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Gerry Adams denies IRA claims in court

Gerry Adams denies IRA claims in court
Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has refuted claims he played a role in the abduction and murder of Jean McConville in 1972.
He was called to give evidence during a special legal action against veteran republican Ivor Bell related to the murder of the mother-of-10.
Mr Bell was found not guilty.
BBC News NI looks back at allegations against Mr Adams and his denial of any involvement with the IRA or Mrs McConville's killing.

'The 'trolley dolly' perception is far from the truth'

'The 'trolley dolly' perception is far from the truth'
A new state-of-the-art aviation suite has been installed at Belfast Met's Castlereagh campus. 
The mock cabin is designed to enable students, studying cabin crew and aviation operations, to get hands-on experience. 
Course co-ordinator Sharon Rolt has worked in the aviation industry for 27 years. 
She says while there has been "some turbulence" in recent weeks, "there are still plenty of future careers prospects". 
"You have to wear many hats when you're a cabin crew member," said Ms Rolt. 
"Health and safety, disruptive passengers - the perception that you are just a 'trolley dolly' is not true at all."
'You'd seek help for a broken leg, so why not mental health?'
Lucinda Graham, who experienced various mental health issues, wants others to speak out and seek help.
'He could have been easily shot dead'
A family recounts the ordeal of a gun attack at their home in the Waterside in Londonderry.

'You'd seek help for a broken leg, so why not mental health?'

'You'd seek help for a broken leg, so why not mental health?'
Lucinda Graham has experienced various challenges with mental health. 
During her time at university, the impact increased to an extent that she felt unable to leave her home for days. 
The 23-year-old from County Down is passionate about encouraging others who are having a difficult time to speak out and get the help they need. 
Queen's University (QUB), Ulster University (UU) and their students' unions are working together to help students access mental health services. 
Information is also available on the QUB and UU wellbeing websites.
'To be turfed out is total madness'
An employment tribunal rules an officer was discriminated against for refusing to shave his beard.

Two Minute Masterpiece 2019

Get involved with 2019's second round of Two Minute Masterpiece.
We want to help emerging filmmakers in Northern Ireland the chance to have their voices heard.

Using Victorian methods to photograph modern heroes

RNLI photography: Jack Lowe photographs UK's lifeboat stations
Jack Lowe is travelling to every lifeboat station in the UK and Ireland taking unique photographs.
Using wet plate collodion - a Victorian process - he captures images on glass of the buildings, location and volunteers. 
He has spent five years on the road and has captured all 10 of the lifeboat stations in Northern Ireland - as well as more than half of all the stations in the UK. 
Lowe says his work aims to highlight "a slice of life" that can be taken for granted. 

Video journalist: Tori Watson

The largest cruise ship to dock in Belfast

The largest cruise ship to dock in Belfast
A little bit of nautical history was made on Thursday when the MSC Meraviglia docked at Belfast Harbour.
It's the largest cruise ship ever to stop in Northern Ireland. 
Michael Robinson, the Harbour's Port Director, said the move "really puts Northern Ireland on the map as a cruise destination". 
Video journalist: Tori Watson

'I discovered my eldest sister was my mother'

'I discovered my eldest sister was my mother'
When Albert Gilmour was 21 years old, his birth certificate revealed a family secret.
He discovered the woman he'd thought was his eldest sister was, in fact, his mother.
His father was one of 300,000 American troops stationed in Northern Ireland during World War Two.
Albert's parents lost contact when his father, after whom he was named, was dispatched to the beaches of Normandy for the D-Day landings.