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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 29 February 2016
  2. Final results expected in Irish election
  3. 850 nursing vacancies in four NI trusts
  4. London mayor Boris Johnson to visit NI
  5. Image: Afternoon skies (by Alistair Hamill)

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  1. Goodnight

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us at BBC News NI Live, we'll have more news, sport, weather and travel from 07:00 tomorrow - until then have a great evening!

  2. Spring is nearly here but the weather won't change much

    It's officially the first day of spring tomorrow, but you might not know from the low temperatures and rain...

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  3. Mike Nesbitt surprised after former DUP MLA decides against joining UUP

    Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt has expressed surprise that "unresolved issues" have stopped former DUP MLA Maurice Devenney from joining the party.

    Maurice Devenney

     Mr Devenney resigned from the DUP after being suspended amid claims he had brought the party into disrepute.  

  4. Nama: Frank Cushnahan 'due fee over £1bn deal'

    The businessman, Frank Cushnahan, who was at the centre of the £1bn Nama deal controversy,  claimed last year he was due to be paid a fixer fee in relation to the transaction.

    Frank Cushnahan

    The statement is made on a covert recording obtained by the BBC's Spotlight programme. Mr Cushnahan, who had been an adviser to Nama, has consistently denied that he was due to receive any money.

  5. Irish election: Votes still being counted

    We've had two more seats declared in the Irish election, as recounts continue.

    Irish election scoreboard

    Paul Kehoe and Michael Darcy have been elected in Fine Gael in Wexford. There are now just eight seats left to be decided, but a final result doesn't look likely until tomorrow.

  6. Boxing: Hanging out with the Jackal

    BBC Sport NI

    "He's invariably affable but never what might pass as nice. Nice guys don't win, not when it matters" - those words from Paul Gibson, who wrote about spending two days with Carl Frampton in the lead-up to his fight with Scott Quigg last Saturday.

    Carl Frampton

    You can read more here on The Jackal's calm and collected build up before defeating Quigg.

  7. Opposition Bill passes in Stormont

    Independent MLA John McCallister's Opposition Bill has passed through Stormont, with 63 MLAs backing it and 25 MLAs, all from Sinn Féin, opposing. 

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  8. Cliftonville manager hits out at players' 'lack of will to win'

    BBC Sport NI

    Cliftonville manager Gerard Lyttle has demanded more from his players as they go into tomorrow night's game against Glentoran hoping to avoid a third successive league defeat.

    Cliftonville Coleraine

    "There seems to be a lack of will to win, and that's not acceptable," he says. "You cannot just turn up expecting to win matches, you have to do the work."

  9. Gang guilty of stealing £57m worth of artefacts

    Fourteen members of an organised crime gang - including some from Northern Ireland - have been convicted for stealing artefacts worth up to £57m from museums and an auction house.

    Artefacts

    The gang members were convicted during a series of trials at Birmingham Crown Court.  

  10. Man 'critical' after being shot in Dublin

    A man has been shot in Dublin, RTÉ are reporting.

    Garda

    He's in a critical condition after the shooting at McKee Road in Finglas. Gardaí are at the scene. We'll have more on this as we get it.

  11. Catholic priest 'caught snorting cocaine in Nazi room'

    A Catholic priest caught on video snorting a line of cocaine in a room with Nazi propaganda has taken extended leave from the priesthood.

    Fr Stephen Crossan

    Fr Stephen Crossan is reported to have sniffed coke through a £10 note on a night of drinking in July 2015 in Banbridge.

  12. Appeal over missing Derry teenager

    Police have issued an appeal to a teenager from Derry who has gone missing.

    Marc Shields

    Marc Shields, 15, was last seen at his home in the Hawthorn Grove area last Thursday morning. He's described as 5ft 10ins tall, slim and with short brown hair.

  13. Teebane memorial targeted by 'cowards'

    DUP Mid Ulster MLA Ian McCrea has condemned those responsible for damaging floral wreaths at the Teebane Memorial.   

    Teebane aftermath

    "I completely condemn the cowards responsible for this attack which serves no purpose whatsoever," said Mr McCrea. Eight men died when an IRA bomb exploded close to a construction workers' van in 1992.