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Harris says becoming Taoiseach ‘quite a rollercoaster’

Simon Harris has said becoming Taoiseach has been “quite a rollercoaster”.

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Shotgun seized in arms cache ‘may be’ weapon used in murder of UDA terror boss

A gun seized by cops may have been used in the murder of former UDA chief John Boreland.

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Rylan and Dame Kelly Holmes join Samaritans training session for London Marathon

Rylan and Dame Kelly Holmes dropped into a training session to give a boost to runners raising funds for Samaritans by taking part in the TCS London Marathon on April 21.

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What are my rights when a flight is delayed or cancelled?

Passengers who suffer flight disruption are often left unsure what they are entitled to.

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Gatwick ranked worst airport for flight delays

Gatwick was the worst airport in the UK for flight delays last year, an investigation has found.

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Cousin of Belfast woman who vanished without a trace reveals how her life ‘fell apart’ after disappearance

Nicole Smyth’s life was turned upside down seven years ago when she realised the cousin she loved as a sister had disappeared.

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Sir Keir Starmer commits to increase defence spending to 2.5%

Sir Keir Starmer said the UK’s nuclear deterrent is the “bedrock” of his plan to keep Britain safe as he confirms his ambition to boost the defence budget to 2.5% of GDP.

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Falls Park anti-social behaviour continues a more PSNI cars wrecked

"We are aware of the ongoing issues in the Falls Park area particularly over the weekend"

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Man assaulted with weapons during aggravated burglary in Carrickfergus

A man in his 30s was taken to hospital after being dragged out of his home and “assaulted with a number of weapons” during an aggravated burglary in Carrickfergus on Thursday evening.

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Quoted motor insurance premiums ‘jump by 56.4% in year to February’

The average quoted price of car insurance jumped by 56.4% in the year to February but there were some signs of a slowdown, according to an index.

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Man dragged from Carrickfergus home and attacked by masked gang with weapons

The victim was taken to hospital

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Scottish Commonwealth body proposes ‘cost-effective’ plan for 2026 games

Scotland’s Commonwealth Games body has developed a “cost-effective” way to host the beleaguered 2026 event in Glasgow which would not require “significant public investment”.

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Missile and drone attack destroys one of Ukraine’s largest power plants

A massive missile and drone attack has destroyed one of Ukraine’s largest power plants and damaged others, officials have said.

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German parliament to vote on making it easier to change name and gender

German legislators are expected to vote on a government plan to make it easier for transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to change their name and gender in official documents.

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Biden says US support for Philippines and Japan defence ‘ironclad’

President Joe Biden said that US defence commitment to Pacific allies was “ironclad” as he gathered Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at the White House in the midst of growing concern about provocative Chinese military action in the Indo-Pacific....

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Firms must hold back funds for motor finance probe, warns regulator

The UK’s financial regulator has warned motor finance firms to hold back cash as it continues an investigation into the sector.

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Italian coastguard says nine migrants dead after boat capsizes off Lampedusa

The Italian coast guard rescued 22 people and recovered nine bodies after a smugglers’ boat capsized in a storm about 30 miles south of the island of Lampedusa, authorities said.

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Mali’s junta bans media from reporting on political activities

Mali’s ruling junta has banned the media from reporting on activities of political parties and associations, a day after suspending all political activities in the country until further notice.

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Putin mocks planned Ukraine peace conference in Switzerland

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has mocked a scheduled round of Ukraine peace talks in Switzerland, warning that Moscow will not accept any enforced plans that ignore its interests.

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Mainly cloudy with scattered showers towards the weekend

Friday will be a mostly cloudy day with some patchy light rain or drizzle, mainly across the west.