christmas advert that would hopefully “resonate with people”.
Last month
November 2023
Viable device found following a security alert in Derry
Ammunition Technical Officers were called to examine the object last night.
Surge in demand for food banks in Northern Ireland outstripping supplies of food, charity warns
A report by
Cormac Fitzgerald
Demand increased 23% year on year – a higher increase than elsewhere in the UK.
Downing Street edits social media post celebrating Northern Ireland that included an Irish flag
Ulster Unionist Party leader Doug Beattie said it is the latest incident which demonstrates Downing Street ‘doesn’t understand’ Northern Ireland.
Troubles Legacy Act has retraumatised victims, legal challenge hears
Belfast High Court is hearing a legal challenge to the British government’s new laws to deal with the legacy of the Troubles.
'Economic blackmail': DUP blasts UK Govt as NI misses out on funding due to Stormont collapse
Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove said no funding was allocated “given the current absence of a working executive and assembly”.
Brian Rowan on the Middle East: Where have all the leaders gone?
The former BBC correspondent looks at the peace process in the North and asks if Israel and Palestine can ever find a similar route.
Peter McCormack: Renewed appeal for former teacher shot dead in 'sickening sectarian attack'
The 42-year-old was shot dead on 19 November 1992.
PSNI name deceased man following single-vehicle collision in Co Down
The collision occurred shortly after 12.30am.
Varadkar says 'real possibility' Northern Ireland Executive can be restored by early next year
The Northern Ireland Executive collapsed last year when the DUP withdrew from powersharing in protest at post-Brexit trading arrangements between Northern Ireland and Britain.
Finland put Northern Ireland to the sword in Helsinki
Michael O’Neill’s injury-ravaged side started well but crumbled after Joel Pohjanpalo’s penalty late in the first half.
Over four million cigarettes seized by Revenue in Dublin yesterday
The cigarettes have an estimated value of €3.4 million.
Politicians arguing in the Dáil and having a drink together after doesn't happen anymore, says Varadkar
Leo Varadkar says he has Mary Lou McDonald’s number and they often speak about Northern Ireland.
O’Neill tells party NI unionist majority is 'long gone’, says McDonald will be first female Taoiseach
The Sinn Féin Ard Fheis is taking place in Athlone this weekend.
Braverman uses Northern Ireland example during criticism of pro-Palestine ‘hate marchers’
She characterised alleged reports that organisers of Saturday’s march were linked to Hamas as “disturbingly reminiscent of Ulster”.
Varadkar on Braverman's NI 'hate march' comments: 'I'm not exactly sure what was meant'
Braverman said reports that organisers of an upcoming protest were linked to Hamas was “disturbingly reminiscent of Ulster”.
Man in 70s wanted for child sex offences extradited from Poland to Northern Ireland
The man was arrested on 29 August and detained in Poland until today.
PSNI now says it has received a 'number of reports' of person dressed up as Hamas militant
The police service had previously said it believe an image circulating on social media to be fake.
PSNI cast doubt on photo of man dressed as Palestinian militant walking through Derry
However a local journalist has said that other photos show the same costumed character.
Jeffrey Donaldson says he cannot be certain Stormont will return by end of year
The DUP leader has repeated that “significant” gaps remain between the UK government and his party’s position.
Windsor Park to host Nations League meeting of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
The sides will meet at Belfast’s National Football Stadium on 5 December.
Windsor Park to host Nations League meeting of Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland
The sides will meet at Belfast’s National Football Stadium on 5 December.
October 2023
Micheál Martin says there's still ‘hard, practical work’ needed to reconcile NI communities
In an interview with the BBC, the Tánaiste declined to say whether he believed he would see a united Ireland in his lifetime.
PSNI searching for escaped man who was jailed for robbery and kidnapping charges
The PSNI area appealing to Sean Tate (47) to hand himself in.
Varadkar: Irish unity vote shouldn't require supermajority, but unionists must feel 'wanted'
The Taoiseach said work will have to be done to make Unionists in Northern Ireland feel ‘welcome’.
Number of famous Dark Hedges trees may need to be felled for safety
The avenue of trees is famous as a filming location in Game of Thrones.
Loyalist 'supergrass' tells court UVF killed two Catholic workmen for 'pure sectarianism'
Loyalist supergrass Gary Haggarty also claimed that the accused was ‘unhappy’ that he had not killed a third man.
'More loyalist paramilitaries today than there were 30 years ago', academic tells MPs
He said there are “networks deeply embedded in the most marginalised and deprived parts of Northern Ireland”.
Smyth stars as Northern Ireland end five-game losing streak against San Marino
Michael O’Neill’s side ran out 3-0 winners at Windsor Park.
Jeffrey Donaldson says UK government funding of Casement Park would raise 'lots of questions'
The DUP leader said he did not know if the GAA stadium would be built in time for the Euro 2028 football tournament.
Dissident Republican jailed over offences connected to attempt to kill PSNI officer
Gavin Coyle pleaded guilty to membership of the IRA and providing his car to be used for the purpose of terrorism.
Taoiseach says Rishi Sunak is 'hopeful' talks with DUP can lead to restoration of Stormont
Sunak briefed Varadkar on the talks in Armagh during a bilateral meeting between the leaders yesterday.