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

Varadkar – Not my job to help Theresa May: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

Karen Bradley to meet EU's Michel Barnier in Brussels: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Brexit – Irish Sea border completely unacceptable, says top Remainer: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Time is running out as the real Brexit test looms (Jun 24): Sunday Independent
Lisa Chambers

Ireland must push for Brexit deal: Irish Independent

Alliance's David Ford to step down from Stormont after 20 years: Belfast Telegraph

Twenty years ago today – the election that was supposed to change everything, but ended up changing nothing: Belfast Telegraph
Alex Kane

I want to have a shared society, and to do that you have to take steps, Arlene Foster declares as she joins crowds at Ulster GAA final: Belfast Telegraph
Jane Scott

Arlene Foster Ulster Final attendance hailed a "big step": Belfast Live
David Young

Arlene Foster's GAA gesture deserves recognition, not cynicism: Belfast Telegraph
Jon Tonge

Cross-community visits ought to be a non event: The News Letter

Palestinian flags on display during Ulster Final as GAA appears to soften its stance: Irish News
John Monaghan

'We're now accepted in the heart of the Shankill and Falls... sometimes it's bewildering.': Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Push to find disappeared IRA victims is stepped up: Irish Independent
Tom Brady

Victims have Labour leader Corbyn in sights after meeting (Jun 23): Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

"My daughter is 'terrified' to get on another bus": Belfast Media
Conor McParland

Anger after 'coordinated attacks' on Newry Republican memorials: Newry Times

Arsonists must be caught: Irish News

50 years on – The protest that sent Northern Ireland on the road to the Troubles (Jun 20): The National (Scotland)
Martin Hannan

Contemptuous as ever, the Sinn Féin juggernaut is now rolling over freedom of conscience: Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Any election is madness while Brexit uncertainty continues (Jun 24): Sunday Independent
Brian Hayes

Leo Varadkar may bet on taming the Sinn Féin tiger (Jun 24): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

'Women of the Glens' were Irish nationalists, so why did BBC NI make out they were unionists? (Jun 21): Belfast Telegraph
Nelson McCausland

The Irish Times view on the cash-for-ash scandal – Breathtaking incompetence: The Irish Times

Peter Robinson's son 'received £4,000 from Nama probe developer': Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Same-sex marriages must be allowed in Northern Ireland, says actress Bronagh Waugh: Belfast Telegraph

Opinions divided in Garda about naming outsider as commissioner: The Irish Times
Conor Lally

Presbyterian Church tells members – Let's differ in a Christian way: The News Letter

Clondalkin councillor Jonathan Graham to quit Sinn Féin: Irish Examiner
Daniel McConnell

'The Angelus bells remind us of an Ireland that no longer exists' (Jun 6): The Irish Times
Laura Kennedy

Brexit is pushing us to independence: The Scotsman
Lesley Riddoch

BBC viewers complain about biased England commentary: The Herald
Martin Williams

Sunday, June 24

Most Brexit voters feel a hard border with Northern Ireland would be worth it to leave the customs union – we shouldn't be surprised: Independent on Sunday
Feargal Cochrane

DUP-Tory deal – Is it delivering what it promised?: BBC
Jayne McCormack

Sinn Féin chooses its words carefully as unionism struggles to keep flag flying: The Sunday Times
Newton Emerson

Boris Johnson stays silent after Ahern calls him a buffoon (Jun 23): The Times
Ellen Coyne

UUP meet with Orange Order and vow to stand against 'terrorist apologists': The News Letter

Ex-Paras hit by new 'witch-hunt': Daily Express
Lynne Greaves

'Passionate' meeting on legacy plan: The News Letter

'Co-ordinated' attacks on republican memorials condemned: Belfast Telegraph

Security alert ongoing after suspect device found in Waterside area of Derry, residents evacuated and bomb squad at the scene: Derry Now

'UK Freedom March' and 'anti fascist' protest come face-to-face at Belfast City Hall: Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

Paramiltary past of Damien McLaughlin, the man who fled jurisdiction while on bail: The News Letter

Rushing border poll would be 'recipe for disaster', warns Seamus Mallon: The Irish Times
Sorcha Pollak

'I've always hated the term 'the UK'. I find it an insult to me as an Irish person':
Michael Fortune

Abortion stance of gang-like SF strikes at vital republican values – ex-MLA: The News Letter

Leo Varadkar puts Fine Gael on election footing: The Sunday Times
Stephen O'Brien

Sinn Féin and Fine Gael like 'oil and water – they don't mix' (Jun 6): The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

RHI inquiry – DUP spads 'tried to frustrate changes to scheme' (Jun 22): Irish News
John Monaghan

Staff made 'uncomfortable' over Fermanagh GAA progress – MLA hits out at 'latent intimidation': Belfast Telegraph

Arlene Foster to attend Ulster GAA final in Clones: RTE
Tommie Gorman

DUP's Foster applauded as she takes seat at Fermanagh GAA Ulster Championship final: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

Presbyterian clerk denies ministers are being silenced: BBC

Catholic Church embarking on Papal marketing mission: RTE
Joe Little

Losing our religion? 'People in Ireland have turned from God and it's sad' (Jun 17): Sunday Independent
John Meagher

Women suffer while Northern Ireland hides from 21st century (May 29): The Times
Stella Creasy

Comparing the Irish abortion vote with the Brexit poll is disingenuous (May 28): The Guardian
Brigid Laffan

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry BAN mention of Brexit on Ireland visit: Daily Express
Camilla Tominey

200 extras sought for Troubles funeral scene: Derry Journal
Arthur Duffy

Scottish independence supporters march to Bannockburn: The Guardian
Patrick Greenfield

Saturday, June 23

No-deal Brexit plans discussed at British Irish Council: BBC

Varadkar warns of likelihood of no-deal Brexit: The Irish Times
Will Green

'Brexit is pushing Ireland closer to UNIFICATION' – Irish politician's triumphant boast: Daily Express
James Bickerton

Hillary Clinton – Brexit must not undermine Northern Ireland peace process: The News Letter
Michael McHugh

Donegal risks becoming 'collateral damage' from Brexit: The Irish Times
Freya McClements

Brexit – Two years on, the Irish dilemma remains as intractable as ever: RTE
Tony Connelly

UK looks weak in Brexit talks but Ireland might have been too strong: The News Letter
Ben Lowry

Brexit means England will stand alone, Ireland will be united and Scotland will be a nation again: The Herald
Fidelma Cook

Decision not to host Commonwealth Youth Games just one more example of price we pay for political failure: Belfast Telegraph

Prison service facing serious questions over absconded murderer: Irish News

McLaughlin abscond sends out a signal that bail is optional: The News Letter

Black family are latest terror victims who await justice: The News Letter

IRA victims welcome 'first step' of talks with Labour shadow secretary: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Jeffrey Donaldson claims disproportionate focus on 'actions of the state': Irish News
Allison Morris

'Worst betrayal of soldiers in world': The News Letter

Appeal for witnesses to SAS ambush that killed three IRA men: Irish News
Connla Young

Legendary journalist and friend of unionists who predicted collapse of Northern Ireland power-sharing: Belfast Telegraph
Laurence White

Calls for more power to councils gets mixed response at City Hall: Belfast Live
Andrew Madden

How local government can help out businesses (Jun 19): Belfast Telegraph
Tina McKenzie

Belfast City Hall protest – March and counter-demo planned for today: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Sinn Féin are to table a no confidence motion in under-fire deputy mayor Derek Hussey: Derry Journal

SDLP figures on board on Iona Institute (Jun 21): Irish News
John Manley

Presbyterian ministers warned about bringing church "into disrepute": BBC

If traditionalists refuse to embrace social change, they will be left behind: Belfast Telegraph
Alf McCreary

Ulster Presbyterians were among the most enlightened people in Ireland but have stepped back into the Dark Ages: The News Letter
Brian McClinton

Grand Central Hotel a stark contrast to our political failure: Belfast Telegraph

Still unclear if DUP leader Arlene Foster will attend Ulster football final (Jun 22): Irish News
Suzanne McGonagle

Royals' visit to Tralee hailed as a huge success: The Kerryman
Simon Brouder

Sinn Féin MP hits out at 'hovercraft' map of Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph
Michael Sheils McNamee

In Ireland, What's Legal Is Now Mandatory (Jun 14):
Michael Brendan Dougherty

Friday, June 22

'Ireland's border is the EU's border, and the EU's priority' – Juncker's words receive applause in the Dáil: Irish Independent
John Downing and Laura Larkin

EU plans Ireland supports in case of hard Brexit: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin and Fiachra O Cionnaith

Jean-Claude Juncker insists 'whether one lives in Derry or in Donegal' the border must remain invisible: Derry Journal

Eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker tells Irish politicians 'I wish I were drunk' in bizarre speech blasting UK over Brexit: The Sun
Nick Gutteridge

Divided Cabinet united against EU's Irish border plan as Juncker warns of no deal Brexit: Daily Telegraph
James Crisp

Juncker piles pressure on Ireland to adopt Brussels' corporate tax plans: The Times
John Walsh

British Brexit negotiators have policy of 'Ireland last, if at all' says McDonald: Irish Examiner

Ulster Unionist leader claims NI seen as 'expendable' to some Brexit negotiators in Westminster: ITV

Tánaiste warns of no-deal Brexit as negotiations stall: The Irish Times
Vivienne Clarke

Republic of Ireland being used as 'bargaining chip' by EU – Nigel Dodds: Belfast Telegraph

'Boris will ruin us all' – Bertie Ahern: Meath Chronicle
John Donohoe

The Irish Times view on the Brexit talks – A lesson in solidarity: The Irish Times

Irish border defies Brexit planners: Irish News

Government wins a crucial vote but shape of Brexit is still unclear: The News Letter

Fudge cannot hide the hard truth on Brexit: The Herald

Why extradition has always been the bane of relations between Northern Ireland and its southern neighbour: Belfast Telegraph
Chris Ryder

Brexit and Stormont to dominate British-Irish Council summit: RTE
Fiona Mitchell

Joint Effort: The Times

Arlene Foster announced LGBT event attendance 'before confirming with organisers': Irish News
Brendan Hughes

DUP's Foster must 'cheer up' and prove herself, says Bertie Ahern: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

Young people expose brutal reality of paramilitary attacks in hard-hitting video: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

Belfast Ormeau residents 'threatened' by groups putting up flags for Twelfth: Belfast Telegraph

Row over Israeli flags flying near the hospital: The News Letter
Carmel Robinson

Concerns voiced in mixed Belfast area over loyalist parade plan: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

On-the-run Michael McIlveen killer arrested in Antrim: BBC

How did Michael McIlveen killer give guards the slip during Belfast trip?: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Edwards

Raymond Johnston murder – Police blame dissident republicans: BBC
Richard Morgan

Gardaí to review role in collapse of David Black murder trial: RTE

David Black killing – Family devastated at trial collapse: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Maghaberry prisoners opened book of condolence for David Black, son says: Irish News
Michael McHugh

Damien McLaughlin – Dissident who's never far from the headlines: Belfast Telegraph
Ivan Little

Northern Ireland man David Coleman to stand trial on UDA membership charge: Belfast Telegraph
Ashleigh McDonald

Paramilitary cash seized in Antrim raids: Belfast Telegraph

'Unfair to reinvestigate soldiers 30 years later unless fresh evidence': The News Letter

Army files on soldiers accused of collusion over Miami Showband massacre 'destroyed': Belfast Telegraph
Alan Erwin

MPs tackle Boris over ambassador's Libya comments: The News Letter
Philip Bradfield

Revealed – Northern Ireland's huge £1.4bn trade surplus with Republic: Belfast Telegraph
Jonathan Bell

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says gay brother feels unwelcome in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

MPs demand law for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland: The Times
Matt Chorley

Dropped Palestinian campaigner John Hurson to speak at GAA club: Irish News
Connla Young

What does Brexit mean for Scottish independence?: The Times
Ian Montagu

Thursday, June 21

Juncker to visit Dublin amid Irish border differences post-Brexit: Belfast Telegraph

Chief Brexit co-ordinator says border backstop plan 'not acceptable': The News Letter

Varadkar won't pause Brexit talks despite lack of progress: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle and Shona Murray

UK 'will not be trusted' if it fails to honour Border commitment: The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly

Campaigners welcoming Dublin's 'positive' response to post-Brexit MEPs proposal: Irish News

DUP – Nigel Dodds attacks EU'S 'completely wrong' approach on security in Brexit process: The News Letter
Richard Wheeler

Brexit not a 'Trojan horse' for united Ireland, says Sinn Féin's McDonald: Belfast Telegraph

EU understanding of border queried by MP: Derry Journal

208 border road crossings between Northern Ireland and Republic: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

How European Arrest Warrant plays vital role in war on crime: Belfast Telegraph

Brexit – Northern Ireland get approval from European Parliament to still receive funding as EU member: Irish Mirror
Ferghal Blaney

EU brinkmanship is a boon for terrorists: Belfast Telegraph

Stormont impasse leads to UK moving to convene joint body: The Times
Jennifer Bray

Sinn Féin need to end political 'boycott' says DUP's Nigel Dodds: Belfast Telegraph

A border poll at this time could well be divisive, but you cannot tell nationalists No indefinitely: Belfast Telegraph
Alban Maginness

Ronan Kerr murder – Man charged with terrorism offences: BBC

£200k 'bonfire diversion' cash handed out at Belfast City Council: Belfast Telegraph
Andrew Madden

Fire Service inspection reports of loyalist bonfires revealed (Jun 11): Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Sinn Féin anger at erection of loyalist paramilitary flags in Down: Belfast Telegraph

Peace walls and other social frontiers can breed crime and conflict in cities (Jun 5):
Gwilym Pryce

Widow who came face to face with notorious killer tells her story (Jun 15): Irish News
Allison Morris

It is alarming that an ex RUC officer has been investigated for 17 years (Jun 18): The News Letter

DUP man not allowed British passport: Belfast Telegraph
Gareth Cross

Sinn Féin's McCallion calls for Derry drink-drive deputy mayor to consider position: Belfast Telegraph

SDLP calls on councillor Brian Duffin to resign: BBC

MLA seeks RTÉ meeting on blocking of GAA coverage to northern viewers: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

Varadkar – Be very afraid of a Sinn Féin government: The Times
Jennifer Bray

McDonald calls for reality check to overcome abortion objections: Belfast Telegraph

Tories' only councillor in Northern Ireland on why as an 'unapologetic Christian' he supports same-sex marriage and abortion reform (Jun 4): Belfast Telegraph
Lindy McDowell

Former US secret service man to take senior Garda Ombudsman job (Jun 12): The Irish Times
Conor Lally

It could be EU Returners are 'helping cause Irish property market boom': Irish World

SDLP councillor says GAA has questions to answer over John Hurson (Jun 15): Irish News
Connla Young

GAA denies Palestinian flag ban: Irish News

SNP – 'No rope strong enough' to hold Scotland to UK under 'cliff edge' Brexit: The Herald

Wednesday, June 20

Coveney accuses UK government of Brexit 'revisionism': The Irish Times
Fiach Kelly, Patrick Smyth and Jack Power

British MEP Seb Dance urges Irish Government to stand firm in Brexit negotiations as it could create 'chaos' in UK ranks: Irish Mirror
Ferghal Blaney

Patience with Britain 'wearing out' over Border solution – Hogan: The Irish Times
Jack Power

Sinn Féin leadership to meet with British Prime Minister later:

'It is not the war' – Lithuanian president warns against hard Irish Border: The Irish Times
Vaidotas Beniusis

UNITED IRELAND support SURGES – Shock Brexit poll reveals Northern Ireland could QUIT UK: Daily Express
Joey Millar

Majority in Britain believe the north's constitutional future is in its own hands: Irish News
John Manley

Passport issue 'horrendous' and breach of Belfast Accord: Derry Journal

Brexit – Northern Ireland security at risk if UK kicked out of EU extradition system, warns police chief: Belfast Telegraph
Mark Bain

MLA slams 'disrespectful' Bradley for snubbing politicians on Omagh visit: Belfast Telegraph
Donna Deeney

Judge rules it would be unsafe to convict Black accused: ITV

Dubliner jailed for his part in IRA kneecapping: The Irish Times

Arlene Foster must say sorry for hurt caused by DUP: Belfast Telegraph
Gavin Boyd

Arlene Foster deserves credit for reaching out to NI's LGBT community... but like Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meeting with the Orange Order, the real question now is – what happens next?: Belfast Telegraph
Eilis O'Hanlon

Ex-Sinn Féin MLA 'unlawfully discriminated against' awarded £5,500 payout: Impartial Reporter
Jonathan Rainey

Aidan McAnespie – Soldier faces checkpoint killing charges: BBC
Vincent Kearney

Relief for family of Army shooting victim Aidan McAnespie at chance to 'learn the truth': Belfast Telegraph
Gillian Halliday

Death of Aidan McAnespie has hung heavily over community for 30 years: Irish News
Connla Young

Piecemeal approach to past is not working: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

To get some balance in legacy, the government should release information that links politicians to terrorism: The News Letter
Doug Beattie

Radical action needed from London on legacy scandal: The News Letter

Even half a century after Caledon inequality in housing is glaring (Jun 18): Irish News
Nichola Mallon

'High proportion of Catholic boys' at NI juvenile justice centre: The News Letter

Call for big turnout at Belfast rally in response to English Defence League Tommy Robinson demo: Belfast Telegraph
Brett Campbell

Nolan quits Sinn Féin after clash with party on abortion: Irish Independent
Cormac McQuinn

Cheering SF pro-choice members on a power trip, says campaigner: The News Letter

The protest over Peter Robinson's professorship at Queen's was ludicrous (Jun 18): Belfast Telegraph
Ruth Dudley Edwards

Prince Charles not the only one who needs history lessons (Jun 17): Sunday Independent
Eoghan Harris

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry urged to meet the public during visit to Dublin: Irish Mirror
Rebecca Black, Niall O'Connor and Ferghal Blaney

Top civil servants removed stark warning to Bell about RHI crisis: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Anger over blocking of GAA broadcast: Irish News

Every age has its own type of blasphemy (Jun 17): The Sunday Times
David Quinn

High-profile GAA members sign Palestine petition amid controversy over flags: Irish News
Connla Young

Bob Geldof joins calls for second Brexit vote (Jun 11): The Times

Brexit paves the way for Scotland's divorce from UK: The Herald
Iain Macwhirter

Tuesday, June 19

Voters want to leave the EU Customs Union even if it means a hard Irish border, poll finds: Daily Mail
Tim Sculthorpe

Leave voters would rather lose Northern Ireland than give up the benefits of Brexit: Daily Telegraph
Michael Ashcroft

Labour peer calls for post-Brexit border clarity: BBC
Stephen Walker

Jean-Claude Juncker en route to show support for Irish Brexit stance: Irish Examiner
Elaine Loughlin

Irish believe there is still time for May to offer Border solution: Irish Independent
Kevin Doyle

Yet another knife-edge vote on Brexit looms for Theresa May: The Irish Times
Denis Staunton

Why Scottish can teach us some lessons about Brexit: Belfast Telegraph
John Simpson

Brexit upended things but I still don't expect Irish unity: The News Letter
Alex Kane

Man wanted in UK set to challenge extradition over Brexit: The Irish Times
Ruaidhrí Giblin

United Ireland may be in the gift of "others": The Irish Times
Paul Nolan

The proposed legacy structures are built on shameful foundations: The News Letter
Jim Allister

Northern Secretary shrugs off embarrassment over leaked papers: The Irish Times
Amanda Ferguson

Electronic voter registration introduced in NI: ITV

Union flag at NI courthouses 'discriminatory', woman claims: The Irish Times
Alan Erwin

Principal disputes claim UDA flag erected 'at entrance' to Belfast primary school: Irish News

SDLP's John Dallat hits out at Orange sash bonfire sign: Irish News
Brendan Hughes

YouTube refuses to explain or apologise for parade video actions: The News Letter

Foster to be first DUP leader to attend a gay rights event: The News Letter
Sam McBride

Organisers welcome Foster's decision to attend LGBT event in North: The Irish Times

Arlen Foster's efforts to move DUP on from its toxic past is encouraging: Belfast Telegraph
Suzanne Breen

Arlene Foster's charm offensive: Irish News

Man, 34, arrested by PSNI under the Terrorism Act: Irish Examiner

DUP hand over car registration details to police in Derry after reports of motorists driving through Waterside estate and shouting sectarian abuse at residents: Derry Now

Sandy Row bonfire lit early in bid to 'stoke up tensions': Belfast Live
Ryan Smith

New far-right group which staged Belfast protest hits out at 'neo-Nazi' claims: Irish News
Andrew Madden

Met Police infiltrated Northern Ireland civil rights groups and Sinn Féin, inquiry hears: Belfast Telegraph
Allan Preston

Son of murdered Portlaoise prison officer says Sinn Féin readmitting suspended Senator is 'arrogant': Leinster Express

Soldier charged with manslaughter over 1988 Aidan McAnespie killing: Belfast Telegraph

Sinn Féin launch Civil Rights 50th anniversary commemorative march: Derry Now

Meghan Markle will visit Ireland in first official trip with Harry abroad to 'experience its rich culture': Daily Mirror
Abigail O'Leary

Sky apologises after GAA fans in Northern Ireland miss out on RTÉ show The Sunday Game: Belfast Telegraph

Kicking Out – Partitionist TV mess is of the GAA's own doing: Irish News
Cahair O'Kane

Junior minister says a government involving Sinn Féin would 'risk security of State':
Michelle Hennessy

FG's 'double standards' on SF deal: Irish Independent
Laura Larkin

Smug and tanned – DUP's Big Davy Simpson has some cheek: The Sunday Life
Suzanne Breen

Electronic voter registration introduced in Northern Ireland: Belfast Telegraph

Raymond McCord appointed to panel of international peace group: Belfast Live
Maurice Fitzmaurice

New Meath bishop urges support for Catholic schools: Irish Examiner
Niall Murray

It shouldn't be hats off to the Pope in August, but a cautious welcome: Irish Examiner
Fergus Finlay

Gibraltar – the other major difficulty in Brexit negotiations: RTE
Gerry O'Reilly

Who do we back, then?: The National (Scotland)
Kevin McKenna