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Michelle O'Neill rules herself out as new Sinn Féin leader

Michelle O'Neill says she won't be replacing Gerry Adams as party leader as she has "enough to do".

Britain First deputy leader Jayda Fransen charged

Jayda Fransen is charged over a speech made at a rally at Belfast City Hall on 6 August.

Newry: Girl, 12, dies in beach buggy crash

A 12-year-old girl dies after a beach buggy crashes with another vehicle in Newry, County Down.

Remembrance Sunday ceremony takes place week after pipe bomb alert

A Remembrance Sunday wreath-laying ceremony cancelled because of a security alert goes ahead in Omagh.

Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year

Gerry Adams tells delegates it will be his last ard fhéis (party conference) as Sinn Féin leader.

Cavan Gaels edge out Derrygonnelly in thriller

Cavan Gaels will face holders Slaughtneil in next Sunday's Ulster Club SFC final after a thrilling 5-7 to 2-15 replay win over Derrygonnelly.

Donegal band members play in Putin's military tattoo

Three friends play music in the shadow of the Kremlin at Russia's famous Spasskaya Tower Tattoo.

Carl Frampton beats Horacio Garcia on points on return to ring

Belfast boxer Carl Frampton beats Mexican Horacio Garcia on points on his return to the ring after 10 months out of action.

Unconvincing Ireland edge Fiji

Ireland labour to an unconvincing sixth win in a row as they hang on to beat Fiji in an autumn Test in Dublin.

Lifeboat damaged while docked in Portrush harbour

Intruders got onto the boat overnight, broke the lock off a cabin door and tried to tamper with the throttle.

Robert Mugabe: Singing and dancing at Belfast protest

Protesters in Belfast sing and dance as Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's grip on power appears to loosen.

Derry WWI memorial vandalism 'hate crime'

The artwork, located outside a local youth club in The Fountain area, was destroyed in an overnight attack.

Drugs worth £70,000 seized after car search

Police charge two men after drugs were found in a car travelling near Banbridge.

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Gerry Adams to stand down as Sinn Féin leader next year

Speaking at the Sinn Féin ard fhéis (party conference) in Dublin, Gerry Adams said it would be his last as leader.

Aerial footage shows fire damage

Footage captured by a drone camera shows the damage caused to a tower block in Dunmurry, County Antrim

Dunmurry tower fire: Residents questions over fire alarms

Residents ask why fire alarms did not sound on all floors during Dunmurry tower fire.

Fire service's procedures 'worked perfectly'

A Fire Service group commander says a tower block's fire alarm systems worked as expected after a blaze broke out.

Dunmurry tower block fire 'accidental'

A Fire Service group commander says it's understood a tower block fire was caused by a toaster.

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Ireland Rugby World Cup bid run by amateurs: Senator Terry Leyden

Fianna Fáil Senator Terry Leyden said the team behind the bid "made a bags of it".

Man killed in explosion at house in County Louth

Two others, a man is his 50s and a woman in her 20s, were seriously injured.

World Cup play-off: 'Denmark deserved it' says Martin O'Neill

Ireland manager says he will discuss his future in the coming weeks after a devastating World Cup qualifier defeat to Denmark

Geldof returns Dublin honour in protest over Aung San Suu Kyi

Bob Geldof to return his Freedom of the City of Dublin award in protest against Myanmar leader.

Ulster Bank closing 11 more branches in Northern Ireland

The bank said it will be seeking 40 voluntary redundancies as a result of the closures.

NI jobless rate falls to nine-year low

The latest labour market figures contain positives and negatives for Northern Ireland's economy.

Residents win permission to challenge £55m development

Markets residents win legal permission to challenge building a £55m office space next to Central Station.

Northern Ireland house prices up by 6%

Derry City and Strabane and Causeway Coast and Glens saw the biggest annual rise, with prices up by 9%.

Dubai Airshow: Bombardier says Airbus deal means more UK work

The Canadian planemaker's sales head says an Airbus alliance means more wings will be made in Belfast.

EU Peace funding for shared education projects

The money is being provided by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB) through the EU Peace IV programme.

Jamie Conlan fails in bid to secure IBF super-flyweight belt

Jamie Conlan fails in his bid to win the IBF super-flyweight title as he is stopped in the sixth round by champion Jerwin Ancajas.

Irish Premiership: Linfield end Coleraine unbeaten run with 2-1 win

Linfield inflict a first league defeat of the season on leaders Coleraine with a 2-1 victory at Windsor Park.

Autumn international: Joe Schmidt hails Joey Carbery after Ireland's Fiji win

Joey Carbery suffers a suspected broken arm against Fiji and will play no part in Ireland's final autumn Test against Argentina.

Matt Bissonnette forced to leave Belfast Giants for personal reasons

Matt Bissonnette departs from the Belfast Giants for personal reasons after spending less than two months with the club.

Community cinema

Neighbourhood cinemas are bringing the magic of the movies back to small communities.

Answering Ireland's call

Despite Ireland's failed rugby world cup bid, they were thankful for England's vote of confidence.

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30 years of film

The appearance of Richard E Grant is among the highlights at NI's only Oscar-affiliated film festival.

NI newspaper review: Bank closures and death threats

An attack on an 11-year-old girl and a dispute over poppies also feature in the weekly papers.

RTS TV awards

The Nolan Show and Spotlight were among the winners at Thursday's ceremony in Belfast.

Londonderry: Dissidents 'behind' death threat

A 64-year-old man who has been threatened works at an allotment in the Creggan area of Londonderry.

Arkinson family speak of suffering and 'lies' as inquest ends

Family of missing schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson thank witnesses but accuse others of "defending lies".

Londonderry named Northern Ireland's best place for planning

Judges praised the work of planners in regenerating Londonderry while protecting its historic core.

Fifteen swans electrocuted on Irish power lines

The young whooper swans crashed into overhead power lines near the Irish border.

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