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Good evening and welcome to the programme.

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A 31-year-old woman has admitted killing a pensioner

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67-year-old Eddie Girvan was found dead at his house on Station Road.

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Our north-east reporter Sara Girvin was at Belfast Crown Court.

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Just as her murder trial was about to start,

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Margaret Henderson-McCarroll admitted killing Eddie Girvan.

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The mother-of-two, described in court as fragile,

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is a heroin addict with nearly 100 previous convictions.

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Today she accepted that she'd unlawfully killed retired plumber

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Henderson-McCarroll's solicitor stood with her in the dock

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as she pleaded not guilty to Eddie Girvan's murder,

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but she said she was guilty of his manslaughter on the grounds

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She also pleaded guilty to eight other charges, including theft

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These relate to the theft of cash, jewellery and Mr Girvan's car

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Police discovered Mr Girvan's body by chance after his stolen car,

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driven by his killer, was involved in

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The vehicle was then found outside the Belfast hostel

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No details of Mr Girvan's death were given today at court

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but at a bail hearing last year it was heard that

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he and Henderson-McCarroll had rowed over money for sex.

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She said he'd come at her with a sword and she'd been

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Mr Girvan was found at his Station Road home,

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bound, gagged and with stab wounds to his chest.

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Pre-sentence reports were ordered, and Henderson-McCarroll

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The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has told a special sitting of the Dail

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that he will work to avoid a hard border.

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But Michel Barnier also emphasised that there will have to some form

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of customs controls when the UK leaves the EU.

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Our economics and business editor John Campbell reports from Dublin.

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It was VIP treatment for Michel Barnier.

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Addressing both houses of the Irish parliament is an honour

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usually reserved for prime ministers and presidents.

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He repeated his determination that Brexit negotiations should

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do nothing to undermine peace in Ireland but warned that

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Brexit will mean change, especially when it comes to customs.

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The UK's departure from the EU will have consequences.

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We have together the duty to speak the truth.

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Customs controls are part of the EU border management.

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They protect our food safety and other standards.

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But as I already said many times, nothing in these negotiations

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He gave no indication as to what those customs

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The Taoiseach said it is an achievement to get Ireland to the

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top of the EU agenda but acknowledged the major challenge to

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come. We know how complex

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and serious the issues Later Mr Kenny had his own

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meeting with Mr Barnier. Tomorrow it will be

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the turn of border business They will want to know more

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about what might happen The sister of a County Cavan woman

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whose husband killed her and their three children has been

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speaking about her family's decision Alan Hawe had been buried

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with his wife Clodagh and their three sons

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after the apparent murder-suicide at their home near Ballyjamesduff

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almost a year ago. Jacqueline Connolly spoke

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to our reporter Kevin Magee. This is how the Hawe family grave

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looked up until yesterday. And this is it today,

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after Alan Hawe's body was exhumed. At the time of their deaths,

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the five members of the family were buried side by side

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in St Mary's churchyard Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster,

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Clodagh's sister Jacqueline In my eyes she never

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put a foot wrong. She described how she felt watching

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Alan Hawe's body being removed I was there when it happened,

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and as he left the cemetery, the sun broke through the clouds

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and I cried with relief He may as well have killed

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us as well, because Why did you decide at

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the time that the family The funeral arrangements never

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came into our heads. We just couldn't even think

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about the fact that they were In a statement, the Hawe family said

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that they had agreed to a request from Clodagh's side of the family

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to have Alan Hawe's body exhumed. They referred to the devastating

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losses that they too have suffered - losing a son, grandchildren

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and daughter-in-law. They say the circumstances

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surrounding the tragedy will be the subject of an inquest later this

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year, and in light of that they Police have appealed for witnesses

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to an attempted theft It happened near St Peter's

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Cathedral, a popular One of the tourists

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is pictured on the left, An eyewitness said a number

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of people had intervened to help the tourists,

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a man and a woman. Police are appealing for information

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about the incident which happened around 1pm this afternoon

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in Albert Street. Sinn Fein's leader at Stormont,

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Michelle O'Neill, says she would welcome legal

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protection for Ulster-Scots In a pre-election interview

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for The View, Ms O'Neill said the vote in June

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was about rights and respect. Ulster Scots belongs to everybody,

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the Irish language belongs to everybody. Let's respect rights and

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make sure they are enshrined in legislation so ministers cannot take

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bigoted decisions against one sector or another. I am open to doing

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something for Ulster Scots if there is demand for it, I have said that

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from day one. You can see that interview

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in full on The View Racing got under way

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at the North West 200 tonight and it was a record-breaking evening

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on the North Coast, Lap records tumbled at the famous

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triangle circuit. Alastair Seeley was faster than anyone in the

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Superstock class and had picked up his 18th win at the North West. The

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feeling was as good as ever. I don't know what I'm doing right. I talked

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about Lady luck and it still with me, so hopefully I can continue on

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Saturday and the crowds are amazing around the circuit. The star turn on

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the night was Englishman Martin Jessopp, who came into this year's

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event without a win but took the top step of the podium in the Supersport

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and Supertwin races. I think you have a call to take. Who was it?

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It's my mum. Hello, ma'am, how's the dog? Love you too. So Martin Jessopp

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can enjoy the moment before he bids to add to his tally of victories on

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Saturday. Here's Barra Best with

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the weather forecast. Ten dry days in a row comes to an

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end to light as we have showers moving across all parts but we also

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have mother air so it will be a mild night. Friday gets off to a more

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unsettled start, some wet weather but not a complete wash-out and

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eventually there will be some sunshine. Scattered showers are fact

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almost everywhere at first but through the morning they will become

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confined to Central and western areas as sunshine creates them. The

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bulk of showers will set across Ireland and some could be heavily,

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possibly thundery. The odd shower and cloud around parts of England

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and Wales, the best weather for Northern England and Scotland. For

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us by the middle of the afternoon there will be the odd shower, the

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rumble of thunder but some sunshine with temperatures about 17 or 18 at

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best. There will be a dry spell tomorrow evening and for a while

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overnight but eventually we will see what conditions, maybe some misty

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and murky conditions for coastal areas but another mild night

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tomorrow night. Saturday will be a wet start, not a great start for the

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North West 200 at improving with drier weather following, but keep an

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eye out for the odd scattered shower, temperatures still reaching

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the mid to high teens. We hold onto the mild are for Sunday and Monday

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but there will be some scattered showers, back to normal.

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Our next BBC Newsline is at 6:25am during Breakfast here on BBC One.

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You can also keep updated with News Online.

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We're really in it up to here this week.

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