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Winning the TS Eliot Prize is hardly a matter of life and death. But the film of that name inspired Sinéad Morrissey to pen a collection which finally secured the UK’s most prestigious poetry prize for Belfast’s first poet laureate.

Two held after bomb found under PC's car

Two men were arrested in Northern Ireland last night following the discovery of two bombs seemingly intended to kill police officers.

Pipe bomb found near Armagh police station

Elderly residents were evacuated from their homes in a village in Northern Ireland today after a viable pipe bomb was found near a police station.

Petrol bombs thrown at police in continued North Ireland protests

Two petrol bombs were thrown at police in Northern Ireland last night but protests over the flying of the Union flag were largely peaceful.

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A fishing boat crew who had to be rescued after their vessel started taking on water have been arrested and charged on suspicion of being drunk, the coastguard has said.

Police officer injured as violence flares in Belfast

Fifteen people were arrested during another night of sporadic loyalist violence in Northern Ireland.

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Pat Finucane's IRA and other republican clients made him deeply unpopular in police and military circles

Pat Finucane, one of Belfast's most prominent solicitors, was regarded by the security authorities as a thorn in their flesh due to his activities in representing IRA and other republican clients.

'My heart is breaking for Northern Ireland': MP makes emotional plea for peace as police warn they are 'stretched to the limit'

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Three 13-year-olds arrested over Belfast rioting

Three 13-year-old boys are among several youths charged for taking part in loyalist riots in Belfast. The teens were arrested during disturbances on Friday and Saturday against new restrictions on flying the Union Flag.

Belfast city centre: Loyalists protest at lowering Union Flag yesterday

Thirty officers injured by loyalists in Belfast Union Flag protests

Police in Northern Ireland were last night at full stretch as sporadic loyalist protests over flag-flying broke out in many areas in and around Belfast.

Loyalist march waving British Union Flags in Belfast

Police braced for fresh Belfast violence after day of protests

Police were bracing themselves for another night of violence after a protest by loyalists against new restrictions on flying the Union flag passed peacefully.

Fourteen police officers injured in Belfast during continuing rioting

Rioting broke out across Belfast last night after hundreds of loyalists took to the streets in continuing unrest caused by the use of the Union flag.

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Loyalists in Glengormley protest against the Union Flag being removed from Belfast city hall

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