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  1. Updates for Thursday 5 May 2016
  2. Join us at 15:00 on Friday for live coverage of the Northern Ireland Assembly election results

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  1. NI election 2016: BBC News NI results coverage

    BBC News NI will have extensive coverage of the assembly election results tomorrow across TV, radio and online. 

    On our news website, live streams across all 18 battlegrounds will deliver the latest updates from the count centres.  


    Special live programming will start on BBC One NI at 15:00 and there will be an extended results show on Radio Ulster from 16:00.

  2. Police question 15 men over alleged membership of 'new IRA'

    Fifteen men are being questioned by police about alleged membership of the dissident republican group referred to as the New IRA. 

    Police operation in Meeting House Street, Strabane, after Thursday's funeral

    They were arrested after the funeral of murdered dissident republican Michael Barr in Strabane on Thursday.  

    The 34-year-old was killed in the Sunset House pub in Dublin on 25 April. 

  3. Irish TD says no human impact on climate change

    An independent TD (member of the Irish parliament) has denied there is a human impact on climate change.

    Danny Healy-Rae

    Speaking in the Dáil (Irish parliament), on Wednesday, Danny Healy-Rae said "God above" controlled the weather.  

  4. Driver over 'legal limit' when he killed car passenger

    A County Tyrone man was two and a half times over the legal drink drive limit when he killed a man in a head-on collision, Omagh Crown Court has heard. 

    Omagh Courthouse

    Paul Nicholl, 50, of Carnkenny Road in Newtownstewart, pleaded guilty to causing the death of 62-year-old Patsy McCroary in January 2014. He'll be sentenced next week. 

  5. Park rape: Victim feared she would be killed

    A woman who was raped in a Dungannon park resigned herself to the sexual assault amid fears she would be killed, the High Court has been told.

    Belfast High Court

    James Wright, of Derrylee Road in Dungannon, is charged with raping the woman in Peatlands Park in the town last Wednesday.

  6. Prison officer murder accused breaches bail

    A man charged with murdering prison officer, Adrian Ismay, in east Belfast was arrested less than 24 hours after being released on bail. 

    Prison officer, Adrian Ismay, died 11 days after he was injured when a bomb exploded under his van

    Police said Christopher Alphonsos Robinson breached conditions by failing to respond to curfew checks when they called at his Aspen Park home in Dunmurry this morning. However, the 45-year-old was again released on bail and told he must respond when police call at his house.    

  7. Could Republic of Ireland have new taoiseach in 24 hours?

    The Irish Parliament is to meet on Friday to try to elect a new taoiseach. Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny needs the support of six independent TD's to secure re-election.

    Irish Parliament

    Almost 10 weeks have passed since the Irish general election in February.