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  1. Updates for Thursday 11 August 2016
  2. Funeral of Bloody Sunday priest Edward Daly held
  3. PSNI petrol 'drive-off' scheme criticised
  4. Stargazers predict 'rare meteor outburst'
  5. Picture: Murlough Bay, Ballycastle, County Antrim (by Christopher O'Connor)

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Ciaran McCauley


That's it from us at BBC News NI Live for today. We'll be back with more news, sport, weather and travel from 07:00 tomorrow. Until then, have a great night! 

Victims campaigners launches legal challenge to Brexit

The father of a man murdered by loyalist paramilitaries has launched a legal challenge to Brexit

Raymond McCord

Raymond McCord is seeking a judicial review and lodged the papers at the High Court in Belfast.

Minister receives report into De La Salle college

Robbie Meredith

BBC News NI Arts and Education Correspondent

Education Minister Peter Weir has received an independent report into De La Salle College in Belfast. 

De La Salle College

An investigation into events at the post-primary school was ordered by former minister John O'Dowd in April. There had been ongoing industrial problems at the west Belfast school for a number of months.

Removal of 'peace wall' sign of progress

The removal of an 8ft "peace wall" at a sectarian interface has been hailed as a sign of progress by Martin McGuinness.

Martin McGuinness

The brick wall had stood as a barrier in Ardoyne, north Belfast, for 30 years until it was demolished in Februrary. It's been replaced by a landscaped pathway, lined with trees and railings. 

Olympics: Bruised but triumphant

Ballymena's Steven Donnelly didn't emerge from his fight this afternoon unscathed but all that matters is he's through to the quarter-final and another tough test. 

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Weather: Fingers crossed for a better weekend...

Four players to join IFA 'elite'

Four young players from Northern Ireland have impressed Irish FA coaches enough to secure their place on its Elite Performance Programme.

Jim Magilton
Press Eye

They were selected out of a total of 600 young people who attended trials.

The aim of the initiative was to uncover young talent with the potential to represent Northern Ireland on the international stage.

Police believe pipe bomb targeted officers

Police have launched a murder investigation into a pipe bomb found in north Belfast on Tuesday and say they believe it was thrown from a car in a bid to kill officers.

Pipe bomb

"It is believed that this device was most likely thrown at a police vehicle the evening before," says Det Ch Insp Peter Montgomery. "If this is an attack on police officers, we are very lucky that none of my colleagues or members of the public were injured."

Olympics: Irish hockey team claims first win

Ireland have beaten Canada in the Olympics to keep their dream of qualifying for the quarter-finals alive.

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Goals from Shane O'Donoghue, Peter Carruth and Mitch Darling were enough for a 4-2 win. To qualify for the next round, Ireland need Argentina to lose or draw against Germany this afternoon and then beat the Argentinians in their final game. 

Key moments in the life of Edward Daly

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Edward Daly: 1933 to 2016

Football: NI international makes Charlton move

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It's official - Northern Ireland striker Josh Magennis has moved from Kilmarnock to Charlton Athletic. 

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Olympics: Steven Donnelly claims boxing win

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Ireland's boxers haven't had much to cheer about in Rio so far, but Ballymena's Steven Donnelly has just chalked up a win and will now fight in the welterweight quarter-finals. 

Steven Donnelly
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Donnelly won on a split decision against Mongolia's Byamba Tuvshinbat.

Olympics: Steven Donnelly takes to the ring

Ballymena boxer Steven Donnelly has just entered the ring for his Olympic bout against Byambyn Tuvshinbat. You can watch all the action on BBC Sport online now

Steven Donnelly
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Man found dead in Downpatrick

A post-mortem is to be carried out after the body of a man in his 20s was found at a house in the Meadowlands area of Downpatrick this morning, police say. 


Bishop McKeown: Dr Daly's 'faithful service is over'

Bishop Donal McKeown has ended his homily at the funeral of Dr Edward Daly. 

Bishop Donal McKeown

"Edward Kevin Daly, your time of faithful service is over," he says. "You have fought the good fight, you have run the race, you have kept the faith." 

Civil rights leader attends funeral of former bishop

Among the mourners at the funeral Dr Edward Daly is civil rights leader Ivan Cooper, here pictured with Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown.

Ivan Cooper Donal McKeown

Dr Daly helped 'peace take roots in our hearts'

Bishop Donal McKeown, presiding over the funeral of Dr Edward Daly, says that people are grateful to the former bishop and "thousands of others across our community and churches who took risks and paid the price that peace might take root".

Bishop Donal McKeown

"We are all blessed because we have seen how love can transform a blood-stained piece of cloth into an unforgettable symbol of divine compassion," he says. 

Figures from politics and music at former bishop's funeral

Among those at the funeral of Dr Edward Daly are First Minister Martin McGuinness, two former SDLP leaders, John Hume and Mark Durkan, and songwriter Phil Coulter.

Mark Durkan Phil Coulter
John Hume

All are originally from Derry, where Dr Daly served as bishop.   

Dr Daly showed 'enormous courage to be peacemaker'

Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, says that Dr Edward Daly showed "enormous courage to be a peacemaker" and that he was "an apostle of mercy". 

Donal McKeown

"He showed physical courage on Bloody Sunday and his moral courage was evident in his passionate struggle against violence and injustice from all quarters," he says. 

Bishop of Derry presiding over funeral Mass

The current Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, is leading the Mass at the funeral of Dr Edward Daly, which is being attended by a host of clergy and dignitaries.


Pope Francis sends condolence message

A message of condolence from Pope Francis has been read out at the funeral of Dr Edward Daly, saying that he joins in "prayerful thanksgiving" for his life.

Pope Francis

He described the former bishop as leading a "generous and dedicated episcopal ministry in the service of peace and justice".

Dr Edward Daly: Funeral of former bishop under way

The funeral of Dr Edward Daly, former Catholic Bishop of Derry, has started. 

Edward Daly funeral

Among the clergy is Catholic Primate Eamon Martin and his predecessor Sean Brady. 

John Hume arrives at former bishop's funeral

'The priest with the bloody handkerchief'

Irish president arrives for funeral of Edward Daly

Michael D Higgins has arrived at St Eugene's Cathedral in Derry for the funeral of Dr Edward Daly, who died on Monday. 

Michael D Higgins

Tumbling the wall

Remembering Edward Daly on Bloody Sunday

Boy arrested as bonfire removed from Bogside

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of assault as bonfire material was removed from a site in Derry.


It happened at Meenan Square in the Bogside at about 08:00 BST today.

Huge crowds expected for Bishop Edward Daly's funeral

The funeral for Bishop Edward Day will take place at 15:30. Requiem Mass will be said at St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry.

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Olympics: Disappointment for Richard Chambers

He may have won silver in London four years ago, but Coleraine rower Richard Chambers will not be getting another this year - he and Great Britain teammate Will Fletcher have not made the final in the lightweight double sculls.

Richard Chambers
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They were edged out by Irish pair Paul and Gary O'Donovan, who came third in the semi-final. 

Metal detector finds declared treasures

Three finds made by people with metal detectors have been declared treasure at inquests in Downpatrick today.

The most unusual piece was a tiny medieval gold ring, found at Carrowdressex near Ardglass last year.   

National Museums NI

A Viking arm ring, dating back to the 9th century was found at Mara Castle near Downpatrick. 

A stack of twelve 16th century coins was found at Ballyhornan beach in 2014, they will all now be sent to the British Museum for valuation. 

Rio Olympics: Pádraig is on the ball

Sympathy for man killed in Lurgan accident

DUP MP David Simpson said he was "deeply saddened" by the death of a man in his 30s in a workplace accident in Lurgan this morning.

David Simpson

Carla Lockhard, MLA said she knew the man and his family.

"I was speaking to him only a few days ago. I pray that God will sustain them through the difficult weeks and months ahead," she said.

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Football: Magennis set for Charlton move

BBC Sport NI

It looks like another Northern Ireland international is on the move, after Charlton Athletic agreed a fee with Kilmarnock for striker Josh Magennis

Josh Magennis

The League One club had three previous bids rejected at the weekend but Magennis will have a medical at the club later today.

Olympics: Coming up on day six

BBC Sport NI

Ballymoney rower Richard Chambers is hoping his semi-final in the lightweight double sculls will take place today after the event was cancelled yesterday because of the weather. 

Richard Chambers

The race is due to take place at 13:10, with Irish pair Gary and Paul O'Donovan also involved. Elsewhere, the golf has teed off and while there's no Rory McIlroy or Graeme McDowell, Ireland's Padraig Harrington has begun his tilt at Olympic glory. You can follow all the action on the red button or BBC Sport online.

Man dies at Lurgan 'business premises'

A man has died at a "business premises" in Lurgan, the Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) confirms. 


It says an investigation has been launched into the death. 

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