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Summary

  1. Updates for Tuesday 1 March 2016
  2. Charges against Omagh bomb accused dropped
  3. Inquest told of Arkinson family's pain
  4. Politicians' inquiry plea over Nama deal
  5. Image: Dunluce Castle (by Justin McKee)

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Erinn Kerr

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Ciaran McCauley

    BBC News NI

    That's all from us from BBC News NI Live - we have a warning for snow overnight, so be sure to stay warm and keep across our output online and on social media tomorrow for the latest on weather and traffic. 

    We'll have all the latest on the weather and more from 07:00 - until then have a great evening.

  2. Authorities urged to set up specialist mother and baby unit in NI

    Catherine Smyth

    BBC News NI

    A woman who suffered severe mental illness after giving birth says it's critical a specialist mother and baby unit is set up here.

    Baby pic

    Maria Derbyshire was so ill after having her son Joseph in 2009 she was placed in hospital under the mental health act.

  3. Adele: Star says 'hello' to Short Strand family

    She wowed thousands in Belfast last night, but Adele has found time to call in to meet an ill child and her family in Short Strand earlier.

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  4. Director of Public Prosecutions Service 'disappointed' over case collapse

    The director of the Public Prosecutions Service says he has "great sympathy" with the families affected by the Omagh bomb after the case against Seamus Daly collapsed earlier.

    Barra McGrory

    "(We) share their disappointment that we are in a position where we are unable to progress this prosecution," says Barra McGrory. "There is a shared determination by ourselves and police to take forward the prosecution of those responsible if any new evidence to support this becomes available."

  5. Rugby: Campbell College through to Schools' Cup final

    BBC Sport NI

    Campbell College have beaten Dalriada to make it through to the final of the Schools' Cup.

    Campbell College

    After a 24-3 win, Campbell will take on Belfast rivals RBAI on the St Patrick's Day decider.

  6. Peter Hain: 'Omagh case shows piecemeal approach to the past'

    Former secretary of state Peter Hain says that the collapse of the case against Seamus Daly earlier today "raises once again the criticism of a piecemeal approach to the past".

    Peter Hain

    He told BBC Radio 4 earlier that the approach leads to prosecutions "that all too often haven't succeeded, or have attempted prosecutions and investigations for which there's not sufficient evidence". He says Northern Ireland is "not really confronting and dealing with its past properly".

  7. Pair arrested in Lurgan in dissident republican investigation

    A 27-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman have been arrested in Lurgan as part of an investigation into dissident republican terrorist activity.

    PSNI

    Police said a number of items seized during a search of property in the town have been taken away for further examination.

  8. Rugby: Conor Murray 'lucky' after being caught by boot of Mike Brown

    BBC Sport NI

    An Ireland coach says that scrum-half Conor Murray was lucky to avoid eye damage after being caught by the boot of England's Mike Brown during last Saturday's Six Nations game.

    Conor Murray Mike Brown

    The Ireland scrum-half needed eight stitches around his eye, sustained when Brown tried to kick the ball from his hands during England's win on Saturday. Brown has not been cited for the incident.

  9. Football: Dungannon set to take on Carrick in relegation battle

    BBC Sport NI

    Dungannon Swifts boss Rodney McAree says bottom-side Carrick Rangers will feel the need to go for a win in Wednesday's Irish Premiership game between the sides.

    Carrick Rangers

    Dungannon are on a good run after winning three games on the bounce, but Carrick will be desperate for three points says McAree.

  10. Irish election: Only a few seats left to be decided as Labour minister loses out

    The Irish election recounts are continuing with only three seats left to be decided, two in Longford-Westmeath and one in Dublin South Central.

    Irish election scoreboard

    Another major figure has lost his seat today after Labour Party minister Aodhán Ó Ríordáin lost his seat in Dublin Bay North. Labour now need Willie Penrose to be elected in Longford-Westmeath in order to guarantee speaking rights in the Irish parliament.

  11. Seamus Daly released from prison after case collapses

    Seamus Daly, the man at the centre of the prosecution for the 1998 Omagh bomb until the case collapsed today, has been released from Maghaberry Prison.

    Seamus Daly leaving Maghaberry prison

    Mr Daly was photographed leaving the prison moments ago.