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A teenage girl has been taken to hospital after she was cut

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in an incident on her school bus on the outskirts of Belfast.

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It happened on a Lagan College bus - our reporter Ita Dungan sent this

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The College allows integrated secondary school on the skirt of

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East Belfast. It was on a school bus this afternoon that the incident

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took place. The first we heard of it was when the parent telephoned into

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the newsroom to save there had been a stabbing incident on a bus and the

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police were there. Shortly afterwards the school said parents a

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text message, confirming their had indeed been an incident on a bus and

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the child had been taken to A, they went on to say the child was

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not critically injured and senior management and the PSNI when dealing

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with issue. I tried to speak to the principle here, she was unavailable

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for comment. But the police have told us is that it was a young

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schoolgirl who was injured, she sustained arm injuries and was the

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taken task till, we are unsure whether she remained in hospital or

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whether she has been discharged but the police have said they are

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working hard to establish exactly what happened on that schoolbus.

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It's been confirmed that a judge had issued a restraining order

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against the man who murdered Connie Leonard in her

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Connie was well known as a traditional Irish musician.

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She was stabbed to death by Paddar Phair, who then took his own life.

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He also stabbed and injured her son Conor who has Downs Syndrome.

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Our south-west reporter, Julian Fowler reports from the scene

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A floral tribute outside the home where Connie Leonard

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Also outside the home, a police cordon observing

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Connie Leonard had ended her relationship with Paddar Phair

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and had put in place a non-molestation

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A court hearing was due to take place yesterday

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Instead Paddar Phair came to her home on Monday night

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and attacked her and her son before taking his own life.

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Those who work with victims of domestic violence say Connie had

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She has gone, she has got a non-molestation order,

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actively tried to keep herself safe but I think where the focus needs

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to be is the responsibility for this lies very firmly with the man

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who has committed this crime and not with Connie

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and not with the agencies or the community around her.

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Today the family released these photos of Connie,

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a talented traditional musician who played the piano accordion.

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She was involved with the Irish music organisation which put local

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children and prepared them for the Fermanagh Fleadh.

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The loss of a talented person like that, it's a big loss

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because she was very much involved, and she has been involved

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It is thought that her son Connor, who has Down's syndrome,

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He was found by the police with stab wounds to his stomach.

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Conor is now recovering from his stab injuries and is expected

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to attend his mother's funeral on Friday.

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Two men arrested by police in Omar 6Music have been released without

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charge. One of the men had been arrested in the town, the other was

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taken from prison to a police station in Belfast.

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An inquest into the IRA killing of ten Protestant workmen in county

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Armagh has been told that a key suspect has been linked

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No one has ever been convicted over the Kingsmills massacre in 1976.

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Kevin Sharkey reports from Belfast Coroners Court.

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The victims were travelling to their homes after work.

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A Catholic was allowed to leave, 11 Protestants were shot,

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More than four decades after the killings, relatives

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of the victims are coming to this inquest day after day.

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Some elderly, hurting and looking for answers.

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There were some answers today, when a suspect was described

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This family is headed by the PSNI review, conducted

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The review linked the suspect, whose name can't be made public to 46

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murders over a two-year period from 1974 to 1976.

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The inquest heard that these murders involved 22 civilians,

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including a seven-year-old boy, 21 soldiers, two police officers

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The issue of on the run letters was also raised.

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It's been claimed that a number of suspects in the Kingsmills

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massacre received on the run letters from the British government.

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A barrister asked if forensic evidence that

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The coroner said other witnesses might be required to answer that.

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The Taoiseach Enda Kenny has announced that he's stepping down

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He'll remain as Taoiseach until a successor is chosen

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by his party, and confirmed by the Dail.

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Our Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison reports.

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And Kenny succeeded his father in the Mayo by-election. I intend to

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carry on the work of my father, to serve the greatest number of the

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greatest good. Fine Gael leader and Taoiseach, he took over country in

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crisis as a result of the property crash and banking collapse. On his

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watch the Republic reading economic sovereignty from the EU and IMF. His

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early years. It is from the Queen and president Obama as well as

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unprecedented attacks on the Catholic Church. The rape and

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torture of children were downplayed and managed to uphold the primacy of

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the institution, its power and standing and reputation. But

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austerity and water charges took their toll. In last year 's election

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Fine Gael fared badly and only remained in office because of a deal

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with its rival. His resignation was brought forward after he admitted a

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conversation he had with a colleague never happened. There were no

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lights, he has had huge trouble, friend in the media, and significant

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trouble with the power crisis. He leaves office as Fine Gael 's most

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accessible political leader. McCrory told colleagues that he will

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stay in the role is to retire public prosecutions until a successor is

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elected. Time for the weather. We do have few

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scattered showers at the moment but they will give way to drier

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conditions overnight, temperatures will dip, and thanks to the clearing

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skies we can expect a fine start day tomorrow with good amount of

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sunshine but through the day it's not going to stay completely dry. To

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begin with, plenty of dry weather, it won't be until mid-morning that

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we begin to seek medical missions coming in from the West, bringing in

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scattered showers. Tomorrow, a similar picture, could start but the

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showers begin to come in from the Atlantic, a fine start to the day,

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when the sunshine, but the odd scattered showers likely to pop up

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and also the day of scattered showers and some sunshine across

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Scotland. By the middle of the afternoon, those showers could

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affect almost anywhere so keep an eye out, one or two could be heavy.

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In between, good amounts of sunshine, temperatures have been

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down on today, just about normal for the time of year if not just a

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little bit below. Tomorrow evening, some sunshine and showers for

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nightfall and tomorrow night, plenty of clear skies. Friday gets off to a

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promising start but like tomorrow, scattered showers will return. The

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weekend, staying and settled with further scattered showers.

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Newsnight is broadcasting from Northern Ireland tonight -

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Kirsty Wark, is presenting the programme from the studio right

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They are discussing the general election and what it means

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