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Second man arrested in Ashling Murphy murder probe

Another man remains in custody as part of the investigation into the death of the 23-year-old teacher in Co Offaly.
Jan 19, 2022
UK

DUP accuses other parties of ‘faking outrage’ in double-jobbing row

The Government is facing criticism over plans to allow MPs to retain their seats in Westminster while being elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Jan 16, 2022
UK

Government called to u-turn on ‘double-jobbing’ plans for NI politicians

The UK Government is facing criticism over plans to allow MPs to retain their seats while being elected to the Northern Ireland Assembly.
Jan 16, 2022
UK

Plans for temporary return of ‘double-jobbing’ for NI politicians condemned

The return of the ‘dual mandate’ would allow DUP leader Sir Jeffrey Donaldson to contest upcoming Assembly elections.
Jan 15, 2022
UK

Vigils held for Ashling Murphy as murder investigation continues

Irish police are continuing to hunt for the killer of Ms Murphy, who was found dead after going for a run along the Grand Canal in Tullamore.
Jan 15, 2022
UK

Vigils taking place in Ireland and beyond for Ashling Murphy

Runners across the island of Ireland paused in memory of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy on Saturday.
Jan 15, 2022
UK

Thousands gather in Tullamore for Ashling Murphy vigil

During the hour-long vigil, people cried, clutched candles, and quietly clapped as prayers were said and music was played.
Jan 14, 2022
UK

‘Significant progress’ made in Ashling Murphy murder case, police say

It comes as vigils were held across Ireland to remember 23-year-old.

Jan 14, 2022
UK

Murder of teacher has united Ireland in ‘solidarity and revulsion’

Irish police are continuing the hunt for the killer of teacher Ashling Murphy.
Jan 14, 2022
UK

Irish police get ‘every resource’ to bring teacher’s killer to justice

Gardai investigating the murder of 23-year-old Ashling Murphy in Co Offaly are continuing the hunt for her killer.
Jan 14, 2022
UK

Gardai continue hunt for killer of Ashling Murphy

Late on Thursday night, gardai said that the man, who they had been questioning, was now ‘no longer a suspect’.
Jan 14, 2022
UK

Man released as Offaly murder investigation continues

Late on Thursday night, gardai said that the man, who they had been questioning, was now ‘no longer a suspect’.
Jan 13, 2022
UK

Police focus on mountain bike as man quizzed over killing of Ashling Murphy

A 40-year-old man has been arrested and is being questioned by Irish police, who are appealing for information about a Falcon Storm mountain bike.
Jan 13, 2022
UK

‘No stone will be left unturned’ in Offaly murder investigation, say gardai

Ashling Murphy, a primary school teacher in Tullamore, died on Wednesday afternoon.
Jan 13, 2022
UK

‘Solution on Northern Ireland Protocol needed before Assembly elections’

EU commissioner Mairead McGuinness said she hopes the appointment of Liz Truss as chief Brexit negotiator brings some ‘pragmatism’ to talks.
Jan 11, 2022
UK

Voters do not want Assembly poll to become referendum on protocol – Alliance MP

But Stephen Farry warned current divisions in Northern Ireland may prevent the forming of an Executive following May’s election.
Jan 7, 2022
UK

‘Too many deaths’ on local road, funeral of Tyrone crash victim hears

The funeral mass on Sunday afternoon took place in St Matthew’s Church in Garvaghy, close to the scene of the crash.
Jan 2, 2022
UK

Family of Peggy Deery prepare to mark 50 years since Bloody Sunday

The widow and mother of 14 would be the only woman shot on January 30 1972, when 13 civil rights protesters were shot dead by British soldiers.
Jan 2, 2022
UK

Governments hoped Omagh bomb would spur parties to compromise in 1998

Gerry Adams and Bertie Ahern had a telephone conversation after the bombing.
Dec 29, 2021
UK

Real IRA not ‘overly active’, Ahern told Blair two weeks before Omagh bomb

Mr Ahern shared intelligence on the paramilitary group, composed of former Provisional IRA members who opposed the ceasefire and the peace process.
Dec 29, 2021
UK

Irish officials lobbied Labour over Northern Ireland policy ahead of Blair’s win

Irish officials and diplomats sought to cultivate contacts in the Labour Party in a bid to shape the policy of a future Blair administration.
Dec 29, 2021