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  1. Updates for Friday 17 June 2016
  2. Northern Ireland earn their first major tournament win for 34 years by beating Ukraine 2-0 at Euro 2016
  3. Tragedy amid the triumph - an NI supporter dies watching his team play at the Stade de Lyon
  4. Local politicians pay tribute to Labour MP Jo Cox who died after being shot and stabbed in her constituency
  5. Picture: Dundrum Castle, County Down (by James Carlisle)

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By Fiona Murray and Karen Atkinson

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Good night

It's time for us to sign off for the weekend. We'll be back on Monday at 07:00. Until then we want to say bon chance to the Republic of Ireland as they take on Belgium tomorrow and enjoy your weekend whatever you are up to!

Weather: Angie has the weekend forecast

Here's the latest forecast which will take you right through the weekend.

Angir Phillips

Extra services for tomorrow's NI match

Bad dance music, bold calls and a wedding

BBC Sport NI

Northern Ireland midfielder Chris Brunt shares a behind-the-scenes look at the Northern Ireland team's time at the Euros so far. He's in France as a pundit for BBC Sport. after missing out on a place on the squad because of injury.

Chris Brunt

Woman charged with multi-million fraud crime

A woman has been charged over a fraud at a County Tyrone manufacturing company that is understood to run into the millions of pounds. 


She was arrested in Fivemiletown last month after the firm told police it had concerns about its accounts.

Distinguished trial judge and former Londonderry city recorder dies

Judge Corinne Philpott, a former recorder of the city of Londonderry, has died aged 62 following a long illness.


Her death was announced at Londonderry Crown Court earlier today.

O'Neill offers tribute to Rainey family

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has offered his condolences to the family of Robert Rainey, who passed away suddenly at last night's game between Northern Ireland and Ukraine.

Robert Rainey
Rainey family

He said: "The thoughts of all the players and the backroom staff are with Robert's family and friends at this time." The Irish FA will request that Northern Ireland players wear black armbands for their game against Germany in Paris on Tuesday night.

Euro 2016: Italy win - now all eyes on the Republic

Italy are through to the last-16 of the European Championships after beating Sweden 1-0 in Group E - and that now puts the spotlight right back on the Republic of Ireland ahead of their game against Belgium tomorrow afternoon.

Eder scores for Italy against Sweden

A win for the Republic tomorrow will almost certainly put them in the next round. 

Cigarettes lorry robbed in north Belfast

A lorry carrying cigarettes was robbed on North Queen Street in Belfast this morning, shortly before 09:00.


The suspect, who was armed with a knife, was described as 5' 9" to 5' 10" tall, aged in his early 30s, of stocky build and a round, with a tanned face and a Belfast accent. He was wearing a black baseball cap, a dark zip-up top and grey tracksuit bottoms.

Metro diversions due to parade this evening

Ireland have chance to compete series win over Springboks

BBC Sport NI

Ireland have the first of two chances to earn an historic series win in South Africa when they face the Springboks in Saturday's second Test in Johannesburg.

Irish rugby shot
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The 14-man Irish clinched a shock 26-20 win in Cape Town last weekend, but are anticipating a backlash from Allister Coetzee's side.

Coming up on Evening Extra: Celebrations at Larne Grammar

Crash on Moira Road - Lisburn

Arrest over fatal shooting of NI dissident

Police investigating the murder of County Tyrone man Michael Barr, who was shot dead in Dublin two months ago, have arrested a man.

Scene of the murder

Mr Barr, originally from Strabane, was killed in Sunset House pub in the north inner city on 25 April.

Euro 2016: Jon Walters won't play tomorrow due to injury

BBC Sport NI

Bad news Republic of Ireland fans...

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Pipe bombs found in Londonderry

Two pipe bombs have been recovered in the Highmoor Road area of Londonderry following a police operation yesterday.

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Chief Insp Gordon McCalmont said: "One line of enquiry is that these devices are connected to violent dissident republican terrorism."

Euro 2016: We do love a mini fan

Brother 'will get help he needs' says sister

The sister of Alun Evans says he will get the help he needs now that he has been sentenced to five years in prison for killing their mother, Maragret Evans.

Woman reacts to news brother will be jailed for killing their mother

Samantha Scott described her mum as the "most amazing, wonderful woman".

Orlando shooting: Condolence letter row

A Northern Ireland councillor has said she was "shocked and saddened" over a delay in sending a letter of condolence to victims of the Orlando massacre.

Orlando vigil

Josephine Deehan walked out of a meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council in protest at the delay according to the Impartial Reporter. 49 people were killed in a mass shooting at a gay nightclub on Sunday.

Delays on Westlink this Friday afternoon

That's a tough figure to swallow

Everything you need to know ahead of ROI v Belgium

After Northern Ireland's heroics yesterday, tomorrow it's the turn of the Republic of Ireland - here's how things are shaping up for the big game. 

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Somebody loved that McGinn goal...

Even the Celtic sea god at Binevenagh Mountain in Co Londonderry is celebrating Northern Ireland's historic win!

Celtic sea god at Binevenagh Mountain
Celtic sea god at Binevenagh Mountain

Orange Order: 'Own goal' over parade deal rejection

A leading Orangeman says the Order's rejection of plans to reform parading in 2010 was an "own goal".

Orange Order parade
Press Eye

Darryl Hewitt, who's the Portadown district master, made the comments just weeks before the marching season reaches its peak on 12 July.

Loyalist Somme paraders to be film extras

Marchers at a loyalist parade to mark the centenary of the Somme this weekend, will take part in a trench warfare re-enactment for use in a feature film.

Trench warfare re-enactment

The filming is to take place at Woodvale Park at the top of the Shankhill Road in Belfast. The area will double for the French countryside on the first day of the battle.

Sounds like a good idea to us!

Derry Now: Special celebration of local Filipino community

Members of the Filipino community in the north-west are holding a cultural event in Londonderry next month.

Filipino woman
Derry Now

The Kabalikat Intercultural Day celebration will be held on 2 July, from 11:00 to 15:00 at the Holywell Diverse City Community Partnership building at Bishop Street.

Belfast's film studios of the future

One proud papa!

It's fair to say he's proud as punch! The father of Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill says his son's decision to change the team's line up against Ukraine was "brilliant". 

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

Des O'Neill told the BBC's Talkback programme that the last five minutes of the match in Lyon "felt like five hours" as he cheered on the team to their 2-0 victory.

Euro 2016: Oh what a night

Working you say Joel?!

Ireland and the Somme

Check out BBC News NI's special hub on the Battle of the Somme -

Special reports looking at the events surrounding the centenary of the Battle of the Somme

Probation for woman over neighbour fire death

A County Down woman who started a fire which led to the death of her elderly neighbour at his home in Carryduff has been spared prison.

The fire began in a neighbour's garage, before spreading to oil tanks and setting the pensioner's home alight

Karen Hasson, of Thorndale Park, was given a combined probation and community service order. But the family of the victim, 91-year-old Samuel Carson, say they're "disappointed" at the sentence handed down. 

Women lure six men into intimate acts online, says PSNI

Men in Northern Ireland are being lured into performing intimate acts online by women who want to blackmail them, police have said.  


Six men have become the victims of the scam in the past ten days.  

A very BIG message to NI's Green and White Army

There's huge support for the Northern Ireland football team on home turf after their fantastic 2-0 victory over Ukraine ... including this effort from one local farmer. #GAWA

A farmer has sent a big message to the NI squad in France