The UK Government must apologise “as a bare minimum” to the families of 10 innocent civilians killed in west Belfast in 1971 in shootings involving the Army, Northern Ireland’s deputy First Minister said.Speaking alongside Michelle O’Neill at a joint appearance at Clandeboye Golf Club in Bangor, Co Down, First Minister Arlene Foster recognised the Ballymurphy families’ fight for 50 years to clear their names, adding there are many others who are continuing to fight for justice.
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A cavalcade of cars has passed through Ballymurphy after a coroner ruled that 10 people killed in the west Belfast shootings involving British soldiers in Ballymurphy in August 1971 were “entirely innocent”.The victims’ families have warned against prevention of historic prosecutions.
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Patsy Mullan visits the grave of his brother Fr Hugh Mullan in Portaferry, Northern Ireland, on the eve of the publication of the findings of the Ballymurphy inquests. Fr Mullan was among 10 people shot dead in west Belfast 50 years ago in August 1971.Findings will be published on May 11 following fresh inquests into the fatal shootings in disputed circumstances involving the Army in west Belfast 50 years ago.
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MPs have approved the extension of coronavirus restrictions in England until July 19, after Boris Johnson faced pressure from members of his own party over the delay.The Prime Minister was spared a defeat as Labour backed plans for a four-week delay to the end of lockdown measures, aimed at buying more time for the vaccine programme.
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Boris Johnson’s indecision over securing the UK’s borders has “blown” his Covid-19 road map to freedom, according to Sir Keir Starmer.The Labour leader repeatedly pressed the Prime Minister to explain the UK’s high rates of the Delta variant first identified in India, which has been blamed for the four-week delay on easing restrictions.
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Growing tensions between Britain and the European Union threatened to overshadow the Group of Seven summit's conclusion on Sunday, with London accusing France of "offensive" remarks that Northern Ireland was not part of the United Kingdom. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.
Minister for the Cabinet Office Michael Gove visited Northern Ireland as part of the UK Covid Recovery Programme.Mr Gove visited the headquarters of the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service near Belfast where he met workers who had been on the frontline during the Covid pandemic.He spoke with members of five ambulance crew and staff from the dispatch unit and was also shown around the interior of an emergency ambulance.
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Northern Ireland’s First Minister has urged the public to enjoy their new freedoms, but to be sensible.Arlene Foster was speaking as she visited the Strand Arts Centre in east Belfast along with deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill.
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