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Summary

  1. Updates for Wednesday 1 June 2016
  2. A coroner is to decide whether to reopen inquests into the deaths of 21 people in two IRA bombs in Birmingham in 1974
  3. Martin McGuinness begins a two day trip to Belgium and France where he will visit the sites of two WW1 battles
  4. The Republic of Ireland announce their final squad for this summer's European Championship
  5. Picture: Evening light at Baronscourt, County Down (by Alwyn Curry)

Live Reporting

By Fiona Murray and Niall Glynn

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight!

    Dog wearing sunglasses

    On the hottest day of the year so far, we're off home to enjoy what's left of the sunshine. We'll be back tomorrow from 7am but until then you can keep up to date with BBC News NI.

  2. Student backlash over QUB history lessons remark

    History students have hit back at the vice chancellor of Queen's University, Belfast, who said: "Society doesn't need a 21-year-old that's a Sixth Century historian."

    Queen's University, Belfast

    Patrick Johnston made the comment in an interview with the Belfast Telegraph and his remarks sparked a backlash of anger from students online. It also led to the creation of the Twitter account @QUBsixthcentury.

  3. Sinn Féin minister recites poetry at British soldier's grave

    Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has paid his respects at the grave of the Irish war poet Francis Ledwidge, who died fighting for the British Army in Belgium during World War One.

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    The former IRA commander and current deputy first minister of Northern Ireland is visiting WW1 battlefields as "part of a journey towards reconciliation".

  4. Former Anglo Irish Bank officials found guilty

    Two former Anglo Irish Bank executives have been found guilty of conspiracy to defraud the bank's investors in the run-up to the Irish banking crisis.

    Anglo Irish Bank

    John Bowe and Willie McAteer worked at the debt-laden bank which had to be rescued by the Irish government in 2009 at a cost of about 30bn euros (£23bn) to taxpayers. The pair were convicted on the 84th day of the longest ever criminal trial in the Republic of Ireland.

  5. Frampton criticises Olympic boxing changes

    Former world champion Carl Frampton and a number of other high-profile fighters have hit out at the decision to allow professionals to box at the Olympics.

    Carl Frampton

    Frampton says amateur and pro boxing are "two different sports", claiming: "It's like a badminton player playing tennis."

  6. Up 20 graves damaged in Londonderry

    About 20 headstones and memorials have been damaged in an overnight attack at the City Cemetery on Lone Moor Road, Derry.

    City Cemetery, Derry

    Insp Jennifer Hudson said: "This will obviously cause distress to a number of families and the local community."

  7. Ten NI beaches win blue flag awards

    Ten of Northern Ireland's beaches have won International Blue Flag Awards.

    Blue flag beaches

    The annual awards recognise beaches with "world class" facilities and water quality.  

  8. Keane furious after Republic of Ireland defeat

    Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane said the management was furious with the team's display in Monday's Euro 2016 warm-up defeat by Belarus.

    Martin O'Neill and Roy Keane

    The Republic fielded a largely second string side in the 2-1 loss in Cork but Keane was still totally unimpressed. "We wanted to kill some of them last night," he said.