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- Updates for Tuesday 6 December 2016
- Abortion bill begins NI Assembly passage
- McGurk's bar bombing families 'to reveal cover-up'
- EU customs union 'should be NI priority', says think tank
- Picture: Mourne Mountains, County Down (by Derek Black)
A 25-year-old dissident republican has been jailed in Dublin for five years.
Donal Ó Coisdealbha from Killester, north Dublin, was arrested on explosive charges in the run-up to the visit of Prince Charles to Ireland in 2015. Ó Coisdealbha admitted to the Dublin's Special Criminal Court that he was a dissident republican.
Of the hundreds of thousands of people who agree to donate organs every year, there is often one sticking point - their eyes.
While relatives will sign away a loved one's heart or a kidney, they are more reluctant to give their eyes, said Belfast opthalmic surgeon David Frazer.
Northern Ireland Attorney General John Larkin has told the UK Supreme Court that the consent principle enshrined in the Good Friday Agreement is "entirely and exclusively about the status of Northern Ireland within the UK".
He said that this clearly negated one of the key arguments made by victims campaigner Raymond McCord in his case that the people of Northern Ireland should be consulted before the UK government triggers Article 50.
The Universal Credit (UC) benefit will start being paid in Northern Ireland from September 2017, with full implementation due the following September.
UC replaces tax credits, jobseeker's allowance, income support, employment support allowance and housing benefit.
The first minister and deputy first minister have announced the names of a six-person panel which was promised in the Fresh Start Agreement. The panel will consider specific strategic issues relevant to the Programme for Government and report to the executive.
The panel members are Peter Bunting, Julie Andrews, Marie Cavanagh, Hilary Singleton, Majella McCloskey and Janet Williamson.
A County Tyrone village devastated by Storm Desmond may not get new flood defences because of a lack of funds.
A number of homes and businesses in Clady were flooded after the storm last December. An initial study was carried out to replace a damaged floodwall and flood-banks but David Porter from the Rivers Agency said progressing that work was now subject to "the availability of funds".
An "overworked" pharmacist made a tragic error and gave out the wrong pills to a grandmother who became ill within minutes and later died, a court has heard.
Martin White, 45, of Belfast Road, Muckamore, County Antrim, admitted giving the wrong prescription to Ethna Walsh, 67, on 6 February 2014.