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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised for comments about the IRA by one of her party's MSPs.

Nicola Sturgeon ‘sorry’ over IRA ‘freedom fighter’ Tweet

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has apologised to relatives of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA in Belfast after one of her party members described the terror group as “Irish freedom fighters”.

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The memorial to Fusiliers John McCaig, his brother Joseph and Dougald McCaughey at White Brae on the outskirts of north Belfast where they were shot in 1971

Families of murdered Scottish soldiers query MSP’s IRA apology

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered in Belfast have questioned the sincerity of an apology from a Member of the Scottish Parliament for pro-IRA comments – claiming an internal party email revealed a political motivation for the climbdown.

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John Mason SNP

SNP’s John Mason apologises for IRA ‘freedom fighter’ comments

Scottish National Party MSP John Mason has issued a formal apology after comparing the IRA killers of three Scottish soldiers in Northern Ireland to “Freedom Fighters”.

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David McCaughey (cousin of Dougald McCaughey) at the monument for the three Scottish soldiers murdered in the IRA honeytrap attack in 1971.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

£10k target reached for landmark civil action against PIRA

Families of three Scottish soldiers murdered by the IRA have praised the role of the News Letter in hitting a £10k fund-raising target to launch a civil action against their killers.

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East Antrim election candidates announced

East Antrim election candidates announced

Political parties are largely maintaining the status quo in East Antrim as they announce their candidates for the Assembly election.

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DUP East Antrim election candidate Stephen Ross with Arlene Foster. INLT-04-700-con

‘Remove Sinn Fein from mists of East Antrim’ says new DUP runner

A newly-announced DUP candidate says he is confident Sinn Fein will be “removed from the mists of East Antrim” in the upcoming Assembly election.

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DUP MLA Alastair Ross at Stormont with party leader 
Arlene Foster

DUP MLA Alastair Ross stepping down from Stormont

DUP MLA Alastair Ross has announced he will not be sseking re-election to the NI Assembly.

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NW 200 Supersport Race 1

Alastair Seeley (Gearlink Kawasaki - Kawasaki)

Motorsport Taskforce established, Sports Minister reveals

Sports Minister Paul Givan has announced the establishment of a Motorsport Taskforce.
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POLL - Should Northern Ireland be consulted before Article 50 is triggered?

The Supreme Court ruled that Northern Ireland does not need be consulted before Article 50 is triggered.

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Mid and East Antrim Cllr Mark McKinty.

UUP man mocks Michelle O’Neill’s ‘leader in the north’ title

An Ulster Unionist councillor has derided Sinn Fein’s title for its new Stormont leader.

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David McCaughey (cousin of Dougald McCaughey) at the monument for the three Scottish soldiers murdered in the IRA honeytrap attack in 1971.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Omagh bomb lawyers target PIRA killers

Lawyers behind the successful civil court case over the Omagh bomb are now launching a private case centring on the three young Scottish soldiers killed in 1971.

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Danny Donnelly.

East Antrim Alliance candidates

The Alliance Party has announced its East Antrim candidates for the Assembly election on March 2.

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Teenage blogger Hannah Ruth Gibson who has written 'An Open Letter to the Northern Ireland Assembly'

Northern Ireland teenager vents her frustration at politicians after Stormont collapse

A teenager from Northern Ireland has used her blog to express her disillusionment at the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

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Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Assembly election: Valentine's Day is voting registration deadline

Wondering what steps you need to take to vote in the forthcoming Assembly election? Look no further.

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Conor Sheridan.

Conor Sherdian to stand for Alternative Labour Party

Labour Alternative’s Conor Sheridan has announced that he will contest the snap Assembly election in East Antrim to offer “real change from the dead-end politics of sectarianism, inequality and austerity.”

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Stewart Dickson hosting  Work Experience student David Balmer.Contributed

Local pupil gets first hand glimpse into the role of a local politician

A local pupil received fascinating insight into the world of Northern Ireland politics during his recent work experience placement.

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Alliance MLA Stewart Dickson.

Tenants may be spared ‘bedroom tax’

Housing tenants may still escape a controversial “bedroom” tax, it has emerged, despite fears that the Assembly faces collapse.

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