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Theresa May to say EU's backstop option breaches Good Friday Agreement

Theresa May is set to hit out at the EU's proposed 'backstop' for Northern Ireland as a breach of the Good Friday Agreement.

Police officer to face disciplinary after abusing power to interfere at wife's work

A police officer accused of using his position within the PSNI to interfere in operational matters at his wife’s place of work has been disciplined following two separate investigations by the Police Ombudsman’s Office.

Mourne Mountains hit with second gorse blaze in as many days

Fire fighters in Co Down are battling to extinguish a five-hectare gorse blaze in the Mourne Mountains.

Northern Ireland economy 'on brink of recession' territory

The Northern Ireland economy is on the brink of 'recessionary territory' according to a leading business expert.

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Theresa May arrives in Fermanagh for Northern Ireland border visit

Theresa May has arrived in Northern Ireland for a two-day visit, starting her trip in Belleek, Co Fermanagh.


DUP's Arlene Foster dodges question of support for Ian Paisley after getting apology from him

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she has received a personal apology from Northern Ireland MP Ian Paisley after he was found to have breached parliamentary rules - but dodged a question as to if he had her support.

Marks and Spencer to close Northern Ireland store

Marks and Spencer has confirmed that one of its Northern Ireland outlets is set to close its doors.


Video: Ian Paisley critical of how his serious misconduct was portrayed

Ian Paisley was critical of how his breach of parliamentary rules had been portrayed, as he offered an emotional apology for his "total failure" to properly declare lavish family holidays in Sri Lanka.


Emotional Paisley apologises for ‘total failure’ over rules breach

The DUP’s Ian Paisley begged his constituents to retain confidence in him during an emotional Commons apology for a major breach of parliamentary rules.

Watch: Ian Paisley gives 'profoundest of apologies' to North Antrim constituents and admits 'total failure'

DUP MP Ian Paisley has made a statement to the House of Commons, giving the "profoundest of apologies" to his North Antrim constituents for his "total failure".


Sir Cliff feels he will never be quite the same again, says Gloria Hunniford

Sir Cliff Richard feels that he will never be “quite the same again” after his battle against the BBC, his close friend Gloria Hunniford has said.


Belfast dad pleads for new heart for toddler son

The father of a Belfast toddler with a life-threatening congenital heart condition has issued a poignant plea to other parents to consider putting their children on the organ donation register.


Northern Ireland drinks firm goes into administration

A drinks company set up by one of Northern Ireland's best-known industry figures has gone into administration after financial difficulties, the Belfast Telegraph can reveal.

Ryanair cancels 600 flights next week leaving 100,000 passengers facing disruption

Up to 100,000 Ryanair passengers face disruption as the budget airline grounds 600 European flights next week due to cabin crew strikes.

Jack Nicklaus-designed luxury golf course for Belfast

A top-end multi-million pound luxury golf course designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus could be coming to Northern Ireland.

Irish border shouldn't have dominated Brexit debate, says Boris Johnson in attack on PM

Boris Johnson has savagely attacked Theresa May's Brexit plans as a "democratic disaster" as he hit out at her for allowing the issue of the Northern Irish border to dominate the debate.

Northern Ireland's pro-Remain parties unite to urge flesh be put on the bones of Brexit 'guarantees'

Leaders of Northern Ireland's pro-Remain parties have joined forces to call for more progress on a range of "unresolved" Brexit issues.

Northern Ireland chef who cooked for Harry and Meghan says Brexit a threat to industry

Northern Ireland-born Michelin starred chef Clare Smyth - who organised the meals at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's evening wedding reception - has said she believes the Government is making a "pig's ear" of Brexit.

Suzanne Breen: Ian Paisley an unconventional politician unlikely to be ousted from North Antrim

As a child, Ian Paisley was always in trouble. His late father once recalled his son's "particularly mischievous" nature.

'Embarrassed' Ian Paisley faces longest suspension on record over £50,000 holiday - and could lose his seat

A Westminster by-election in North Antrim is increasingly likely as pressure mounts on Ian Paisley for failing to declare two luxury holidays paid for by the Sri Lankan government.

Wednesday, Jul 18

Widespread calls for Ian Paisley to resign over Sri Lankan holidays

There have been calls for DUP MP Ian Paisley to resign his position after a Commons probe found him guilty of "serious misconduct".

Ian Paisley could lose North Antrim seat if 10% of voters sign Petition of Recall

Ian Paisley could lose his Westminster seat following his proposed 30-day suspension from the House of Commons, according to Parliamentary rules.

DUP's Ian Paisley faces 30 days Commons suspension over Sri Lankan holiday - watchdog report in full

DUP MP Ian Paisley is set to be suspended from the House of Commons for 30 days for his failure to register the hospitality he received on a trip to Sri Lanka.

Donegal man and Derry teen boy die after fishing boat capsizes

A teenage boy from Northern Ireland was one of two people who died after a boat capsized off the coast of Donegal.

Tuesday, Jul 17

Sinn Fein demand Taoiseach speak up for Northern Ireland with hard Brexit looming

Sinn Fein deputy leader Michelle O'Neill has called on Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to speak up and protect Northern Ireland's interests with a hard Brexit looking more likely following a night of voting in Westminster on Monday.

Sinn Fein slammed for 'gifting Theresa May Brexit win'

Sinn Fein has once again faced criticism over its abstentionist policy - after the government narrowly avoided defeat in key Brexit votes on Monday.

Legal promise of no customs border in Irish Sea great news for economy: DUP

Theresa May yesterday agreed to give a legal guarantee that there will be no customs border between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom after Brexit.

Nadine Coyle defends Eamonn Holmes over 'creepy' salivating comments on This Morning

Nadine Coyle has hit back at suggestions Eamonn Holmes made "creepy" comments towards her during This Morning on Monday.

Monday, Jul 16

Northern Ireland tourist shot in Spain was caught in gang war crossfire

A Northern Ireland man has been shot after getting caught in the crossfire of a gangland shooting in Spain

Belfast 'Freedom Rally' marchers are outnumbered by protesters

Hundreds of people gathered at Belfast City Hall on Saturday for a counter-protest against a 'UK Freedom Rally'.

Video: Security film shows device thrown from car at Gerry Adams’ home in Belfast

Security camera footage has revealed the device thrown at the home of former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams on Friday night was hurled from a passing car.

Video appears to show bandsman sniffing white powder during Belfast Twelfth - Orange Order issue condemnation

The Orange Order has condemned drug use after a video of what appears to be a man in a bands uniform snorting a white powder emerged online.

Sunday, Jul 15

Video: Attackers threw device at home of Gerry Adams from moving car, CCTV reveals

An explosive device thrown at the home of former Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was hurled from a moving car, CCTV footage of the incident has revealed.

Youth (17) charged in connection with Derry rioting

A 17-year-old has been charged with a number of offences connected to rioting in Londonderry over the past week.

Sinn Fein will challenge Irish president in forthcoming election

Sinn Fein has announced it will challenge Michael D Higgins in the Irish presidential election later this year.

Donald Trump told me to sue EU – Theresa May

Theresa May has revealed that Donald Trump advised her to sue the EU over Brexit.