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Probe launched after suspected hack of PSNI chief's Twitter account.

Detectives are investigating a suspected hack of the Northern Ireland police chief's Twitter account.

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Rivals Close 4G Gap On EE As Operators Make Gains In Nations.

EE still tops Rootmetrics' rankings but the best network might depend on whether you live in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland

- TechWeekEurope - UK

UK mobile coverage winners revealed in study.

EE has best mobile coverage in England but Vodafone is better in Northern Ireland finds RootMetrics.

- BBC - UK

Priest horrified at exorcist film showings in abandoned church.

Belfast, Northern Ireland, Jul 27, 2017 / 03:02 am .- An Irish priest has decried a film festival's plans to screen two horror films in an abandoned church next month. The Belfast Film Festival plans to show two horror movies – The Exorcist and The Omen – at Holy Rosary Church in Belfast, a landmark church that ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Marine with Irish Republican links built pipe bombs for dissident attacks on police.

Old Bailey hears that Ciarán Maxwell stashed bombs and ammunition in hides in Northern Ireland and England.

- - UK

'Breakthrough' in Belfast sees waste aluminium foil used to produce biofuel.

A pioneering technique to convert binned aluminium foil into a key biofuel production ingredient could help solve two major global waste and energy problems, a researcher has claimed.

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NI man admits role in 1996 Germany attack.

A Belfast-born man has admitted to a German court his role in carrying out an attack at a British base in Germany 21 years ago.

- RTE - IE

Man held over bomb under PSNI officer's car is released.

A man arrested by detectives investigating a bomb placed under a police officer's car in Northern Ireland has been released.

- RTE - IE

Royal Marine made bombs 'to be used to kill police'.

A Royal Marine with links to dissident republicanism made 14 pipe bombs - four of which were deployed in Northern Ireland, a court heard.

- RTE - IE

'Breakthrough' sees waste aluminium used for biofuel.

A pioneering technique to convert waste aluminium foil into a key biofuel production ingredient has been developed at Queen's University in Belfast.

- RTE - IE

'Breakthrough' sees waste aluminium used for biofuel.

Pioneering technique to convert waste aluminium foil into a key biofuel production ingredient has been developed at Queen's University in Belfast.

- RTE - IE

Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding to face rape charges

Ulster and Ireland rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding have been informed by the PSNI that they are to face prosecution in relation to rape charges.

- RTE - IE

Ireland's Jackson, Olding charged over sexual offence allegations

DUBLIN - Ireland flyhalf Paddy Jackson and his Ulster team mate Stuart Olding have been charged by police in Northern Ireland over allegations of sexual offences, the Irish Rugby Football Union said on Tuesday.

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Ulster's Jackson and Olding face rape prosecution

Both Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny all allegations against them.

- BBC - UK

B-Secur's heartbeat biometric ID tech bags $4.5M

Northern Ireland based B-Secur has closed a £3.5m late stage seed investment for its biometric authentication technology that utilizes an individual's unique heartbeat pattern, known as an electrocardiogram , to , in its words , “quickly and securely authenticate identity”.

- TechCrunch - US

Spieth, McIlroy early co-favourites for PGA Championship

LONDON, July 25 ― British Open champion Jordan Spieth and Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy were rated 7-1 early co-favourites yesterday to win next month's PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina. Spieth, who won the US...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Killing family: Tamil widow blames RUC for training STF

A Tamil widow, who has said 10 of her relatives were massacred by Sri Lanka’s police in 1986, has lodged a complaint with Northern Ireland’s Police Ombudsman after Royal Ulster Constabulary links to Sri Lanka’s security forces emerged, the Irish Times reported today.

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Victims' campaigner Billy McConville dies aged 50

A "courageous" victims' campaigner orphaned and allegedly abused in Northern Ireland following the murder of his mother Jean McConville has died.

- RTE - IE

Two wanted in NI launch challenge over arrest records

Two Dublin men wanted in Northern Ireland on charges including the attempted murder of a PSNI officer have launched High Court challenges over an alleged failure by gardaí to provide them with information and records following their arrest in 2015.

- RTE - IE

'Disappeared' victim's son, campaigner Billy McConville, dies aged 50

A "courageous" victims campaigner orphaned and allegedly abused in Northern Ireland following the murder of his mother Jean McConville has died.

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UK government tries to reassure Ulster farmers about post-Brexit subsidies

British government has attempted to reassure Northern Ireland's farmers about the level of subsidies they will receive after the UK leaves the European Union. Michael Gove, secretary for the environment, food and rural affairs, visited an agricultural show in Co Antrim at the weekend and also held meetings with the DUP and ...

- MercoPress - FK

Honorary EU associate membership

The EU Heads of State have called for flexible and imaginative solutions' to accommodate the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland' in the Brexit negotiations. At their April summit, they reaffirmed their support for the goal of peace and reconciliation enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement' and their intention to ...

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Brokenshire to discuss Stormont crisis on US trip

Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire is travelling to Washington to discuss the political crisis at Stormont with US officials.

- RTE - IE

Wayward McIlroy rues missed chances at British Open

SOUTHPORT, July 24 — Given Rory McIlroy's start of plus five after six holes on the first day of the British Open, the Northern Irishman's joint fourth-place finish on five under par represented a solid week's work. The 28-year-old...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Winter is looming as Game Of Thrones tapestry goes on show at Ulster Museum

Mythical scenes from the hit fantasy drama Game Of Thrones have been immortalised in a spectacular 77-metre tapestry.

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NI's police ombudsman concerned by funding cuts

Investigations into serious criminality by officers could be delayed by further budget cuts, the Police Ombudsman in Northern Ireland has warned.

- RTE - IE

Man shot in the legs in 'paramilitary style shooting' in Belfast

A 30-year-old man was shot in both legs in Belfast early this morning in what police are calling a "paramilitary style shooting".

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Man injured in 'brutal and horrific' Belfast shooting

A man has been injured in what the PSNI have described as a "brutal and horrific" attack in Belfast.

- RTE - IE

After nightmare start, McIlroy hopeful of landing in greens

Northern Irishman relying on 'positive attitude' to win British Open The post After nightmare start, McIlroy hopeful of landing in greens appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Scotland and Wales dispute Tories £ 1bn for North Ireland's DUP

The Scottish and Welsh governments have begun a formal dispute with Westminster over the Tories' £1 billion deal with the Democratic Unionist Party. The devolved administrations have invoked formal dispute resolution procedures over the coalition agreement of PM Theresa May's government, which includes £1 billion in new ...

- MercoPress - FK

70-year-old woman arrested in Belfast fraud probe

A 70-year-old woman has been arrested in west Belfast on suspicion of fraud and money offences.

- RTE - IE

Facing Brexit: Ireland, Northern Ireland and the EU

20 July 2017Simon Coveney, Republic of Ireland minister for foreign affairs and trade, speaks with Jason Naselli about his government's approach to the border, the Conservative/DUP deal and the 'Brexit bill'. Simon Coveney. Photo: Chatham House. What is the Irish government’s preferred solution with regards to the ...

- Chatham House - UK

More participants needed to complete UK-led Alzheimer's disease drug trial

People with Alzheimer's disease are already helping with a ground-breaking government-funded trial led by academics from the Universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Queen's University Belfast and University College London, and hosted by North Bristol NHS Trust, but even more people are needed to take part in the study.

- University of Bristol - UK

Ireland, Northern Ireland and the EU

Invitation Only Research Event 20 Jul 2017 - 08:15 to 09:30Add to CalendariCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Republic of IrelandChair: Quentin Peel, Associate Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House Chatham House, London Europe Programme The impact of Brexit on the ...

- Chatham House - UK

UK's U-Turn On Abortion for Northern Ireland's Women

Expand Women gather in Parliament Square for a protest in support of legal abortion in Northern Ireland, Britain, June 24, 2017. © 2017 Reuters The UK government just took an important step in announcing – following a campaign and under pressure from parliament – that the National Health Service will carry out ...

- Human Rights Watch - US