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'Job well done' - Bloody Sunday soldier

The former paratrooper tells the BBC he refused to answer police questions about the 1972 killings.

PM seeking 'assurances' over NI backstop

Theresa May seeks to rescue her Brexit deal by seeking new guarantees on the Northern Ireland backstop.

Gary Thompson: Head of NI fire service on precautionary suspension

Gary Thompson has been placed on precautionary suspension, the Northern Ireland fire service says.

Dunmurry Lane: Hundreds out of homes in overnight alert

Police received information about an explosive device in west Belfast on Monday.

Muckamore Abbey report lists 'catastrophic failings'

A confidential report, seen by the BBC, charts a series of catastrophic failings at Muckamore Abbey.

Sir John Major: Unionists opposing backstop 'ignorant'

Sir John Major made the remarks as the planned vote on the Brexit deal was called off.

Brexit: Critical reaction as PM calls off vote on deal

There is criticism of the decision to call off the Brexit vote from NI parties and business groups.

West Belfast: Pedestrian killed in single car collision

A 48-year-old man was hit by a red Toyota Aygo on the Andersonstown Road on Monday.

RHI: 'Panel must decide on Foster role'

Arlene Foster's barrister says it will be for the inquiry team to decide if she could have acted differently.

Padraig Fox: Murder investigation after body found

Two men are arrested after Padraig Fox's body of was found at a flat in Newcastle on Saturday.

'Breathtaking ignorance' around Brexit - Sir John Major

Sir John Major says some unionists have shown "a breaktaking ignorance" on Brexit.

'It took over a year and a half to negotiate'

Brexit backstop renegotiation 'not possible', says Leo Varadkar

Has Northern Ireland hit peak Brexit?

Northern Ireland issues have rarely been out of the news but what do people there really think?

Muckamore Abbey seclusion room was a 'dark dungeon'

A mother describes a "dark dungeon" that her son was kept in at Muckamore Hospital.

Loneliness: How befriending is helping the elderly

A scheme set up by a Northern Ireland health trust is helping lonely older people.

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Brexit: Ireland's horse racing industry fears impact

Horse racing is "almost Ireland's national industry" and buyers, breeders and trainers share their fears.

Dublin Christmas drugs seizures nets £3.6m haul

Irish police say they are aware of an increased demand for drugs in the run-up to Christmas.

Murderer Graham Dwyer wins legal action over phone data

Graham Dwyer was given a life sentence in April 2015 for the murder of Elaine O'Hara.

Irish 'women's place in the home' law changes backed

The Irish Constitution refers to "duties in the home" which is inappropriate, says a committee

GAA player 'assaulted' during schools match

The boy had to be airlifted to hospital in Dublin after the alleged attack at a MacRory Cup match.

George Best Hotel developer in council row

Lawrence Kenwright claims relations with Belfast City Council have become "a living nightmare."

UK remains Ireland's biggest source of imports

New figures show Ireland bought 19bn euro (£17bn) of goods from its nearest neighbour in 2017.

More NI customers buying gold in Republic of Ireland

A gold supplier says hundreds of businesses and individuals have chosen to purchase and store gold in Dublin.

Tuesday's headlines: Avoiding disaster or national humiliation?

Theresa May's last-minute Commons climb down on her EU deal produces some dramatic headlines.

2021 Under-21 European qualifiers: NI drawn with Denmark and Romania in Pool Eight

Northern Ireland Under-21s will face Denmark, Romania, Ukraine, Finland and Malta in Group Eight of the Euro 2021 qualifiers.

Northern Ireland to face Luxembourg in September friendly

Northern Ireland will prepare for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Germany by playing Luxembourg in a friendly match in September.

Ulster Rugby: Dan McFarland hopes to build on 'best performance' of the season

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland says his side's performance in their 25-24 win over Scarlets was the best he has seen since joining the province.

Robbie Henshaw: Ireland centre likely to miss Six Nations opener against England

Leinster and Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw faces up to another eight weeks on the sidelines with a hamstring injury.

'All my friends have died' - breaking the cycle of loneliness

Helene Turner, 84, lives alone and has benefited from a scheme to help lonely older people.

Northern Ireland forecast

The weather forecast in Northern Ireland.

Behind bars

The average minimum tariff for murder in NI in 2017 was 11 years, compared to 21 years in England and Wales.

Rape trials

A retired judge who recommended radical changes for trials involving rape is to meet the public.

Weekly papers

Artificial beaches in the seaside town of Newcastle and the death of a "one of a kind" businessman.

Back in the spotlight

There are concerns a phone data ruling may undermine one of Ireland's most controversial murder cases.

Paul McCauley: Family lives 'shattered' over murder

Paul McCauley died nine years after he was attacked at a barbecue in Londonderry in 2006.

Derry teen to challenge PSNI over stop-and-search actions

The teenager's legal team claims he may have been harassed because of his political views.

County Donegal crash: Man in 20s dies near Ballybofey

The man in his late 20s was pronounced dead at the scene in County Donegal.

Stammer to sermon: A priest's struggle with words

Fr Patrick Lagan says he knew from a young age that he wanted to become a priest despite his stammer.

Four in court over Londonderry aggravated burglary

The men were remanded in custody because of a risk of reoffending.

Burglary gang targeting homes for jewellery and cash

Police investigating break-ins in Londonderry say the criminals are not just in the city.

Teenager in court over alleyway murder

Fifty-two-year-old Edward Meenan's body was found in an alleyway in Londonderry last weekend.

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