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BBC News - Northern Ireland

RHI scandal: Arlene Foster's adviser 'exerted influence' over botched scheme:

January 18th, 2017

An adviser to ex-first minister Arlene Foster exerted influence over a flawed energy scheme, a top civil servant says.

Brother and sister critical after being struck by car:

January 18th, 2017

A brother and sister are in critical condition after being struck by a car in County Antrim.

May's post-Brexit customs deal plan 'unworkable', Bruton says:

January 18th, 2017

Former Taoiseach John Bruton says Prime Minister's plan for a post-Brexit customs deal will be "unworkable".

Paramilitary-style shootings in west Belfast doubled in 2016:

January 18th, 2017

Police say that the number of paramilitary-style shootings in west Belfast doubled in 2016 compared to 2015.

NIO says joint authority 'incompatible' with Good Friday Agreement:

January 18th, 2017

A NIO spokesman says "any form of joint authority" would be incompatible with the consent principle in the Good Friday Agreement.

Man and woman cautioned over abortion pills:

January 18th, 2017

A man and woman accused of attempting to get an abortion in Belfast have accepted formal cautions.

Twinbrook baby death: Cárágh Walsh 'effectively dead' at hospital, court hears:

January 18th, 2017

A consultant tells a jury that a baby girl who was rushed to hospital was "effectively dead'' when she arrived.

Paddy Wallace acquitted of harassing estranged wife:

January 18th, 2017

The former Ireland and Ulster rugby star Paddy Wallace is acquitted of harassing his estranged wife.

RHI scandal: Names of business recipients to be published:

January 18th, 2017

The Economy Minister, Simon Hamilton, says his department will publish a list of businesses benefitting from the RHI scheme next week.

DUP adviser Robinson has RHI boiler family link:

January 18th, 2017

The father-in-law of special adviser John Robinson runs two green energy boilers under the botched RHI scheme.

RHI scandal: PSNI considering fraud investigation:

January 18th, 2017

A request for the Chief Constable to investigate allegations of fraud in a botched heating scheme is being considered.

INTO teachers stage half-day strike over pay dispute:

January 18th, 2017

Irish National Teachers Organisation members stage a half day strike in a dispute over pay.

The Stormont crisis - news in brief:

January 18th, 2017

A selection of stories making the headlines following this week's collapse of the Stormont executive over a botched green energy scheme.

Dr Andrew Crawford named by senior civil servant during PAC session:

January 18th, 2017

Dr Andrew McCormick told Stormont's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) he understood Dr Andrew Crawford was the adviser who influenced a decision to keep the RHI scheme open.

DUP 'industry interests stopped RHI scrutiny':

January 16th, 2017

MLA claims under privilege he could not challenge RHI scheme due to DUP advisers' "interests in the poultry industry".

McGuinness quits: What happens next in Northern Ireland?:

January 16th, 2017

What happens now the deputy first minister has resigned from the Northern Ireland Executive?

Fresh start to fresh elections:

January 16th, 2017

From the Fresh Start Agreement to the possibility of fresh elections - how did NI end up facing a second Assembly election in 12 months?

NI Assembly Election date set for 2 March:

January 16th, 2017

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire says an election to the Northern Ireland Assembly will be held on Thursday 2 March.

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March 16th, 2016

BBC coverage of latest developments as suspect in Berlin market attack is shot dead in Milan.

Thousands use 'fake life' scam to get into the UK:

January 17th, 2017

Police say "white collar" fraudsters are helping migrants get around UK immigration rules.

Brexit: Kenny calls for preservation of 'seamless border':

January 17th, 2017

The Taoiseach has re-iterated that he wants "a preservation of the seamless border that is there now".

Ibrahim Halawa: Irish man's trial adjourned:

January 17th, 2017

The trial of Ibrahim Halawa has been adjourned for the 18th time.

Unemployment benefit: December shows drop of 800 in number of claimants:

January 18th, 2017

The latest jobs figures for Northern Ireland show evidence of a slowdown in the economy.

Concentrix claimant 'taking out payday loans to cope':

January 17th, 2017

A benefit claimant tells the BBC she is still suffering as a result of having her payments wrongly blocked by Concentrix.

NI rates bills face delay due to political crisis:

January 16th, 2017

Contingency plans drawn up for this year's Northern Ireland rates bills which are likely to be delayed.

Lisburn building company TAL Ltd goes into administration:

January 10th, 2017

"Devastating" news as Lisburn building firm TAL enters administration, putting 50 jobs at risk.

Michael Conlan excited as he prepares for pro debut at Madison Square Garden:

January 18th, 2017

Michael Conlan says making his professional debut at New Year's Madison Square Garden will fulfil one of his dreams.

Desert T20 Challenge: Ireland beat hosts UAE to progress to semi-finals:

January 18th, 2017

Ireland qualify for the semi-finals of the inaugural Desert T20 tournament by beating hosts UAE by 24 runs in Dubai.

Conor Murray: Munster star says he didn't lose consciousness in Glasgow:

January 18th, 2017

Conor Murray says he was not knocked out during Munster's European Champions Cup win over Glasgow last weekend.

Ryder Cup 2018: Europe to increase wildcards from three to four:

January 18th, 2017

Europe's Ryder Cup team will feature four wildcards in 2018, and players will need to play only four tournaments to retain membership.

Who's who in RHI scandal?:

January 18th, 2017

With the heating scheme scandal pushing power-sharing to collapse, BBC News NI outlines the main players in the latest Stormont crisis.

Weather forecast:

January 18th, 2017

Northern Ireland weather forecast

McCoy 'put on two stone':

January 18th, 2017

Champion jockey Sir Tony McCoy blames his weight gain on eating "whole packets" of biscuits.

Rats 'drive owners round the Benz':

January 18th, 2017

Brexit, the RHI scandal and a Mercedes left unusable by hungry rats, feature in Wednesday's headlines.

Tan-tastic tone?:

January 17th, 2017

Hughie Maughan sends viewers into a spin with the intensity of his fake tan on a TV dance show.

Snow joke: Craigavon PSNI issue wanted poster for BBC News NI's Barra Best:

January 16th, 2017

BBC News NI weatherman Barra Best appears on police wanted poster.

Northern Ireland Assembly divided by Irish language:

January 14th, 2017

Why the Irish language is so divisive in Northern Ireland - where even a manhole cover can cause a political row.

Schivo NI: 30 workers lose jobs at Derry-based aerospace firm:

January 18th, 2017

A trade unionist says 30 workers have been made redundant at the Shivo factory in Londonderry.

Londonderry's old Waterside railway station bought by Translink:

January 13th, 2017

Plans to redevelop Londonderry's old Waterside railway station are boosted after Translink buys the site.

Londonderry: Firefighters attacked while dealing with car blaze:

January 12th, 2017

A large crowd of youths throw stones at fire crews dealing with a blaze in Londonderry.

Bishop Daly's ginger cat Tom finds new home in Coleraine:

January 10th, 2017

A homeless cat belonging to the Late Bishop Edward Daly finds a new parish in County Londonderry.

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