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Michelle O'Neill attending first Northern Ireland game at Windsor Park

First Minister Michelle O'Neill says "it is going to be a great night" as she attends Windsor Park game....

Teens 'forced into sex and crime to pay off drug debt, says bereaved mum

BBC Spotlight is told of allegations involving rape and rioting in exchange for reduced debt....

Sean Brown: State agents linked to GAA official's murder, court hears

Sean Brown was abducted in Bellaghy and shot by loyalists near Randalstown in 1997....

NI health: Robin Swann says damage limitation needed for services

The health minister says the system is in a difficult and unparalleled situation due to pressures....

Female carers in Northern Ireland forced to quit work - report

Many women are being robbed of their careers, according to the co-author of a new report....

Dungiven: Four men released after pipe bomb security alert

The men, who were arrested on suspicion of terrorism-related offences, are released....

Carrickfergus: Remains found near the site of a medieval abbey

The remains of more than 140 people have been discovered close to a 14th century abbey in the town....

Caoimhe Archibald: Sinn Féin minister seeks clarity on 'repackaged' funds

The Sinn Féin finance minister questions the withdrawal of funds earmarked for 10 school buildings....

Celtic boss Rodgers didn't mean to offend with 'good girl' comment, says journalist

Brendan Rodgers had been accused of casual sexism after calling BBC Scotland's Jane Lewis a "good girl"....

NI flooding: £100K grant scheme opens for applications

A number of businesses badly impacted by widespread flooding last year can now apply for funding....

Casement Park: Uefa delegation to visit west Belfast site

The west Belfast venue is scheduled to host Euro 2028 matches but rebuild funding issues remain....

Northern Ireland infrastructure projects 'to cost £2.5bn more than planned'

The original cost was £5.63bn for 77 projects but has increased by 44% according to NI Audit Office....

Controlled explosion carried out on WW2 shell

Police say a “historic piece of munition” was discovered in Magilligan on Monday....

Millisle café run by people with disabilities faces closure

Ability Café at Ballycopeland Windmill employs people with disabilities and is at risk of closure....

Which 10 schools have had their funding withdrawn?

The 10 integrated and shared education school projects affected by funding cuts are named....

Conor Bradley could be 'Premier League great' - AP McCoy

The twenty-time champion jockey, who retired in 2015, urges Liverpool star not to have any regrets....

SEN school strikes: Boy asks 'Why am I not going to school?'

The mother of a boy with autism says her family cannot cope with further strikes at special schools....

Dog attack: County Armagh sheep farmer doubts future after dog attack

George Carvill, from County Armagh, says the deaths of 28 lambs was a terrible experience....

Derrylin fire: 'Strange' story of Daniel Allen who killed family

Daniel Sebastian Allen will spend at least 29 years in prison for the killings in County Fermanagh....

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Newry, Mourne and Down Council introduces parking fees and permits at four parks

Fees will apply to Kilbroney, Delamont, Castlewellan and Slieve Gullion Forest Park from March....

Ukraine: Passport issued for surrogate baby following parents appeal

Three week old Jaunty Beau won't receive his travel document for at least another week....

Ukraine: 'We want to get our surrogate baby home'

A couple from NI who have had a baby through surrogacy appeal for urgent help to get home....

SEN protest: 'My child is being failed in special education'

Families gather at Stormont to protest at special education funding shortages which caused strikes....

Post Office: Law to clear accused staff 'should be UK-wide'

NI justice minister wants new law to apply UK-wide to all victims of Post Office scandal....

McAleese welcomes Casement opening to other sports

Former Irish president Mary McAleese tells BBC Sport NI that it is right that Casement Park will be open to other sporting codes...

Dungiven: DUP MP condemns those behind pipe bomb alert

A security operation ends amid reports dissident republicans have claimed responsibility....

Meet Londonderry's growing Muslim community

From footballers to engineers and doctors, Friday prayers in Derry are better attended than ever....

Premier Division: Candystripes and Sligo in Showgrounds stalemate

Derry City earn a point in their first away trip of the season following a goalless draw with Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds....

MP gets PSNI apology for Bloody Sunday walk inquiry

The MP and six Bloody Sunday relatives were investigated for walking to a Soldier F court hearing....

Belleek: Woman charged over crash that killed pregnant woman

Emma Josephine Feely is accused of causing death by dangerous driving and driving with excess alcohol....

Ancient Irish site's daylight open hours welcomed

Visitors will now be able to access one of County Donegal's most historic sites during daylight hours....

Counterfeit cigarettes seized from illegal Dublin factory

The cigarettes had a retail value of €630,000 and were seized from a premises on Friday....

Hundreds of cannabis plants found in Donegal raid

Irish police estimate the seizure, which includes 500 plants, to be worth more than €630,000...

Teenager dies after single-vehicle crash

A young man has died after the SUV he was driving veered off the road in County Sligo....

Omagh bombing: Irish inquiry would be 'very beneficial' says O'Loan

Ex-ombudsman says parallel inquiry would be useful as victim's dad calls for Irish government meeting....

Dublin pledges money for Casement Park and A5

A Belfast GAA stadium and Narrow Water Bridge are among the projects to benefit from the scheme...

Irish government to restore cash promise for A5

An Irish government commitment of £400m is set to be restored when the cabinet meets on Tuesday....

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