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Julian O'Neill
BBC NI home affairs correspondent. Mostly news tweets, but sometimes other things get a mention.
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BBC News NI Jul 12
First Minister Arlene Foster condemns a second night of attacks on police in north Belfast
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Julian O'Neill Jul 11
Deputy chief constable of Cumbria Mark Webster appointed to oversee PSNI investigation into alleged health regulation breaches at Bobby Storey’s funeral. “The investigation will also review the events leading up to the date of the funeral,” adds statement
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The Detail Jul 10
Lord Chief Justice quashes police search warrants used against Loughinisland journalists. Amnesty International said the judgment “should mean this sort of undue interference with press freedom never happens again".
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BBC News NI Jul 10
Belfast City Council has voted to hold an independent investigation into the handling of the cremation of senior republican Bobby Storey.
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Julian O'Neill Jul 10
. has launched a consultation on a fresh strategy to tackle organised crime, with proposed new offences carrying jail sentences of up to 14 years >
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Julian O'Neill Jul 10
CMO Michael McBride swerving questions (unsurprisingly given political fall-out) on Nolan about guidelines and Bobby Storey's funeral - "not my role to provide interpretation on who may have been in breach of those ... " Says he hasn't seen any footage from the day
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Julian O'Neill Jul 10
Majella O'Hare: Family calls for killing by soldier in 1976 to be re-examined. Comes as Govt seeks to limit legacy investigations involving veterans
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BBC News NI Jul 9
An external senior police officer is asked to oversee the PSNI's investigation of potential breaches of the health regulations at the funeral of Bobby Storey
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Julian O'Neill Jul 9
Aside from PSNI asking for external oversight of its Bobby Storey funeral investigation, it seems likely the Police Ombudsman will also launch a separate inquiry into how it was policed and pre-event liaison
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Julian O'Neill Jul 9
PSNI - stung by mounting criticism of how Bobby Storey funeral was handled - request external oversight of investigation. Police ombudsman also has complaints on her desk
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BBC News NI Jul 9
Colum Eastwood says the decision by councillors to oppose Liam Campbell's extradition was wrong.
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Colum Eastwood Jul 9
The decision taken by Fermanagh/Omagh Councillors last night was wrong, it caused immense hurt and SDLP councillors will reverse their position when it comes before the full council. The party will also offer to meet with the Omagh families to express our profound regret.
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Julian O'Neill Jul 9
Just 11% of 253 recommendations of Gillen Review on how sex offence cases are handled in NI have been implemented in past 14 months. Update via shows will be 2021/22 before much delivered. Absence of Stormont until Jan not helped
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BBC News NI Jul 8
Chief executive of Belfast City Council has issued a personal apology about the arrangements put in place at Roselawn Crematorium following the funeral of the republican Bobby Storey last week.
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Jayne McCormack Jul 8
Executive office committee hears there are three legal challenges being taken over the failure to implement a Troubles pension, after questioning from . Hearings set for w/c 17 August. No progress on funding or dispute re eligibility & appointing Dept to run scheme
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Julian O'Neill Jul 7
Replying to @BrianPJRowan
From one to another 👨‍🦲 👨‍🦲.. Extended beard trim Barney .
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Julian O'Neill Jul 6
NI prison visits to recommence on July 27 but with new controls.
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BBC News NI Jul 6
Belfast City Council apologise for 'error of judgement' over Bobby Storey funeral
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BBC News NI Jul 3
Lyra McKee murder: Accused to be granted bail:
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Darran Marshall Jul 3
Statement from Michelle O'Neill "I am also concerned that those grieving families are experiencing more hurt over recent days.  I am sorry for that." "At the funeral and mass I kept to the regulations as I have advised others to do. The PSNI will look into all of this"
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