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16 April 2014 Last updated at 08:24

Fresh approach to NI past 'vital'Theresa Villiers making speech

Any new process which examines NI's past must have a more "proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of paramilitaries" and less on the activities of the state, says the secretary of state.


Queen farewell to HigginsPresident moved by UK reception

Irish President Michael D Higgins says he was moved by the reception he received as his four-day state visit to the UK ends.

Lord TebbitTebbit - McGuinness jibe was mistake

Lord Tebbit concedes that he made a mistake when he said he hoped Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness would be shot for attending a Royal banquet.

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Mark Devenport, Political editor, Northern Ireland Article written by Mark Devenport Mark Devenport Political editor, Northern Ireland

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  • Michael D Higgins and the Queen100 years of Anglo Irish history Watch

    A look back at some of the major events over the last 100 years in Anglo Irish history as Irish President Michael D Higgins makes the first state visit by an Irish head of state to the UK.

  • front door genericDoorstep disasters

    The perils of door-to-door canvassing for votes


  • Blurry pedestriansChanging cityscape

    Catholics now outnumber Protestants in Belfast


  • light bulbsLights out?

    Could delay in cross-border electricity link lead to power cuts?


  • maze PrisonMaking a deal

    How a court hearing revealed 'on the runs' scheme


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