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A 31-year-old woman has admitted killing a pensioner
67-year-old Eddie Girvan was found dead at his house on Station Road.
Our north-east reporter Sara Girvin was at Belfast Crown Court.
Just as her murder trial was about to start,
Margaret Henderson-McCarroll admitted killing Eddie Girvan.
The mother-of-two, described in court as fragile,
is a heroin addict with nearly 100 previous convictions.
Today she accepted that she'd unlawfully killed retired plumber
Henderson-McCarroll's solicitor stood with her in the dock
as she pleaded not guilty to Eddie Girvan's murder,
but she said she was guilty of his manslaughter on the grounds
She also pleaded guilty to eight other charges, including theft
These relate to the theft of cash, jewellery and Mr Girvan's car
Police discovered Mr Girvan's body by chance after his stolen car,
driven by his killer, was involved in
The vehicle was then found outside the Belfast hostel
No details of Mr Girvan's death were given today at court
but at a bail hearing last year it was heard that
he and Henderson-McCarroll had rowed over money for sex.
She said he'd come at her with a sword and she'd been
Mr Girvan was found at his Station Road home,
bound, gagged and with stab wounds to his chest.
Pre-sentence reports were ordered, and Henderson-McCarroll
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has told a special sitting of the Dail
that he will work to avoid a hard border.
But Michel Barnier also emphasised that there will have to some form
of customs controls when the UK leaves the EU.
Our economics and business editor John Campbell reports from Dublin.
It was VIP treatment for Michel Barnier.
Addressing both houses of the Irish parliament is an honour
usually reserved for prime ministers and presidents.
He repeated his determination that Brexit negotiations should
do nothing to undermine peace in Ireland but warned that
Brexit will mean change, especially when it comes to customs.
The UK's departure from the EU will have consequences.
We have together the duty to speak the truth.
Customs controls are part of the EU border management.
They protect our food safety and other standards.
But as I already said many times, nothing in these negotiations
He gave no indication as to what those customs
The Taoiseach said it is an achievement to get Ireland to the
top of the EU agenda but acknowledged the major challenge to
come. We know how complex
and serious the issues Later Mr Kenny had his own
meeting with Mr Barnier. Tomorrow it will be
the turn of border business They will want to know more
about what might happen The sister of a County Cavan woman
whose husband killed her and their three children has been
speaking about her family's decision Alan Hawe had been buried
with his wife Clodagh and their three sons
after the apparent murder-suicide at their home near Ballyjamesduff
almost a year ago. Jacqueline Connolly spoke
to our reporter Kevin Magee. This is how the Hawe family grave
looked up until yesterday. And this is it today,
after Alan Hawe's body was exhumed. At the time of their deaths,
the five members of the family were buried side by side
in St Mary's churchyard Speaking on BBC Radio Ulster,
Clodagh's sister Jacqueline In my eyes she never
put a foot wrong. She described how she felt watching
Alan Hawe's body being removed I was there when it happened,
and as he left the cemetery, the sun broke through the clouds
and I cried with relief He may as well have killed
us as well, because Why did you decide at
the time that the family The funeral arrangements never
came into our heads. We just couldn't even think
about the fact that they were In a statement, the Hawe family said
that they had agreed to a request from Clodagh's side of the family
to have Alan Hawe's body exhumed. They referred to the devastating
losses that they too have suffered - losing a son, grandchildren
and daughter-in-law. They say the circumstances
surrounding the tragedy will be the subject of an inquest later this
year, and in light of that they Police have appealed for witnesses
to an attempted theft It happened near St Peter's
Cathedral, a popular One of the tourists
is pictured on the left, An eyewitness said a number
of people had intervened to help the tourists,
a man and a woman. Police are appealing for information
about the incident which happened around 1pm this afternoon
in Albert Street. Sinn Fein's leader at Stormont,
Michelle O'Neill, says she would welcome legal
protection for Ulster-Scots In a pre-election interview
for The View, Ms O'Neill said the vote in June
was about rights and respect. Ulster Scots belongs to everybody,
the Irish language belongs to everybody. Let's respect rights and
make sure they are enshrined in legislation so ministers cannot take
bigoted decisions against one sector or another. I am open to doing
something for Ulster Scots if there is demand for it, I have said that
from day one. You can see that interview
in full on The View Racing got under way
at the North West 200 tonight and it was a record-breaking evening
on the North Coast, Lap records tumbled at the famous
triangle circuit. Alastair Seeley was faster than anyone in the
Superstock class and had picked up his 18th win at the North West. The
feeling was as good as ever. I don't know what I'm doing right. I talked
about Lady luck and it still with me, so hopefully I can continue on
Saturday and the crowds are amazing around the circuit. The star turn on
the night was Englishman Martin Jessopp, who came into this year's
event without a win but took the top step of the podium in the Supersport
and Supertwin races. I think you have a call to take. Who was it?
It's my mum. Hello, ma'am, how's the dog? Love you too. So Martin Jessopp
can enjoy the moment before he bids to add to his tally of victories on
Saturday. Here's Barra Best with
the weather forecast. Ten dry days in a row comes to an
end to light as we have showers moving across all parts but we also
have mother air so it will be a mild night. Friday gets off to a more
unsettled start, some wet weather but not a complete wash-out and
eventually there will be some sunshine. Scattered showers are fact
almost everywhere at first but through the morning they will become
confined to Central and western areas as sunshine creates them. The
bulk of showers will set across Ireland and some could be heavily,
possibly thundery. The odd shower and cloud around parts of England
and Wales, the best weather for Northern England and Scotland. For
us by the middle of the afternoon there will be the odd shower, the
rumble of thunder but some sunshine with temperatures about 17 or 18 at
best. There will be a dry spell tomorrow evening and for a while
overnight but eventually we will see what conditions, maybe some misty
and murky conditions for coastal areas but another mild night
tomorrow night. Saturday will be a wet start, not a great start for the
North West 200 at improving with drier weather following, but keep an
eye out for the odd scattered shower, temperatures still reaching
the mid to high teens. We hold onto the mild are for Sunday and Monday
but there will be some scattered showers, back to normal.
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We're really in it up to here this week.