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Bangor parade marks NI Armed Forces Day

Thousands of people attend Northern Ireland's Armed Forces Day in Bangor, County Down.

PSNI seize drugs and alcohol from teens

Police collected about 250 items including 200 prescription tablets and 74 litres of cider.

Mary Colette McAlister's rare books collection auctioned

One of the largest private libraries on the island of Ireland was amassed by Mary Colette McAlister.

Adams talks of 'new approach' to unionists

Gerry Adams was speaking at a Sinn Féin event at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.

Sir Terry Wogan statue unveiled in Limerick

Eighteen months after his death, a bronze sculpture of the broadcaster is unveiled in his home city.

Protest against flags in mixed estates in south Belfast

More than 100 people attend a rally against flags in mixed housing estates in south Belfast.

Brexit: Solution needed for Irish border 'now'

CBI director general says businesses 'need to know now' what will happen after Brexit.

Gary Haggarty: Ex-senior loyalist pleads guilty to 200 terror charges

Gary Haggarty, a so-called supergrass, pleads guilty to 200 charges, including five murders.

Man shot in ankle in west Belfast

The victim has been taken to hospital but his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

A-Level exam paper 'leak' investigated by CCEA

It is alleged details from the business studies exam were shared on a private social media group.

Champions League: Celtic won't take tickets for potential Linfield trip

Celtic say they will not take supporters to the potential Champions League qualifier against Linfield in Belfast amid security concerns.

'Little evidence of progress' at Stormont - Alliance Party

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long says power sharing talks are "frustratingly slow"

Colum Eastwood considered quitting after losing all SDLP MPs

Colum Eastwood thought about standing down after the SDLP lost all its MPs in the general election.

Harry Holland: Officer disciplined over actions on night of murder

Police Ombudsman says there was 'significant failing' on the night of west Belfast man's murder.

Storage of Belfast bonfire pallets to be probed by council

It is understood up to 3,000 bonfire pallets which were being stored have since been stolen.

Marian Brown: Ex-Army officer gives shooting account

'Soldier E' gives evidence about the night Marian Brown died from behind a curtain.

MPs call for funds for NI abortion care in England

More than 700 women from NI travelled to England for an abortion last year

DUP 'called Irish Language Act costs reasonable'

Irish language campaign group claims DUP MLA Edwin Poots said £19m over five years was "reasonable".

Invest NI head wants to see return of Stormont ministers

The head of Invest NI was speaking as a Belfast software firm announced 165 new jobs.

Irish processor's Brexit vow to NI dairy farmers

Aurivo says it is committed to its Northern Ireland farmers through the Brexit process.

NI schools told they 'won't be allowed to overspend'

They were also told cuts are likely to schemes for disadvantaged children.

Linfield fans react to new date for potential Celtic match

Linfield fans respond to the news of a July date change for their potential match against Celtic.

Model Lacole and footballer O'Kane in humanist marriage

Laura Lacole and Eunan O'Kane fought a landmark legal battle to get married in Northern Ireland.

Military Covenant 'part of DUP-Tory deal'

DUP party sources claim the Conservatives have agreed to implement the Military Covenant in NI.

Dublin students cause grass fire burning books

A celebration by Dublin school leavers backfires as books they were burning cause a grass fire.

Hydrant vandalism disrupts Belfast water supplies

Young people are warned the vandalism of hydrants in north Belfast is not "harmless fun".

Ulster University nurse training fund 'cut by almost £1m'

The cut will have serious consequences for healthcare provision, warns Ulster University.

Four in court over police raids on organised crime

It follows raids this week involving some 400 officers at 20 properties across Northern Ireland.

Arlene Arkinson family 'appalled' by Garda delays

Irish police have failed to hand over case documents for which they were asked a year ago.

Gary Haggarty: Victim's son angry at supergrass murderer's deal

Ex-paramilitary who admitted five murders should "never see daylight," says victim's son.

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Belfast to host 89 cruise ships this year

Belfast to host 89 ships this year as cruise sector prospers

DUP anger after party branded 'dinosaurs'

The DUP's Jeffrey Donaldson objects after Green MP calls his party "dinosaurs" in the Commons.

Dashcam footage of 'worst driving' judge has seen

Dashcam footage shows what a judge at Limavady Magistrates' Court called among the 'worst driving' he has ever seen.

Lightning crackles as temperatures soar

Lightning crackles in County Kerry as temperatures soar

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Ireland 'does not want the UK to leave EU'

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was speaking in Brussels where he is attending his first European Union summit.

Leo Varadkar 'has confidence' in Garda chief Noirin O'Sullivan

The taoiseach says that problems in the Garda preceded the current commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan.

Irish police ombudsman to investigate Garda college allegations

Ireland's policing watchdog is to investigate alleged financial irregularities at training college.

Irish record for auction of Chinese vase

A Chinese vase shocks its owner by selling for nearly three quarters of a million euros.

Belfast sails ahead of rivals as cruise sector prospers

The city is a popular stopping-off point for cruise travellers, outperforming Liverpool and Cork.

'Brexit effect' predicted to slow NI growth, says UUEPC

Northern Ireland's economic growth will slow to 1.1% this year, according to forecast by UUEPC.

Farmers' union predicts 'alarm' at Linden Foods deal

A new ownership deal at a major NI food company will "cause some alarm" the Ulster Farmers Union says

Ulster SFC: Down 1-14 Monaghan 0-15

Down pull off the shock result of the 2017 Ulster Championship by beating Monaghan 1-14 to 0-15 in an exciting semi-final.

New Zealand beat British and Irish Lions 30-15 in first Test in Auckland

New Zealand snuff out the British and Irish Lions' hopes of a shock win with a ruthless display in the first Test in Auckland.

European Championships: Ireland's Ward wins light heavyweight gold

Irish light heavyweight Joe Ward secures a third European Championship gold medal after defeating Muslim Gadzhimagomedov in the final.

Ulster Derby: Favourite Clongowes eases to Down Royal win

Ronan Whelan guides favourite Clongowes to a comfortable victory in Saturday's Ulster Derby at Down Royal.

Coming out

Two teenagers share their experience of growing up gay in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland forecast

Northern Ireland weather forecast

Weekly paper review: Boat row, 'elf n safety and dressy dogs

The local papers focus on Queen's honours list recipients, a nautical row and some cute twins.

Who is setting health policy?

Questions are being asked about who is making major controversial health decisions, such as cutting nurse training funds.

Newspaper review: Stolen pallets, Simply Red and Stormont pups

The police's "inadequate" response to a tragic murder dominates the front pages of the papers.

Building resilience

Pupils are taught how to deal with negative feelings and to bounce back from setbacks and mistakes.

Ulster University 'optimistic' on new medical school at Magee

Prof Hugh McKenna says that plans to install NI's second medical school have moved a step closer.

'Boy held viable device' found in Cornshell Fields, Londonderry

A Sinn Féin councillor says that a teenager handled a viable device in Londonderry before it was made safe.

Transport NI reduces grass cutting services for councils

District councils across Northern Ireland face a much reduced grass trimming service due to budget cuts.

Cuts at a Derry drop-in centre ‘could kill’

Street drinkers in Londonderry warn that lives could be lost if opening hours are cut at a drop-in-centre



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