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18 April 2014 Last updated at 20:30

Independent MLA David McClarty diesDavid McClarty

The independent unionist Northern Ireland Assembly member David McClarty has died after an illness.

Elderly woman with walking stickClarity urged on home admissions

Stormont Health Minister Edwin Poots is urged to clarify if the admissions policy on NHS care homes will be changed, following a reprieve for 18 facilities.

Theresa Villiers making speechFresh approach to NI past 'vital'

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.

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

Features & Analysis

  • 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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