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  1. Updates for Monday 15 June 2015
  2. More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 07:00 on Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Grania McFadden and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

  1. Goodnight!

    Jayne McCormack

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us here at BBC News NI Live. It's been a pretty solid day weather-wise, as this great snap of the Mourne Mountains shows (thanks Nigel Clegg!)


    We'll be back again tomorrow from 07:00 with the latest news, sport, weather and travel. Until then, you can stay up-to-date by checking out the BBC News NI website.

  2. Fight for justice:

  3. New boss for Rangers:

    BBC Sport NI

    Former Brentford boss Mark Warburton has been appointed as the new manager of Rangers after signing a three-year contract with the club.


    He becomes the team's 15th manager and the first Englishman in the post.

  4. 'No stone unturned' over collusion:

    Relatives of those killed in the Sean Graham bookmakers shooting in Belfast in 1992 say the PSNI Chief Constable has told them "no stone will be unturned" fin investigating any police officers or military personnel involved in collusion.


    The relatives were meeting George Hamilton after it emerged a gun used in the attack was found in a London museum. The families were previously told by police that they had disposed of the weapon.

  5. PSNI apology to Sean Graham attack families:

    The PSNI Chief Constable has apologised to the relatives of those murdered in the Sean Graham bookmakers shooting in 1992 in south Belfast.


    Relatives met with George Hamilton this afternoon after a BBC Panorama programme revealed that a rifle used in the shooting was found on display at a London museum.

  6. Top team:

  7. Playing a part:

    Mark Simpson

    BBC News NI

    Prisoners aren't allowed to vote, but some of them are still playing a part in the electoral process.


    Inmates at Magilligan Prison are fixing more than 100 ballot boxes that were damaged in last month's Westminster election. I'll have more on BBC Newsline at 18:30.

  8. Newry crash:

  9. 'Miracle' no-one hurt in barber attack:

    Lisa McAlister

    BBC News NI

    The owner of a Turkish barbers in west Belfast, Mo Oner, says it's a miracle no-one was killed when a van rammed the front of his shop over the weekend.


    It's one of two businesses that were attacked that have connections to a man accused of murdering boxer Eamon Magee Jr.

  10. Budget resolution passed:

    Mark Devenport

    BBC News NI Political Editor

    MLAs have passed a resolution linked to the Stormont budgetary process. The Supply Resolution means the assembly has authorised spending for the rest of the financial year.


    Arlene Foster's new budget bill will now be presented to the assembly tomorrow. However, there won't be a debate or vote on the bill until next week.

  11. DUP call for elderly attacks jail term:

    The DUP is seeking to introduce a minimum jail sentence of seven years for anyone convicted of assaulting anyone aged over 65.

    Elderly woman's hand

    The amendment, proposed by Paul Givan and Edwin Poots, will be debated tomorrow. It's understood Justice Minister David Ford will oppose the move.

  12. Bombardier backs new CSeries model:

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    Bombardier has backed its CSeries plane to win new orders, following the release of fresh technical data on its performance, at the Paris Air Show.


    The CSeries will enter service with airlines next year, three years behind schedule. It's presently short of a 300-order target.

  13. Orange Order meets Villiers:

    The Orange Order has described a meeting with Theresa Villiers this morning over the ongoing parading dispute in north Belfast as "robust".


    A spokesman said: "The secretary of state was in left in no doubt about the feelings of the institution regarding the ongoing impasse."

  14. Abortion debate in court:

  15. Newtownards crash:

    BBC NI Travel

    Police in Newtownards have closed the Ballyblack Road East in both directions at Carrowdore after a two-vehicle road crash. Local diversions are in place.

  16. Sean Graham attack relatives meet PSNI:

    Maggie Taggart

    BBC News NI

    Relatives of the victims of the Sean Graham bookmakers shooting in Belfast in 1992 are meeting with the PSNI Chief Constable.


    It follows revelations aired in a BBC Panorama documentary that showed a gun used in the attack was found in the Imperial War Museum in London.

  17. Rescue efforts:

  18. Policing Twaddell costing £330K a month:

    Justice Minister David Ford says policing a loyalist protest site at Twaddell Avenue in north Belfast is costing his department about "a third of a million pounds a month".

    David Ford

    He said the cost had fallen from around £1m a month due to a "reduction in resources" at the site.

  19. Life behind bars:

  20. Buzz off:

    Greg McKevitt

    BBC News NI

    What would you do if you returned to your car and found it covered with a swarm of bees? That's what happened last week in Greyabbey, County Down.

    Swarm of bees

    Beekeeper Tom Canning says the message is "don't panic, leave them alone and call an experienced beekeeper who can deal with it". Read more on how to deal with a swarm, but don't try this at home. Please...

  21. Feeling hot, hot, hot:

  22. Budget 'blame lies with Tories':

    Sinn Féin says the blame for Stormont's financial situation lies with the Conservative government in London.


    MLA Daithí McKay told the assembly: "We have to ask ourselves whether we are here to stand up for people or to act as puppets for a Tory administration who cut budgets so deep that the executive cannot effectively function."

  23. Dale Farm fined for pollution:

    Dale Farm has been fined more than £2,000 after pleading guilty to a number of pollution offences.

    Factory staff working on a Dale Farm production line in Northern Ireland

    DoE said samples collected from effluent of the Cookstown-based dairy firm contained "poisonous, noxious matter which was potentially harmful to aquatic life in the Lissan Water".

  24. Lisburn crash cleared:

  25. Police lose shoplifting appeal:

    The police have lost a High Court appeal against being ordered to pay £5,000 in compensation to a Ballyclare woman wrongly arrested for shoplifting last year.

    Laganside Courthouse Belfast

    A lawyer for Helen Curlett said: "It cannot compensate for the nightmare that this lady has gone through. She was arrested and interviewed without any basis."

  26. Glued to the golf:

  27. Lane blocked:

  28. New hate crime scheme:

    News Letter

    The News Letter reports that a new scheme in relation to people convicted of carrying out hate crime attacks is to be piloted.

    Racist graffiti
  29. Racing pigeons stolen:

  30. Maghaberry fire record:

    The TUV leader Jim Allister says 28 fires have been deliberately started at Maghaberry Prison in the past year.

    Maghaberry prison

    He said he'll be pressing the Justice Minister David Ford for costs of the damage.

  31. Lisburn crash:

  32. Dunmurry fire video

    A neighbour living opposite the houses damaged by this morning's fire in Dunmurry has given us video of the blaze.


    It shows the fire at the rear of the house well alight as fire fighters attempt to take control of the flames.

  33. Derry drugs courier jailed

    A self-confessed drugs courier has been jailed for two years and eight months at Londonderry Crown Court.

    Court crest

    Richard Callaghan, 42, from Rathmore Crescent in the Creggan area of Derry, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of cocaine and herbal cannabis, valued by police at almost £130,000, but which the defence said was worth only half that amount.

  34. Looking ahead:

  35. Call for budget agreement:

    The Finance Minister Arlene Foster has told the assembly that budget agreement is needed to keep delivering public services. The Stormont parties have yet to implement welfare reform, which is causing delays in releasing cash to government departments.


    Ms Foster said: "The context to this budget bill is far from business as usual. The current public expenditure position facing this assembly has never been more difficult."

  36. O'Flaherty in Ireland team:

    BBC Sport NI

    Newcastle runner Kerry O'Flaherty's personal best 1,500m time on Saturday has secured her place in Ireland's team for this weekend's European Team Championship meeting in Crete.

    Kerry O'Flaherty
  37. US software firm creates 20 jobs in Belfast

    Massachusetts-based company NuoDB is to establish a software engineering centre in Belfast, creating 20 new jobs.

    Invest NI

    Supported by Invest Northern Ireland, the centre will recruit software engineers over a three-year period with an average salary of £40,500.

  38. Saying moo:

  39. Migrants rescued by Irish ship:

    Irish naval vessel LÉ Eithne has rescued more than 300 migrants off the north coast of Tripoli.

    File picture of migrants

    The Irish Defence Minister Simon Coveney said many women and children were picked up by the ship and are now receiving medical screening, food and water.

  40. Man admits copyright breaches

    In the first prosecution of its kind in Northern Ireland, a Londonderry man has admitted infringing copyright by allowing illegal film downloads.

    Londonderry courthouse

    The financial cost to the film industry caused by the offending of Paul Mahoney, 29, of Carnhill in the city, ran into several million pounds, the court heard.

  41. Neeson supports Quiet Man campaign:

    Belfast Telegraph

    Ballymena actor Liam Neeson has called for the dilapidated cottage made famous in the movie The Quiet Man to be restored to its former glory, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

    Belfast Telegraph
  42. Limavady post-mortem due:

  43. Bank problems fixed

  44. Security forces gun thefts:

    Londonderry Sentinel

    More than 1,000 firearms were stolen from on and off duty officers in the security forces in Northern Ireland between 1970 and 2005, the Londonderry Sentinel reports.

  45. Buzz off:

    The Belfast Telegraph reports that a rise in the number of amateur beekeepers in Northern Ireland could be the reason behind a recent upsurge in swarms.

  46. Sunshine on its way:

  47. Courts 'can't avoid sensitive issues':

    A human rights lawyer says courts can't avoid issues because they are too political or morally sensitive, including ruling on abortion.

    pregnancy test

    It's part of a legal challenge taking place at the High Court to change the abortion law here. A barrister for the NI Human Rights Commission said leaving such decisions to the executive simply won't work, as politicians may never change the law.

  48. Bell at Bombardier show:

  49. Fire homes destroyed:

    BBC News NI reporter Gordon Adair is at the aftermath of a large blaze in Dunmurry.

  50. Talkback today:

  51. M2 crash cleared:

  52. Bombardier Paris outing:

  53. Praise for fire service:

    SDLP councillor Brian Heading has praised the Fire and Rescue Service after a large blaze damaged 12 houses in Dunmurry this morning.

    Fire at house

    He said: "The fact that no-one was seriously hurt after what was a dangerous situation is a credit to their expertise and efficiency under pressure."

  54. Appeal after robbery

  55. McGinnis Group loans refinanced:

    John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics & Business Editor

    A County Londonderry-based housebuilder has refinanced loans that were held by the Cerberus investment fund.

    The fund had taken control of the loans last year as part of its purchase of Nama's NI loan book, but McGinnis Group, owned by John McGinnis, has now agreed new finance with two lenders in Dublin and New York.

  56. Collision on M2

  57. 'Critical but stable':

    BBC Sport NI

    Ballyclare motorcyclist Jamie Hamilton is in a "critical but stable" condition in a Liverpool hospital after his crash at the Isle of Man TT on Friday.

    Jamie Hamilton
  58. Road to France:

    BBC Sport NI

    Northern Ireland are inching closer but the Republic of Ireland look unlikely to make Euro 2016 after last weekend's qualifiers.

    Kyle Lafferty

    But what do they need to seal qualification? BBC Sport takes a look at where the local teams are on the road to France with only four qualifying games left.

  59. Bombardier pitch:

  60. Creggan shooting:

    BBC Radio Foyle

    Those behind a shooting in Londonderry have no support, says a Sinn Féin councillor.

    Derry shooting

    Kevin Campbell said those responsible for the shooting on Fanad Drive last night "need to give themselves a shake".

  61. Armagh challenge:

    BBC Sport NI

    Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney admits it'll be a huge challenge to lift his players after their 2-11 to 0-8 mauling against Donegal at the weekend.

    Kieran McGeeney

    "We went out in the first half and did everything we were not supposed to do," he says. "We pushed too much and left holes and gave sloppy balls away."

  62. Donegal dominant:

    BBC Sport NI

    An outstanding first half helped Donegal brush aside Armagh and book their place in the Ulster Championship semi-final after a 2-11 to 0-8 win against a disappointing Armagh.

    Donegal Armagh
  63. Cancer death compensation:

    The husband of a woman who died of breast cancer after two chances to have the disease diagnosed were missed, says a settlement of almost £1m "means nothing".

    Seamus Hamilton

    Melissa Hamilton, from Killygordon, County Donegal, died two weeks after she was diagnosed. Her husband, Seamus, says the settlement "doesn't bring Melissa back".

  64. Gormley's big move:

    BBC Sport NI

    Cliftonville's record breaking striker Joe Gormley is on his way to League One, after agreeing to join Peterborough United on a three-year deal from the start of next month.

    Joe Gormley

    Gormley scored 40 goals last season, including five hat-tricks, a club record for goals in a season.

  65. Big day for Bombardier:

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    Bombardier are putting their new CSeries planes on display at the Paris Air Show today - but just how important is the plane's future to Bombardier and its Belfast operations?


    I take a look at some of the key questions for the firm and what it's hoping to achieve later.

  66. Houses evacuated in fire:

    More than 40 people were evacuated overnight after a large fire caused significant damage to three houses in Dunmurry.

    Dunmurry fire

    Sixty firefighters tackled the blaze, which was captured in the above photos by Phil Kelly.

  67. Comet mission:

    Good Morning Ulster

    Philae, the space probe that landed on a comet last November, unexpectedly woke up over the weekend and contacted Earth.


    Professor Alan Fitzsimmons, who worked on the mission, will be telling us more just after 08:30.

  68. Traffic delays

  69. Scene of Dunmurry fire

    Our reporter Aileen Moynagh sent these pictures of the houses damaged by fire in Dunmurry:

  70. Legal highs ban:

    A ban on 'legal highs' in the Republic of Ireland has effectively wiped out the industry, Irish police say.

    Legal highs

    The ban was introduced five years ago - before the law was passed there were about 100 so-called 'headshops' but now there are none.

  71. Crues snap up Carvill:

    Crusaders have signed former Linfield forward Michael Carvill on a three-year deal.

    Michael Carvill

    The 27-year-old left the Blues earlier this month after turning down a new contract at Windsor Park.

  72. Breakdown on M1

  73. Fire photos:

    We've received these pictures of the fire in Dunmurry - Chris Brown, who lives in a neighbouring house, tweeted the photos and says two houses have been destroyed.

    Dunmurry fire
  74. Taking flight:

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    Bombardier will debut its new CSeries planes at the Paris Air Show today and the plane's reception will be keenly watched from the company's Queen's Island factory.


    The firm has had a challenging year and is hoping for much-needed new orders.

  75. Shots fired in Derry:

    Police in Londonderry say no-one was injured after a number of shots were fired in Creggan last night.

    Fanad Drive

    The shooting was reported at 19:30 last night at Fanad Drive.

  76. Abortion legal bid:

    Marie-Louise Connolly

    BBC News NI Health Correspondent

    A legal challenge to the abortion law is due to begin at the High Court later.

    High court

    The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) wants abortion to be legalised in cases of rape, incest or "serious malformation" of a foetus.

  77. Dunmurry fire:

    A dozen houses in Dunmurry have been evacuated because of a large fire.

    It started around 04:00 and the fire service says it's caused significant damage to three houses, with the roofs of two collapsing. No-one has been injured.

  78. Good morning:

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    Welcome back to BBC News NI Live for Monday, 15 June - we'll have all the news, sport, weather and travel until 19:00.