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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 8 July 2016
  2. Council drops plans for MTV festival
  3. Police group calls for 'spirit of Euros' over Twelfth
  4. Ireland fan Jamie collects Paris award
  5. Picture: Seagull in Larne (by Trevor Hartnett)

Live Reporting

By Ciaran McCauley and Niall Glynn

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    That's it from us today. We'll be back on Monday morning but until then, enjoy the weekend. 

  2. A Brexit beer to drown Dublin's sorrows

    The UK's vote to leave the EU sent shockwaves around the world but the tremors could be strongest by the Republic of Ireland. 

    A bar in Dublin made its feelings about Brexit clear by renaming one of its beers 'big mistake'

    BBC Business has been speaking to Irish traders and business leaders who fear the fall-out of Brexit on both sides of the Irish Sea.

  3. Fifteen to One: Can Armagh break Antrim's winning streak?

    Armagh will never get a better chance to win a first Ulster Senior Hurling title in Sunday's decider against 15-in-a-row seeking Antrim at Owenbeg.

    Antrim defeated Armagh 2-20 to 2-12 in the 2011 Ulster Hurling Final

    The Saffrons will go in as favourites but there will be that suspicion that their Christy Ring Cup final defeat may have punctured Antrim's morale.  

  4. Kincora cover-up claims 'should be struck down'

    A police lawyer has asked the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry to strike down claims that there was a state cover-up of the Kincora child abuse scandal. 

    Kincora Boys' Home

    The last day of the inquiry was told there was no evidence the UK's intelligence services knew about the abuse before the scandal broke in 1980.

  5. Is it the 'Enda' of the road?

    If you think you had a bad week - spare a though for Taoiseach Enda Kenny.  First, his idea for an all-island Brexit forum got publicly slapped down by Arlene Foster.

    Enda Kenny

    Then, three members of his Cabinet rebelled and voted against the government on abortion legislation. Some members of his own party are now asking questions about his future

  6. Villiers sees no need for all-Ireland Brexit forum

    Secretary of State Theresa Villers says she sees no reason to have a new all-Ireland forum to examine Brexit issues. 

    Theresa Villers

    The idea, proposed by the Taoiseach Enda Kenny, appeared to have been dropped this week after the DUP gave it a cool response.  

  7. O'Flaherty qualifies for European steeplechase final

    County Down woman Kerry O'Flaherty produced a season's best to qualify for the 3,000m steeplechase final at the European Championships.

    Kerry O'Flaherty

    The 34-year-old's time in the wet conditions was less than three seconds outside her personal best set in 2015.  

  8. Dublin shooting: Gardaí investigate NI-registered car

    Gardaí investigating a Dublin gun attack which left a man critically injured are trying to track the movements of a car with a Northern Ireland number plate. 

    Cars at scene of shooting

    The 36-year-old victim was shot a number of times in the Dun Emer estate in Lusk on Tuesday. Detectives have appealed for information about a white Volkswagen Golf, registration XFZ 9316.

  9. The politician, the dab & the Dáil

    It's not what you expect to see in the Dáil chamber - a TD engaging in a bit of hip-hop.

    Richard Boyd Barrett did the dab during a drugs debate in the Dáil

    Getting down with the kids was Richard Boyd Barrett - doing the dab. We aren't sure if his fellow parliamentarians were impressed...

  10. Tyres stacked inside bonfire pallets

    Tyres have been stacked inside wooden pallets on a bonfire on the Cregagh Road, Belfast.

    Tyres inside Cregagh Road bonfire

    Police and firefighters have appealed to bonfire builders to stop using tyres because of the toxic fumes produced when they are burned.

  11. Man dies of injuries days after car crash

    A man in his 70s has died days after he was injured in a four-car crash in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.

    Police accident sign

    The collision happened on Larne Road near Kilroot shortly before 7pm on Sunday.