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Ireland’s online privacy watchdog to investigate Facebook over data breach

Personal details of 533 million users, including 1.5 million in Ireland, were made publicly available in an unsecure database.
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Children’s Commissioner calls out ‘child abuse’ in recent Northern Ireland unrest

Koulla Yiasouma said children were being coerced into participating by adults, and that this could amount to child abuse.
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Duke of Edinburgh visited Ireland on ‘a mission to heal history’ – Mary McAleese

Philip accompanied Queen Elizabeth to Ireland in 2011, the first visit by a British monarch to the country in 100 years.
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NI must not return to ‘dark place of sectarian murders and political discord’

Irish premier Micheal Martin made the comments on Saturday, the 23rd anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, after another night of violence.
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Police rule out loyalist paramilitaries in orchestrating NI violence

Assistant Chief Constable Jonathan Roberts said he does not believe the recent disorder was ‘sanctioned and organised by prescribed organisations’.
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Stormont Executive to meet after another night of violence in Northern Ireland

Leaders will meet for the briefing at 10am, an hour before the Stormont Assembly is to be recalled to discuss the recent scenes of violence.
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Violence breaks out on Northern Ireland streets despite calls for calm

A total of 32 police officers were injured in incidents in Londonderry and Belfast over the Easter weekend

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PSNI appeals to community leaders to end violence, but prepared for more unrest

PSNI Chief Superintendent Davy Beck said there is an “opportunity” to stop violence after repeated incidents in Belfast and Derry.
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PSNI officers attacked after call to scene where suspicious object discovered

Pictures show a number of youths attacking a PSNI vehicle, hurling stones and pieces of wood on Monday night.
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Sinn Fein calls for Leo Varadkar to resign over leaked document controversy

Mary Lou McDonald called the leak of a doctors’ pay agreement by the then-Taoiseach to his friend ‘an abuse of power’.
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Ex-Guardian editor receives ‘unanimous support’ to remain on Media Commission

Alan Rusbridger was under pressure after revelations that his newspaper’s former media editor, Roy Greenslade, was supportive of the IRA.