Basil Mccrea

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The aftermath of the Omagh bombing in Co Tyrone on August 15, 1998

The North’s Attorney General John Larkin needed his thick neck and broad back for the metaphorical blows that rained down on him yesterday and that wi(...)

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General John Larkin has said there should be an end to prosecutions for Troubles-related killings.

Northern Ireland’s Attorney General has been widely criticised after he proposed an end to all prosecutions, public inquiries and inquests into Troub(...)

Enda Kenny: said the suggestion would be hard for families who had lost loved ones in the Troubles to accept

The proposal by the North’s Attorney General John Larkin for a cessation of all inquiries into Troubles-related killings up to the 1998 Belfast Agreem(...)

Left to right: Basil McCrea, Tina McKenzie and John McAllister of NI21.

The NI21 leader Basil McCrea today placed the new party firmly as a broad-church pro-union centrist party that aimed to rival the Alliance and Ulster (...)

Plans to hold the Miss Ulster competition in parliament buildings at Stormont have been pulled in the wake of an outcry from some politicians. Assembl(...)

 Enterprise Minister Arlene Foster:  “The Miss Ulster competition . . . at its most benign sounds very like ‘Father Ted’s’ Lovely Girls competition.” Photograph: Andrew Towe/DETI/PA Wire

The organiser of the Miss Ulster competition to be held at Stormont on Saturday has rejected claims that the beauty pageant is embarrassing and on a p(...)

Arlene Foster outside Stormont in a file image. The DUP Economy Minister  said staging the Miss Ulster event at Stormont was sending out the wrong message.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Plans for a beauty pageant at the home of the Northern Ireland Assembly have sparked controversy.The Miss Ulster competition has come in for criticism(...)

 UUP leader Mike Nesbitt: the price of internal peace was his party dropping to just 13 seats in the Northern Assembly. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/William Cherry

The Ulster Unionist Party met for its annual conference at the Ramada Hotel in south Belfast on Saturday slimmed down, but in better heart notwithstan(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams with Mary Lou Mc Donald and Pearse Doherty  at the Sinn Féin Oirechtas Day at Carlingford, Co Louth, yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A cool but sunny day in Carlingford, Co Louth. The sea is like glass as a group of kayakers paddle towards the shore. Above this gorgeous medieval vil(...)

 Construction of the Maze prison on the  outskirts of Lisburn, nine miles southwest of Belfast. Photograph: Ciaran Donnelly /THE IRISH TIMES

The continuing controversy over the DUP’s decision to withdraw support for a peace and reconciliation centre at the Maze prison site has triggered a b(...)

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