- Updates for Thursday 19 May 2016
- Crucial political talks could decide fate of next Stormont Executive
- Teaching union calls for urgent action against growing use of iPads and tablets in schools
- Irish Open getting under way in County Kildare
- Picture: Shrove Lighthouse, Inishowen, County Donegal (by James Gardiner)
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The County Fermanagh businessman Sean Quinn is to leave the operation he once controlled.Copyright: BBC
He was taken on as a consultant by the new owners of Quinn Industrial Holdings in 2014, but there has been growing tension between him and the firm's management team.
A second Northern Ireland Baptist church has been attacked in under 24 hours. Police received a report of a window smashed at the church on Cornagrade Road in Enniskillen this morning.Copyright: BBC
It follows an attack on the Rathfriland Baptist Church last night.
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness says he and First Minister Arlene Foster are confident the challenges of putting an administration together will be resolved.
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood says his party has made "a bold decision that did not come lightly" in terms of going into opposition.Copyright: BBC
He added that the party has been "100 per cent honest" with the electorate.
The SDLP announces it will go into opposition in the Northern Ireland Executive.
A school of sharks enjoyed the recent spell of spring sunshine off the coast of County Waterford.Copyright: James McCarthy
The basking sharks - the second largest fish in the world - were filmed by County Cork photographer James McCarthy using drone technology.
A High Court battle that threatened to delay major new developments on Belfast's waterfront has been settled.Copyright: Titanic Quarter Ltd
The city's harbour commissioners and developer Titanic Quarter Ltd were in dispute over an agreement for the 185-acre site's regeneration.
Alliance leader David Ford says he's "not in a position to recommend to the Alliance Party Council this evening that we should nominate a justice minister".Copyright: BBC
He said there was "no point having Alliance in the justice ministry unless we're making a difference" and accused the First and Deputy First Minister of not wanting to have a serious discussion.