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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 27 April 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Thursday
  3. Picture: Dawn over Strangford Lough / Scrabo Tower, County Down (by Neil Finlay)

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  1. Good night

    Hope you had a good day wherever you are. We will leave you with this picture Colm McCaffrey tweeted of Garrison in County Fermanagh. Hope you can join us tomorrow for more news, sport, weather and travel updates.

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  2. Pope paves the way for beatification of Irish Jesuit priest

    Pope Francis has approved the beatification of a Dublin priest celebrated for his work with the sick and dying in County Kildare in the early 20th Century. 

    Portora Royal

    The Pontiff has attributed a miracle to the Jesuit priest and teacher, Father John Sullivan. It is the first step towards sainthood. Father Sullivan was brought up a Protestant in Dublin and attended Portora School in Enniskillen.  

  3. Belfast man stole £30,000 mum had saved for funerals

    A Belfast man has stolen £30,000 from his mother that was for family funeral costs, a court has heard.

    Coffin

    Christopher Joseph Boyle, 59, from Fitzroy Avenue in the city, was placed on probation for two years after he admitted stealing the money. He spent it on drink and gambling.

  4. Man jailed for child sex abuse crimes

    A County Londonderry man who abused two girls over a seven year period starting in 1973, has been jailed for five years.

    Londonderry Crown Court

    Kevin Doherty, 61, from Main Street in Eglinton pleaded guilty to six charges of indecent assault and four charges of committing gross indecency with or towards a child.   

  5. Prisoner jailed over drug smuggling bid

    A serving prisoner at Magilligan Prison has been jailed for three years after he pleaded guilty to attempting to smuggle drugs worth up to £8,000 into the prison after completing a day release. 

    Magilligan Prison

    Thomas Samuel Rodgers, 34, from Rathvarna Drive in Lisburn, was caught in January 2014, by a prison sniffer dog.