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47 min ago | NEWS.com.au

Child migrant abuse inquiry opens

A NORTHERN Ireland hearing into the historical institutional abuse of children transported to Australia from the 1920s to 1970s has opened.

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Related Topix: Roman Catholic Church, Religion, Ireland, World News, United Kingdom

4 hrs ago | Surreycomet.co.uk

Children 'treated as baby convicts'

Sir Anthony Hart is chairing public hearings into allegations of historical child abuse in church and state-run homes in Northern Ireland Children in institutions in Northern Ireland were exported to Australia like "baby convicts", a witness has told a public inquiry into historical abuse.

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Related Topix: Australia, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland

8 hrs ago | KSWO

Belfast bomb alert snarls roads on IRA anniversary

Several shootings have been reported near the route of New York City's West Indian Day Parade just hours before its start.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army, US News, US Politics, Barack Obama

12 hrs ago | BBC News

VIDEO: Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry address

Chairman Sir Anthony Hart gives an opening address at the start of the second module of Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge, County Down.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Aquarius Papers

Happy 2014 Video Birthday to Irish Keltic Shaman Van Morrison

Today is the birthday of one of the truly great musical talents on Earth, the legendary Van Morrison.

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Related Topix: Van Morrison, Pop/Rock, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Leadbelly, Blues, Black Entertainment, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles

Lisburn Today

Little boy blue after colour-run hurdle

A Lisburn toddler's first foray into fundraising fell foul of the roads at the weekend and his disappointed mum is hoping to run out her own alternative event.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

BBC News

The priest who brokered peace

It is an iconic image, encapsulating the horror of the Troubles . Father Alec Reid kneels in a Belfast car park as he administers the last rites over the bloodied, near naked body of a British soldier.

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Related Topix: United Kingdom, World News, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army, Sinn Fein

Dromore Today

Get dancing at Skeogh Orange Hall

The Diamond Rural Development Group is delighted to announce that their previously successful dance classes are back by popular demand.

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Wirral Globe

Flag row 'deteriorated relations'

Martin McGuinness said the dispute over the flying of a Union flag over Belfast City Hall had caused a deterioration in relations The deterioration in relations between nationalist and unionist politicians in Northern Ireland was sparked by a decision to limit the flying of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall, Deputy First Minister Martin ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, Irish Republican Army, World News, Europe, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Lurgan Today

'No excuse for man after road rage situation'

A Lurgan man was sentenced to 160 hours community service last Friday at Craigavon Magistrates Court for disorderly behaviour on August 1 last year.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland,

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Independent.ie

The flying winger who became the Butchers' nemesis

Jimmy Nesbitt, who died last week aged 79, never attempted to dine out on his rightful billing as the detective who worked tirelessly to put most of the notorious Shankill Butchers gang behind bars.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland, Irish Republican Army,

Lisburn Today

Springvale open for business at Market Square Lisburn

Having established a reputation for delivering innovative employment solutions within the Northern Ireland marketplace, Springvale Employment and Learning Solutions are proud to announce the launch of their new, fully integrated recruitment service based on the Lisburn site.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Ballycastle Today

Craigavon Senior High principal praises achievement 'at all levels'

The principal of Craigavon Senior High has praised pupils following last week's GCSE results, pointing out that good grades were not confined to those pupils considered to be the most academically able.

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Related Topix: Armagh County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, World News

Lisburn Today

Major plans for Laganbank are revealed

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland has launched a public consultation on ambitious plans to redevelop the Laganbank quarter in Lisburn city centre.

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Related Topix: Antrim County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Banbridge Today

New liaison nurse service

An Alcohol Liaison Nurse to support patients with alcohol misuse problems has been appointed by the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, as part of the Big Lottery funded Impact of Alcohol Portfolio for the area.

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Related Topix: Lottery, Armagh County, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom,

Irish Republican News

DUP sees 'no role' for Hart

Former US Senator Gary Hart this week met with politicians in the North and representatives from the Dublin and London governments as part of a new US peace effort in Ireland.

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Related Topix: Sinn Fein, United Kingdom Travel, Travel, Europe Travel, London, United Kingdom Travel, Ireland Travel, World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

Newsday

VIDEO: The changing face of a border city

The border city of Newry is one of the most visible examples of how Northern Ireland has changed in the past two decades.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Armagh County, Northern Ireland

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Ballycastle Today

Mother covered for her son after road crash

Through 'misguided loyalty' a mother covered up for her son after he had been involved in an accident and then drove off.

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Related Topix: Armagh County, Northern Ireland, World News, United Kingdom,

JD Journal

Northern Ireland Chosen as Site for Second Legal Services Center of Baker & McKenzie

Summary: The law firm of Baker & McKenzie has announced that it has chosen Belfast, Northern Ireland as the location for its newest legal services center.

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Related Topix: World News, United Kingdom, Antrim County, Northern Ireland, Belfast County, Northern Ireland

UTV

RUC chief's frustration over parades

Official state papers from 1985 have revealed the frustrations of Northern Ireland's most senior police officer over the Orange Order's "insistence" on walking through nationalist areas, something he described as an "unreasonableness" and an "injustice" to those communities.

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