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European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator on 2 day visit.

The European Parliament's Brexit Coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, is in Belfast for a two day series of meetings.

- RTE - IE

Tillerson urged to appoint special envoy to NI.

A bipartisan group of US Congressmen and women have written to the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to appeal to him to appoint a special envoy to Northern Ireland.

- RTE - IE

Hundreds 'stand strong' alongside threatened probation officers in Belfast.

Hundreds of people have attended a rally in solidarity with probation officers threatened by dissident republicans.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Ruling against Ireland over VRT on lease and hire cars.

Europe's highest court has ruled against Ireland in a long-running dispute over whether operators importing cars from Northern Ireland should have to pay the full amount of Vehicle Registration Tax up front, even if the vehicle was only being leased for a limited period of time.

- RTE - IE

Bombardier jobs: May to press Trump on Belfast jobs.

The aerospace firm's Belfast operation could be affected by a US trade dispute.

- BBC - UK

May to discuss Bombardier with Trudeau.

Theresa May and Canadian leader are to discuss a trade dispute that could threaten jobs in Belfast.

- BBC - UK

Man shot in hands and legs during Belfast attack.

An investigation is under way after a man was shot in the hands and legs in west Belfast.

- RTE - IE

Start of hearings into RHI energy scheme delayed.

The start of an inquiry into an ill-fated green energy scheme that triggered the collapse of power-sharing in Northern Ireland has been delayed.

- RTE - IE

Theresa May visits Canada for post-Brexit trade talks.

The PM and Justin Trudeau will also discuss a trade row that could threaten jobs in Northern Ireland.

- BBC - UK

Parsons Green: how police hunt suspected attackers.

The morning after an explosion on an underground train at Parsons Green station police said they had made a significant arrest in connection with the incident. Searches, though, were ongoing. No one died and the bomb failed to go off as planned, but 29 people were injured in the incident on September 15. London, of course, ...

- The Conversation - UK

Aircraft maker Bombardier to get rid of nearly 100 jobs in Northern Ireland.

Almost 100 jobs are being shed in Northern Ireland by aircraft manufacturer Bombardier. Managers and professional support staff will be affected, a company statement said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Bell will still face charge over McConville murder

Northern Ireland's Public Prosecutions Service has said it is proceeding with the case against veteran republican Ivor Bell, who is charged in connection with the murder of Jean McConville.

- RTE - IE

Northern Ireland probation staff warned of increased threat from dissident republicans

Probation officers and staff in Northern Ireland have been warned by police they are under an increased threat from dissident republican terrorists.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Aircraft manufacturer cutting 100 jobs in Northern Ireland

Almost 100 jobs are being shed in Northern Ireland by aircraft manufacturer Bombardier. Managers and professional support staff will be affected, a company statement said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Extra funding promised to Northern Ireland needs Parliament approval

Parliament will need to approve the provision of £1bn of extra funding for Northern Ireland, according to lawyers acting for the government. The money was negotiated by the DUP in June as part of its confidence and supply deal with the Conservatives.

- MercoPress - FK

Stormont power-sharing deal 'still possible'

The Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire has said he believes that a deal to re-establish a power-sharing government at Stormont is still possible.

- RTE - IE

Children given weight-loss flyers at Antrim school

A slimming company has apologised after school children in Northern Ireland were given flyers about a weight-loss club.

- RTE - IE

Belfast scientists design flexible organic battery

Queen's University scientists design a flexible long-life battery that could be used in pacemakers.

- BBC - UK

James Brokenshire says British Govt 'working tirelessly' to safeguard Bombardier in Belfast

The British Government is "working tirelessly" to safeguard Bombardier's operations and its highly skilled workforce in Belfast, the Northern Ireland Secretary has said.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

May discusses power-sharing with Stormont leaders

The British Prime Minister has urged Northern Ireland's political leaders to restore power-sharing as soon as possible.

- RTE - IE

Northern Ireland leaders appeal to VP Pence on Bombardier challenge

BELFAST - A dispute between Boeing Co and Canadian rival Bombardier that risks thousands of jobs in Northern Ireland could impact peace in the region, the leaders of its two main parties warned U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

- Reuters - US

Northern Ireland leaders appeal to Mike Pence on Boeing-Bombardier dispute

Bombardier is Northern Ireland's largest manufacturing employer

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Deliveroo recruiting 250 new riders across Ireland

The announcement brings to 250 new jobs in Dublin, Belfast and Cork.

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Northern Ireland fears Brexit loss of EU peacemaking and cash

BELFAST - The European Union has long aided efforts to heal the deep divisions that plague Northern Ireland, and many people on both sides of the sectarian rift fear what might happen when Brexit forces it to walk away.

- Reuters - US

Innovation could mean flexible rechargeable batteries for pacemakers

Experts at Queen's University Belfast have designed a flexible and organic alternative to the rigid batteries that power up medical implants.

- PhysOrg - NL

Dalai Lama attends 20th Anniversary of welfare NGO for children

The exiled Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama began his 15-day European schedule yesterday at Derry, Northern Ireland where he attended the 20th anniversary of a children's welf

- Phayul.com - IN

Conor McPherson Q&A: Aged nine, I heard the Beatles. My life as an artist began'

The playwright talks Northern Ireland, kaleidoscopic dream music, and the Six Million Dollar Man. Conor McPherson is an Irish playwright and director whose plays include The Weir', The Night Alive' and Girl from the North Country', which is set in Minnesota in 1934 and incorporates the songs of Bob Dylan. What's your ...

- New Statesman - UK

UK's ideas on Ireland 'worry' EU negotiator

The UK cannot use relations with Ireland as a test case, warned Michel Barnier, as the EU published its own position on post-Brexit relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

- EU Observer - EU

UK position on Ireland 'worries' EU Brexit negotiator

The UK cannot use relations with Ireland as a test case, warned Michel Barnier, as the EU published its own position on post-Brexit relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

- EU Observer - EU

EU wants UK to work out Irish border solution

The EU will ask the UK to work out a solution on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland to preserve peace and avoid creating a hard border, according to media reports. The European Commission is expected to publish several position papers on Thursday , on the Irish border, data protection, geographical indicators ...

- EU Observer - EU

UK contributes GBP 4 million to support mine action activities in newly retaken areas of Iraq

Source: Government of the United Kingdom, UN Mine Action Service Country: Iraq, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UNMAS currently works in newly liberated areas of Ninewah, Anbar and Salah al-Din governorates to provide emergency survey and clearance, enhance government capacities and deliver risk ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

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