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  1. Updates for Tuesday 6 September 2016
  2. Explosives found in NI terror searches
  3. MLA apologises for 'refugee dog' remark
  4. 'Homophobic attack' on Newry Pride organisers
  5. Picture: Sunrise at Portrush, County Antrim (by Philip Thompson)

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By Ciaran McCauley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    That's all from us at BBC News NI Live for today - we'll have more news, sport, weather and travel from 7.00am on Tuesday morning. Until then, have a good evening. 

  2. Irish tax loophole to close?

    John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor

    BBC News NI's economics editor John Campbell wrote earlier about Ireland's other slow-burning tax issue - that saw "vulture funds" paying virtually no corporation tax on loan portfolios. Now, he says, the Irish finance minister is looking to close that loophole.

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  3. Pat Hickey charged in Rio over alleged illegal ticket sales

    Pat Hickey, former Olympic Council of Ireland president, has had charges laid against him in Brazil for his role in alleged illegal Olympic ticket sales.

    Pat Hickey

    A Rio prosecutor has formally charged Mr Hickey, fellow Irish man Kevin Mallon and eight other people. A judge must now decide whether to accept or reject the charges against the men. 

  4. Maintaining border post-Brexit will be 'hard work'

    Julian O'Neill

    BBC News NI Business Correspondent

    The UK and Ireland will have to "work hard" to maintain existing border arrangements during Brexit negotiations, a Westminster committee hears.

    Dan Mulhall

    Ireland's ambassador in London, Dan Mulhall, said any attempt to control "the free movement of people across the Irish border" would be "very damaging". 

  5. Tesco end 24-opening at four NI branches

    John Campbell

    BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor

    Tesco is ending 24-hour opening at four stores as part of a change to its operations.


    The move will affect stores in Banbridge, Carrickfergus, Enniskillen and Antrim Massereene. 

  6. Castle closed after cattle attack

    Monea Castle, a historic site in County Fermanagh, has been closed to the public after a recent incident nearby when a woman was left in a critical condition after being attacked by cattle.

    Monea Castle

    The women's dog also died after the cattle attack. The access gate to Monea Castle has been locked.

  7. Cricket: Ireland lose T20 series after match called off

    BBC Sport NI

    Ireland have lost their T20 series with Hong Kong, despite a ball not being bowled in the second game. 

    Hong Kong

    Umpires called today's match off because of an unplayable pitch. It means Hong Kong win the series 1-0 after their 40-run victory at Bready, County Tyrone, yesterday. 

  8. Police investigating Nama coaching claims

    Mark Devenport

    BBC News NI Political Editor

    Detectives from the PSNI Serious Crime Branch have confirmed they are investigating allegations that Daithí McKay coached loyalist blogger Jamie Bryson before he appeared in front of Stormont's Nama inquiry.

    Jamie Bryson and Daithí McKay

    Police say they are investigating to see if "any offences have been committed". It's understood that a separate inquiry by the Assembly standards commissioner will be suspended while the police investigation is active. 

  9. Attack on Newry Pride officials 'homophobic hate crime'

    An attack on organisers of Newry's Pride festival is being treated as a homophobic hate crime by police.

    Newry city centre

    Two men sustained cuts to their face at the Mall in Newry in the early hours of Sunday. Pride in Newry said five of it committee members were "savagely beaten in a vicious homophobic attack". 

  10. Larne searches recover 'significant terrorist material'

    Searches in 12 separate areas in Larne have turned up "a significant amount of terrorist material" including explosive devices, components of explosives, chemicals for us in making bombs and a firearm, says the PSNI's assistant chief constable.

    PSNI searches in Larne

    "I am aware of the disruption this has caused to local residents and am extremely grateful for their co-operation and understanding," says ACC Will Kerr.

  11. Ryder Cup: Clarke admits G-Mac heartache

    BBC Sport NI

    Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke admits it was a tough decision to leave close friend Graeme McDowell out of the European team.

    Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell

    "G-Mac is a good friend and I was speaking to him frequently during the qualifying process. It was very difficult, but he's just not firing on all cylinders right now."

  12. Man appears at extradition hearing over Dublin boxing shooting

    A Strabane man arrested in connection with a murder at Dublin boxing weigh-in has appeared at an extradition hearing in Belfast.

    Boxing weigh in

    Kevin Murray, 46, is objecting to the bid to extradite him to the Republic.

  13. Bombardier cuts CSeries forecast

    The aerospace firm Bombardier has cut its forecast for the number of CSeries planes it expects to deliver this year. 


    The Canadian company said it now expects to deliver seven of the jets, down from an earlier estimate of 15 and blamed "delays" by its engine supplier, Pratt & Whitney.  

  14. UUP MLA sorry for comparing refugees to dogs on Facebook

    A UUP MLA has apologised after she said on social media that she "didn't need anymore" dogs after being asked if she would bring refugees back to Northern Ireland from France. 

    Jenny Palmer's comments on Facebook for which she has apologised

    Jenny Palmer made the comments in reply to a Facebook post that showed a bus at the Channel Tunnel on Saturday after a Somme commemoration event. The post also included an offensive, racist word. 

  15. Talkback at 30: Ian Paisley clashes on air with Barry Cowan

    It's BBC Talkback's 30th birthday and, to mark such a grand occasion, we've been delving into the programme's archives for some best bits of the last three decades.

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    Video caption: BBC News NI replays some of the memorable moments from Talkback's 30 year history

    Ian Paisley was known for his, ahem, occasionally confrontational presence to the media. This trait was on full display in 1986 when he and late Talkback presenter Barry Cowan went toe-to-toe in the Talkback studio.   

  16. Football: Crusaders and Linfield find out Scottish opponents

    BBC Sport NI

    Linfield and Crusaders have found out who they'll take on in their first foray into the Scottish Challenge Cup

    Linfield vs Crusaders

    Linfield have been drawn away to Queen of the South while Crusaders will host Livingston. The Scottish lower-league competition has invited sides from Northern Ireland and Wales to compete for the first time.