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'Take a Knee' protests compared to James McClean's stance on 'God Save the Queen'

A Derry politician has compared the recent 'Take a Knee' protests in the USA with the stance taken by James McClean during a rendition of the British national anthem in 2015.

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Sinn F�in Foyle MLA Karen Mullan meeting in Stormont with representatives from the Executive Office & Urban Villages for an update on the regeneration of Meenan Square complex.

‘Positive meeting’ on Meenan Square regeneration plans

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has described a meeting held in Stormont to get an update on the Urban Villages Project and discuss plans for the regeneration of Meenan Park area as “positive”

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Mark H Durkan.

Fears over dwindling maintenance budget

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has described the revelation that the North Ireland roads maintenance budget is about to run out is “hugely concerning”.

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This is the only time that MLAs have sat in the Assembly chamber since January  and it lasted just 46 minutes

MLA pay rise, despite just 46 minutes in Assembly chamber

MLAs received a £500 salary increase in March – and are in line for a similar increase in six months’ time, despite not having sat in the Assembly since March.

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Activists out in the Creggan area over recent nights.

Activists engage with young people over Creggan fireworks

Republican representatives have spoken with young people in the Creggan area following widespread concerns over fireworks being thrown at people in the area.

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar pictured with British prime minister, Theresa May in 10 Downing Street on Monday. (Photo: Leo Varadkar/Twitter)

BREXIT | Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says border issue could be resolved by next month

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar believes it is "possible" to come to an agreement on the issue of the Irish border as early as next month.

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Foyle MP Elisha McCallion (on right) and MEP Martina Anderson at yesterdays sitting in Dail Eireann.

Sinn Fein MPs in Dail ‘historically significant’

Elisha McCallion said the presence of Sinn Féin MPs in Dáil Éireann for an address by the EU Parliament’s Brexit negotiator was of ‘historic significance.’

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British prime minister, Theresa May, pictured during her speech in Florence, Italy on Friday.

BREXIT | Social media reaction to Theresa May's keynote speech in Florence

British prime minister, Theresa May, set out her government's plans for Brexit in Florence on Friday.

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The Derry contingent of the delegation took part in a torchlight vigil in Barcelona's old city  in support of freedom for Catalunya ahead of the Catalan National Day, where they joined tens of thousands on  the streets 
L-R Caol�n McGinley ,D�ire Lamberton, Joe Dunn and Lauren Hegarty.

Catalan Independence Rally planned for Derry

Sinn Féin MLA Karen Mullan has encouraged people to support a forthcoming rally for Catalan independence.

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Mark H Durkan.

Flood victims urged to apply for grant aid

SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has encouraged homeowners who were affected by the recent flooding to apply for a grant to help them protect their properties in the event of future incidents.

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A mural of Gerry Adams in Belfast in 2014

United Ireland is not inevitable: Gerry Adams

Gerry Adams has said that a united Ireland is not “an inevitability”, and said that unionists must be pursuaded of its merits.

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SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood, pictured with EU Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt, Deputy SDLP Leader Nichola Mallon MLA and Claire Hanna MLA.

Brexit talks: Lack of Executive is ‘madness’ - Colum Eastwood

SDLP Leader Colum Eastwood MLA has described talks with EU Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt during his visit to Ireland this week as “constructive”.

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Mr.Verhofstadt pictured in the Dil on Thursday. (Photo: Oireachtas TV)

BREXIT | UK proposals for Irish border rejected

The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator, Guy Verhofstadt, has rejected the UK's proposals for the Irish border.
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Northside Shopping Centre in Derry

Shopping centre thieves returned for more goods - Colr.

SDLP Councillor Brian Tierney has said that those behind the break in at a Derry shopping centre have no regard for the impact that their actions are having on vital services within the local community.

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Derry shopping centre targeted in robbery

The owner of one of several businesses targeted during a shopping centre robbery in Derry has said the thieves even stole tips earned by staff.

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People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll and TD Gino Kenny will be speaking in Derry.

Gino Kenny and Gerry Carroll to speak in Derry tonight

People Before Profit Dublin TD Gino Kenny and West Belfast MLA Gerry Carroll will be speaking in Derry tonight (Wednesday) as part of the party’s all-Ireland ‘Be the Change’ tour.

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SDLP Councillor Tina Gardiner, Sinn Fein Councillor Christopher Jackson and DUP Councillor Hilary McClintock have all expressed concerns.

Councillors warn ‘most vulnerable will be the losers’ in Trust cuts

Councillors have expressed shock and horror over plans to cut £12.5m from the Western Trust’s health budget, with many warning the most vulnerable will suffer worst.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Raymond McCartney.

‘Lift probation workers threat immediately’

A dissident republican threat to probation workers should be lifted immediately, Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Raymond McCartney has said.

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Foyle Sinn Fein MLA Raymond McCartney.

£8m missing disability funds to be reinstated

Local families who have campaigned to stop millions of pounds a year being redirected from learning disability services, have been praised after the Western Trust confirmed it will reinstate the funding.

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Shower head  (Ian Nicholson/PA Wire)

Automatic shower units to help flush out Legionella risk at sport centres

Automatic flushing shower units are set to be installed at local Council sports pavilions as part of Legionella risk control measures.

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