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Today's headlines: Stormont turmoil over loss of £100m from EU... mum still struggling a year after Covid and Hoey defends 'nationalist domination' comments

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Economy Minister Gordon Lyons. Credit: Liam McBurney

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons. Credit: Liam McBurney

Economy Minister Gordon Lyons. Credit: Liam McBurney

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

Stormont department facing ‘economic disaster’ after losing £100m in EU funding

Stormont’s Department for the Economy, led by minister Gordon Lyons of the Brexit-supporting DUP, is facing economic disaster after losing £100m in European funding.

Alliance councillor Michelle Kelly ‘sickened’ by Boris Johnson’s party after she suffered traumatic lockdown birth

An east Belfast councillor has said that she feels “betrayed” and “sickened” at the news of the Prime Minister’s ‘bring your own bottle’ party at Downing Street.

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Michelle Kelly with her daughter Charlotte

Michelle Kelly with her daughter Charlotte

Michelle Kelly with her daughter Charlotte

The long haul...one year after Covid, mum is still struggling

NI woman who battled virus with husband and mother can no longer manage daily tasks.

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Lana being treated in hospital last year

Lana being treated in hospital last year

Lana being treated in hospital last year

Leaving school windows open ‘won’t stop Covid’, says Professor Gabriel Scally

Schoolchildren should not be sitting in freezing classrooms as part of efforts to reduce the spread of Covid-19, a leading public health expert has said.

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Health expert Dr Gabriel Scally. Credit: Arthur Carron

Health expert Dr Gabriel Scally. Credit: Arthur Carron

Health expert Dr Gabriel Scally. Credit: Arthur Carron

Line of Duty cast were like family, says Vicky McClure

Line of Duty star Vicky McClure has told how her co-stars Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston became her ‘family’ when she was shooting in Belfast and struggling with homesickness.

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Vicky in Line of Duty with Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston. Credit: Aiden Monaghan

Vicky in Line of Duty with Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston. Credit: Aiden Monaghan

Vicky in Line of Duty with Adrian Dunbar and Martin Compston. Credit: Aiden Monaghan

Omicron puts a dent in NI economy’s prospects for growth

Danske Bank revises its forecast for economy downwards as impact of Omicron persists.

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Covid variants blunting NI's economic growth. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Covid variants blunting NI's economic growth. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

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Covid variants blunting NI's economic growth. Liam McBurney/PA Wire

NI comic Sean Hegarty on online abuse and why Twitter is a ‘cesspool’

When Sean Hegarty was listening to comedy podcasts to kill the hours working nightshift at a nursing home, little could he have imagined what a sliding doors decision that would be.

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Sean Hegarty with wife Diona Doherty. Photo: Stephen Hamilton

Sean Hegarty with wife Diona Doherty. Photo: Stephen Hamilton

Sean Hegarty with wife Diona Doherty. Photo: Stephen Hamilton

Baroness Hoey and Jamie Bryson defend their comments on nationalist ‘domination’

Baroness Kate Hoey and the loyalist activist Jamie Bryson have defended their argument that nationalists “dominate” many Northern Ireland professions and are using their influence to bring about a united Ireland.

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Former Labour MP Kate Hoey

Former Labour MP Kate Hoey

Former Labour MP Kate Hoey

Questions raised after Justice Department returns £47m to Finance Department as PSNI faces budget shortfall

Concerns have been raised after it emerged that Stormont’s Department of Justice (DoJ) handed back more than £47m since the beginning of the last financial year.

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PSNI is facing severe funding pressures. (Stock image)

PSNI is facing severe funding pressures. (Stock image)

PSNI is facing severe funding pressures. (Stock image)

Energy boss sorry after customers told: open oven door to keep warm

The Belfast boss of an energy supply company has apologised after customers were advised to eat lentils or open the oven door to keep warm as a way to work around an expected increase in gas prices.

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Stephen Fitzpatrick. Credit: Ovo Energy

Stephen Fitzpatrick. Credit: Ovo Energy

Stephen Fitzpatrick. Credit: Ovo Energy


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