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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 5 February 2016
  2. First MInister says police need more legacy funding
  3. Child dies from swine flu in a hospital in Dublin
  4. Stander to make debut for Ireland

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  1. Good night

    It's finally the weekend. We wish the Ireland team all the best for their first Six Nations game against Wales on Sunday. We'll be back on Monday morning at 07:00.

  2. Balmoral Hotel placed into administration

    John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor

    The Balmoral Hotel in west Belfast has been placed into administration. The hotel, which employs around 100 people, remains trading.

    Stuart Irwin of the administrators KPMG: 'It is our intention to keep the hotel open for business as usual, including weddings and all other bookings."

  3. Bowe drops in to Belfast studio

    Tommy Bowe dropped in to the BBC Radio Ulster studio today to record an interview with BBC Five Live Sport ahead of the Six Nations kick-off this weekend.

    Tommy Bowe

    The Ireland winger will miss this year's Six Nations as he continues his recovery from a cruciate knee ligament injury, but he still created quite a stir at Broadcasting House. He'll be on Five Live this evening.

  4. Man arrested on suspicion of murder after crash

    A 24-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a crash at the Caw roundabout in Londonderry today.

    Police officers

    A stolen car was allegedly driven at police officers. The man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary, two counts of attempted murder of police officers and various road traffic offences.

  5. BBC journalist had 'gun pointed at him' during Dublin hotel shooting

    A BBC journalist who was in Dublin covering a boxing weigh in when gunmen dressed as police shot a man dead says he has "never felt terror" like he did when the gun was pointed at him.

    Scene of the shooting

    Kevin McAnena told the BBC he begged the gunman not to shoot him and has escaped without any injuries. He says he is "very shaken" by what happened.

  6. Lurgan family escape injury after shots fired at home

    Two children were among five people who escaped injury when shots were fired at a house in Lurgan overnight. The property in Dill Avenue was damaged but no one was hurt.

    Lurgan shooting

    Deputy Mayor of Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, Catherine Seeley, says: "Whatever the motivation behind this incident the is no justification for taking guns onto our streets."

  7. Pupils wish rugby's Rory all the best

    The Six Nations kicks off at the weekend, and Rory Best will be making his first outing as captain when Ireland meet Wales on Sunday. BBC Evening Extra's Claire Graham visited his old school:

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  8. Dublin shooting: 'Gunmen were dressed as gardai and armed with AK47s'

    The BBC's Dublin correspondent says it is understood the gunmen who fired the shots which killed a man at the Regency Hotel in Dublin and injured two others were dressed as gardai and armed with AK47s.

    Fire brigade on way to shooting

    Shane Harrison says the attack, which happened at a boxing weigh-in at the hotel, may have been linked to "gangland violence".