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Queen arrives in Northern Ireland on jubilee visitupdated: Tue Jun 26 2012 10:25:00

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Northern Ireland Tuesday for a two-day diamond jubilee visit during which she will shake hands with a former IRA commander, Martin McGuinness, in a highly symbolic gesture.

Queen Elizabeth to meet former IRA commanderupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 12:20:00

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II is to meet a former IRA commander, Martin McGuinness, during her visit to Northern Ireland next week.

Northern Ireland police find huge unexploded bombupdated: Sat Apr 28 2012 15:34:00

An abandoned van containing a device with 600 pounds of explosives was found in Newry, Northern Ireland, near the border with the Republic of Ireland, police said Saturday.

2 found guilty of killing Northern Ireland policemanupdated: Fri Mar 30 2012 12:21:00

Two Irish Republican Army dissidents were found guilty Friday of murdering a police officer in a killing that shocked Northern Ireland three years ago.

Bombs explode in Northern Ireland cityupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 18:24:00

Two bombs went off at separate locations in the Northern Ireland city of Londonderry, police said Thursday.

Security tight as terrorist trial begins in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Sep 06 2011 13:45:00

One of Northern Ireland's biggest terrorist trials in decades started Tuesday at Belfast Crown Court amid tight security.

Several arrested as sectarian clashes erupt in Northern Irelandupdated: Sat Aug 13 2011 20:39:00

Sectarian violence flared up Saturday in Londonderry as Protestants continued their annual marching season in this predominantly Catholic city in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland riots continue at disputed paradeupdated: Tue Jul 12 2011 18:42:00

Scores of youths attacked police in Northern Ireland for a second consecutive night Tuesday in an expression of rage over a parade in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast.

Northern Ireland police hurt in sectarian clashesupdated: Sun Jul 10 2011 08:48:00

Six police officers were injured in clashes in a number of Protestant areas of Northern Ireland overnight, police said Sunday, as an annual period of tensions between Catholics and Protestants begins.

Violence in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 21:59:00

CNN's Peter Taggart reports on riots breaking out in Northern Ireland where at least two people have been injured.

Northern Ireland police defuse huge bombupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 10:36:00

Authorities in Northern Ireland on Saturday defused a bomb packed into a bin containing 500 pounds of homemade explosives, police said.

Catholic police officer killed in N. Ireland bombingupdated: Sun Apr 03 2011 09:39:00

A Catholic police officer was killed in a blast on Saturday in Northern Ireland, said police and politicians at the scene.

Police: 3 men arrested in attempt to lure officers into bomb attackupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 10:43:00

Police in Northern Ireland said Tuesday they had arrested three men in connection with an attempt to lure officers to their deaths in a bomb attack last month.

Body of slain newlywed returned to Northern Irelandupdated: Sat Jan 15 2011 10:38:00

The body of Michaela Harte-McAreavey, a newlywed killed on her honeymoon in Mauritius, has been returned to her home in Northern Ireland.

NI water authority chief steps down after crisisupdated: Wed Jan 05 2011 21:08:00

The chief executive officer of Northern Ireland's water authority has submitted his resignation in the wake of a crisis that left thousands of people without water during the holidays.

Northern Ireland water crisis down to a trickleupdated: Tue Jan 04 2011 07:58:00

Just 158 homes and businesses in Northern Ireland were without water Tuesday, indicating the crisis that has plagued the province since Christmas may be nearing an end.

Northern Ireland struggles with water problemsupdated: Mon Jan 03 2011 13:54:00

Several hundred households in Northern Ireland are still without water, and thousands of homes face restrictions, more than a week after shortages began, Northern Ireland Water said Monday.

Northern Ireland improving water supply to residents after crisisupdated: Sun Jan 02 2011 17:50:00

The number of properties lacking running water in Northern Ireland has dwindled to fewer than 1,000, state-funded water company Northern Ireland Water said Sunday.

N. Ireland water situation improvesupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 19:49:00

Northern Ireland was getting a handle on its water shortage Saturday, getting more customers back online after several major water pipes burst in a rapid thaw that followed record low temperatures last week.

Northern Ireland water supply is 'precarious'updated: Fri Dec 31 2010 12:24:00

Northern Ireland's water supply is in a "precarious position" after several major water pipes burst, allowing 10 million liters of water to drain from Belfast reservoirs each day, the Northern Ireland Water interim chairman said Friday.

Water scarce in N. Ireland; burst pipes blamedupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 12:25:00

Thousands of homes and businesses in Northern Ireland have been left without running water, some for more than a week, as a result of what the Belfast government called "an unprecedented number of burst pipes caused by the continuing thaw."

Northern Ireland government plans water crisis meetingupdated: Wed Dec 29 2010 11:54:00

The Northern Ireland power-sharing government said Wednesday it will hold an emergency meeting to discuss a crisis that has left an estimated 40,000 people without water for as long as 10 days.

Man in court over Northern Ireland bombingupdated: Fri Dec 17 2010 08:23:00

A 22-year-old man was due to appear in court Friday in Northern Ireland charged with using a 200-pound bomb to attack a police station, police said.

Large rise in Northern Ireland bombings, report findsupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 13:43:00

Bomb attacks by dissidents in Northern Ireland nearly quadrupled over the past six months from the period before, a report from the Independent Monitoring Commission said Thursday.

Police investigate 2 bombs in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Nov 02 2010 05:38:00

Police in Northern Ireland on Tuesday were investigating two pipe bombs left at a housing estate in Belfast.

Northern Ireland police defuse 2 bombsupdated: Sun Oct 31 2010 09:14:00

Police in Northern Ireland found two explosive devices and made them safe this weekend, they said Sunday.

Riots targeting Belfast police erupt for second nightupdated: Wed Oct 27 2010 03:56:00

Police in Northern Ireland said Tuesday a second night of rioting has erupted in a Protestant district near Belfast.

3 in Northern Ireland court over weapons offensesupdated: Thu Oct 14 2010 10:48:00

Three men arrested over dissident republican activity in Northern Ireland appeared in court Thursday and were remanded into custody, police said.

Northern Ireland police arrest 4 over dissident activityupdated: Tue Oct 12 2010 08:30:00

Police in Northern Ireland said Tuesday they have arrested four men in connection with dissident Republican activity.

Italy frustrated by Northern Ireland in Euro 2012 qualifierupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 18:21:00

Italy dropped their first points of the Euro 2012 campaign after being held 0-0 by minnows Northern Ireland on Friday night, but World Cup finalists Spain and the Netherlands maintained their 100 percent records along with Germany.

Man to appear in Northern Ireland court on terrorism-related chargesupdated: Mon Sep 27 2010 00:17:00

A 54-year-old man facing terrorism-related charges in Northern Ireland is expected to appear at a magistrate's court Monday.

Man faces terrorism-related charges in Northern Irelandupdated: Sun Sep 26 2010 06:08:00

A 54-year-old man faces terrorism-related charges in Northern Ireland following the discovery of firearms linked to dissident republican activity, police said.

Child brings bomb into Northern Ireland schoolupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 10:11:00

Police in Northern Ireland evacuated a school Monday after a child found an explosive device and brought it into a classroom, police said.

Report: Police failed to pursue leads in 1972 Northern Ireland bombingupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 08:28:00

Senior police officers failed to pursue extensive intelligence that indicated a Catholic priest was involved in one of Northern Ireland's worst terrorist attacks, an independent report concluded Tuesday.

Bomb injures 3 children in Northern Irelandupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 16:45:00

Police in Northern Ireland said Saturday "it was an absolute miracle" that three children were not more seriously injured in a bomb explosion in County Armagh.

Security tight ahead of Northern Ireland paradeupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 09:44:00

Security was tight in Northern Ireland on Saturday for a contentious annual march by a Protestant group.

Police in Northern Ireland investigate possible bombupdated: Tue Aug 10 2010 07:53:00

Police in Northern Ireland Tuesday were investigating a suspicious object underneath a car in Cookstown, Northern Ireland, authorities said.

Bomb explodes near Northern Ireland police stationupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 09:31:00

A car bomb exploded early Tuesday in front of a police station in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, but there were no injuries, police said.

Northern Ireland clashes the work of small minority, Irish PM saysupdated: Fri Jul 16 2010 12:00:00

Violence in Northern Ireland over the past few days is the work of a small, unrepresentative minority, the Irish prime minister told CNN in a wide-ranging interview as the unrest continued for a fourth night.

Arrests made in Northern Ireland after 4th night of unrestupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 10:38:00

Police in Northern Ireland appealed for the community's help after a fourth night of Catholic-Protestant violence in Belfast, which saw a number of officers injured.

Violent clashes in Northern Irelandupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 08:00:00

Police in Northern Ireland clash with Catholic protesters during an annual Protestant celebration.

55 officers injured in N. Ireland clashesupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 11:57:00

Fifty-five police officers were injured in clashes that marked a controversial holiday march in Northern Ireland, authorities said Tuesday.

Clashes, widespread damage mark annual march in N. Irelandupdated: Tue Jul 13 2010 04:15:00

Day-long clashes between police and rioters marked a controversial holiday march in Northern Ireland, leaving dozens of officers injured and widespread damage in Belfast.

Roadside bomb explodes in Northern Irelandupdated: Sat Jul 10 2010 20:25:00

Police in Northern Ireland said Saturday that they suspect a roadside bomb that exploded in a border county was a lure, designed to draw them into the area.

Explosion near N. Ireland police station wounds 3updated: Thu Apr 22 2010 21:52:00

Three people were wounded late Thursday when an explosion occurred outside a police station in Newtownhamilton, Northern Ireland, the Police Services of Northern Ireland said.

Northern Ireland ratifies police dealupdated: Wed Mar 10 2010 21:06:00

The Northern Ireland legislature ratified an agreement to "devolve," or bring under local control, the province's police forces.

Leaders hail deal to save Northern Ireland power-share agreementupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 12:04:00

Leaders from Britain, Ireland and Northern Ireland appeared together Friday to hail an agreement that saves the province's power-sharing government.

N. Ireland's step toward peaceupdated: Fri Feb 05 2010 12:04:00

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton congratulates Northern Ireland on steps its taken towards a "full and lasting peace."

Bomb explodes under car in Northern Irelandupdated: Fri Jan 08 2010 06:17:00

A bomb exploded under a car in Northern Ireland Friday, wounding a man who was inside, police said.

Ex-CIA official: N. Ireland peace targetedupdated: Wed Dec 16 2009 21:23:00

Some former members of the Irish Republican Army -- "small in number" but "ruthless" -- are trying to undermine the agreement that ended 30 years of deadly violence in Northern Ireland, a former deputy director of the CIA said.

Crisis in Northern Irelandupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 22:54:00

After an attempted bombing, CNN's Nic Robertson reports on the threat to peace in Northern Ireland.

Police targeted in N. Ireland bomb attackupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 19:48:00

A car carrying a 400-pound bomb was driven through barriers at the Policing Board headquarters in Belfast, Northern Ireland, police said Sunday.

Police targeted in N. Irelandupdated: Sun Nov 22 2009 19:48:00

A car containing explosives is left outside a police board in Northern Ireland. ITN's John Sparks reports

2 Northern Ireland paramilitary groups disarmupdated: Sat Jun 27 2009 19:13:00

The British government said Saturday was a "historic day" after two loyalist paramilitary groups announced they had completed the process of decommissioning their weapons.

Northern Ireland fearsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 05:53:00

Peace in Northern Ireland strained again by policeman's killing. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.

Teenager held over N. Ireland soldier deathsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 05:53:00

Police in Northern Ireland arrested a 19-year-old man Thursday morning in connection with the killing last month of two British soldiers, a police spokeswoman said.

Court refuses bail for man charged in N. Ireland killingsupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 09:22:00

A court refused bail Friday for the 41-year-old man charged with the murder of two British soldiers at a base in Northern Ireland.

Man charged over killings of British troopsupdated: Fri Mar 27 2009 02:28:00

A 41-year-old man was charged Thursday with murder and other charges in connection with the deaths of two British soldiers at a base in Massereene, Northern Ireland, earlier this month, police said.

Man in court over N. Ireland police killingupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 07:05:00

A second man has been charged with murder over the killing of a policeman in Northern Ireland two weeks ago.

Teen charged in N. Ireland police shootingupdated: Mon Mar 23 2009 21:36:00

A 17-year-old suspect faces murder charges in the killing of a Northern Ireland policeman earlier this month, police said Monday.

Northern Ireland prayersupdated: Mon Mar 16 2009 09:23:00

Prayers in Northern Ireland after rioting between police and protesters. ITN's Keme Nzerem reports

Rioting follows arrests in N. Ireland soldier killingsupdated: Sat Mar 14 2009 16:35:00

Rioting has flared near Belfast on Saturday after the arrests of three men in the killings of two soldiers in Northern Ireland last week, police said.

Police officer killed in Northern Ireland shootingupdated: Tue Mar 10 2009 00:31:00

A police officer was slain in a shooting in Northern Ireland late Monday, just two days after two British troops were killed at a military base in the province, authorities said.

Shooting in Northern Irelandupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 09:44:00

Two soldiers were killed and four people were wounded in a shooting at a Northern Ireland army base.

Shot British troops wanted final pizzaupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 09:44:00

The British soldiers who were killed in Northern Ireland over the weekend had already packed their bags for Afghanistan and changed into desert uniforms when they were shot, a top British military officer said Monday.

N. Ireland police: Soldiers murdered as they lay on groundupdated: Mon Mar 09 2009 03:57:00

The execution-style killing of two British soldiers and wounding of four other people in Northern Ireland was "an attempt at mass murder," police said Sunday.

Two British troops killed in N. Irelandupdated: Sat Mar 07 2009 22:23:00

Two British military members were killed and another four people wounded in a "serious shooting incident" at an army base in Northern Ireland, police said.

Package pays victims, bombersupdated: Wed Jan 28 2009 15:09:00

Compensation dealing with the legacy of violence in Northern Ireland is controversial. ITN's Sally Biddulph reports.

Anger over Northern Ireland 'reconciliation'updated: Wed Jan 28 2009 15:09:00

Protesters disrupted the launch of a report Wednesday that focuses on dealing with the legacy of the Northern Ireland Troubles. In Northern Ireland, a Civil Action updated: Tue Apr 08 2008 06:25:00

Unsatisfied by attempts to win criminal justice, the families of victims of a 1998 terrorist attack sue for damages in civil court

Spirit of Diplomacy: Part 1updated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:58:00

CNN's Becky Anderson looks at how to resolve disputes without hostility in her quest for the spirit of diplomacy.

Out of trouble: How diplomacy brought peace to Northern Irelandupdated: Wed Mar 19 2008 14:58:00

Commentators who have watched the conflict in Northern Ireland play out for decades call the peace process a miracle.

Paisley steps downupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 08:46:00

Ian Paisley says he will step down as Northern Ireland's first minister. ITN' s Tom Bradby reports.

Man cleared over Omagh bombingupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 20:51:00

Families of the victims of Northern Ireland's worst terror attack in 30 years of violence have criticized police over their handling of the case after a man accused of carrying out the atrocity was found not guilty on 29 counts of murder.

Record prize money for Ladies Tourupdated: Thu Dec 20 2007 13:55:00

Record prize money of over $17 million will be on offer on the 2008 Ladies European Tour, it has been announced.

N. Irishman Healey 'walks on water'updated: Thu Nov 22 2007 17:37:00

Among all the pretenders who came close to unseating footballing royalty in qualifying for Euro 2008, it is perhaps the efforts of Northern Ireland that most merit special attention.

Ex-IRA chief hails Iraq peace talksupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 08:11:00

Huge strides towards peace in Iraq were made during discussions between Middle Eastern power-brokers at the weekend, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister said. Brits in Northern Ireland: Mission Over updated: Wed Aug 01 2007 07:00:00

A generation-long deployment that defined British tactics comes to a quiet close

UK Army ends N. Ireland roleupdated: Wed Aug 01 2007 02:38:00

UK Army ends N. Ireland role

Former Wolves marksman Dougan diesupdated: Sun Jun 24 2007 10:04:00

Former Northern Ireland and Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Derek Dougan has died at the age of 69.

Northern Ireland begins 'new era'updated: Tue May 08 2007 04:21:00

Northern Ireland's major Protestant and Catholic parties joined together Tuesday to form a power-sharing government, marking a "new era of politics" and an end to three decades of sectarian conflict in the province.

Sanchez replaces Coleman at Fulhamupdated: Wed Apr 11 2007 02:51:00

Northern Ireland manager Lawrie Sanchez has been given the task of keeping Fulham in the English Premier League, after the sacking of Chris Coleman.

Hot Healy fires Irish top of groupupdated: Wed Mar 28 2007 17:45:00

Northern Ireland surged to the top of Euro 2008 qualifying Group F after coming from behind to beat Sweden 2-1 in Belfast.

Northern Irish power deal marks 'new era'updated: Mon Mar 26 2007 06:18:00

Northern Ireland's major Protestant and Catholic parties have hailed a deal to form a power-sharing government as a "new era of politics" to end three decades of sectarian conflict in the British province.

Hard-liners win N. Ireland electionupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 01:19:00

Hard-line Catholic and Protestant parties have been urged to work together after winning the bulk of seats in the election for a new legislative assembly in Northern Ireland.

Hard-liners forge leads in N. Ireland electionupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 00:28:00

Hard-line Catholic and Protestant parties have won the bulk of seats decided so far in the election for a new legislative assembly in Northern Ireland, a vote designed to clear the way for creation of a new power-sharing local executive that can pull support from across the sectarian divide.

Hain: Take power or shut up shopupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 05:30:00

As vote-counting gets under way following Northern Ireland's parliamentary assembly elections, Peter Hain, the British Northern Ireland secretary, talks to CNN's Adrian Finighan.

Northern Ireland vote count beginsupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 00:44:00

Vote counting is under way in Northern Ireland following Wednesday's elections for a legislative assembly amid hopes of a new accord between politicians from either side of the troubled community's bitter sectarian divide.

Northern Ireland votes on assemblyupdated: Wed Mar 07 2007 03:26:00

The people of Northern Ireland went to the polls Wednesday in a fresh effort to elect a new parliamentary assembly that could help to heal the troubled region's sectarian divide.

Devices found at N. Irish assemblyupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 11:54:00

Six and eight devices have been discovered and defused at Northern Ireland's parliament, police said on Friday, hours after a militant breached security at the building.

Michael Stone: Loyalist iconupdated: Fri Nov 24 2006 09:22:00

A lifelong supporter of the loyalist (pro-British Protestant) cause in Northern Ireland, Michael Stone first came to widespread public attention on March 16, 1988 when he launched a suicidal lone attack on an IRA funeral in Milltown Cemetery, West Belfast.

Sanchez to stay as N Ireland coachupdated: Sat Sep 09 2006 13:36:00

Lawrie Sanchez has announced that he will stay on as Northern Ireland coach, ending a week of uncertainty over his future.

Under-fire Aragones keen to stayupdated: Thu Sep 07 2006 07:58:00

Spanish national team coach Luis Aragones has come under heavy fire, with his country's media calling for his resignation, after Spain's humiliating 3-2 defeat against Northern Ireland in a Euro 2008 qualifier in Belfast on Wednesday.

Estoyanoff gives Uruguay victoryupdated: Sun May 21 2006 16:33:00

Fabian Estoyanoff's 35 meter shot in the 33rd minute gave Uruguay a 1-0 victory over Northern Ireland 1-0 in a friendly international in East Rutherford.

Massive crowds in farewell to Bestupdated: Sat Dec 03 2005 07:17:00

Tens of thousands of people have joined some of the biggest names from the world of football to pay a final emotional tribute to George Best.

Huge crowds in farewell to Bestupdated: Sat Dec 03 2005 05:21:00

Tens of thousands of people joined big names from the world of soccer in Northern Ireland to pay a final emotional tribute to footballing icon George Best.

Algerian guilty of UK terror chargesupdated: Thu Nov 24 2005 12:38:00

A court in Northern Ireland has found an Algerian man guilty of two terrorism charges -- possession of articles likely to be of use for terrorism and collecting information likely to be of use for terrorism.

UK declares UVF 'enemy of peace'updated: Tue Sep 13 2005 21:10:00

The British government on Wednesday said it determined that an outlawed Protestant group in Northern Ireland had abandoned its commitment to a 1994 cease-fire and was an enemy of the peace.

50 police hurt in N. Ireland riotsupdated: Mon Sep 12 2005 03:28:00

Gunmen opened fire on police and soldiers for a second night running amid a weekend of rioting on the streets of Northern Ireland that left 50 police officers injured.

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