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Tensions between our political parties, Tax avoidance shemes, pipe bomb attack and more tributes to wee Oscar

1 hour, 27 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 12 May 2014

Despite a united front for the Giro D'Italia there are still major tensions between our two main political parties. Last week Martin McGuinness accused Peter Robinson of "cowardice of the worst kind" over alleged loyalist paramilitary attacks in east Belfast.

The deputy first minister attacked the first minister after claiming he was showing "no leadership whatsoever". The DUP has described the comment as outrageous.
Is the Prime Minister "wooing" the DUP? MPs Gregory Campbell & Conor Murphy discuss
"UK government needs to be seen to fulfil the role of honest broker" - Shadow Secretary of State Ivan Lewis

Take That tax.
Gary Barlow and two of his Take That band mates could face a tax bill worth millions of pounds. It comes after a judge ruled they'd invested in a tax-avoidance scheme. Gary Barlow, along with Howard Donald and Mark Owen, put money through a company called Icebreaker, which was supposed to invest in the music industry. It's the type of scheme other high profile figures have been caught up in over the last couple of years.
Are these schemes acceptable in any shape or form? If a company or an individual is paying tax no matter how little - does it matter as long as they are doing it legally?

Over the weekend two homes were targeted in pipe bomb attacks in Ballymoney. A 59 year old woman with Downs Syndrome narrowly escaped injury - Patricia was asleep in the front room when the device came through the window.
"God was watching over her" - sister tells our reporter Lisa McAlister about pipe bombing attack on Ballymoney home

Tributes to wee Oscar who lost his battle with cancer last week from Olympic boxing champ Paddy Barnes #TeamOscarForever

Eurovision, it's the song competition you either love or loathe. It was another mad night on Saturday, with men running on hamster wheels and a bearded lady winning.
Was Conchita Wurst the best on the night?




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