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IRA play park name debate rejected
Sinn Féin councillors in Newry reject unionist efforts to reconsider naming a play park after an IRA man. (Read More...)
Loyalist band group at SF conference
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness welcomes the decision by a group that represents loyalist bands to attend his party's annual conference. (Read More...)
Funding for penalty inventor's grave
Fifa vice-president Jim Boyce welcomes the announcement that funding has been made available to refurbish the grave of the Northern Ireland inventor of the football penalty kick. (Read More...)
SF speaker accepts Commonwealth role
Sinn Féin's Mitchel McLaughlin says he will take up the position of President of the NI Assembly Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA). (Read More...)
New department names are announced
Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson formally announces the names of the nine new Stormont departments that will replace the current 12 in 2016. (Read More...)
Man dies after two-vehicle crash
A 55-year-old man dies following a two-vehicle crash on the A1 near Dromore, County Down. (Read More...)
'No naming after terrorists' law bid
Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott proposes legislation to prevent public facilities being named after people convicted of terror offences. (Read More...)
Man goes on trial for McCrory murder
A 60-year-old man has gone on trial accused of carrying out an execution-style killing in the centre of Londonderry in 2013. (Read More...)
700 declare exit scheme interest
More than 700 civil servants have expressed interest in the new Northern Ireland Civil Service voluntary redundancy scheme, within the first two hours of it being in operation. (Read More...)
Ten cows die in cattle truck crash
A cattle truck crash in County Fermanagh results in the death of ten cows. (Read More...)
Snowfall and icy weather hits NI
Snow and ice have affected parts of Northern Ireland. (Read More...)
Power restored to most homes - NIE
Power has been restored to most homes in County Antrim that were without supply on Monday morning, Northern Ireland Electricity says. (Read More...)
Rangers chairman Somers steps down
David Somers leaves his role as Rangers chairman four days before the club's extraordinary general meeting. (Read More...)
India visa centre opening in Belfast
The Indian government is opening a visa application centre in Belfast later. (Read More...)
'Life savings' stolen by thieves
A Londonderry woman says her parents have been left devastated after thieves broke into their home and stole their life savings. (Read More...)
More staff on gritters after assault
Extra staff are travelling on gritting lorries in Londonderry over the weekend, after masked men ordered a driver to bring what they said was an explosive device to a police station. (Read More...)
Gritter stopped by masked men
A gritter driver has stopped by masked men who told him to take what they said was an explosive device to a Londonderry police station. (Read More...)
Husband 'gambled his life away'
A woman from Limavady, County Londonderry, speaks publicly about how her husband took his own life because of a gambling addiction. (Read More...)
Lawyer 'barricades' himself in home
A high-profile Irish solicitor barricades himself into his home in Killiney near Dublin, in a bid to stop it from being repossessed. (Read More...)
Aer Lingus reassures staff over IAG
The boss of Aer Lingus has written to his staff to reassure them about the airline's future and their terms of employment under a proposed £1bn takeover. (Read More...)
Irish manufacturing boosts eurozone
Manufacturing in Ireland rose to its highest in over 15 years in February, according to Markit PMI survey (Read More...)
Boy who fell off horse into river dies
A teenage boy dies after falling off a horse into a swollen river in the Republic of Ireland. (Read More...)
Stormont shake-up evokes comedy gold
The unexpectedly hilarious consequences of renaming Stormont departments. (Read More...)
How a tiny device teaches coding skills
How a tiny device teaches kids how to program computers (Read More...)
Nesbitt warns DUP on candidate talks
The DUP should focus on negotiations about agreeing joint unionist election candidates "behind closed doors", says UUP leader Mike Nesbitt. (Read More...)
Family of eye injury man 'hopeful'
The father of a man who was injured in an explosion in south Armagh says he should find out this week if his eye can be saved. (Read More...)
Agreement on new department names
The Northern Ireland Executive confirms that it has unanimously agreed the names of the nine new Stormont departments which will replace the current 12 in 2016. (Read More...)
Corporation tax 'could drop to 12.5%'
The first minister tells business leaders in west Belfast that corporation tax could fall to 12.5% in April 2017. (Read More...)
Students 'training for wrong jobs'
Many young people in Northern Ireland are being educated for the wrong careers, says the head of a Belfast-based technology firm. (Read More...)
Bombardier launches test flight
Bombardier Inc launches test flight of its CS300 jet. (Read More...)


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