Northern Ireland in the headlines: Former IRA man asks for money for NI centenary … petition over long ambulance waits and Irish League player admits accusation of driving while intoxicated

Here are the news headlines from across Northern Ireland. Stay with us for live updates and all the latest developments throughout the day.

Former IRA-led Republican ex-convict organization asks for money for NI’s centenary

A community organization that provides services to ex-Republican prisoners has applied for a grant from the Northern Ireland Centennial Fund, it has emerged.

Threats and abuse over Covid have taken their toll on my family – NI Minister of Health

The Minister of Health of Northern Ireland spoke frankly about the toll inflicted on his family by the multiple death threats he has received for his management of the Covid pandemic.

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Robin Swann speaking from his offices in Stormont (Peter Morrison / PA)

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Robin Swann speaking from his offices in Stormont (Peter Morrison / PA)

Family of tragic five-year-old in petition over long ambulance waits

The family of a five-year-old girl who died suddenly after being forced to wait more than an hour for emergency services when she reported her stomach pain in December have launched an online petition.

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Sad loss: Maggie Black died suddenly in December


Sad loss: Maggie Black died suddenly in December

Sad loss: Maggie Black died suddenly in December

Teenage kicks and tatey bread – Tony Macaulay’s second memoir turned into a musical, with a nice opportunity for a rising star

The hunt is on to find the best thing from sliced ​​bread for a new musical adaptation of a man’s second memoir from Belfast.

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Author Tony Macaulay's second memoir, Breadboy, has been turned into a musical.  Credit: Brian Morrison


Author Tony Macaulay’s second memoir, Breadboy, has been turned into a musical. Credit: Brian Morrison

Author Tony Macaulay’s second memoir, Breadboy, has been turned into a musical. Credit: Brian Morrison

UUP chief slams Jim Allister after Covid request asking what precautions are in place to prevent ROI citizens from taking advantage of free NI test kits

The Minister of Health has been asked to reveal ‘what precautions are in place to prevent citizens of the Republic of Ireland from benefiting from free Covid-19 testing kits and facilities in Northern Ireland’.

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Incredulous: Doug Beattie, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party.  Credit: Pacemaker


Incredulous: Doug Beattie, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. Credit: Pacemaker

Incredulous: Doug Beattie, leader of the Ulster Unionist Party. Credit: Pacemaker

One Orange Lodge receives £ 1million Heritage Fund grant

More than a dozen Orange lodges have applied for UK government funding to mark Northern Ireland’s centenary, and only one has succeeded.

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The governing body of the loyal order was also turned down after requesting funding for an exhibition.  Credit: Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph


The governing body of the Loyal Order was also turned down after requesting funding for an exhibition. Credit: Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph

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The governing body of the Loyal Order was also turned down after requesting funding for an exhibition. Credit: Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph

Irish League player Aaron Canning pleads guilty to drunk driving charges

Irish League footballer Aaron Canning has been convicted of several traffic violations.

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Charges: Irish League footballer Aaron Canning in action for Coleraine.  Credit: Pacemaker


Charges: Irish League footballer Aaron Canning in action for Coleraine. Credit: Pacemaker

Charges: Irish League footballer Aaron Canning in action for Coleraine. Credit: Pacemaker

More variety in children’s food now, says Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle admitted that she didn’t know what a lawyer was when she grew up in Northern Ireland.

Cleric Rt Reverend Brian Hannon who spoke powerful words about IRA Enniskillen bomb dies after long illness

The former Anglican Bishop of Clogher, The Right Reverend Brian Hannon, who died yesterday from a long illness, was one of the most respected figures in the Church of Ireland.

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The Right Reverend Brian Hannon, Retired Bishop of Clogher


The Right Reverend Brian Hannon, Retired Bishop of Clogher

The Right Reverend Brian Hannon, Retired Bishop of Clogher

Supply chain holds back NI golf fans in the rough

Golfers in Northern Ireland face long waits for golf equipment orders as supply chain challenges in the global economy continue.

PSNI investigate after young boy slapped in the face by security outside Dundonald McDonald’s

Police are investigating a report of assault outside a McDonald’s restaurant in Dundonald after video showed a man slapping a young teenager in the face.

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Image showing a McDonald's restaurant.  Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph.


Image showing a McDonald’s restaurant. Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph.

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Image showing a McDonald’s restaurant. Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph.