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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 22 July 2016
  2. Taoiseach Enda Kenny says there will be no hard border between NI and Republic post-Brexit
  3. Band bus destroyed in arson attack at Orange hall
  4. Picture: Binevenagh Mountain, County Londonderry (by Eoin McConnell)

Live Reporting

By Erinn Kerr and Fiona Murray

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    It's time to close our Northern Ireland live page for this evening. We hope you have a pleasant and safe weekend. Unfortunately there is an ongoing incident in Munich, Germany, you can follow the unfolding events here.

  2. DUP at odds with MPs 'personal view' on breastfeeding

     The DUP has distanced itself from remarks over breastfeeding made by one of its most senior MPs.  

    Sammy Wilson, MP

    East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson claimed it would amount to exhibitionism if women members of Parliament were allowed to breastfeed in the House of Commons.  

  3. Police warning on 'Met' phone scam

    The PSNI are warning the public about a phone scam by someone claiming to be from the Metropolitan Police Service.  

    PSNI

     A spokesperson says  "at least one victim has lost a substantial amount of money."

  4. Irish medium schools funding restored

    The Department of Education (DE) has restored funding for special needs units at two Irish-medium primary schools.

    Scoil an Droichid

    Former education minister John O'Dowd had granted the funding but that decision was overturned in June with the department saying there was no funding available.  

  5. PSNI issue scrambler warning following Belfast death

    Following the death of Belfast mother-of-three Valerie Armstrong, the PSNI have told the public that unless they are properly equipped, taxed and insured - quads and scramblers are restricted to 'off-road' use only. 

    Colin Glen
  6. The Boss, a princess and a president

    Princess Anne, has been attending the Dublin Horse Show. She watched the event in the company of the Irish President, Michael D Higgins.   

    RDS

    The Boss - Bruce Springsteen - was also there

  7. DUP: No grounds for border poll

    "The grounds to call a border poll are very clear and they have not been met," a DUP spokesperson said.

    Irish border

    The party says "such a poll would be a distraction however to the important issues facing Northern Ireland" and would lead to calls for further polls.   

  8. Woman sexually assaulted in Kilkeel

    A woman has been sexually assaulted in Kilkeel. It happened in the Mourne Park area at teatime yesterday. A man grabbed her and pulled her to the ground before sexually assaulting her.

    PSNI
  9. Online retailer Amazon sets up NI delivery network

    Online retailer Amazon is to extend its in-house delivery network to Northern Ireland from next week.

    Amazon

    The delivery centre will be at the Kilroot Business Park in Carrickfergus, County Antrim.  

  10. Former MEP says Republic of Ireland 'likely to exit' EU

    Former UUP MEP Lord Kilclooney says it is likely that the Republic of Ireland will exit the EU the same day as the UK. He was responding to remarks made by the Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness that he cannot see a Common Travel Area between the UK and Ireland post Brexit. 

    Lord Kilclooney

    Lord Kilclooney added Martin McGuinness "assumes that the RoI will remain in the EU and thus shows neither vision or realism".

  11. Speculation on Irish border poll 'unhelpful' says first minister

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    Video caption: Brexit: Irish border poll speculation unhelpful says Arlene Foster
  12. Lorry overturns at Nutts Corner

    Nutts Corner roundabout in Dundrod is closed due to an overturned lorry. The PSNI are advising motorists to avoid the area. 

    Overturned lorry