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  1. Updates for Thursday 28 January 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Friday

Live Reporting

By Ciaran McCauley and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us at BBC News NI - we'll be back tomorrow from 07:00, when we're likely to be taking a battering from Storm Gertrude.

    Best to batten down the hatches tonight and we'll see you all tomorrow. Have a good one.

  2. Senior judge hits out at 'not short of money' MoD

    Lord Justice Weir, the senior judge in charge of inquests into a number of Troubles deaths, has challenged the Ministry of Defence for saying it didn't have the resources to deal with requests for classified papers.


    "The MoD is not short of money," he said in court earlier. "It's busy all over the world fighting wars and is about to buy some new submarines with nuclear warheads... this is obviously very low on their list of priorities."

  3. Arrests after five burglaries in south Belfast

    Police have arrested four men in connection with five burglaries across south Belfast in the early hours of this morning.


    In one of the burglaries, a 32-year-old man was assaulted by four men, one of which was armed with a knife. 

  4. Libya compensation: Tony Blair accused over 'superficial evidence'

    Stephen Walker

    BBC News NI Political Correspondent

    The NI Affairs committee has accused Tony Blair of giving superficial evidence about how he dealt with Libyan authorities when he was prime minister.

    Tony Blair

    The committee is investigating the issue of compensating Troubles victims.

  5. Dissident republican focus in guns investigation

    Police have released photos of the guns found in a car in a cemetery in Derry and say that their investigation is focusing on "violent dissident republican activity".

    Derry guns

    Supt Mark McEwan says: "While the removal of these weapons is a success it is very worrying to think that, within the district, this is now three firearms we have taken out of circulation this week."

  6. Missing Newry man may be linked to moor body

    Police in Manchester are investigating if a body found on Saddleworth Moor is a man from Newry who has been missing for over 20 years.

    Hugh Toner

    Hugh Toner disappeared from Craigavon Area Hospital in 1994. His family has provided a DNA sample to try to establish if it's him.

  7. Minister 'happy' to appear before committee over claims

    Sports Minister Carál Nί Chuilίn has denied misleading a Stormont committee over when she became aware about safety concerns over the redevelopment of Casement Park and says she's happy to appear again to give evidence.

    Carál Nί Chuilίn

    "I welcome the opportunity to again present evidence and rebut allegations made by other parties," she says.