Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister has said she stands over her actions at the funeral of an IRA veteran that drew hundreds onto the streets of Belfast.Michelle O’Neill has faced calls to resign after she and party colleagues attended Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast on Tuesday.
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Bonfires have been lit in loyalist areas across Northern Ireland as the annual July tradition took place amid coronavirus restrictions.While there were fewer fires than usual, significant crowds did gather at several of the bonfires that went ahead.In north Belfast, there was a second night of sporadic disorder close to a community interface as police came under attack from petrol bombers in the nationalist New Lodge close to a bonfire in the loyalist Tiger’s Bay area.
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Cambridge Barbershop on Belfast’s Lisburn Road opened at one minute past midnight as the lockdown eased in Northern Ireland, allowing people the opportunity to have their first haircut in three months.
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Four months of political deadlock in Ireland have been broken with the agreement on a programme for government. The two centre-right parties Fianna Fail and Fine Gael, which emerged from opposing sides of Ireland’s civil war in the 1920s, have held power since the formation of the state. But never at the same time. This will be the first time the two civil war parties will go into coalition together. The move comes after an inconclusive February 8 election, which saw Sinn Fein win the popular vote and its record number of seats in the Dail.
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