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- Updates for Friday 23 December 2016
- Hundreds lefts without power as Storm Barbara hits
- Man accused of skinning and cooking dog
- Picture: Waves crash against Castlerock pier (by Charles McQuillan / Getty)
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BBC News NI Arts and Education Correspondent
The Department for Communities (DfC) has withdrawn funding for an Irish language bursary scheme.Copyright: BBC
The Líofa (fluent) Gaeltacht Bursary Scheme enabled at least 100 people a year to attend summer Irish language classes in the Donegal gaeltacht. The Líofa programme was set up by former culture minister, Carál Ní Chuilín.
Nearly 1,000 customers were left without electricity in Northern Ireland for a period on Friday afternoon as Storm Barbara moved in from the Atlantic.Copyright: BBC
Most of the 941 affected were living close to the sea in south Down. Engineers are working to repair faults as gusts of wind up to 70mph (110km/h) batter the coastline. Currently, 384 customers across Northern Ireland remain without power.
A man has died after a one-car crash on M1 at Tamnamore, County Tyrone, police have said.Copyright: BBC
The grey Honda Civic crashed at about 12.35pm. The M1 remains closed between junction 13 and 14 while the scene is examined, and there are long delays on the motorway.
A man charged with causing a dog unnecessary suffering is being seen by a psychiatrist while on remand in Maghaberry prison.Copyright: BBC
William Moscari, 27, of Rodden Street in Belfast is accused of killing, skinning and cooking a dog. It is alleged he then fed it to a second dog.
This is the scene at Glebe in County Donegal in which a 25-year-old woman from Londonderry was killed.Copyright: Press Eye
The woman is believed to have been from the Waterside area.
The Good Morning Ulster team took the programme out to St George's Market this morning - and heard some memories of Christmas past from Jimmy, the fruit and veg man.