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Irish minister hopeful of NI deal
Irish Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan says he is hopeful that there will be a deal in Northern Ireland's cross-party talks early next week. (Read More...)
Parties seeking £2bn for Stormont
The five main parties at Stormont ask the government for £2bn in loans and extra funding over a 10-year period, the BBC understands. (Read More...)
Anti-abortion protester cautioned
A woman convicted of harassing a Marie Stopes clinic director is cautioned for breaching a court order. (Read More...)
Under-car object was not explosive
Police say an object found under a serving soldier's car was not explosive, after a controlled explosion was carried out at the scene. (Read More...)
Investigation after trial collapse
The Police Ombudsman calls in the police to examine the conduct of one of its former investigators after the trial of two former Royal Ulster Constabulary officers collapsed. (Read More...)
Potato peeler stab man sent to jail
A man who stabbed a woman he had met online with a potato peeler has been sent to jail (Read More...)
Hospital closure consultation halted
A public consultation on the temporary closure of services at Dalriada Hospital, County Antrim, is halted due to an ongoing court challenge. (Read More...)
NI waiting times worst in UK
Northern Ireland has the worst emergency department waiting times in the United Kingdom. (Read More...)
Man injured in shooting at takeaway
An 18-year-old man is taken to hospital after being shot twice in the leg at a fast food outlet in west Belfast. (Read More...)
Student cuts in budget 'nonsensical'
A Northern Ireland Executive budget that would reduce student numbers is "nonsensical", according to leading business organisation, the CBI. (Read More...)
Man rescued from pit by fire crews
A man is taken to hospital after getting trapped in a pit in Hillsborough, County Down. (Read More...)
Missing man search continues
A search is continuing in Fermanagh for a missing 23-year-old-man from County Monaghan. (Read More...)
Minister issues NI Water warning
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy warns that planned industrial action by NI Water staff could cause "abject misery" for households. (Read More...)
House prices 'could rise 4% in 2015'
Northern Ireland house prices could increase by 4% next year, according to a forecast by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). (Read More...)
NI firms 'need more language skills'
International companies with bases in Northern Ireland say there are not enough language graduates to fill their jobs. (Read More...)
Suspended term for investment fraud
A former Ulster Bank investment manager is handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to repay thousands stolen from a client's accounts. (Read More...)
Bookmakers robbed for a second time
A Londonderry bookmakers is robbed for the second year in a row during the Christmas period. (Read More...)
Film stars speak out against NI cuts
The Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and Hollywood actor Ray Winstone add their support to a campaign against film industry cuts in Londonderry. (Read More...)
Man in dissident enquiry released
A 27-year-old arrested by detectives investigating "violent dissident republican criminality" is released from custody. (Read More...)
Police find drugs worth 680K euros
Herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of 680,000 euros (£532,000) is seized by police in the Republic of Ireland. (Read More...)
Explosive device left in public park
An improvised explosive device (IED) is found in a public park in Cork city. (Read More...)
Long wave radio service extended
Irish state broadcaster RTÉ is to extends its long wave radio service for listeners outside the Republic of Ireland. (Read More...)
Man jailed over eight crash deaths
A 25-year-old man who admitted causing the deaths of eight people in a road crash in County Donegal is jailed for two years. (Read More...)
CS Lewis letter sells for thousands
A previously unknown and unpublished letter from NI writer and scholar CS Lewis makes £4,600 at auction in Gloucestershire. (Read More...)
Mystery Lotto winner claims jackpot
A Lotto jackpot prize worth £1.8m is claimed following an appeal for the ticket-holder to come forward. (Read More...)
PM 'did not leave NI for rave party'
Downing Street rejects suggestions that the prime minister left talks in Northern Ireland early last week so he could attend his wife's "Ibiza-style rave" birthday party. (Read More...)
PM intervention not 'serious effort'
Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams says last week's intervention in the Stormont talks by the British and Irish Prime Ministers was not "a serious effort". (Read More...)
Judge quashes GAA stadium approval
A High Court judge quashes a ministerial decision to grant planning approval for the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium in west Belfast. (Read More...)
NI talks resume amid little progress
Cross-party talks resume at Stormont on Thursday, with few signs of the parties resolving their differences over budget and welfare reform. (Read More...)
Hotel closes with loss of 22 jobs
Twenty-two workers lose their jobs after the only hotel in Kilkeel, County Down ceases trading. (Read More...)


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