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Body found in Belfast's River Lagan a week ago now identified

The dead man's identity remained a mystery for a week.

Atlantic Ocean rowers rescued off Irish coast

The men had set off from Canada in June in a record attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Three women die in Louth car crash

The victims were a mother and daughter and a family friend from County Donegal.

Rise in number of first-class degrees by NI students

Northern Ireland's universities award top degree grades to almost a quarter of their students.

New Lodge: Material removed from bonfire site

Housing Executive staff and volunteers arrived early on Friday to remove the material from the area.

Machete-wielding man challenges car clampers in Belfast

A man armed with a machete challenges two people as they attempt to clamp a car in north Belfast.

Falcon chicks protected by PSNI drones fledge nest

The drones were brought in by police to monitor areas where peregrine falcons are being persecuted.

Greece-Turkey earthquake: Irish tourist woke to Kos 'pandemonium'

An earthquake that killed at least two people on a Greek island was "pandemonium", an Irishman says.

Farm subsidies 'must be earned' - Michael Gove

Environment Secretary Michael Gove plans to pay farmers for protecting the environment and creating rural jobs.

Galway wind farm to aid Irish climate targets

Spreading over 40 square km, the project is expected to generate about 3% of the country's energy needs.

DUP says NI secretary must give 'straight answer' on £1bn deal

Sammy Wilson criticises James Brokenshire for being unclear on conditions for spending NI money.

Dean McIlwaine's parents appeal for him to come home

The family of a missing County Antrim man have pleaded for information on his whereabouts.

HIA compensation a 'top priority' if Stormont talks fail

Historical abuse survivors say they expect urgent action by secretary of state on a redress scheme.

Brexit: More detail needed on Good Friday Agreement impact, says Barnier

Work is needed to protect cross-Irish border co-operation, says the EU's chief Brexit negotiator.

Belfast actors' agent Mark McCrory banned for 10 years

Mark Butler is entirely banned from being involved in the running of any employment agency.

County Louth crash a 'tough scene'

Three women from Donegal have died in a car accident in County Louth.

Twenty years since IRA's second ceasefire

On 20 July 1997, the IRA began an enduring ceasefire that paved the way to lasting peace.

Archive: In 1997, the BBC's Brian Rowan reports on proposed IRA ceasefire

Security editor Brian Rowan recalls reporting on the sudden news of an emerging IRA ceasefire.

Edwin Poots addresses gathering in Irish

Edwin Poots addresses gathering in Irish

Stephen Nolan reacts to BBC salary reveal

BBC broadcaster Stephen Nolan says he wants to work at the BBC and earn as much as he can.

BBC 'committed' to paying for top talent

The comments come after salary details of the BBC's highest-paid presenters were revealed.

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Wexford: Eight people found in container at Rosslare

The four adults, two teenagers and two children are all safe.

MEP says Irish in UK should be able to elect MEPs post Brexit

Fine Gael's Brian Hayes proposed Irish citizens in the UK could vote in European Parliament elections after Brexit.

Ireland could lift Good Friday alcohol ban

The prohibition of alcohol on Good Friday has been in place for 90 years.

Teenage boy drowns in River Shannon

The incident happened at a marina near the village of Termonbarry in County Roscommon.

Northern Ireland economy grew by 0.3% in first quarter of 2017

The Northern Ireland economy grew by 0.3% in the first quarter of 2017, official figures suggest.

Danske Bank reports pre-tax profits of £56.5m for first half of 2017

The bank's profits in the first half of 2017 are down 12% compared to the same period in 2016.

Northern Ireland house price growth 'set to stall'

The financial consultancy firm PwC suggests house prices in NI will rise by just 1% in 2017.

League of Ireland: Bohemians 0-1 Derry City

Derry City have regained their top three spot in the Premier Division after a narrow win over Bohemians.

Hockey World League 3: Ireland defeat France in shootout

Ireland are on course for a World Cup finals spot after beating France in a World League 3 penalty shootout.

Guy Martin to miss Ulster GP for third straight year

English rider Guy Martin will not compete in the Ulster Grand Prix at Dundrod for the third year in a row.

All Ireland Qualifier Round 4A: Galway v Donegal (Sat)

Donegal are targeting an All-Ireland quarter-final as they take on Galway in the qualifiers.

Weekly paper review: Huge wasp nest, transgender camp

In this week's local papers there's a big wasp nest, a transgender camp and some local councils flash the cash.

The 1997 ceasefire

Former BBC security editor Brian Rowan reflects on the re-emergence of an IRA ceasefire in 1997.

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Newspaper review: £1bn cash deal concerns and a vintage cat

Concerns over a the DUP-Tory cash deal and an elderly moggy make Friday's NI newspaper headlines.

World first

A new play will be streamed simultaneously live on stage and in a computer game's virtual world.

Coming up roses

Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park is in full bloom for the 53rd Rose Week festival in Belfast.

Squids in

An Irish fishing crew are in disbelief after landing their second rare giant squid in three months.

Derry parade marks return of Foyle Cup football tournament

Thousands of young footballers from all around the world kick-off one of NI's biggest tournaments.

Student who saved woman from car in Irish river 'acted on instinct'

Lurgan man says rescue in County Donegal was a joint effort with woman's partner.

Woman dies after Limavady house fire

A passer-by noticed smoke coming from the house in the early hours of Monday.

Funeral for boy killed playing in Derry street

Donnacadh McGuire was found with significant injuries in Tyrconnell Street on Tuesday.

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