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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 9 February 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Wednesday

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us here on BBC News NI Live. We're off to get some pancakes and hope you are too (if you haven't got stuck in already). We're back at 07:00 tomorrow bringing you more news, travel, weather and sport.

  2. Exploratory oil drill to start next week

    Work is due to start next week on an exploratory drilling operation in County Antrim which has been opposed by environmentalists

    Woodburn reservoir

    The company, Infrastrata, is drilling a well to test for oil and gas on a site at Woodburn Forest, near Carrickfergus.

    There has been opposition because the site is in the catchment area of a reservoir that supplies drinking water to thousands of homes.

  3. Dublin shootings: 'No specific intelligence' on first attack

    Garda Commissioner Noirin O'Sullivan says the response to gang-related murders in Dublin will come in three strands. She says it will include investigative, preventative and targetted intelligence work.

    Murder scene

    Speaking at a news conference in Dublin, she says: "There was no specific intelligence" ahead of the shooting dead of a man at a Dublin hotel last week. A second man was murdered in the city last night.

  4. Ice hockey: Friendship Four set for Belfast return

    The Friendship Four tournament is returning to Belfast's SSE Arena in November with four new teams competing for the Belpot Trophy.

    Ice hockey players

    St Lawrence University, Quinnipiac University, University of Massachusetts and University of Vermont will travel from America following the success of last year's inaugural Friendship Four.

  5. Power back on in Donaghadee homes

    Electricity has now been restored to all homes affected by a power cut in Donaghadee. About 4,000 homes were affected.

  6. IFA statement on Euro tickets - more tickets available

    A spokesperson for the Irish Football Association (IFA) said that it had become clear that a number of fans who ranked near the top of the ticket priority list had missed out for the game against Poland on 12 June.

    Steven Davis

    The IFA says it immediately contacted UEFA to express concerns about how the association's priority scheme had been implemented. More tickets will now be made available.

  7. Benefit fraud: MP insists he did not give character reference

    The Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP, Tom Elliott, is to contact the lord chief justice over how comments he had made about a benefits cheat were used in court.

    Clive Miller

    The MP says he provided a statement about the man who was convicted yesterday of benefit fraud, but insists he did not make a character reference.

  8. RCN welcome recommendation for pay review

    The Royal College of Nursing has welcomed the health minister's announcement that's he's to seek a recommendation from the independent pay review body on the on-going pay dispute. 

    Nurses in Northern Ireland have been campaigning for months for their pay to be brought into line with other parts of the UK.

  9. Donaghadee homes still without power

    About 350 homes in Donaghadee are are still without power. It is expected power will be restored in the next half hour.

     NIE Networks say the cause of the power cut isn't known.

  10. Churches stand united against abortion law changes

    Mark Devenport

    BBC News NI Political Editor

    Both the Presbyterian and Catholic churches have made clear their opposition to attempts to change the abortion law here. 

    Hospital staff and patient

    Amendments have been proposed to the Justice Bill due which will be debated tomorrow. Alliance, Green and NI21 MLAs, will seek to allow terminations either in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities or when a pregnancy is the result of a sexual crime such as rape or incest.

  11. 'Extra tickets' released for Euro 2016

    Stephen Watson

    BBC Sport Northern Ireland

    It's believed talks between UEFA and IFA have been productive and a substantial number of extra tickets will be made available for the Poland v Northern Ireland European Championship game.

    Northern Ireland fans

    The Irish Football Association said earlier they had been "inundated" with calls from angry Northern Ireland fans who missed out on tickets.