County Down teenagers learn about life in Somme trenches

As the centenary of the Battle of the Somme approaches, Mervyn Jess reports from the battlefields in France and met some County Down teenagers keen to learn what it was like for those in the trenches.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 2:31 pm

Rio 2016: Rory McIlroy says Olympics withdrawals not embarrassing

Rory McIlroy says there is no reason for golf to feel embarrassed about the high number of withdrawals from the Rio Olympics.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:48 pm

HIA: Kincora detective told to 'leave no stone unturned'

Retired RUC detective George Caskey has told the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry that when he started looking into events at Kincora Boys Home, the Chief Constable Sir Jack Hermon told him to leave "no stone unturned".

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:35 pm

EU Referendum 'Business as usual' for EU funding bids

The EU funding body says it is "business as usual" in terms of applications for more than £400m of funding.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:34 pm

Nama arrests: Ronnie Hanna and Frank Cushnahan named in Dáil

The Dáil is told that the two former Nama members arrested in County Down earlier this month were Ronnie Hanna and Frank Cushnahan.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:14 pm

Jean McConville murder: Decision on Ivor Bell case expected next week

A decision on whether Ivor Bell will stand trial for involvement in the murder of Jean McConville is expected next week.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 11:50 am

Brexit: Martin McGuinness 'to press case' for NI's EU status

Martin McGuinness says he does not accept Northern Ireland cannot maintain any kind of special status within the EU after the UK withdraws from it.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 11:28 am

Rangers sign full-back Lee Hodson from MK Dons

Right-back Lee Hodson, on loan at Kilmarnock last season, signs a three-year deal with Rangers.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 11:05 am

Europa League: Roy Carroll set for Linfield debut against Cork

Roy Carroll could make his debut for Linfield in Thursday's Europa League first qualifying round first leg tie against Cork City.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 9:59 am

Battle of the Somme: Inniskilling regiments commemorated in stained glass window

A stained glass window commemorating the sacrifice of the Inniskilling Regiments who fought in the First World War is installed at St Macartin's Cathedral in Enniskillen.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 9:06 am

Lough Neagh sand-dredging: Friends of the Earth 'grossly overstated' impact

An environmental group has "grossly overstated" the impact of sand dredging on Lough Neagh, a court is told.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:42 am

Translink posts losses and fall in passenger journeys

Translink posts an increased trading loss and reports a fall in passenger journeys on its buses and trains.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:35 am

Controversial scheme to replace older teachers with newly-qualified staff to go ahead

A controversial scheme to replace older teaching staff with newly-qualified teachers can begin, Education Minister Peter Weir says

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:31 am

Corporation tax: Treasury will not waive cut cost, says Villiers

The Treasury will not cut the cost of Northern Ireland reducing its rate of corporation tax, Theresa Villiers has says.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:05 am

European Champions Cup: Ulster handed Clermont test

Ulster are drawn to play Clermont Avergne, Bordeaux and Exeter in the European Champions Cup pool stage next season.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 8:04 am

Ibrahim Halawa: Case of Dublin teen held in Egypt adjourned again

The Irish government expresses concern after the trial of a Dublin teenager held in prison without trial Egypt was adjourned for the 14th time.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 7:30 am

11th night: Fears huge Chobham Street bonfire could return

There are fears that a bonfire which forced 50 east Belfast families from their homes last year will be re-built.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 5:52 am

Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland fans awarded Medal of City of Paris

Republic of Ireland football fans are to receive an award from the mayor of Paris for their "exemplary sportsmanship" during Euro 2016.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 4:42 am

Armagh: Swastika and far-right graffiti sprayed on house

Far-right graffiti is sprayed on a house in Armagh in an incident that police are treating as a hate crime.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 2:03 am

World War One: How a Derry soldier's family were cast out after the war

How a Derry soldier's family were cast out after WW1

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 1:54 am

Weather update

Northern Ireland weather forecast

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 1:11 am

Battle of the Somme: The Irish nationalists who fought for king and crown

Redmond's Irish brigade went off to fight in World War One and returned to find themselves "airbrushed out of history' in an Ireland changed forever by the 1916 Rising.

Posted by on 29 June 2016 | 12:43 am

Syrian refugees and their thoughts on adjusting to life in Northern Ireland

More than 50 Syrian refugees arrived in Northern Ireland on Tuesday - but how are refugees who first arrived last year finding life here?

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 4:57 pm

Syrian refugees and their thoughts on adjusting to life in Northern Ireland

More than 50 Syrian refugees arrived in Northern Ireland on Tuesday - but how are refugees who first arrived last year finding life here?

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 4:52 pm

EU referendum: Wrightbus owner backed Leave vote over immigration

The owner of Wrightbus says his business will be better off in a Brexit - but another firm calls it 'a kick in the back of the legs'.

Posted by on 28 June 2016 | 4:20 pm