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  1. Updates for Tuesday 21 June 2016
  2. More updates from 07:00 on Wednesday
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That's it from us for today on BBC News NI Live. We'll leave you with a super summer snap of this little character squirrelling away in Dundrum, as taken by Wilfred Swain.

A squirrel
Wilfred Swain

Join us again tomorrow from 07:00 for a full day of news, sport, travel, weather and anything else we can fit in!

It's all over in Paris

Full-time at the Parc de Princes, and Northern Ireland have been beaten 1-0 by Germany, the world champions, at Euro 2016.

A Northern Ireland supporter
Getty Images

It's not the worst result, to be fair, and now Michael O'Neill, his players and the fans will have to wait for the outcome of tomorrow's final group matches to see if they've done enough to get a place in the knock-out stage.

How's the weather looking, Barra?

BBC Weather

Barra Best has your weather forecast for this evening and the days ahead.

Hikers on Slieve Gullion
Paddy Tiernan

Hopefully we'll get another nice night like the one Paddy Tiernan captured on Slieve Gullion in south Armagh yesterday.

The latest in NI v Germany match

Trust to maintain centres

MLAs back tougher animal cruelty measures

MLAs have supported a motion to set up a register for people convicted of animal cruelty offences and who have been disqualified from keeping animals.

Emma Little Pengelly
Press Eye

DUP MLA Emma Little Pengelly, who made the proposal, says a register "could play an important role in protecting pets, and preventing abusers from accessing animals".

Minister 'confident' over Troubles inquest funding

Justice Minister Claire Sugden says she's confident progress can be made on securing funding for the courts to hear a lengthy backlog of Troubles-related inquests.

Claire Sugden
Press Eye

In her first assembly question time as minister, she said dealing with the legacy inquests is a matter of urgency.

Beautiful sunrise

What will the weather be like tonight? Barra Best will have all the details on BBC Newsline after the match.

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As it stands

Flying the flags and singing the songs...

Credit where it's due - in their thousands at the fanzone in Belfast...

Northern Ireland fans in the fanzone in Belfast
Press Eye

...and inside the Parc de Princes in Paris...

Northern Ireland fans in the Parc de Princes in Paris
Press Eye

...the Northern Ireland fans haven't stopped singing for the duration of the first half. It's 1-0 to Germany at the break and our boys have a big 45 minutes coming up - watch it or follow the text commentary on our live page.

Eyewatering stuff from the big man...

Match of the Day

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Until that opening goal, Fermanagh man Michael McGovern was keeping Northern Ireland in this match.

Rory enjoying the tee-time kick-off...

BBC Radio 5 Live

Newry man sentenced over 'pipe bomb bag'

A Newry man who admitted possessing a plastic bag containing viable components for three pipe bombs in suspicious circumstances has been placed on probation for three years.

Laganside Courts in Belfast

The bag was found on waste ground in 2014, and the judge at Belfast Crown Court said he accepted that Andrew Magee (20), from Parkhead Crescent, had been "acting under pressure by older and more sinister persons".

How O'Neill 'hitched a lift' with Germany fans at Euro 2012

Read about how NI manager Michael O'Neill hitch-hiked with Germany fans at Euro 2012.


Enough of the bonhomie... it's a different story today.

Ex-NI boss Nigel 'happy with non-league life'

BBC Sport

While Michael O'Neill and the boys are limbering up at the Parc de Princes in Paris, the last man to manage Northern Ireland is emptying bins and painting the walls at a non-league club in Norfolk.

Nigel Worthington

But Nigel Worthington says he's happy with life as a club ambassador at Fakenham Town as he's gets the ground into shape for some big pre-season games.

It's the big build-up... get the latest

Follow all the build-up to Northern Ireland v Germany with kick-off due at 17:00. 


And get the latest on the match on our live page.

Es scheint gut

May predicts Irish border controls if UK leaves EU

Theresa May

Home Secretary Theresa May has said it is "inconceivable" that there will not be any changes on border arrangements with the Republic of Ireland, if the UK pulls out of the European Union. 

Where there's a Will, there's a way

EU Referendum: The numbers are in

Unsure for Thursday?

McGuinness arrives in Paris

Are there any NI fans left at home?

Extra services for NI v Germany

These kids were on FIRE at sports day

Parents at Drumahoe Primary School's sports day in Londonderry were certainly "terrified" when the school sports day took a musical turn!


Grand Parade lane restrictions

DUP takes out four-page 'Vote Leave EU' ad in British paper

The DUP has taken out a wraparound advertisement in a British free newspaper to convey the message that the party wants the UK to leave Europe.

Metro newspaper

The United Kingdom will vote on whether to remain in the European Union onThursday 23 June.

Mini fans show us how it's done

PSNI release more images of explosives find

The police have realeased fresh pictures of the explosives which were found at a block of flats in north Belfast yesterday.


They say they have not yet linked the find to any particular group and are following several lines of inquiry.

Can you imagine?

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From New York to Derry

The Derry~Londonderry~Doire crew in the Clipper Round the World yacht race have set sail for our fair city from New York.

Sinead Diver, Danny Bryce and Keiran Lynch

Sinead Diver, Danny Bryce and Keiran Lynch are due to arrive next month.

Weather looking great for NI v Germany

Time for a coffee break?

MLAs have munched through more than £250,000 worth of refreshments at committee meetings since 2007, the Irish News reports.

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Got a fire extinguisher, Mats?

BBC Sport

Germany defender Mats Hummels denies his team's defence is "terrified" following that Northern Ireland chant about Will Grigg being "on fire".

BBC Sport

But he laughed and said he enjoyed the song and is a fan of the striker.

Caught on camera

Frontline police officers in Londonderry and Strabane are wearing video cameras on their uniforms for the first time today.

A police officer wearing a body camera

Ch Supt Stephen Cargin said: "Video evidence goes hand in hand with accountability and transparency, both of which are key elements in increasing public confidence in policing."

Clock out early to watch the football says first minister

First Minister Arlene Foster says workers in Northern Ireland should get out of work early today to go home and watch the team take on world champions Germany.

Arlene Foster

Speaking on the BBC's Nolan programme, she said: "This is a very special day."

'Domesday book' set for prestigious honour

A book containing an important record of the early 17th century population of Ulster is to be given special status by Unesco.  

Pages of the book
City of London Corporation

Sure it's only the Germans 😅

These fans have just arrived at #Nice airport on route to #Paris as Northern Ireland prepare to take on the world champions. Sure it's only the Germans #GAWA#EURO2016