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Robert Sharkey jailed for spending dead woman's £6k on pizza

Robert Sharkey let the body of his neighbour decompose as he used her cash to buy pepperoni pizzas.

Health service disparity in NI shocks MP

The difference in health provision between NI and GB is "unacceptable" says Westminster committee chair.

Primark fire: Council to approve building application

Work is to start "as soon as practically possible" after a listed building application is approved.

Boston Tapes: Ex-IRA man loses fight over secret tapes

Anthony McIntyre tried to stop police accessing US interviews he gave about his IRA activities.

Robbie Butler: Donaldson wants facts on 'papal slurs' against UUP MLA

Sir Jeffrey Donaldson says he wants to get to the bottom of alleged papal visit slurs by DUP MLAs.

Brexit: NI farmers need to know policy, says report

MPs ask how a policy for NI farmers in the absence of an executive will be devised.

Dublin: Man questioned after woman's body found in flat

Police are questioning a man in his 30s about the death of a woman in Cabra, Dublin.

Brexit: Irish warn against backstop backtracking

Irish foreign minister says UK must honour its Irish border commitments or face a no-deal Brexit.

Launderette murderer dies in hospital

It is understood McClenaghan, who was convicted of Marion Millican's murder, died of natural causes.

Titanic treasure can be sold to hedge fund, US court rules

The hedge fund consortium will have to pay £15m for the 5,500 artefacts from the Titanic wreck.

Stained glass smashed in Sion Mills church burglary

A church and a restaurant in County Tyrone were burgled overnight on Saturday.

Priest shortage forces parishes to alternate Sunday Mass

Two parishes in County Fermanagh now each celebrate Mass on alternate Sundays.

Ryanair flight: 'Racial abuse passenger' referred to police

A man was filmed shouting abuse at a black woman in an incident that has been referred to police.

RHI inquiry: key moments you may have missed

BBC News NI picks out some key moments from the RHI inquiry you might have missed.

Abortion in Northern Ireland: Christian and pro-choice

Young Christians explain how they reconcile their pro-choice stance on abortion with their religion.

Why being anti-abortion in Northern Ireland unites us

Politics in Northern Ireland can be divisive, but there's one issue creating unlikely alliances.

Special effects experts say young people needed in the industry

Into Film organised an event in Belfast encouraging young people to think about a job in the special effects industry.

Breast cancer: Bra shoppers faced with lesser-known signs

Lifelike busts showing some of the signs of breast cancer appear in a chain of shops.

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Former Fine Gael TD Seymour Crawford dies at 74

He brought a "unique perspective" as a Protestant in Irish politics to the peace process, says Leo Varadkar.

Michael D Higgins: PSNI reject security claim from Irish president

PSNI dispute claims from Michael D Higgins of insufficient resources during a recent trip to NI.

Tom Peters: Ex garda officer blinded by IRA County Laois blast dies

Tom Peters was awarded a medal after suffering injuries in an explosion in County Laois in 1976.

Dublin rejects Brexit 'scaremongering'

Irish PM Leo Varadkar warned fears of a return of violence are "very real" if there is a hard border.

Harris intervenes in Eric Zhi Ying Xue deportation case

Nine-year-old Eric Zhi Ying Xue was born in the Republic of Ireland and has never been outside the country.

Farmer Michael Ferris guilty of neighbour's manslaughter

Anthony Mahony suffered "catastrophic injuries" after he was stabbed with the prongs of a teleporter.

Simple Power is bought over by Foresight Group

Simple Power has been bought by the Foresight Group for an undisclosed sum of money.

Ryanair profits hit by strikes and higher fuel costs

Higher fuel costs also contributed to a 7% decline in half-year profits.

Primark fire a 'turning point' for Belfast

Belfast chamber president says the fire could be an opportunity to reimagine the city centre.

Housing executive homes 'could fall into disrepair'

The housing executive is to begin planning for decommissioning of properties due to a funding shortfall.

Belfast hotel occupancy rates 'falter'

Demand for hotel rooms fails to keep pace with the increase in supply.

Camlin creates almost 300 new Lisburn jobs

Engineering firm Camlin announces 298 jobs as part of a £28m expansion of its headquarters.

New Brexit checks needed on GB-NI goods - Barnier

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator say animals and some food products would have to be checked at ports.

PM urged to allow NI immigration scheme

It comes following a sharp fall in the number of foreign workers in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland rider Eugene Laverty is dropped from World Superbike team

Northern Ireland rider Eugene Laverty is dropped from his World Superbike team for 2019 after Shaun Muir Racing replace him with former world champion Tom Sykes.

'Proud father' Gary Hamilton excited by latest crop of young Glenavon players

Glenavon manager Gary Hamilton is excited at introducing more young players to his squad after teenager Jordan Jenkins scores the winner against Glentoran.

Ulster club SFC: Scotstown defeat Derrygonnelly Harps 2-17 to 1-11 in preliminary round

Monaghan champions Scotstown advance to the quarter-finals of the Ulster SFC with a nine-point win over Derrygonnelly in Clones.

Crossmaglen come from behind to win 44th Armagh football title

Crossmaglen lift the Armagh Football title as Cargin, Coleraine, Coalisland, Castlerahan and Gweedore also win county finals

Shankill bomb anniversary

Poignant memories of loved ones killed in an IRA bomb and an MEP's 'last speech' make the headlines.

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'I saw a child's face in the rubble'

Ambulance staff have spoken for the first time about the horror of the October 1993 bombing.

The blasphemy vote

Will the offence of blasphemy be removed from the Irish constitution?

RHI: Five key moments

The biggest revelations from the inquiry into NI's flawed green energy scheme over the past week.

Rare Titanic poster sold

The poster advertised the liner's return voyage from New York to Europe.

King of Tory Island dies aged 74

Patsy Dan Rodgers lived on Tory Island from the age of four.

Man jailed for 12 years over 'horrendous' bail assault

A man who seriously assaulted two men in 2016 is jailed for 12 years in Londonderry.

Derry City have 'lost identity'

Former Derry City striker Liam Coyle says the club is not moving forward and questions the philosophy of team manager Kenny Shiels.

Stardust fire: Derry friends remember 1981 nightclub disaster

Two friends from Londonderry speak out about being caught up in the Stardust nightclub fire in Dublin in 1981.

Man critical after fire at block of flats in Londonderry

The victim is being treated at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast after the blaze in Londonderry.

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