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Voters at the polling station at Newtownbreda Baptist Church in south Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

Counting votes is under way at 11 centres in Northern Ireland after the electorate cast their ballots on Thursday in the local government elections. (...)

Forensic and fire officers at a house in Derrylin, Fermanagh where three people have died in a fire and police have arrested a man at the scene on suspicion of murder. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Firemen and police forensic experts will today continue to comb the ruins of a house destroyed in a suspected arson attack in Fermanagh, which has lef(...)

The case against the only remaining suspect in the Omagh bomb Seamus Daly has collapsed after the evidence provided by a civilian witness last week was called into question.  Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

Prosecutors in the North have dropped all charges against Seamus Daly in connection with the 1998 Omagh bomb in which 29 people died. At Ballymena M(...)

Methodist notes

The Omagh & Fintona Methodist Circuit will present Gospel Fest Goes West today. This night of Gospel music will feature both local and visiting a(...)

Declan Garrity, from Omagh, was put on leave by Barclays following the arrest, US news company CNBC reported. Photograph: Instagram

An Irish banker living in New York has been arrested after allegedly torturing his roommate’s cat over a period of three months. The cat, named Lucy,(...)

Church of Ireland  Archbishop of Dublin  Michael Jackson: “The geography and the tradition from which I come is one of dissent.” File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The following is the full text of a speech delivered by Michael Jackson, archbishop of Dublin, launching Dublin City University’s 1916 centenary progr(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin,  Dr Michael Jackson:  Everyone in Ireland with a shared interest in a different future should be alert “to the repercussions of the abuse of memory and commemoration from within our fractured history”, he said. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

People in the Republic may still not be aware how 1966 commemorations of the Easter Rising alienated people of a different identity in Northern Irelan(...)

Michael Gallagher, whose son Aiden was among 29 people killed by the Real IRA in the August 1998 bombing of Omagh, is seeking to have a decision by Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers judicially reviewed. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A landmark bid for a partially secret hearing over intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing has begun at the High Court in Belfast. Lawyers for th(...)

Seamus Daly arrives at Omagh court in county Tyrone, he is accused of murdering 29 people in the Real IRA bomb in Omagh in 1998. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA Wire

A bricklayer accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing has appeared in court in the town for the first time. Seamus Daly (45) sat in the do(...)

A long-delayed inquest into the death of murdered schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson began on Monday, nine years after it was ordered.

The prime suspect in the case of murdered teenager Arlene Arkinson posed an extreme danger to vulnerable girls, a coroners’ court has been told. Conv(...)

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