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Warwickshire bowler Boyd Rankin is to play for Ireland in the World Twenty20 cricket tournament after switching back from England.Copyright: Getty Images
Rankin's last appearance for England was on 17 January 2014, making him eligible under ICC regulations to play again for Ireland on 18 January 2016.
Sandy Row residents had their own views on the best way to mark their Christmas lights switch-on in this archive footage from the 1960s.Copyright: BBC
Portaferry athlete Ciara Mageean has had her place at the Rio Olympics confirmed under a revised qualification process.Copyright: Inpho
Athletics Ireland said today that it is adopting the new process, where qualifying standards are revised upwards in a number of events. Mageean will race in the 1,500m.
A Londonderry man who confessed to a string of IRA-related offences in the 1990s has been given a 10-year prison sentence.Copyright: BBC
Christopher Paul O'Kane, 42, of Woodland Avenue in the city walked into a police station more than a decade later to make a confession.
Northern Ireland's farmers are going to court in an attempt to quash a minister's intention to close a subsidy scheme for onshore wind a year ahead of schedule.Copyright: PA
The Ulster Farmers' Union are joined by wind energy company Simple Power Ltd. They have lodged papers in Belfast's High Court seeking leave to take a judicial review.
A van driver is taken to hospital after he was injured following a hijacking in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.Copyright: BBC
He was ordered to drive to Glencairn Road in north Belfast where the contents of his van were transferred to another vehicle. The driver was attacked and his van was destroyed after it was set alight.
New DUP leader Arlene Foster uses her Christmas message to appeal for her party's support in ensuring a bright future for Northern Ireland.
First Minister Peter Robinson has said the idea of having a jury trial in the case of Thomas 'Slab' Murphy would have been "sheer madness".Copyright: BBC
He made the comments to Newstalk radio today. Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has said it was "extraordinary a case involving a failure to complete tax returns is heard before a non-jury court".
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has said Thomas 'Slab' Murphy has been "invaluable" in building support for the peace process. Last week, Murphy - an alleged former IRA "chief of staff" - was found guilty of tax evasion.Copyright: BBC
Mr McGuinness, of Sinn Féin, described Murphy as a "good republican" during an interview with Dublin-based radio station Newstalk.