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Tony Blair says MI5 and PSNI will be entirely separate
MI5 ‘no role’ in Northern Ireland policing

Tony Blair has promised that MI5 will have no role in policing in Northern Ireland, in a bid to reassure republicans wary of new justice arrangements in the province. In a statement to parliament this morning, the prime minister said: “The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the security service will be completely distinct… Read more »

Peter Hain paid tribute to David Ervine
Loyalist leader David Ervine dies

David Ervine, leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), has died in hospital in Belfast. The 53-year-old assembly member for East Belfast was admitted to hospital on Sunday after suffering a heart attack. His family said he had “passed away quietly with peace and dignity”. Tony Blair paid tribute to Mr Ervine, saying: “David was… Read more »