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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 7 March 2016
  2. Group calling itself IRA says it was behind bomb attack on prison officer
  3. Five people are arrested after man's body found
  4. Forensic tests on 'terrorist' items found in country park
  5. Picture: Silent Valley, County Down - by David Brazier

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Good night

    That's all from us on BBC News NI Live for today. We'll be back tomorrow at 07:00 with more news, sport, traffic and travel. See you then. 

  2. Northern Ireland politicians discuss EU referendum

    Northern Ireland's politicians have been discussing the upcoming EU referendum at a meeting of the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee.

    EU and UK flags

    The committee was hearing evidence about how a UK exit from the European Union could affect Northern Ireland.

  3. Jeffrey is new manager at Ballymena United

    In local football, David Jeffrey has been appointed as the new manager at Ballymena United in succession to Glenn Ferguson. 

    David Jeffrey

      The former Linfield boss has agreed a three year contract   

  4. Police still questioning suspects over man's body found in stream

    Detectives investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a stream in the Mourneview Street area of Portadown yesterday have been given an extra 36 hours to question three men who were arrested as part of the investigation.

    Police line, Portadown

    Two women who were also arrested remain in custody. A post mortem examination will take place tomorrow.

  5. Belfast bomb: Prison boss asks for security assessment

    The Prison Service director Sue McAllister has asked for an updated assessment of the current security threat to her staff in the wake of last week's bomb attack on a prison officer.

    Van damaged in bomb attack in east Belfast

    The 52-year-old officer suffered serious injuries when a bomb exploded under his van on Friday morning.

  6. North-South electricity interconnector: 200 attend hearing

    More than 200 people are attending a hearing into plans to build a north-south electricity interconnector.

    Pile on

    The plan is to connect the two grids using 138km of overhead lines between a new substation near Moy in County Tyrone and County Meath. EirGird, the company behind the proposal, said the interconnector is essential to secure a reliable supply into the future.

  7. Jamie Bryson: Loyalist's flag protest conviction appeal fails

    A loyalist flag protestor has failed in a bid to overturn his conviction for taking part in illegal public processions.

    Jamie Bryson

    Jamie Bryson, from Donaghadee in County Down, was given a six-month suspended prison sentence for taking part in unlawful public processions. Bryson argued that a requirement to prove he did not know the protests were illegal was wrongly placed upon him.

  8. First minister calls for public to be vigilant

    The First minister has called on the public to be vigilant following Friday's bomb attack on a prison officer in east Belfast and the discovery of an explosives haul believed to be linked to dissidents in Larne on Saturday.

    Arlene Foster

    A dissident group calling itself the IRA said it was responsible for the attempted murder of the prison officer.