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Today's Northern Ireland News
Last Updated – May 24, 2018.

Corbyn presses May to end Stormont deadlock in Northern Ireland: The Guardian
Pippa Crerar and Jessica Elgot

Corbyn calls for British-Irish body to be reconvened: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Brexit deal cannot include return to hard border – Jeremy Corbyn: BBC
Mark Devenport

Labour's Corbyn in snub to IRA victims' families on Northern Ireland visit: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Corbyn backs return to UNITED IRELAND as he prepares for controversial Belfast trip: Daily Express
David Maddox

Jeremy Corbyn believes Irish reunification 'has majority support': Belfast Telegraph

Corbyn flies into criticism over Irish unity remarks: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Northern Ireland parties 'should be locked in room until deal': BBC

London might now have to bring in direct rule after incinerator ruling: The News Letter
Austen Morgan

Post-Brexit customs arrangements may not be ready, MPs told: Belfast Telegraph

Theresa May to ask EU for transition till 2023 in bid to avoid hard border: The Times
Bruno Waterfield and John Walsh

Obscure provision may permit open Border if no-deal Brexit: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Brexit a historic major mistake but unity crucial in protecting interests: Belfast Telegraph
Stephen Farry

How Brexit triggered the UK's latest identity crisis: New Statesman

Mike Pompeo 'has not considered' NI envoy requests: BBC

Anti-flag group responds to loyalist flag statement: The News Letter

East Belfast loyalists accuse anti-flags group of being 'cultural agitators': The News Letter

Revealed – Bonfire pallet clear-up cost for Belfast residents: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

'No offences committed' by Bryson over bonfire tweet: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Youth group 'concerned' about PSNI stop and searches carried out on young people: Belfast Telegraph

Catholic youths less likely to believe PSNI are fair – survey: The News Letter

Cemetery searched as part of investigation into dissident republican activity: ITV

Tyrone man McLaughlin 'had motive and opportunity' for involvement in prison officer David Black murder, court hears: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Donnelly

Anger at IRA AK47 sign outside hospital: The News Letter
Gemma Murray

IRA machine gun sign at Belfast hospital binned: Belfast Telegraph

We won't let Britain rewrite past and slander our patriots – McBrearty family: Derry Journal

Decision not to charge soldier with Derry teen's killing being reviewed: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Kingsmill victim's brother slams Sinn Féin event for IRA man Raymond McCreesh: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Tánaiste to raise Aidan McAnespie case with Bradley: RTE
Conor McMorrow

Bombshell investigation into Belfast's Lord Mayor in its "final stages": Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

Sinn Féin demands all-island abortion law: The Times
Lise Hand and Ellen Coyne

South open to NI women for abortion if repeal wins, says McDonald: The Irish Times
Sarah Bardon

Abortion referendum – Orange Order urges 'No' vote: The News Letter

Pauline Tully, ex-wife of garda killer Pearse McAuley, to run for Sinn Féin: The Times
Alan Caulfield

'G'wan Mary Lou!' – Sinn Féin's leader is a hit on the canvass but insists it's no election dry run:
Rónán Duffy

Referendum has moved Sinn Féin ever closer to the centre of power: Irish Examiner
Gerard Howlin

'An unholy alliance' – 'Flanagan faces backlash over vetting deal with Sinn Féin on judges: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle, Laura Larkin and Cormac McQuinn

Fine Gael may rue getting into bed with Sinn Féin: The Irish Times
Stephen Collins

DUP say Londonderry council lighting up building in Palestinian colours to 'support terrorist Hamas': Belfast Telegraph

The long overdue death? of cultural Catholicism: Irish Catholic
Michael Kelly

Jeremy Corbyn believes Unionism is "divisive", spokesman says (May 9): The Scotsman
Paris Gourtsoyannis

Wednesday, May 23

EU to reject Theresa May's call for Northern Ireland 'backstop' to be time limited: The Independent
Jon Stone

Brexit – Border issue to be discussed in Brussels: BBC
John Campbell

Ministers told in Northern Ireland 'don't mess with our border': ITV

English people 'unfamiliar' with workings of EU, ex-Irish leader says: Belfast Telegraph

Technology can avoid a hard Border, insists senior Orangeman: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Jeremy Corbyn will reinforce Labour's customs union demand during visit to north: Irish News
John Manley

Allister blasts parties as 'EU's fifth column' out to halt Brexit: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Dodds fires back at demands over single market and customs union: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Statement will have zero influence on outcome: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Anglo Irish relations 'tested' over Brexit talks: The Irish Times
Jack Power

Gove's remarks on backstop suggest softening on Brexit: Irish Independent
John Downing

The Irish Times view on Brexit and Northern Ireland – a soft separation is imperative: The Irish Times

Arlene Foster's major political risk: Irish News

North's parties need to compromise on power-sharing, Leo Varadkar says: The Times
Jennifer Bray

DUP presses for passport legislation change: ITV

UK immigration minister grilled over 'tortuous' British passport application process for Republic-born citizens: Irish News
Paul Ainsworth

'North cannot fulfil its potential because of political deadlock' – Bradley: Newry Times

Changing attitudes over Belfast peace walls threatened by Stormont deadlock: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

Wariness over likely impact of terror flag initiative in Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

DUP's Emma Little-Pengelly welcomes east Belfast UVF flags protocol: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Extra 1m euros a year for Reconciliation Fund to make GFA anniversary: BBC

In Defence Of The Good Friday Agreement: Huffington Post
Cillian Ó Fathaigh

Mo Mowlam believed the iconic NIO multi-million pound TV 'peace' advertising campaign was 'a waste of time and money': Irish News
Bimpe Archer

PSNI 'does not have resources for non-fatal Troubles investigations': ITV

Five men to stand trial over bar attack on high-profile loyalist Darren Moore: Belfast Live
Ashleigh Mcdonald

Number of Belfast bonfire groups in council scheme falls for third year: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Vicious hate attack sparks 'no-go' warning: Derry Journal

Father of UVF murder victim demands independent review of collusion case: The News Letter

'I've had countless death threats but we need to fight for justice': Belfast Telegraph

Raymond McCord wants counsel from outside Northern Ireland to review son's murder: Irish News

PSNI confirm 'Evidence Gathering Team' was present at annual Hunger Strike commemoration held in Derry at the weekend: Derry Now

Sinn Féin vigil for IRA man McCreesh 'a slap in face for Kingsmill families', says brother of victim: Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

Witch-hunts into troops' actions during Troubles casting shadow over heroes, says Gavin Williamson: The Sun
David Willetts

Facilitator of British Army 'Bloody Sunday' smears dies in England: Derry Journal

Tell us where Captain Nairac's body is, ex-soldier urges 'cowardly' killers: Belfast Telegraph
Adrian Rutherford

IRA victims call for Northern Ireland politicians to support Gaddafi compensation bill: Belfast Telegraph

Archbishop Eamon Martin appealed to Secretary of State to help locate missing Aidan McAnespie body part: Irish News
Connla Young

Mitchel McLaughlin to be appointed as honorary professor at Queen's: BBC

Gun licence refused to ex-IRA man with 'murderous' past: The Irish Times
Anne Lucey

Former Mid-Ulster MP McCrea 'honoured and humbled' at appointment to House of Lords: Derry Now
Mark Bain

Sinn Féin deal to allow Dáil to pass Judicial Appointments Bill: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Minister warns 'substantial terrorist threat' remains: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

Former SDLP deputy leader says he wouldn't repeal the Eighth Amendment: Irish News
John Manley

Tuesday, May 22

Foster slams the 'aggressive' stance of Dublin over Brexit and border: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Arlene Foster claims unionism represents pluralism and multi-culturalism: Irish News
John Manley

Foster accused of arrogance by Sinn Féin after she hits out at nationalism: Belfast Telegraph

Westminster committee urges May to take more active role in North: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Bradley urged to restart Stormont talks and take decisions: The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

Four Stormont parties repeat call for no hard border: RTE
Tommie Gorman

Brexit Shock – New research believes Irish border 'would quickly deteriorate into violence': Daily Express
Joe Barnes

Catholics substantially more opposed to Northern Ireland border checks that Protestants:
Harry Farley

Brexit weekly briefing – Irish border problem dominates debate: The Guardian
Jon Henley

Karen Bradley – Northern Ireland will leave customs union: BBC
John Campbell

Tony Blair and Sir John Major 'disgraceful' for highlighting Irish border riddle, rages DUP chief: Daily Mirror
Ben Glaze

Popular hostility to an Irish border: Financial Times
James Blitz

NI survey on Brexit – Stay vote at 69%: Irish Examiner

Gove shows full confidence that NI will stay in the UK: The News Letter

'Border poll should not be treated as a race to the finish line' – Newry MLA: Newry Times

Hibs seek congressional help for unity vote: Irish Echo
Ray O'Hanlon

Human rights groups 'call out' May on legacy: Derry Journal

The Good Friday Agreement referendum 20 years on: Irish News
John Manley

Good Friday peace deal 'defines generation': Belfast Telegraph
Victoria Leonard

Good Friday Agreement referendum brought major changes: Irish News

'We meet those who killed Paul every day... it's a very hard road': Belfast Telegraph

Woman tells of death threat in search for remains of disappeared brother: The News Letter
David Young

Calls for Jeremy Corbyn to condemn IRA as Labour leader heads for Belfast: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney and David Young

'No snub' but Corbyn won't meet NI Labour activists: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Corbyn urged to field Northern Ireland candidates ahead of first visit as Labour leader: Belfast Telegraph
Rebecca Black

East Belfast UVF agree flag rules ahead of marching season: Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

East Belfast flags protocol puts pressure on other loyalists to follow: Irish News
Allison Morris

Details of £400k "carve up of public money" by Sinn Féin and DUP: Belfast Live
Andrew Madden

Crowds attend Sinn Féin commemoration at play park named after hunger striker Raymond McCreesh: Irish News
Paul Ainsworth

Willie Frazer cancels protest at McCreesh commemoration after car attacked: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

'Vicious' sectarian gang attack on Catholic child in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Teenage boy kicked in head, dragged onto road, hospitalised, in suspected sectarian assault: Derry Journal

Belfast councillors agree to fly flag in honour of Harry and Meghan: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Harry's Baron Kilkeel title seen as tribute for work on Diana memorial fountain: The News Letter

Mary Lou on the British royal wedding – Prince Harry 'did well': Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Abortion referendum – Eastwood supports 'yes' vote : BBC
Enda McClafferty

SDLP leader's backing for abortion Yes vote 'is political suicide': The News Letter

Derry council passes motion to light up civic buildings in colours of Palestinian flag after violence in Gaza: Belfast Telegraph
Peter Hutcheon

Lively council meeting on Palestine sees a walkout and accusations of terrorism and immorality: Derry Now
Ursula Duddy

Ulster GAA confirms Palestinian flag not allowed in grounds: Irish News
Connla Young and Seamus McKinney

Poll – Majority of Scots back the Union but concerned over Brexit: The Scotsman
Chris McCall

Davidson urges PM to say no to poll: The News Letter

Monday, May 21

North voters' opposition to Brexit increases to 69%: Irish Examiner

Owen Paterson and Sammy Wilson say Irish border being 'cynically and recklessly'exploited by Remainers: Daily Telegraph
Christopher Hope

Ireland's Brexit strategy 'based on a BLUFF and a HOPE UK will remain in customs union': Daily Express
Harvey Gavin

Barry Gardiner grilled over where the truth lies about the border: Irish News

Cabinet ministers visit Northern Ireland over customs arrangements: Belfast Telegraph

Brexit Secretary David Davis visits Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Second visit from David Davis without announcement: Irish News
John Manley

'Max fac' working group visits Northern Ireland for 'customs fact-finding mission': The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Remainers are exploiting fantasies about the Irish border, aided by Dublin and Brussels: Daily Telegraph
Owen Paterson and Sammy Wilson

One in 10 Catholics in Northern Ireland support destroying cameras put up at borders after Brexit: Irish Mirror
Pat Flanagan

British government has failed to confront DUP's negative, anti-rights and anti-agreement agenda (May 19): Irish News
Michelle O'Neill

The government has little choice but to introduce direct rule in Northern Ireland: New Statesman
Patrick Maguire

Incinerator ruling ought to mean at last NI is given direct rule: The News Letter

Incinerator ruling highlights our political stalemate: Belfast Telegraph

Anger over Belfast City Hall royal wedding flag delay – council 'inundated with complaints': Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Co Down unionists submit motion to offer Baron and Baroness of Kilkeel invitation to visit: Irish News
Marie Louise McConville

Criticism of Barra McGrory comments on legacy killings: Irish News
Allison Morris

Columba McVeigh – A lost life brought into sharper focus (May 19): The Irish Times
Keith Duggan

Children's play park hosts black flag vigil to commemorate death of IRA hunger striker Raymond McCreesh: Irish News
John Monaghan

'I need truth about my teen brother's killer': Irish News
Allison Morris

Deep Derry roots disrupted: Irish Voice/
Máirtín Ó Muilleoir

I have broken ranks with my party to protect the unborn: Irish Examiner
Carol Nolan

Life on the border has its own subtle customs: The Times
Liam Fay

Brexit border plan 'must be longer-term' says Tony Lloyd: BBC

'Republicans want us to shun them, others will plan parties – either way, Ireland's Royal Family obsession is bonkers' (May 17): Irish Mirror
Siobhan O'Connor

The Windsors still fascinate – Royals only power is in celebrity: Irish Examiner

Poll – only 41% of Scots support monarchy: The Herald
David Leask

Ruth Davidson – UK must become less London-centric to save Union (May 20): Scotland on Sunday
Catriona Webster

Sunday, May 20

Polls suggest rise in Sinn Féin support: RTE
Conor McMorrow

David Davis set for another visit to Northern Ireland: BBC

Shadow minister under fire over private remarks on Irish border: The Guardian

Irish are tempted with top 10 reasons to abandon EU too: Daily Express
Camilla Tominey

Brexit – Republic of Ireland's fishing rights in UK 'could be suspended' (May 17): Belfast Telegraph
Michael McHugh

Perfidious Albion's half-baked Brexit ideas to solve the Irish Border issue: The Irish Times
Chris Johns

Tory fury over Corbyn's plan to speak at Belfast university where IRA murdered a lecturer, as he makes his first visit to Ulster as Labour leader following decades of campaigning for a united Ireland: Mail on Sunday
Glen Owen And Brendan Carlin

Blurred lines – who's calling the shots on NI policy?: BBC
Jayne McCormack

How the British Government helped turn the tides in the Troubles using a series of television advertisements: Irish Sun
Aoife Finneran

Soldier faces probe over Ulster murder: Daily Express
Paula Murray

A Troubles museum – the case for and against: The Irish Times
Fionola Meredith

The bid to build a new A5 dual carriageway has suffered its latest blow this week: Ulster Herald

I do not have a sectarian bone in my body (May 1): Irish News
Peter McIntyre

SDLP reaffirms pro-life position but allows members freedom of conscience in abortion voting: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Former SDLP leader 'confused' over free vote on abortion: BBC

Peace IV Fund gives Louth a €2.2m financial boost: Drogheda Independent
Margaret Roddy

Former underage Republic of Ireland winger Sean Scannell declares for Northern Ireland: Irish Mirror
Cathal Austin

Niall Keown switches allegiance from Republic to Northern Ireland and Michael O'Neill wants Rangers loan star Sean Goss next: Scottish Daily Record
Steven Beacom

Tears and screams in Dublin as Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle: The Sunday Times
Shauna Bowers

Married life begins for Harry and Meghan with reports of visit to Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Baron and Mrs. Kilkeel? Nice move by the British to claim possession of Irish land: Irish Voice/
James O'Shea

Royals are the glue for Brexit Britain: The Sunday Times
Tim Shipman

Westminster may have killed off devolution (May 16): The Times
Kenny Farquharson

The Guardian view on Brexit and devolution – wanted – joined-up thinking (May 15): The Guardian

A constitutional crisis? What constitutional crisis? (May 12): The Herald
Tom Gordon

Nicola Sturgeon will 'restart the debate' on Scottish independence this week: Scottish Daily Record
Catriona Webster

Nicola Sturgeon must call a second referendum on independence now: The Herald
Kevin McKenna

Scottish independence – New Scots currency plan if Yes wins new vote: The Scotsman
Gary Carter

Can Scotland be a great nation inside the Union?: The Sunday Times
Kevin Pringle

Derry DUP councillor criticised by Sinn Féin for attempting to 'justify' shooting of Palestinian protestors by Israeli army: Derry Now

America quits Iran nuclear pact – Decision is a victory for extremists (May 10): Irish Examiner

Saturday, May 19

Ex DPP says Troubles prosecutions should cease: BBC
Mark Devenport

Few more qualified to comment on legacy than Barra McGrory: Irish News
Allison Morris

Brexit – Ireland 'does not want a border down the Irish Sea': The Independent
Jon Stone

'EU needs to stop MESSING AROUND!' IDS warns EU of DIRE Brexit consequences for Ireland: Daily Express
Aurora Bosotti

Taoiseach welcomes 'new insights' into May's thinking on Brexit: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

'It's not just customs,' Taoiseach warns May: Irish Independent
Shona Murray

On Theresa May's Northern Ireland border proposals, the EU remains unconvinced: New Statesman
Stephen Bush

Show no weakness – DUP's Wilson urges PM not to back down in Brexit talks: Belfast Telegraph

Brexit throws NI's future up in the air and where it all lands will be telling: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Irish Times poll – Public divided on approach to Brexit: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

Brexit Poll – English voters rather lose Scotland than Gibraltar: The Scotsman

Irish Times view on Brexit poll – room for compromise: The Irish Times

QC tells benefit fraud hearing UK should suspend extraditions to Republic: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Anderson confrontation with Bradley 'crass and ill-mannered': The News Letter
Stephen Gamble

It's a bad day out of the office for dithering Secretary of State: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Complexity of peace must always trump simplicity of war' says new accountancy head: Irish News
Gary McDonald

Scottish Brexit Secretary's remarks 'highlight Tories' lack of commitment to restoring devolution': Irish News

Belfast City Council to give community groups £400,000 for "bonfire diversion": Belfast Live
Andrew Madden

Bonfire materials removed from Galliagh site: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Police take six hours to respond to bomb call – 'I could have been burying my daughter,' says Belfast dad: Belfast Telegraph

Jamie Dornan's father Professor Jim says he'd vote for united Ireland if 'good deal' for unionists: Belfast Telegraph

IRSP hosting annual Hunger Strike commemoration in Derry on Sunday: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Dublin-Monaghan victims 'deserve truth' 44 years on: Irish Independent
Michael McHugh

Aidan McAnespie body part 'disposed of': Irish News
Connla Young

Former DUP MP William McCrea to get peerage: BBC

DUP's McCrea is 'humbled and honoured' to receive a peerage: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

The Northern Ireland title Prince Harry will take: Belfast Live
Alison Kershaw

Gay Shankill men excited for Royal Wedding but 'wish it was them tying the knot': Belfast Live
Shauna Corr

Royal-wedding enthusiasts from Greystones are refusing to be put off by anti-royalist political activists after streaming event sells out: Irish Mirror
Cormac Byrne

Royal wedding reception party in East Belfast to be inclusive for whole community: Belfast Live
Sarah Scott

Derry civil rights activist says people supporting tomorrow's royal wedding should organise street collections to cover the £30 million cost to taxpayers: Derry Now

Monarchy in the UK – the royal family's uncertain future: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Paisley slams 'biased' BBC after attack on Christians broadcast live: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Checkpoint chill factor on tourists to Donegal: Derry Now

Armagh archbishops joining forces for pilgrimage to battlefields: Belfast Telegraph
David Young

Majority supports second term for President Higgins: The Irish Times
Pat Leahy

Standing in solidarity with Palestine: Derry Journal
Brendan McDaid

Belfast Jew calls bid to open book of condolence for Gaza dead 'shameful': Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden and David Young

Friday, May 18

Theresa May wins crucial support over Northern Ireland border plan: The Guardian
Heather Stewart

UK ministers close to agreement on Irish border 'backstop': Financial Times
George Parker

Varadkar warns UK on need for progress in Brexit talks: The Irish Times
Patrick Smyth

Bradley tight-lipped over direct rule: The News Letter

O'Neill says poll threshold is being met: Irish Echo

UK to produce proposals on avoiding a hard Irish border: The News Letter
Mark Rainey

Northern Ireland Secretary warns against knee-jerk reaction following civil service unrest: Belfast Telegraph

Bradley and Anderson clash at the Balmoral Show: BBC

Forty Shades of Green; Fifty Shades of Orange:
Gary Gibbon

The Guardian view on the cabinet and Brexit – beyond a joke: The Guardian

The first inkling of impatience with Dublin over Brexit: The News Letter

Secretary of State and Sinn Féin's Martina Anderson in row at Balmoral Show: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

The Changing Mosaic – Northern Ireland's New Communities:
Paul Nolan

Belfast City Council's new Brexit Committee could have first meeting in August: Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

Stormont stalemate puts £1bn of infrastructure projects at risk: BBC

Posters telling Gerry Adams "We are not going anywhere" appear in West Belfast: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Fortwilliam Parade alert – Police say device thrown at family home an "elaborate hoax": Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

People in Northern Ireland happier than counterparts in England, Scotland and Wales: Irish Post
Gerard Donaghy

PSNI 'spoke with' group removing UVF flags in Belfast : Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Paramilitary flags 'not erected by UVF': The News Letter

'Leaving national flags lying in tatters in Newry is disrespectful' – Charlie Casey: Newry Times

No excuse for provocative flags : Irish News

Hounding of Ulster veterans 'a breach of natural justice': Daily Express
John Ingham

McDonnell backs out of prison conference over 'IRA apologist' claims: The Guardian
Rajeev Syal and Henry McDonald

Irish government 'wants to pursue Hooded Men case to the end': The News Letter

Families of Dublin and Monaghan loyalist bomb victims want truth – campaigner: Belfast Telegraph

RUC among recipients of bravery honours remembered at service: Belfast Telegraph
Helen William

Royal Wedding PROTEST – Furious Irish socialist group target 'ROYAL PARASITES': The Irish Times
Joey Millar

Council `not told PSNI had pulled former station from sale over Brexit': Irish News
Bimpe Archer

Belfast hate speech trial of Britain First leaders delayed: Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

Former First Minister Peter Robinson made honorary professor in peace studies: Irish Post
Gerard Donaghy

SF to open City Hall book of condolence for Gaza after unionists block requests: The News Letter
Andrew Madden