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Today's Northern Ireland News
Last Updated – April 25, 2018.

Brexit department issue apology after Secretary visits Irish border but Sinn Féin MP kept in dark: Belfast Live
Aine Fox

David Davis does not ignore views of NI people – DUP: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Claire Hanna – David Davis visit nothing more than a box-ticking exercise: Irish News

Shrouding David Davis' Irish border visit in secrecy a PR own goal for Brexiteers: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

SDLP leader claims Sinn Féin chief 'stuck in fantasy land' over Brexit: Derry Now

Report – Brexit has 'deepened divisions' in Northern Ireland and Scotland: The News Letter

Michel Barnier and Leo Varadkar to hold Brexit talks near border: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

'Brian Cowen's ire of Brexiteer Right-wing Tory Party is shared by most Irish people': Irish Mirror
Paddy Clancy

North must not be bullied by Europe on Brexit: The Irish Times
Diane Dodds

Bertie and Barroso dream up the Halloween party of Leo's nightmares:
Sinead O'Carroll

UK has chosen to ignore the Remain voters of Scotland and Northern Ireland: The National (Scotland)
Kirsty Hughes and Katy Hayward

David Davis's border visit an embarrassing shambles: Irish News

'We are only as strong as we are united': Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Troubles may be over, but the pain persists for many: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP – Why do SF bother standing?: The News Letter

North would benefit from reunification: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Mid Ulster council bonfire licence challenge 'does not have merit': Irish News
Connla Young

Cut paramilitary status for crime gangs sent to jail insists Beattie: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Police officer attempted murder probe – man arrested under Terrorism Act: Londonderry Sentinel

Man released in probe into attempted murder of Londonderry PSNI officer: Belfast Telegraph

Alleged UDA boss to face trial on terror charges: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Tony Taylor parole delay blasted: Derry Journal
Kevin Mullan

Council backs motion for Coleraine bomb memorial: BBC

Sinn Féin abstain from council vote on memorial for IRA car bomb victims: Irish News
Claire Simpson

Low clearance rate for paramilitary killings: Irish News
Allison Morris

Tanaiste Simon Coveney met with Hooded Men group claiming to be tortured by Brits in 1971: Irish Mirror
Ferghal Blaney

IRA truck bomb devastated City of London 25 years ago: The News Letter

Pub bombings campaigners face next courtroom showdown: Birmingham Mail
Andy Richards

'I'm shocked by cut in torturers' jail terms', says Dowdall victim:
Catherine Devine

Sinn Féin to support unionist candidate in by-election to Irish Seanad: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Royal baby – Arlene Foster hails 'wonderful news for nation': Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

'Gay cake' bakers Ashers tour NI before Supreme Court appeal: The News Letter

Graffiti attacks on chapels slams SF's abortion policy: The News Letter

'Sinn Féin is an absolute disgrace' – We spoke to the republican pro-lifers at the GPO today:
Rónán Duffy

TD denies double standards over Sinn Féin policy on Eighth: The Irish Times
Sarah Burns

McDonald defends decision not to remove whip from Tóibín: RTE
Martina Fitzgerald

Derry Sinn Féin coucillor calls for the immediate expulsion of the Israeli ambassador from Ireland: Derry Now

No Scots Brexit powers deal despite UK-Welsh agreement: BBC

Tuesday, April 24

Service uniting Troubles victims hears call for both sides to pray for progress: Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Unionists can no longer ignore border poll debate: The News Letter
Alex Kane

If there ever is a united Ireland, it will come about not because of the IRA and Sinn Féin, but in spite of them: Belfast Telegraph
Malachi O'Doherty

'You wouldn't have to wait too long' – Former Taoisigh Ahern and Bruton warn of violence if 'hard Brexit' revives border: Irish Independent
John Downing

Brexit – Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern thinks a hard border will never return to Ireland: Irish Mirror
Ferghal Blaney

David Davis finally visits Border, but doesn't tell the press: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

David Davis hopes Brexit deal on Irish border will be done by October: Belfast Telegraph

Irish border backstop is flawed, say EU officials: The Times
Bruno Waterfield and John Walsh

'Carving out' North from UK post-Brexit an 'absolute deal breaker': The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Dodds backs May to face down advocates for 'Irish Sea border': The News Letter
Mark Rainey

'The British Government doesn't have the courage' – Eastwood challenges Theresa May to face down Brexit extremists: Derry Now

Martin attacked over Brexit comments: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

'No one wants hard border, it would be sheer bloody mindlessness' – Wetherspoons boss: Irish Independent
Ellie Donnelly

Irish border – Tory tensions mount as Brexiteers warn against Brexit U-turn on customs union: Belfast Telegraph
Dan O'Donoghue

'Full alignment only way to stop hard border': The Times
John Walsh

A customs union is the only solution for the UK: The News Letter
Stephen Farry

There is no need for the Irish border issue to force us to remain in the EU customs union: Daily Telegraph

SDLP Welcomes Border Force Removing Irish Passport Holder Restriction: The Times

Recognise nationalist rights in the North, says Cowen: Irish Examiner
Juno McEnroe

Congress members raise 'legacy issues' with British ambassador: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

UUP call to stop separating paramilitary prisoners: Belfast Telegraph

Limavady roundabout daubed with 'sectarian colours': Irish News
John Manley

Police probe latest racist incident in South Belfast: Belfast Live
Andrew Madden

A Northern Ireland mother's quest for answers guides the way: Irish Voice/
Ed Neafsey

British soldier 'not justified' in shooting dead pregnant teenager, inquest rules: The Independent
Shehab Khan

Family of Marian Brown finally hear the truth: Irish News

Ombudsman 'smeared' officers with Loughinisland collusion report: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Plastic bullet files ordered closed for up to 84 years: Irish News
Seamus McKinney

Claudy bomb victim's brother wants answers: Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Raymond McCreesh – the man behind IRA playground row: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Passion, politics, perceptions: The Anglo-Celt

Jonathan Dowdall appeal successful – Former Sinn Féin councillor jailed for torturing man has jail term cut: Irish Independent
Ruaidhrí Giblin

Like the hard Left of Labour, Sinn Féin have for years nursed a bitter streak of anti-Semitism: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Remembering the events of 1918 gives us a timely opportunity to consider again what it means to be Irish: The Irish Times
Josepha Madigan

Asher's gay cake row reaches Supreme Court: Belfast Telegraph

Statement on ETA is reminder of differing approaches to terror: The News Letter

Monday, April 23

Brexit survey shows majority in Belfast think UK better off inside Europe: Belfast Live
Claire Miller

Brexit – 'Half of readers' believe Britain would be better off in Europe: The News Letter

UK eyes up soft Brexit as Dublin division emerges: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Theresa May must not show weakness to EU says Sammy Wilson: BBC

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen warns on Brexit: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Martin attacked over Brexit comments: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

Browne quizzes McDonald over Sinn Féin policy: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Brexit changes tone of border debate: Irish News

Irish interests may suffer in prolonged Brexit talks, says Martin: The Irish Times
Michael O'Regan

Fianna Fáil leader – Stormont vacuum causing real damage: Belfast Telegraph

I'd share Foster's impulse to leave a united Ireland – here's why (Apr 20): The News Letter
Owen Polley

A Catholic majority doesn't mean united Ireland, says DUP MP Jim Shannon (Apr 21): Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

The cruel peace – killings in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday Agreement:
Paul Nolan

Only reconciliation and the truth can give peace a chance: Sunday Independent
Alan O'Keeffe

Policewoman with Irish passport says UK Border Force refused her job application: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Martin to pay Ahern peace process tribute after TV walkout: Irish Independent
Jody Corcoran and Niamh Horan

Former boxer Eamonn Magee was a member of IRA youth wing: Irish News

Push for Libya compensation for IRA victims no closer (Apr 20): The News Letter

Why the last thing we all need is a National Museum of Troubles (Feb 14): Belfast Telegraph
John Wilson Foster

Stormont forced to publish DUP minister's paper after losing two-year FOI battle: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Northern Ireland schools system is archaic and segregated... that must change (Apr 17): Belfast Telegraph
Tina Merron

Our President should look again at our bloody past: Irish Independent
Eoghan Harris

Brexit 'must not scupper' lifesaving cross-Border treatment: The Irish Times
Freya McClements

Can federalism ever work in the UK? (Apr 22): Sunday Herald
Isobel Lindsay

Customs union U-turn by May could provoke Brexiter cabinet revolt: The Guardian
Anne Perkins

Sunday, April 22

'CALL EU'S BLUFF!' Jacob Rees-Mogg urges May not to back down in Irish border dispute: Daily Express
Camilla Tominey

Ireland's top diplomat in Scotland Mark Hanniffy says hard Irish border threat remains: Sunday Herald
Andrew Whitaker

Border remains potential catalyst for a catastrophic Brexit outcome: The Irish Times
Chris Johns

A border with the EU works for the Swiss. It can work in Ireland after Brexit: The Sunday Times
Dominic Lawson

The threat of a border in the Irish Sea has still not been put to bed: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

The EU believes it can push Britain around over Northern Ireland. They don't know Britain: Sunday Telegraph
Daniel Hannan

Maskey affirms Stalford for his united Ireland comments: The News Letter

Focus should not be on a sectarian headcount, but on a place at peace with itself regardless of religion or culture: Belfast Telegraph

A huge missed opportunity to challenge SF in West Tyrone: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Principles get Schumer backing, NYC launch: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Congressmen urging UK to act now over Northern Ireland legacy issues: Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

The Martin McGuinness Principles wake up a sleeping Irish America: Irish Voice/
Niall O'Dowd

SDLP 'dancing to the tune of Orange Order' over renaming Raymond McCreesh Park: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Edwards

No new parole hearing for Tony Taylor until Autumn – British Secretary of State 'appears to be behind delay': Derry Now

Women's Participation in Peace Negotiations in Northern Ireland Made Them Less Likely to Fail (Apr 17):
Rachel Vogelstein and Jamille Bigio

Truly shared society still worth striving for (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph

Northern Ireland's lost moment – how the peaceful protests of '68 escalated into years of bloody conflict: The Observer
Sean O'Hagan

How did Republicanism lose its way in the 1960s?: Village
Roy Johnston

Jim Wells – I suspect they wanted rid of me as I'm old-fashioned traditional DUP... anti-gay marriage, anti-abortion (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph
Claire McNeilly

In the hot seat – Has Arlene Foster's grilling at RHI Inquiry affected her future as DUP leader?: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Boost for Sinn Féin and McDonald in new poll:
Jack Quann

Mary Lou McDonald heads Sinn Féin surge in the Republic: The Sunday Times
Stephen O'Brien

There's no denying Mary Lou's sex appeal (Ape 21): Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

A referendum Sturgeon should find hard to refuse: The Scotsman

Scotland's political parties go to war over new call for federal UK: Sunday Herald
Andrew Whitaker

Get set for an all-or-nothing constitutional power struggle (Apr 18): The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Saturday, April 21

EU rejects Irish border proposals and says Brexit talks could still fail: The Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll and Heather Stewart

Varadkar – EU could pull plug on Brexit talks: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith and Olivia Kelleher

Brexit – Britain remains committed to no hard border in North: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

EU's 'hardball' tactics slammed by DUP: The News Letter

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen warns on Brexit: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Border question threatens to derail Britain's Brexit strategy: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

Warning of 'disorderly' Brexit as May's customs vision demolished: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Taoiseach eager to steer clear of Brexit iceberg: Irish Examiner
Fiachra Ó Cionnaith

Window narrowing in Brexit talks for a solution to Border: The Irish Times
Simon Carswell

No 'happy ever after' unless Border solution 'cuts the mustard': Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

It's time to stop believing in these 'magic' Brexit solutions: The Guardian
Dan Roberts

Hard reality intrudes on Brexiteers' fantasy: Irish Examiner

The Guardian view on Brexit and the Irish border – alchemy fails again: The Guardian

More than 1,000 Border Force jobs withdrawn over 'British passports only' policy: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Home Office apologises over British passport 'error' over Northern Ireland Border Force jobs: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Border Force jobs fiasco raises further questions: Irish News

'All must embrace spirit of Good Friday Agreement' – Molloy: Mid Ulster Mail

Stormont is a farce so board it up, says ex-MLA Francie Brolly: Belfast Telegraph
Leona O'Neill

Praise for DUP Mayor's special Irish language event: Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Belfast 'locals only' graffiti blasted: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

IRA bomber will not vote against memorial to his victims: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

New evidence unearthed in 'Hooded Men' torture case, court told: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Minister 'putting business ahead of Libya-IRA victims': The News Letter

We'd like to see a Papal visit to Northern Ireland, declares Varadkar: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Belfast student loses legal bid to vote in abortion referendum: Irish News

Dementia-suffering John Hume now oblivious to peace role, wife reveals: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Boycott all you want, it ain't going to work – BBC's Nolan says campaign had no bearing: Belfast Telegraph

Charles to succeed Queen as Head of Commonwealth: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

Councillors to step up bid for bilingual signage for Claregalway: Connacht Tribune

Friday, April 20

EU rejects Theresa May's Brexit Irish border solution as doubts grow over whether UK can leave customs union: Daily Telegraph
Peter Foster

Eastwood to meet An Tánaiste and Secretary of State: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

'Irresponsible scaremongering' Lord Lawson EXPOSES Irish border as Brexit reversal plot: Daily Express
Aurora Bosotti

NIexit will reduce protections: Village
Anton McCabe

Unionists must challenge this 'most oppressed people ever' mentality: The News Letter
Patrick Roche

NI Catholics 'could be majority by 2021': BBC

A group of businessmen and journalists produce report on economic benefits of a United Ireland (Mar 14): Irish News
Connla Young

'Shinnerbots' winning internet war of words with loyalists – academic: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Searches linked to loyalist feud: Irish News
Allison Morris

Paramilitary linked organised crime 'widespread' in NI, survey finds: The News Letter

Mary Lou McDonald 'won't run away' with herself on SF poll bounce: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Equality Commission raises "discrimination" issues over Brexit border force recruiting British passport holders: Belfast Telegraph
Cate McCurry

'English only' council installs Ulster Scots planters: Belfast Telegraph
Lisa Smyth

Search for body of Disappeared IRA victim Joe Lynskey called off: Belfast Telegraph

'Potentially criminal decisions' by Government must be investigated, court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Londonderry students hear civil rights story 50 years on: BBC

Ian Paisley toyed with idea of united Ireland – this is what happened next: Belfast Telegraph
Don Anderson

Terror victims' 'fear and apprehension' over benefit assessments: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

No one looks good in this RHI mess: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Canadian sets up 'Go Fund Me' to buy Arlene Foster one way ticket out of Ireland: Irish Voice/

Belfast wall murals from the Troubles in Irish photography exhibit: San Francisco Chronicle
Sam Whiting

Why Team Northern Irelands's exclusion from several sports at Commonwealth Games costs us medal chances: Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

Northern Ireland MP criticised over 'jibe at Varadkar's sexuality': The Times
Catherine Sanz

Why the young are drawn to Sinn Féin: The Irish Times
Anne Harris

FG proposal for Republic celebration: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

McDonald says abortion law in NI should be 'in kilter' with Republic: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Growing concern about lack of English language motorway signage for Claregalway (Feb 20): Connacht Tribune

Scotland's football sectarianism act scrapped from midnight: The Herald
Martin Williams

Queen asks Commonwealth to put Prince Charles in charge: The Scotsman
Paris Gourtsoyannis

Queen's mention of Prince Charles as Commonwealth successor was no flippant remark: The Times
Valentine Low

A second Brexit referendum would tear Britain apart: Financial Times
Martin Wolf

Thursday, April 19

Donald Tusk says no Brexit deal until border resolved: BBC
John Campbell

British government need to 'get real' in Brexit negotiations says Derry MEP: Derry Now

Britain must show signs of definitive Border progress by June: The Irish Times
Simon Coveney

Sinn Féin candidate says Electoral Office adding 'unfair barriers' to postal and proxy voting: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

David Trimble – People of Northern Ireland should take credit for saving lives (Apr 9): Belfast Telegraph

A secret White House hero who made Irish peace possible: Irish Voice/

We should celebrate the Good Friday Agreement says Human Rights Consortium director Kevin Hanratty (Apr 10): Irish News
Kevin Hanratty

My son is the same age as the Good Friday Agreement – why that matters (Apr 9):
Caroline Eagles

DiNapoli hosting NY tribute to Martin McGuinness: Irish Echo

Dissidents can kill, injure and threaten us... the one thing they can't do is stop us laughing at them: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Public still in fear of reporting paramilitary-linked crime: Irish News
Allison Morris

UDA killer Dalzell who 'stamped' on Mark Lamont's head must serve at least twelve years in prison: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Donnelly

Loyalist paramilitaries must leave the stage (Apr 11): Irish News

Northern Ireland Troubles victims face fresh trauma over benefits screening, says charity: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

'Hooded men' seek Northern Ireland torture investigation: The Guardian
Henry McDonald

No new evidence to justify Hooded Men torture probe, court told: The News Letter

Belfast festival screening for Troubles victims film: The News Letter

When is bloodshed morally acceptable in the modern era?: The News Letter
Ian Ellis

DUP's Nigel Dodds calls for end to 'Wild West' of social media to tackle online trolls: Belfast Telegraph

Stream of online abuse can cut through even the thickest skin: Belfast Telegraph
Carla Lockhart

Belfast Agreement anniversary to be marked by arts events (Apr 8): The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

My Story – Young people's storytelling project details life 20 years after the Good Friday Agreement: Irish News

The Top Table's contributors on how the Good Friday Agreement has broken down barriers (Apr 11): Belfast Telegraph
Eimear O'Keeffe and Thomas Copeland

Government would support papal visit to Northern Ireland – Taoiseach:

Power to dissolve Dáil 'benefits' taoiseach's party, Assembly hears (Apr 14): The Irish Times
Jack Power

Sinn Féin MEP Anderson's stance on Syria bombing angers unionists: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen