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Police disciplined over search death
Eight police officers have been disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train. (Read More...)
Controversial pastor stands down
A Belfast pastor who earlier this year called Islam "heathen" and "satanic" has announced his retirement as minister at a north Belfast church. (Read More...)
131 child migrants sent to Australia
One hundred and thirty-one children from Northern Ireland, some as young as five, were sent to Australia as child migrants between 1922 and 1995, an inquiry hears. (Read More...)
Search for owners of lost photos
The search is on to reunite a Belfast family with a lost treasure trove of photographs and letters dating back to the 1900s. (Read More...)
100 new jobs at elderly care home
A care home for the elderly is to create 100 new jobs in Limavady in County Londonderry. (Read More...)
McKevitt release challenge fails
High Court in Dublin dismisses legal challenge by former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt for his early release from prison. (Read More...)
Duncan Smith criticises SF stance
The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has called on Sinn Féin to back the coalition government's plans to reform the welfare system. (Read More...)
Traffic backlog as Westlink re-opens
The Westlink in Belfast re-opens following a security alert, but there are still traffic delays in the city. (Read More...)
Review call into health spending
SDLP calls for Northern Ireland Audit Office to carry out urgent review of spending by the Department of Health. (Read More...)
Bus drivers to vote over strike plan
Ulsterbus and Metro bus drivers are to be balloted over plans to take strike action over pay. (Read More...)
McGuinness urges dissident ceasefire
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness urges dissident republicans, on the IRA ceasefire 20th anniversary, to "take that same step into politics and away from conflict". (Read More...)
Allamby is new human rights chief
Les Allamby is announced as the new Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission. (Read More...)
Assembly hopeful for Ormiston sale
The Stormont Assembly is hopeful it has found a buyer for Ormiston House, a listed 19th century building in east Belfast that was costing the taxpayer almost £3,000 a week. (Read More...)
Help for firms with property debts
Invest NI is involved in discussions about a new fund - potentially worth at least £50m - to help firms crippled by property debts. (Read More...)
Nurse admits ill treating pensioner
A nurse has pleaded guilty to ill treating an elderly patient at Rush Hall nursing home in County Londonderry last year. (Read More...)
Thieves damage Derry ATM machine
Thieves attempt to steal cash machine from petrol station in Castlerock, County Londonderry. (Read More...)
School creates its own app
A Londonderry college has joined up with a local software company to create its own app (Read More...)
Carter urges prostitution law change
A former US president has urged Irish lawmakers to "take the lead" in reforming prostitution laws to target those who buy sex rather than sell it. (Read More...)
Policeman trial over six euro theft
An Irish police officer is due to go on trial in December charged with stealing 6.25 euro (£4.94) (Read More...)
Two men drown during Greek holiday
The bodies of two men in their 40s are recovered from the sea after they drowned while on holiday on the Greek island of Crete. (Read More...)
Two shot in Dublin city centre pub
Two men are shot in a Dublin city centre pub on Saturday night. (Read More...)
Orlando Bloom turns heads in NI town
Hollywood actor Orlando Bloom drops in to a County Down seaside town (Read More...)
Health cuts could be 'catastrophic'
Potential cuts to the health service outlined in a paper seen by the BBC could be "catastrophic" to patient care, a Northern Ireland GP says. (Read More...)
Files reveal Thatcher NI concerns
Previously confidential files reveal concerns over Margaret Thatcher's commitment to the Anglo Irish Agreement, two weeks before it was signed. (Read More...)
'Abysmal NI leaders stuck in past'
A senior aide to former US president Bill Clinton accuses Northern Ireland politicians of an "abysmal abdication of leadership". (Read More...)
Former senator meeting NI parties
The former US Senator Gary Hart is meeting representatives of the five Stormont Executive parties as part of a fact-finding trip to Ireland. (Read More...)
More left NI than came last year
More people left Northern Ireland than came to live in it over the past year, according to the latest official estimates. (Read More...)
US law firm's 250 jobs for Belfast
US law firm Baker and McKenzie will employ 250 people in its new Belfast back-office operation. (Read More...)
UTV records rise in pre-tax profits
An improving economy helps Ulster Television record a 62% rise in pre-tax profit for the first half of 2014. (Read More...)
VIDEO: Irish League Show - Referees come under fire
Key refereeing decisions provide plenty of talking points in the latest video review of Irish Premiership action. (Read More...)


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