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  1. Updates for Monday 20 June 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Tuesday
  3. Picture: Mourne Mountains, County Down (by James Carlisle)

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  1. Goodnight

    That's all from us on BBC News NI Live today. Hopefully we're in for a cracking evening like this one captured by tweeter Jon at Donaghadee Harbour last night.

    Sunset at Donaghadee harbour

    Join us again tomorrow from 07:00 for a full day of news, sport, traffic, travel and weather... and, of course, the build-up to Northern Ireland's crunch clash with Germany at Euro 2016.

  2. Pilgrimage to WWI sites

    The Church of Ireland and Catholic archbishops of Armagh are to travel with 30 young people on a special centenary pilgrimage to the sites of the Battle of the Somme.

    Soldiers at the Somme

    Archbishop Richard Clarke and Archbishop Eamon Martin are going with people from across the island of Ireland to remember the war dead.

  3. NI fans remember Somme soldiers

    Northern Ireland fans in France for Euro 2016 have attended a memorial service at the Ulster Tower in Thiepval to remember soldiers from the 36th Ulster and 16th Irish Divisions who fought in World War One.

    Danny Kennedy and other Northern Ireland fans at the Ulster Tower in France

    The ceremony was organised by the Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs, and UUP MLA Danny Kennedy said it had been "an honour" to take part.  

  4. Republic 'must win at all costs' - Keane

    BBC Sport NI

    Roy Keane wants the Republic of Ireland to be more "streetwise" when they face Italy in Wednesday's final Euro 2016 Group E match in Lille.

    Roy Keane

    The assistant boss has told the players to be prepared to "take out" an opponent if they need to in a game they must win to reach the knockout stages.

  5. Farmer jailed over cattle suffering

    A County Fermanagh farmer has been convicted of causing unnecessary suffering to cattle and failure to dispose of animal carcases.

    Cattle in a field

    Patrick Gerard Donnelly (61), of Cabra in Irvinestown, pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to two months imprisonment on each, to run concurrently.

  6. Man dies after car and lorry collide

    A man in his 70s has died after a collision between a car and a lorry on the Ballyutoag Road near Dundrod.

    Police officers directing traffic

    The road is closed between the Seven Mile Straight and Carnaghliss Road junctions, and police say people travelling to Belfast International Airport on that road should allow extra time for their journey.

  7. Checkpoints set up near explosives hide scenes

    Police have set up checkpoints close to the scenes of a two "terrorist hides" near Larne in the hope of gathering as much information as possible about the discoveries.


    Bomb making components and explosives were found at Carnfunnock Country Park in March and Capanagh Forest last month.

  8. New flag commission members revealed

    The first and deputy first ministers have announced the names of the members who will make up the new Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition.

    Commission chairs Neville John Armstrong and Dr Dominic Paul Bryans with Martin McGuinness and Arlene Foster

    Arlene Foster says it will "take a fresh approach to dealing with the complexities" of the issues, and will be chaired by Neville John Armstrong and Dr Dominic Paul Bryans (pictured).

  9. Our Paddy would give you the shirt off his back...

    Young Northern Ireland fan Matthew Tunney was in dreamland as he watched his side beat Ukraine 2-0 last Thursday.

    Matthew Tunney wearing Paddy McNair's shirt

    But moments after the final whistle, it got a whole lot better when midfielder Paddy McNair spotted Matthew in a sea of fans and tossed him his match jersey.

  10. Majority 'do not want to move to Ballykelly'

    The majority of staff at the headquarters of a key government department do not want to move to a new base in County Londonderry, the assembly has been told.


    Agriculture Minister Michelle McIlveen said the "majority of current headquarter staff don't want to relocate" to the proposed new building at Ballykelly.

  11. NI MPs in tribute to murdered Jo Cox

    Northern Ireland MPs have paid tribute to Labour Party MP Jo Cox who was murdered last week.

    Nigel Dodds

    Speaking on behalf of the Northern Ireland members in the House of Commons, the DUP's Nigel Dodds said: "A life like Jo Cox's should not be defined by its end - it was her life that counts, and that's what we remember today."

  12. Remain vote will strengthen UK union, says Nesbitt

    Northern Ireland will "acutely feel the implications of a Brexit, constitutionally, financially and politically", according to Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt.

    Mike Nesbitt

    He adds that if voters "cherish" the union, they should vote Remain, adding that would "not only strengthen our hand in fighting for reform within the EU, it also strengthens our United Kingdom".

  13. O'Neill's selection poser for Germany clash

    BBC Sport NI

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill must decide whether to make changes to his winning side for the big clash with Germany tomorrow evening.

    Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill

    A full preview of the game, including team news, match facts and the details of what Northern Ireland need to qualify for the knockout stages, is available here.

  14. Adams appeals for Remain vote

    A UK exit from the EU will be "bad for the economy on this island, business, farmers, the environment and workers' and human rights", according to Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams.

    Gerry Adams speaking to the press at Stormont

    Speaking at Stormont today, he said: "We don't want to see the return of border checkpoints between the north and south or restrictions on trade."

  15. EU vote 'a defining decision' - Allister

    Jim Allister says voters are unlikely to ever "make a more defining decision on the future of the United Kingdom" than in Thursday's EU referendum.

    Jim Allister

    "In our hands lies the choice between reclaiming our nation's sovereignty in making and interpreting our own laws or deepening the subservience of our nation to Brussels diktats," the TUV leader adds.

  16. New bus lanes for east Belfast

    New bus lanes are being opened on east Belfast's Upper Newtownards Road as part of the Belfast Rapid Transit scheme, the Department for Infrastructure says.

    A bus lane on the Newtownards Road

    The lanes, located between Holywood Arches and Sandown Road, will be introduced on Monday 27 Jun, operating from 07:30 to 09:30 and from 15:30 to 18:30 between Monday and Friday.