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Nuns killed in Newry collision named
The two nuns who died in a collision involving an unmarked police vehicle in County Down were Sister Marie Duddy and Sister Frances Forde. (Read More...)
Cuts delay police ombudsman probes
Budget cuts have delayed Police Ombudsman investigations into allegations of serious crime by the police in almost 300 killings in Northern Ireland. (Read More...)
Licence terminated on fracking plans
The licence granted to a company that plans to drill for shale gas in County Fermanagh is terminated after a deadline for action passes. (Read More...)
'Brutal attack' broke soldier's neck
A soldier from Northern Ireland was "brutally" murdered by a comrade from the same barracks in England after a night out drinking, a court hears. (Read More...)
PSNI agency cuts spell end of HET
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is to close more than 300 temporary agency posts at the end of the year, spelling the end of the Historical Enquiries Team. (Read More...)
Sex abuse inquiry 'best forgotten'
A senior member of a religious order said that the first internal investigation into sex abuse at a children's home in County Down was "best forgotten", an inquiry has heard. (Read More...)
Belfast nightclub sold for £3m
One of Belfast's best known nightclubs, The Kremlin, is sold for around £3m. (Read More...)
Ex dental prof struck off register
A former consultant at the Royal Victoria Hospital's School of Dentistry has been struck off the dental register and is under immediate suspension. (Read More...)
Priests boycott First Trust Bank
Two Catholic priests are organising a boycott of First Trust Bank over plans to close a branch in County Tyrone. (Read More...)
Whyte given 15-year director ban
Former Rangers owner Craig Whyte is banned from being a company director for the maximum period of 15 years. (Read More...)
MLAs: Include Kincora in UK inquiry
MLAs call on the Home Secretary Theresa May to include abuses committed against residents at the east Belfast Kincora Boys' Home in the remit of a new UK-wide inquiry into child sex abuse. (Read More...)
Human trafficking statistics up
The number of people being trafficked in Northern Ireland increased during 2013, according to annual statistics collated by the PSNI. (Read More...)
Ulster A&E 'back to normal'
The emergency department at the Ulster Hospital is back to normal after being "under significant pressure" earlier, health authorities say. (Read More...)
University faces immediate £3m cut
The University of Ulster tells its staff it will have to make an immediate budget cut of £3.15m as a result of financial pressures at Stormont. (Read More...)
Hamilton commissions welfare report
The finance minister will commission research on the economic impact of the assembly's failure to implement welfare reform in line with the rest of the UK. (Read More...)
Fast track plan for education board
The education minister tells the education committee he wants to fast track legislation for a new single education board. (Read More...)
NI enjoys driest September on record
This month looks set to go down in history as the driest September since records began 114 years ago. (Read More...)
Villiers speaks on corporation tax
Stormont needs to be in the best possible shape if it is to take on the devolution of corporation tax rates, says Secretary of State Theresa Villiers. (Read More...)
Man on trial for ex-lover's murder
The trial of a man accused of killing his former lover in Portstewart more than three years ago begins. (Read More...)
Ireland gave 'state aid' to Apple
The European Commission publishes a letter it sent to Ireland accusing the country of giving Apple illegal state aid through special tax arrangements. (Read More...)
Ulster Bank boosted by house prices
Ulster Bank says rising house prices contributed to a £300m improvement in its loan book in the third quarter of 2014. (Read More...)
'Hoax' forces residents out of homes
A security alert in north Belfast, that led to a number of families being moved from their homes overnight, is declared an "elaborate hoax". (Read More...)
Shots fired at empty car in Dungiven
Police in County Londonderry appeal for information after shots are fired at an empty parked car in Dungiven. (Read More...)
Abuser drops jail sentence appeal
A county Londonderry man who subjected a homeless teenage girl to years of sexual and violent abuse abandons an appeal against his 12-year sentence. (Read More...)
Man accused of blackmail denied bail
A 28-year-old Coleraine man who allegedly threatened to put indecent images of his former partner on the internet is refused bail. (Read More...)
No support for council name bid
Ulster Unionist councillor fails to get support for his suggestion for what the new Derry and Strabane super council should be called. (Read More...)
Celtic's oldest former player dies
Glasgow Celtic football club's oldest surviving player, Donegal born Hugh 'Dick' Doherty dies, aged 93. (Read More...)
Man struck by police car dies
A man in his 30s dies after he was struck by a police patrol car in County Louth. (Read More...)
Irish homes start paying for water
Water charges are to be introduced for households across the Republic of Ireland within the next 24 hours, in a move that has sparked a number of protests. (Read More...)
Man held over Cooper stabbing freed
A man arrested over an attack on a GAA footballer in Dublin is released without charge (Read More...)


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