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  1. Irish author wins prestigious Man Booker prizeRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Sydney Morning Herald

    Anna Burns has won the Man Booker Prize for her novel Milkman , which is narrated by an unnamed 18-year-old girl living in 1970s Northern Ireland who is coerced into a relationship with a mysterious older married man with ties to a paramilitary group. The Booker's judges cited Burns' use of dark humour to explore weighty themes such as the perils of tribalism, state-sponsored terrorism, social division and the ways that sexual and political oppression often overlap.

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  2. Anna Burns wins Booker Prize with Troubles tale 'Milkman'Read the original story

    4 hrs ago | KTMF

    Anna Burns won the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, conflict and power set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. Burns is the first writer from Northern Ireland to win the 50,000-pound prize, which is open to English-language authors from around the world.

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  3. Mundell - did not threaten to quit' over Brexit dealRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Brentwoodweeklynews.co.uk

    David Mundell has refuted allegations he told the Prime Minister he would quit the cabinet if a Brexit deal saw Northern Ireland split from the UK. It was reported in the Sunday Times that the two made it clear they would resign if Northern Ireland faces new controls that separate it from the rest of the UK because that could fuel the case for Scottish independence.

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  4. Northern Irish writer Anna Burns wins Booker PrizeRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Manila Bulletin

    Author Anna Burns on Tuesday became the first Northern Irish writer, and the first woman since 2013, to win Britain's renowned Man Booker Prize for her novel "Milkman". Judges of the annual award praised the work, an exploration of Northern Ireland's three decades of sectarian violence told through the voice of a young woman, as "utterly distinctive".

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  5. Brexit clouds on horizon for Holyhead's lifeline portRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Daily Times

    Hundreds of trucks roll off the docks at Holyhead every day, bringing goods to and from Ireland in an economic lifeline for this deprived corner of Wales, which is now threatened by Brexit. Just 73 miles from the Irish capital Dublin, the port's future will depend on how any Brexit deal affects two borders - the one between EU member state Ireland and Britain and the one between Northern Ireland and mainland Britain.

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  6. a Varadkar now reveals true goal for NIaRead the original story

    12 hrs ago | Fermanagh Today

    It is now clear that Dublin sees Brexit negotiations as an opportunity to weaken or change Northern Ireland`s current status as an integral part of the United Kingdom, says UUP leader Robin Swann. Mr Swann asked: "Has the Taoiseach given the game away about the Republic of Ireland`s true intentions when it was reported yesterday that he said that special status is on the table for Northern Ireland during the Brexit negotiations?" The MLA was speaking after Gavan Reilly, Political correspondent with Irish television news channel Virgin Media, reported Mr Varadkar as saying: "What`s on the table now is a special status for Northern Ireland which could be an advantageous position".

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  7. The Small Party Threatening to Topple Theresa May's GovernmentRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | The Atlantic

    Hard-line Euroskeptics have already made Brexit negotiations difficult for the prime minister. The Northern Irish party propping up her government just made it harder.

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  8. Books News: Anna Burns Wins the Man Booker Prize for 'Milkman'Read the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The New York Times

    Anna Burns won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday for her novel "Milkman," which is narrated by an unnamed 18-year-old girl living in 1970s Northern Ireland who is coerced into a relationship with a mysterious older married man with ties to a paramilitary group. The Booker's judges cited Ms.

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  9. Ballymena United ease to 5-0 County Antrim Shield first-round win over WeldersRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | BBC News

    Ballymena United set up a home County Antrim Shield quarter-final against Ballyclare Comrades by beating H&W Welders 5-0 on Tuesday. Adam Lecky doubled the advantage on 49 with Tony Kane added the third from a penalty two minutes later after Leroy Millar had been fouled.

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  10. Irish Border Issue Entangled With Questions of IdentityRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Manufacturing.net

    The land around the small Irish town of Carrickcarnan is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall - an invisible one that's proving inordinately difficult to overcome. Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member Ireland to allow customs control over goods, produce and livestock once the U.K. has fully left the bloc.

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  11. Borders MP threatens to quit over proposed Brexit deal compromisesRead the original story

    22 hrs ago | Borders Today

    Borders MP David Mundell has threatened to resign over a European Union exit deal set to be signed off by the UK Government as soon as next week. The Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP and Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson have both issued a threat to quit over compromises to that Brexit deal over the Irish border ibeing proposed in a bid to get it agreed.

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  12. Stalemate: Britain's May under mounting pressure to rethink Brexit planRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Daily Times

    British Prime Minister Theresa May was under mounting pressure on Monday to rethink her plan for leaving the European Union after Brexit talks reached a stand-off at the weekend over the so-called Irish backstop. Less than six months before Britain leaves the bloc and days before May heads to Brussels for a summit on Wednesday when both sides hope to make progress, the Brexit talks were paused on Sunday after the two sides failed to agree on how to deal with the United Kingdom's only land border with the EU.

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  13. Camlin creates almost 300 new Lisburn jobsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BBC News

    The jobs, 98 of which are already in place, will add more than A 9.5m annually in salaries to the local economy, Invest NI said. John Cunningham, the firm's chief executive, said the investment was "designed to help us increase our global sales and market presence".

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  14. Education system in Northern Ireland - close to a financial tipping point', Auditor General warns.Read the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Ealing Times

    It found that although the funding allocated to schools has increased over the four years between 2012-13 to 2016-17, there has been a 9.3% reduction in real terms. The most predominant types of schools are controlled, ie directly managed by the Education Authority, and maintained, which are managed by the Council for Catholic Maintained Schools .

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  15. UK minister Brokenshire says colleagues must rally behind PM May on BrexitRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Reuters

    British housing minister James Brokenshire called on his government colleagues to rally behind Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plan before a meeting of her top ministerial team on Tuesday to discuss her proposals for a deal. Britain's Northern Ireland Secretary of State James Brokenshire speaks to media outside Stormont House in Belfast, Northern Ireland November 1, 2017.

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  16. Glenn Irwin: NI rider to miss out on Sunflower Trophy hat-trickRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | BBC News

    The British Superbikes star will race in the Supertwins class but will not contest the Superbikes race, which he won in 2016 and 2017. The Carrickfergus rider's PBM Ducati will be used by John McGuinness at next month's Macau Grand Prix so he will use John Burrows' Kawasaki ER6 this week.

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  17. Brexit talks at impasseRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Daily Star

    Frustrated European ministers yesterday insisted there was still time to reach a Brexit deal despite the latest failed round of divorce talks, but the EU warned it was stepping up preparations for failure. Meeting in Luxembourg, foreign ministers from the bloc's 28 members admitted that no agreement will be struck this week at an EU leaders' summit that had earlier been billed as the "moment of truth".

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  18. May says Irish backstop can't derail deadlocked Brexit talksRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Reuters

    Prime Minister Theresa May urged the EU on Monday not to allow a stand-off over a 'backstop' for Ireland to derail Brexit talks, saying she believed a deal was still achievable as a top EU official said chances of a no-deal divorce had increased. Addressing a rowdy session of parliament before she headed to Brussels for a summit on Wednesday, May remained upbeat but repeated she would not agree to anything that could split the United Kingdom.

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  19. Irish border issued entangled with questions of identityRead the original story

    Monday | Washington Times

    The land around the small Irish town of Carrickcarnan is the kind of place where Britain's plan to leave the European Union runs right into a wall - an invisible one that's proving inordinately difficult to overcome. Somehow, a border of sorts will have to be drawn between Northern Ireland , which is part of the United Kingdom, and EU member Ireland to allow customs control over goods, produce and livestock once the U.K. has fully left the bloc.

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  20. Invisible Irish Frontier Carries the Scars of a Fractured PastRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | The New York Times

    Along the winding open border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, Cuilcagh Mountain trail rises into a steep wooden stairway that comes to a halt at a lookout deck. Tourists scale the steps and pause here to gaze over a landscape dotted with lakes, rivers and farmland, the two nations indistinguishable.

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