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EU peace fund to target young Northern Ireland loyalists | guardian.co.uk

The EU is to target young men like those currently engaged in loyalist street violence and riots over the union flag controversy in Belfast as part of its new multimillion-euro peace-building projects. Johannes Hahn, the EU commissioner for regional policy, confirmed on Thursday that part of a proposed €150m (£130m) peace fund for Northern Ireland will be used to train ...

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Queen and Martin McGuinness shake hands | BBC News

The meeting between the monarch and Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister took place at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast on Wednesday. It happened at an event organised by a charity, Co-Operation Ireland, which works to bring communities together. They shook hands at a private meeting and later shook hands in public. According to BBC Ireland Correspondent Mark Simpson not only ...

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Ireland PM to attend funeral of Kerr | Guardian

Ireland’s newly elected prime minister, Enda Kenny, will attend the funeral on Wednesday of the young Catholic police officer murdered by dissident republicans at the weekend. It is thought the Taoiseach spoke to PC Ronan Kerr’s family by telephone on Monday. The killing has united politicians north and south of the Irish border in opposition to the terrorist act by ...

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Martin says disarmament conference an example of all that is worst in UN

MINISTER FOR Foreign Affairs, Micheál Martin, told a high-level United Nations meeting on disarmament yesterday that international action on the issue had been unacceptably slow. Mr Martin was speaking in New York at a meeting convened by the United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon on Revitalising the Work of the Conference on Disarmament. via Martin says disarmament conference an example ...

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Cowen to give speech on disarmament

Taoiseach Brian Cowen will give a keynote address on disarmament and the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons at the Asia Europe Summit, which is due to get under way. Mr Cowen will attend the two day-event in Brussels and recall Ireland’s strong association with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, as it was the first country to both sign and ratify it. Mr Cowen ...

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