26 January 2015
Sinn Féin is taking heart from the victory of the anti-austerity Syriza in the Greek election.
A review into Northern Ireland's health service has said there are too many hospitals for the 1.8 million population.
Planned strikes by ambulance workers in Northern Ireland on Thursday are called off by one of the unions involved.
The devolution of corporation tax to Northern Ireland will mean Stormont's block grant being cut by £300m a year, according to a Treasury minister.
We've been taking a look at the Jewish community in Belfast on Holocaust Memorial Day.
The community celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, although membership has fallen from a peak of 1,500 to just 80 people.
Political correspondent Chris Page tweets:
BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor John Campbell tweets:
Commemorative events are being held across Britain today to mark 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz death camp.
In this archive clip from 2001, former Ulster Unionist leader Lord Molyneaux returned to location of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany, recalling his original journey to the camp.
Bomb disposal officers have dealt with what are described as a number of old sticks of dynamite that are believed to date back a number of years.
A controlled explosion was carried out to dispose of the items and the Tobermore Road in Desertmartin has reopened.
Security alert in Desertmartin has now ended with Tobermore Road reopened to traffic.
Joe McMahon and Kyle Coney are among six players who are reported to have departed from the Tyrone football squad following Saturday's McKenna Cup final.
Joe McMahon, Dermot Carlin, Kyle Coney, Plunkett Kane, Mark Donnelly and Kevin Gallagher are the players in question.
John Campbell tweets:
The Newry Reporter says that a dispute between residents and planning services is on the horizon after the organisation granted approval for a £7m Greencastle/Greenore ferry project.
Over 200 objections were lodged in relation to the project.
BBC Newsline's Tara Mills tweets:
You can see their story on BBC Newsline tonight at 6.30.
BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor John Campbell tweets:
The GAA's director general Paraic Duffy has said again that he believes the Casement Park redevelopment in west Belfast will become a reality.
Last month, a ministerial decision to grant planning permission for the project was quashed but the GAA is set to submit a new planning application.
The Ulster Hospital emergency department has put an escalation plan in place due to an extremely busy day.
The hospital says it is working closely with the Belfast Trust and NI Ambulance Service to manage the situation.
A strike by health workers that was planned for Thursday and next month in a row over pay has been suspended, unions announced.
Union members in the ambulance service in Northern Ireland and England were considering a 48-hour continuous strike to escalate strike action in the New Year.
Gloucester have appointed Ulster Rugby's Jonny Bell as their new defence coach from next season.
The 40-year-old former Ireland centre takes over from John Muggleton, who will leave the club when his one-year contract expires in the summer.
Trafficwatch NI tweets:
A team from Queen's University in Belfast is to help in the development of a University of Medicine and Health Sciences in Dubai.
QUB will work in partnership with Dubai Healthcare City on the project, which includes setting up a college of medicine. The first students are expected to enrol in September 2016.
This morning David Cameron said he could agree to Northern Ireland's parties being included in TV election debates - so what now for the broadcasters, asks BBC political editor Nick Robinson.
In his blog, he writes that Northern Ireland parties have long been treated differently by broadcasters because the big parties "are not serious players" in this part of the UK.
Sinn Féin is consulting its lawyers over the plans for general election TV debates.
A party spokesperson said: "Sinn Féin are taking advice from our legal team over our lack of inclusion in the TV debates".
The DUP has already said it will consider legal action if the broadcasters do not change their proposals to include them.
Irish prime minister Enda Kenny says his government has made no decision on the offer from IAG, owners of British Airways, for Aer Lingus.
The Irish state has a 25% stake in Aer Lingus. Mr Kenny says any decision would have to take into account "the wider national interest".
Northern Ireland has been selected to host the 2017 European Women's U19 football championships finals.
Eight national teams, including Northern Ireland as hosts, will participate in the 16-day tournament with dates and venues to be announced.
DUP MP Ian Paisley has repeated calls for the government to publish a list of the names of people who received On the Run (OTR) letters.
It emerged on Monday during an inquest into the murder of Gareth O'Connor in Newry, County Down, in May 2003 that the chief murder suspect was mistakenly given an OTR letter.
PSNI Magherafelt tweets:
Ireland's oldest man has died at the age of 107. Michael Lambert from Ballintubber, County Roscommon, was born on 5 October 1907.
He became the oldest man in Ireland last November following the death of Luke Dolan, who was 108.
Justice Minister David Ford says there are "real issues" around the murder of Gareth O'Connor and that he will be discussing it with PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton.
At an inquest into Mr O'Connor's death on Monday, it was revealed that an On The Run letter was sent to the main suspect.
The British Medical Association has broadly welcomed a Northern Ireland health review carried out by former chief medical officer of England, Sir Liam Donaldson.
But Dr John Woods of BMA said: "BMA does have serious concerns with regard to the proposals on introducing a duty of candour and is disappointed that this is a recommendation within the review."
BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor John Campbell tweets:
The wreck site of Brunel's steamship, the SS Great Britain, has been uncovered in Dundrum bay.
Watch a team of archaeologists discover the site in County Down where the ship ran aground.
Our business correspondent says Aerospace company Bombardier tops the list of companies given taxpayer financial support from Invest NI.
Since Invest NI was established in 2002, Shorts Brothers, or Bombardier as it now is, has had 64 offers of cash help worth a combined £65m. The aid has created or safeguarded more than 2,300 jobs, according to figures released by Invest NI.
Mid Ulster Sinn Féin MP Francie Molloy tweets:
Justice Minister David Ford says that the transfer of Michaella McCollum to a jail in Northern Ireland has yet to be agreed with the Peruvian authorities.
Earlier this month, the Northern Ireland Prison Service said it would co-operate with the proposed repatriation of the Tyrone woman convicted of smuggling drugs in Peru.
The family of GAA player Steven Deeney, who collapsed and died during a training session in Limavady last week, say his death was caused by the rupture of a blood vessel.
Steven's sister Charleene Deeney told Radio Foyle: "It was a spontaneous rupture of the aorta...there was nothing anybody could do and he did not suffer in anyway at all."
Police have issued a missing appeal with a difference - Manannán Mac Lir a six-foot sculpture statue of a Celtic sea god was stolen from Binevenagh Mountain near Limavady.
Officers are looking for "a well-known six foot tall striking local male with an athletic build".
The Down Recorder reports that a pensioner was mugged outside a chapel in Downpatrick town centre.
A 72 year-old man was outside St Patrick's Church on St. Patrick's Avenue when a man in his twenties pushed him over and stole his wallet.
BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor John Campbell tweets: Packed House hangs on every word of Corporation Tax devolution debate.
The case against a man accused of a dissident republican bombing in Northern Ireland which killed 29 people could be dropped, a court has heard.
A senior barrister is due to give the DPP a "final opinion" on whether murder charges against Seamus Daly should proceed to trial within three weeks.
PSNI Commander Tony Callaghan says police responded appropriately to a major incident in John Street in Derry city yesterday given the information they had at the time.
Items were taken for examination. Nothing suspicious was found. The man in his 30s has now released into medical care.
The union Siptu urges the Irish government not to sell its share of Aer Lingus without guarantees being made over jobs.
The Aer Lingus board says it's willing to accept a £1bn takeover proposal from British Airways owner IAG.
Our Foyle reporter Dean McLaughlin tweets:
In his review of the health service in Northern Ireland Sir Liam Donaldson says the role of the regulatory body, the RQIA, is "light touch". The report suggests the responsibility for keeping an eye on Northern Ireland might be handed to the Scottish regulator
North West mountain rescue team tweets:
The father of Gareth O'Connor, who was murdered in May 2003, said he met the IRA in a coal shed in Tyrone after his son's disappearance.
Mr O'Connor told BBC Talkback: "Gerry Kelly was aware that I had met them. The information was with them before I met them. They said if they knew any information they would contact me. I never heard tell of them again."
The father of Gareth O'Connor who was murdered in May 2003, has called for Sinn Féin MLA Gerry Kelly to resign in light of the role he played in the On The Runs scheme.
A man considered a chief murder suspect in the Gareth O'Connor case was mistakenly given an On the Run letter that was delivered by Mr Kelly.
A loggerhead turtle found in Donegal on Saturday in a hypothermic state has died.
It is believed the turtle was blown off course, swapping the warmth of the Gulf Stream for the colder waters of the North Atlantic, off Donegal.
Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay says his party wants MLAs, special advisers and ministers to take a 15% salary cut.
The North Antrim MLA said that "people expect us to take some of the pain".
Jim Allister says a recommendation in the Donaldson Report for what he calls a "faceless panel" should not have the right to dictate the future shape of Northern Ireland's health services. Here's what that recommendation says.
West Belfast MP Paul Maskey tweets this picture of a crowd from St Mary's teacher training college in Belfast who are protesting at Stormont against a decision to remove some funding.
Sir Liam Donaldson's report into the health service in Northern Ireland says incident reporting falls "well below its potential" and that not enough lessons are learned from investigations.
North West mountain rescue team tweets:
BBC News NI political correspondent Chris Page tweets:
Sir Liam Donaldson's report says some diseases like cancer and diabetes get priority. Provision for other conditions is "inadequate and fragmented", he says.
He says people with long-term illnesses should be trained to manage their own conditions.
The issue of hospital services has long been on the agenda in Northern Ireland. This article from 2003 says that since the 1960s there has been talk of focusing life-saving care on just six key hospitals.
The so-called Golden Six include Royal Victoria Hospital the Ulster Hospital, the City Hospital, Antrim Area Hospital, Craigavon and Altnagelvin.
Sir Liam Donaldson's report says the Transforming Your Care policy has good ideas for developing alternatives to hospital
He also says most people don't think it will ever be implemented and there is widespread "damaging cynicism".
Elsewhere in Sir Liam's health report, he says that senior executives in the Northern Ireland health service are paid much less than those elsewhere in the UK - he describes the salary pressure as "penny-wise and pound-foolish".
Sir Liam's report says that some "poor quality, unsafe care" happens at local hospitals which cannot provide the level of care needed.
It says that "public outrage" at possible hospital closures would turn if it were explained that people were "trading a degree of geographical inconvenience against life and death".
Assembly questions on the report of Sir Liam Donaldson on the state of the NHS in Northern Ireland has now finished. The health minister has resumed his seat.
Former health minister Michael McGimpsey claims this report is "a plan to reduce the service to match the budget available".
He asks: "When will we see the closure list?"
Sir Liam's report raises issues about how the health system comes under greater pressure out-of-hours.
Jim Wells tells the assembly he sees "signs of stress" in the system at nights and weekends, partly because resources are spread over so many units.
Here's an excerpt from Sir Liam Donaldson's report - recommendation three suggests a greater role for pharmacists and paramedics to ease pressure on hospital beds.
Jim Wells says there's "food for thought" for everyone in Sir Liam Donaldson's report which is critical of some media reporting of health issues.
Kieran McCarthy complains that MLAs have not had sight of a report that they're expected to debate.
The health minister says that MLAs should have had the report at 09:00 - he'll investigate why they didn't get advance copies.
The SDLP's Fearghal McKinney says he's reluctant to say "I told you so" but that the report vindicates those who've been flagging up problems in the health system.
Health minister Jim Wells says he believes Sir Liam's report is an "extremely important document" for the future of health and social services in Northern Ireland.
He also says that Sir Liam will be asked to return next year to see how much progress has been made in implementing his recommendations.
Chair of the health committee, Maeve McLaughlin, says Sir Liam Donaldson's report cost £116,000 and took eight months to highlight issues that were already well known.
Jim Wells tells the assembly his officials will work to establish a "statutory duty of candour" in the health service in the wake of Sir Liam Donaldson's review.
He says it will establish the "strongest possible form of openness and transparency".
Sir Liam Donaldson's report into healthcare in Northern Ireland has been published and can be read in full on the Department of Health's website.
The health minister tells the assembly that the health service review recommends an international panel of experts be commissioned to redesign some health and social care facilities.
Sir Liam Donaldson's report also proposes that the Patient and Client Council be independent from the Department of Health.
Jim Wells tells the assembly that Sir Liam Donaldson's report makes 10 recommendations.
He found that for a population of 1.8m, there are too many hospitals. The report also criticises the implementation of Transforming Your Care and says it needs a "rocket booster".
Health minister Jim Wells tells the assembly that Sir Liam Donaldson's NHS review says services here are `likely to be be no more or less safe than any other part of the United Kingdom".
Health minister Jim Wells is on his feet in the Northern Ireland Assembly ahead of a major review into the health service.
The report by Sir Liam Donaldson will be published later today.
A pic taken a couple of hours ago by my cousin in New York #brrrr
@camcampbell101 tweets: Morning gloom
And that just about sums it up so far in the city. Cold to come though
Belfast City Council is advising people not to eat fish collected off the Ravenhill Road after a lorry spilled its load of mackerel last Saturday.
Council staff recovered 600 fish but many others were taken by passers-by.
There's a cold wind blowing next few days! I dare say quite a few places won't even reach those temperatures!
There are 11 new jobs at Kestrel Foods, the dried fruit and nut business, which is investing more than £750k.
The Portadown based company employs 70 people and owns the brands Forest Feast and Acti-snack.
Translink bosses and government officials are expected to face a grilling tomorrow over how the cost of upgrading the Londonderry rail line soared from £20m to £40m, the Derry Journal reports.
A man in his 30s who was arrested after a stand-off involving specialist armed police in Derry yesterday has been released on bail into medical care.
Trafficwatch NI tweets about some problems on M1 too
We're hearing there are delays on the Holywood Road - it's much busier than usual because of the closure of Mersey Steet due to NI Water works.
Also a car has broken down on the Sydenham Bypass at the Tillysburn traffic lights and is blocking the middle lane.
David Cameron says he could agree to the planned general election TV debates if Northern Ireland's parties are included.
He told BBC Breakfast earlier: "You can't have one part of the UK - Scotland or Wales - without having another part - Northern Ireland."
Ambulance workers are preparing to strike on Thursday in a protest over pay.
Workers are planning to walk out from 12:00 and stay out until 23:59.
It's a cloudy, dry and mild start and it'll stay that way until tonight, when we'll see more rain.
Then it's going to get very cold and gusty - expect some snow showers tomorrow.
I'm at the launch of a report that takes a look back at how the property market here got on last year, and what could happen in 2015.
A part of the report shows that a lack of grade A office accommodation in NI will push rents higher. I'll have more on Good Morning Ulster just after 07:45.
The board of Aer Lingus says it's willing to accept a takeover proposal worth about £1bn from British Airways owner IAG.
The planned takeover is to be discussed by the Irish government at a cabinet meeting later.
Police hold a man in his 30s after a five-hour stand-off involving specialist armed police in Londonderry.
The major operation began when police were made aware of a man in a distressed state in a flat.
Looks like the winter whiteout is coming back - snow and ice warnings have been issued for Northern Ireland.
The Met Office says snowfalls could hit from Wednesday morning until Thursday evening.
A major review into how Northern Ireland's health service is being run will be published later.
Sir Liam Donaldson, the former Chief Medical Officer of England, will report on how the Department of Health and the health trusts have been performing.
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