Latest: Irish Premiership

Updates from a full programme of league games including Linfield taking on champions and leaders Cliftonville at Solitude.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 1:35 pm

Pets appeal after raccoon captured

The Irish public is asked not to buy exotic pets after a raccoon was captured in a County Dublin garden.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:37 pm

VIDEO: Officers disciplined over search death

Eight police officers have been disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:27 pm

VIDEO: PSNI releases files in watchdog row

A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:27 pm

Dallas pulls out of NI qualifier

Stuart Dallas withdraws from the Northern Ireland squad for the Euro 2016 qualifier against Hungary with Andy Little his replacement.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:08 pm

PSNI releases files in watchdog row

A high-profile dispute between Northern Ireland's police watchdog and the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable is resolved after the PSNI hands over sensitive intelligence material about informers.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:06 pm

VIDEO: Sisters get soaking for ice challenge

Sisters get in on the act and get soaked for charity

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:58 am

Education 'zone' for Shankill youth

The Shankill area of Belfast has the worst record of educational attainment across all council wards, but a new proposal plans a 20-year programme to create a zone for children and young people.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:50 am

Police 'must return boy to hospital'

A court orders Irish police to apprehend a 16-year-old boy who had absconded from hospital, bring him back and remain with him until a brain scan is carried out on him.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 10:34 am

Republic return for fit again Gibson

Darron Gibson returns to the Republic of Ireland team for Wednesday's friendly against Oman in the Aviva Stadium.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 9:19 am

College staff donate money for food

Staff at Londonderry's North West Regional College are donating money to buy food for students who are struggling with their finances.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 8:31 am

Neighbour dies as house fire spreads

A 91-year-old man dies after an overnight fire at his neighbour's house spread to the pensioner's property on the outskirts of Belfast.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 8:26 am

VIDEO: Neighbour dies as house fire spreads

A 91-year-old man dies after a fire at his neighbour's house spread to the pensioner's property in Carryduff, on the outskirts of Belfast.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 8:10 am

New light, fast lifeboat for Donegal

Lough Swilly RNLI in County Donegal is to get the first Shannon class lifeboat in Ireland.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 7:28 am

Child migrant 'abused in Australia'

A 70-year-old former child migrant from a Catholic-run home in Londonderry says he was sexually abused after being shipped to Australia.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 6:29 am

Police disciplined over search death

Eight police officers are disciplined over a failed search for a missing man who was later struck and killed by a train.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 6:18 am

Doctor faces sex assault charges

A County Armagh doctor appears in court charged with assaulting six of his female patients at a health centre.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 5:35 am

Student hardship fund 'cut by £1.3m'

Money made available to the poorest students in further education colleges is cut by over a third - falling by £1.3m over the past five years, the BBC has learned.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 4:29 am

Controversial pastor stands down

A Belfast pastor who earlier this year called Islam "heathen" and "satanic" announces his retirement as minister at a north Belfast church.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 4:23 am

Lough launch

Currach built by volunteers sets sail on Lough Erne

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:32 am

Health project helps 8,600 people

About 8,600 people have received help from a mental health project since it was founded in October 2013, figures show.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:01 am

Royal Mail offices open on Sundays

Some Royal Mail customers in Northern Ireland will be able to pick up their parcels on a Sunday for the first time.

Posted by on 2 September 2014 | 12:00 am

Duncan Smith criticises SF stance

The Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith has called on Sinn Féin to back the coalition government's plans to reform the welfare system.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:40 pm

'Biggest orphans ever'

Victims tell of Historical Abuse Inquiry experiences

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 2:39 pm

McKevitt release challenge fails

High Court in Dublin dismisses legal challenge by former Real IRA leader Michael McKevitt for his early release from prison.

Posted by on 1 September 2014 | 12:51 pm