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  1. Updates for Monday 23 May 2016
  2. Youth still questioned over murder of 24-year-old man in Londonderry
  3. The father of a teenager killed by a drunk driver challenges politicians to change law on sentencing
  4. Golfer Rory McIlroy seals an Irish Open win at the K Club
  5. Picture: Drumlough Lake, Rathfriland, County Down (by David Scott)

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Portadown Times: Somme diary to go on display

Taylor 'one win away from Olympic place'

Crash at Upper Dunmurry Lane

Two crashes in Gilnahirk area

First Minister side steps abortion protest

About a dozen protesters have held a demonstration against First Minister Arlene Foster's stance on abortion in Northern Ireland.

Arlene Foster

Fight 4 Equality chanted slogans as they waited for Mrs Foster at a seminar in Queen's University. She is speaking about Women, Leadership and Peace building and avoided the protest by taking a side entrance into the meeting.

County Down couple praised for 'big-heartedness'

A County Down couple, who foster five boys including two sets of siblings with a range of complex needs, have been praised for their "steadfastness, generosity and big-heartedness".

Glen and Regina

They have been awarded the title of Foster Carers of the Year.  

Irish Premiership: Haveron quits as Carrick Rangers boss

Gary Haveron has resigned as manager of Premiership side Carrick Rangers after a controversial end to the season.

Gary Hevron
Press Eye

Rangers avoided relegation by finishing 10th but the club was later charged for failing to implement Haveron's touchline ban against Dungannnon.

Tyrone woman jailed for not revealing husband's IS plans

Mother-of-three Lorna Moore, who is originally from County Tyrone, has been jailed for two and a half years after failing to tell the authorities her husband was about to join the so-called Islamic State in Syria.

Lorna Jane

Coming up on Evening Extra: The young victim of a sectarian hate crime

Bad news for gardeners as temperatures drop

Tackle that: Rodgers meets the media

Diversions following two-vehicle crash, Comber

Northern Ireland's Foster Carers of the Year share their story

Man jailed for assaulting nurse and porter

A 26-year-old man who admitted assaulting a nurse and a porter and destroying equipment at Enniskillen's South West Acute Hospital has been jailed for 16 months.

South Western Hospital

Jason Magerr, of Carnmore Lodge, Cornagrade, Enniskillen, was also ordered to pay a £500 fine.

From Carnlough to Celtic

'Brawl' outside Cookstown nightclub

The 'Tyrone Times' is reporting that the PSNI had to resort to batons and CS spray to restore order after a brawl broke out in Cookstown at the weekend. 

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Migrant crisis: Irish naval vessel LÉ Róisín rescues 274 people

An Irish Naval Service vessel has rescued 274 people off the coast of Libya as part of a major operation led by the Italian coastguard.

Irish Defence Forces

The LÉ Róisín crew brought the migrants on board on Monday morning. They were about 39 nautical miles (22.2km) north-west of Tripoli.

Too late to book it off?

Drunk driver sentence referred to appeal court

The  director of public prosecutions has sought leave to refer the sentence imposed on drunk driver David Lee Stewart to the Appeal Court on the grounds that it was unduly lenient.

Enda Dolan

The decision comes as the father of Enda Dolan - killed by Stewart - challenged Stormont politicians to unite to change the law on sentencing.  

Zika virus fears rock Rory's commitment to Rio Olympics

BBC Sport NI

Rory McIlroy has admitted that the Zika virus in Brazil is troubling him and said that if the problem gets worse, he may have to reconsider his commitment to playing in the Rio Games this summer. 

Rory McIlroy
BBC Sport NI

The World Number three, told BBC Sport NI he had been "monitoring the situation" closely. 

Power restored in Ballymoney area

All 9,000 homes and businesses in the Ballymoney area have now had their power restored. 

NIE said the fault was in an underground cable in a substation..

Rory McIlroy with the green and white army

Survivor 'lay under bodies' following Kingsmills massacre

The sole survivor of the Kingsmills massacre lay under the dead bodies of his workmates after the shootings, a court in Belfast has heard.

Victims of the Kingsmills massacrew
Family photos

Alan Black's testimony was read out on the first day of the long-awaited inquest into the 1976 killings.

About 9,000 homes and businesses without power

About 9,000 homes and businesses in the Ballymoney area are without power because of what Northern Ireland Electricity has described as a sub-station problem.


Areas affected include Ballymoney town, Stranocum, Dervock and Dunloy.

Euro 2016: Republic of Ireland's Marc Wilson ruled out

BBC Sport NI

Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson has been ruled out of Euro 2016 in France after failing to recover from a knee injury in time.

Marc Wilson

Wilson, who can also play in midfield, was injured in an FA Cup tie for Stoke City against Crystal Palace in January.

Man injured in Londonderry burglary

A 21-year-old man has been treated for head injuries after an aggravated burglary in Londonderry. It happened at a flat in the Ard Grange area in the early hours of Sunday morning.

PSNI car

Another 21-year-old man was arrested but has now been released pending further enquiries.   

A2 Rostrevor Road fully re-opened

Spotlight investigates Casement Park

Irish navy ship rescues migrants

An Irish Naval Service vessel has rescued 274 people off the coast of Libya as part of a major operation led by the Italian coastguard.

Crew members of the LÉ Róisín on a small boat with rescued migrants
Irish Naval Service

The LÉ Róisín crew brought the migrants on board this morning after they were spotted trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea on a wooden vessel.

Republic defender out of Euros

BBC Sport NI

Republic of Ireland defender Marc Wilson has been ruled out of Euro 2016 after failing to recover from a knee injury in time.

Marc Wilson

The 28-year-old Stoke City man was injured in an FA Cup tie against Crystal Palace in January.

Bahrain officials 'visit Maghaberry jail'

The Foreign Office has been sending prison directors from Bahrain to visit Maghaberry jail, the Irish News reports.

Inside Maghaberry Prison

Diplomats believe that "the situation here in Northern Ireland mirrors closely" with that in the Gulf state, according to internal emails seen by the newspaper.

The majesty of Mourne

Brexit 'could cost 14,000 NI jobs'

John Campbell

BBC News NI Economics and Business Editor

Leaving the EU could cost 14,000 jobs in Northern Ireland within two years, Chancellor George Osborne says.

A man welding in a factory

But Vote Leave's Iain Duncan Smith said people would not believe the Treasury's "deeply biased view of the future".

Man tells of how he tried to save Gerard Quinn

A man has told how he tried to save the life of murder victim Gerard Quinn in Londonderry on Saturday evening.

Gerard Quinn
Press Eye

Paul Sharkey tried to resuscitate Mr Quinn after he was assaulted at Milldale Crescent in Currynierin on Saturday night.

Monaghan crash victim was Donegal businessman

A Donegal businessman who was killed in a crash in County Monaghan yesterday was  57-year-old Gerry Flynn, who ran a pharmacy in Falcarragh.


He died when his car left the road at Drumcrew in Castleblaney and hit a wooden fence.

NI house prices 'down in last quarter'

Julian O'Neill

BBC News NI Business Correspondent

A new report on the Northern Ireland housing market shows prices have fallen in the last quarter, with a claim that the upcoming EU referendum was a contributing factor.

A sold sign outside a house

The quarterly house price index compiled by the Ulster University suggests prices dropped 6.5% between the end of 2015 and March of this year.