Northern Ireland leaders outline new peace plan

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, May 10 (UPI) -- First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy, Martin McGuinness, have outlined plans to bring young people together across sectarian lines in Northern Ireland.

N. Ireland man fined for blocking traffic during flag protest

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 26 (UPI) -- A man who said he got swept up by chance in a protest over the British flag in Northern Ireland was fined Friday for blocking traffic.

Gerry Adams testifies at brother's sexual assault trial

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 23 (UPI) -- Gerry Adams, president of Northern Ireland's Sinn Fein Party, testified for the prosecution Monday at his brother's trial for molesting his daughter.

N. Ireland braced for anti-Thatcher protests

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 15 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland say they are prepared for violent clashes during former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher's funeral in London.

Report: Irish dissidents reject peace move

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, April 2 (UPI) -- Two dissident republican groups rejected an Easter weekend overture from Sinn Fein to reunite the movement and end violence in Ireland, leaders say.

Sinn Fein helps block anti-abortion move

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 13 (UPI) -- An anti-abortion activist called Sinn Fein "the Judas party" after it joined an effort to block the closing of Northern Ireland's first private abortion clinic.

Rioters attack police in Northern Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, March 9 (UPI) -- Rioting flared in a suburb of Belfast, Northern Ireland, after loyalist protesters were stopped from taking down Irish flags, police said.

Sinn Fein holds on to parliamentary seat

COOKSTOWN, Northern Ireland, March 8 (UPI) -- A longtime republican activist won a by-election Thursday in Northern Ireland for the parliamentary seat formerly held by Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuinness.

Mortar bombs seized in Northern Ireland

LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland, March 5 (UPI) -- Police in Northern Ireland averted a bombing in Londonderry when they found a van with four mortar bombs that were ready for firing, officials said Monday.

N. Ireland might ban private abortions

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Two legislators in Northern Ireland want to ban private clinics from performing abortions, allowing only the National Health Service to do them.

Ulster police probe apparent hate crime

BALLYMENA, Northern Ireland, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Already rocked by violent sectarian clashes, police in Northern Ireland say a woman was beaten with a baseball bat in an apparent hate crime.

Martin McGuinness won't accept crown title

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, the Irish republican who never occupied his seat in the British Parliament, says he will not accept the title that comes with quitting.
McGuinness quits British Parliament

McGuinness quits British Parliament

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Martin McGuinness, deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, said Monday he is giving up his seat in the British Parliament -- a seat he has never occupied.

Brits suspected IRA man of 50 killings

DUBLIN, Ireland, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- A former Irish Republican Army fighter who currently sits in the Irish parliament was suspected of 50 killings during the Troubles, newly released papers show.

Officer escapes shooting in N. Ireland

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A police officer in Northern Ireland was targeted in a near-miss shooting Wednesday night, officials said.
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