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Hundreds at vigil over Bangor pier assault on girl

Three people were earlier charged over an attack in which a 16-year-old girl was kicked and punched in the face.

Two rescued from lough after dredger sinks

Two men were rescued from Lough Neagh by a sand dredger and two fishermen.

Brian O'Driscoll: Ulster a 'basket case' at the moment

Irish rugby great Brian O'Driscoll believes it will take five years to end Ulster's period of underachievement.

Brexit secretary David Davis visits Irish border

Mr Davis visited a number of places on the Northern Ireland side of the border

Teenager Marian Brown 'most likely shot dead by soldier'

A Coroner finds soldiers fired 27 rounds in the 1972 Belfast shooting that killed the teenager.

Colin Howell questioned about serious sexual assault claim

Convicted double killer Colin Howell has been questioned about a new allegation of serious sexual assault.

Lorry driver jailed for people smuggling after going on the run

Terence McVarnock is jailed for more than two years after going on the run in a bid to escape justice.

Garda Tony Golden inquest: Officer 'shot five times'

The inquest into death of Garda Tony Golden, killed by an NI man, hears the fatal shot was through his back.

Belfast Tropical Ravine: Rainforest 'only half open'

The revamped ravine leaves some visitors feeling "palmed off" as its downstairs section is closed.

'158 paramilitary killings' since NI deal

There were 158 "security-related" deaths since the Good Friday Agreement, says independent research.

Clarity call on VAT on cross-border trade after Brexit

The government is urged to explain what it will put in place for VAT on cross-border trade after Brexit.

Man admits 'disturbing' Larne feud case charges

A Carrickfergus man pleads guilty to endangering life as part of a feud in a Larne.

Rugby players to be given 'sexual relationships' classes

Professional rugby players are to be given "sexual health and relationships" classes, says The Times.

Derrylin fire: Forensic reports on fatal blaze due in June

Forensic reports on a fire in County Fermanagh which killed four people are due back at the end of June

How to perform CPR on a dog

BBC News NI reporter Louise Cullen is shown how to perform CPR on a dog.

Roberto Martinez thanks young NI footie fan for letter

Belgian manager Roberto Martinez replies to 10-year-old County Down football fan's letter in online video.

Rhys McClenaghan shows off some of his moves

The golden boy of gymnastics shows off some of his moves.

RHI Inquiry: Cash-for-ash 'not just benefitting DUP voters'

Arlene Foster rejects suggestions that the RHI scheme was meant to benefit supporters of her party.

'They'll never be as good as Tom'

Crowds gather at renowned Irish country singer Big Tom McBride's wake.

Temperatures hit 2018 peak in Ireland

It has been the warmest day across the island of Ireland since the middle of October 2017.

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Tyrone's Mickey Harte fronts GAA anti-abortion group

Voters in the Republic of Ireland are set to decide if they want to make changes to the country's abortion laws.

Joe Lynskey: Fresh search ends without success

A search for Disappeared victim, abducted and murdered by the IRA in 1972, ends without success.

INM data breach 'significant threat' to press freedom

The Taoiseach said "the time has come" for new legislation to protect journalists' sources.

Dale Farm considers cross-border merger with LacPatrick

NI dairy firm confirms interest in possible deal with County Monaghan business LacPatrick.

House of Fraser calls in KPMG to draw up turnaround plan

The department store chain has asked KPMG to look at options which may involve store closures and job losses.

Donald Tusk says no Brexit deal until border resolved

Senior Brexit negotiators are meeting to assess if progress has been made on Irish border issues.

Gavin Whyte: Winger named Ulster Footballer of the Year

Crusaders star Gavin Whyte wins the Ulster Footballer of the Year award with Glenavon's Mark Sykes named top Young Player.

World Championship: Mark Allen beats Liam Highfield 10-5 in first round

Northern Ireland's Mark Allen beats English debutant Liam Highfield 10-5 to book a place in the second round of the World Championship.

Stephen McDonnell named as manager of Warrenpoint Town

Stephen McDonnell is named as the new manager of Irish Premiership side Warrenpoint Town after serving a spell as interim boss.

Johnny Sexton salutes 'professionalism and hunger' of Leinster and Ireland youngsters

Ireland and Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton praises the "professionalism and mental hunger" of the new generation of Irish players.

Brexit: Why is the customs union so important?

The government again insists the UK will leave the customs union after Brexit.

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Northern Ireland weather forecast

Reality Check: Are you getting enough bank holidays?

Labour says UK workers are missing out on bank holidays, but is the rest of Europe doing better?

Shifting tides

Dr Paul Nolan believes Catholics will outnumber Protestants by the centenary of the creation of NI.

NI newspaper review: Frampton back with a swagger

Monday's papers reflect on Frampton's fight night and say the Belfast boxer has got his swagger back.

'Joy, energy and love'

The mother-of-two died after being hit by a car on the Ballysillan Road on Thursday.

Claudy bomb: Victim's brother calls for end to NI deadlock

The brother of the youngest victim of the 1972 Claudy bombing believes Troubles legacy issues will never be resolved without the reintroduction of power sharing

Call for more park wardens to prevent underage drinking

A Londonderry MLA wants more wardens to patrol St Columb's park after more than 100 young people gathered in the area on Saturday

Does being a UK City of Culture create a lasting legacy?

Hull is revelling in its success and handing the baton to Coventry - but is it worth it?

£7m funding for NWRC campus plans

Plans to redevelop the North West Regional College's (NWRC) Springtown campus in Londonderry have been boosted by £7m of government funding.

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