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Two jailed over Londonderry PSNI recruitment drive bomb

Two dissident republicans sentenced to ten years for bomb attack at Waterfoot Hotel in Londonderry

Northern Health Trust cuts will see 65 beds close

Cuts to services, which management say are temporary, could come as early as November.

Portaferry man gets animal ban for toenail overgrowth

Daniel Taggart's dog seized after vet reports worst case of toenail overgrowth they had seen.

Boxer returns to action after stabbing

Belfast amateur boxer Caoimhin Hynes is back in the ring this weekend five months after being stabbed in the face.

The View: Political tug of war over Irish language Act

Debate on Irish Language Act ranges from the Mourne Mountains to the shadow of Belfast's shipyard.

Lord Laird's 'conscience is clear' on expenses

Lord Laird claimed £48,000 in expenses last year, despite only voting twice in the House of Lords.

Ryanair plans to make pilots change holidays

Pilots might have to defer some annual leave, says Michael O'Leary, as cancellations cost airline £22m.

'Recruit paedophile hunters' says ex-CEOP boss Jim Gamble

Jim Gamble calls for a "citizens' army" to work with police to identify abusers and gather evidence.

Fentanyl mixed with heroin in drugs seized by police

The PSNI finds Fentanyl, which is 100 times stronger than heroin, in drugs seizures for the first time.

Welfare 'rape clause' protests in Belfast and Londonderry

The clause will cap benefits at a parent's first two children, unless a third was conceived by rape.

Brexit: Verhofstadt rejects UK proposals for Irish border

The European Parliament's Brexit negotiator says technical solutions cannot solve Irish border issues.

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Only 180 people live on Bere Island, County Cork - and it seems one of them has won £450,000.

Belfast passenger plane hit runway light during take-off

The incident at Belfast International could have led to a crash "in slightly different circumstances".

Freshers' Week 2017: Freshers praise Belfast universities

Freshers at Queen's University talk newness, nerves and nightclubs with BBC News NI's Jordan Kenny.

Belfast honesty cafe stolen sketchbook returned

A tourist's sketchbook, which was among items stolen from an "honesty cafe", is returned anonymously.

Safety call after girl falls out of school bus window

A mother wants safety checks after her daughter fell out of the window of an Education Authority bus.

House of Lords rejects 'couch potato peers' allegation

The House of Lords dismisses the Electoral Reform Society's allegations of a "something for nothing culture".

Isle of Man seals and Lisburn divers' caught on camera

A diving group from Northern Ireland get up close and personal with a playful seal off the Manx coast.

Marion Millican murder witness relieved over McClenaghan guilty plea

Pamela Henry says Marion Millican can now "rest in peace" after Fred McClenaghan admitted killing her.

Residents angry at lack of help one month after floods

A month after floods ruined homes, residents are angry that they are not getting enough help.

Archive footage of explosion aftermath

From the archives: In 1992, residents in south Belfast spoke of the devastation caused by the IRA bomb at Northern Ireland's science lab at Belvoir Park.

Ryanair cancellations 'absolutely atrocious'

Stranded passengers tell the BBC what they've had to do to get home.

Former Celtic midfielder McCourt scores wonder goal for Finn Harps

Former Celtic and Northern Ireland midfielder Paddy McCourt scores a trademark wonder goal for League of Ireland side Finn Harps.

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Dublin search for missing man Trevor Deely ends

Trevor Deely was last seen walking home from a Christmas party in the Baggot Street area in December 2000.

Kildare fire deaths treated as murder 30 years on

Detectives say they have "new evidence" about deaths of a young woman and two children in 1987 fire.

Jimmy Magee, veteran sports commentator, dies

Jimmy Magee commentated on 11 Olympic Games and 12 World Cups during his career.

Aidan Gillen to play comic Dave Allen on BBC Two

The late Irish comedian will be brought back to life in a one-off TV drama.

Tallaght shooting: Gym instructor murdered in Dublin attack

The victim could have been an associate of Darragh Nugent, a known gunman who was shot dead last week.

Tourists rescued from rhododendron forest in Killarney

Air, mountain and water rescue teams helped rescue pair lost for hours in 'jungle-like' plants.

Irish PM Varadkar 'not optimistic' on Brexit talks

Insufficient progress means EU-UK talks may not progress as planned, suggests Leo Varadkar.

Irish police scandal: What next for Garda Síochána?

BBC News NI's Dublin correspondent Shane Harrison on the prospects for a police force under pressure.

Lake Torrent: Work begins on £30m Coalisland race track

The Lake Torrent car and motor-racing track is being built on the site of disused clay pits.

Bombardier jobs: Boeing accused of 'pure hypocrisy'

The aerospace firm has hit back at its rival over a trade dispute that could affect jobs in Belfast.

Magherafelt bakery firm to create 47 jobs

Genesis Crafty's £6m expansion comes after it secured a contract extension with Marks and Spencer.

Profits up at NI poultry producer Moy Park

Moy Park, the NI-based poultry producer, made a pre-tax profit of £41m in 2016 on a turnover of £1.4bn.

Bombardier announces 95 job losses in NI operations

Almost 100 job losses will hit support staff in the aerospace company's Northern Ireland operations.

DUP-Tory cash needed now for broadband, say NI firms

NI firms call for the DUP-Tory deal money to be released to allow for broadband investment.

Pro 14: Ulster v Dragons (Fri)

Ulster make nine changes for Friday's Pro14 game against the Dragons who retain only Rynard Landman and Ollie Griffiths from their Connacht win.

Michael Conlan: Belfast fighter has fourth professional bout in Arizona

Michael Conlan aims to continue his continue his winning start to his professional career as he faces unbeaten Kenny Guzman in Tucson.

Declan Bonner set to be named Donegal football manager on Friday night

Declan Bonner is expected to be named as new Donegal football manager at a meeting of the county's clubs on Friday night.

British & Irish Lions: Sean O'Brien says team could have won 3-0 with better coaching

The British and Irish Lions could have whitewashed New Zealand 3-0 had they been better coached, says flanker Sean O'Brien.

Green river mystery solved

A dense carpet of duckweed is responsible for turning the Lagan Canal luminous green, says NIEA.

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Cost of lairds

Criticism of peers' expenses and Colin Howell's former home on Airbnb make headlines .

'Closed shop'

Ellie Kendrick, who plays Meera Reed in Game of Thrones, says the film industry is "a closed shop".

Pilot shortage?

Could recruitment issues explain why the airline will be cancelling so many flights in the coming weeks?

Justice targeted

The 1992 bombing of the forensic science labs at Belvoir Park damaged 700 homes and buildings.

Delay in £7m funding for City of Derry airport

The City of Derry Airport can't get access to pledged funds because of the deadlock at Stormont.

Judge's warning over mental health care provision in NI

A judge in Londonderry criticises a lack of appropriate mental health care services in NI.

Pedestrian dies in crash on Glenshane Road, Londonderry

The Glenshane Road remains closed after the crash early on Monday morning.

Illegal landfill 'no impact on water' quality

The Environment Agency said tests at Mobuoy dump have no current impact on water quality.

Londonderry vandals defecate and urinate in church

Vandals defecated and urinated in a church in an incident described by the bishop as "sacrilege".

Derry to Dungiven upgrade: People must move in five months

More than 200 people have five months to move out of their homes and businesses to make way for a new road.

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