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Summary

  1. Updates for Monday 6 June 2016
  2. Picture: Silent Valley, County Down (by Robbie Moore)
  3. More updates from 07:00 on Tuesday

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That's all from BBC News NI Live - on a day when it stayed sunny in the east but there was thunder in the west.  Whatever the weather throws at us tomorrow, we'll be back with more live updates from 07:00.

Children on beach
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NI football team enjoy some French hospitality

Pastor 'never prosecuted' over abuse, HIA inquiry told

A religious minister has never been prosecuted despite admitting abuse linked to a state-run home in Belfast, the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry has heard.

HIA inquiry sign
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The pastor told police in the 1980s that he abused a boy who was being cared for at the former Bawnmore children's home in north Belfast. 

Game of Thrones played at NI's seat of power

If you missed BBC Music Day you missed this Stormont symphony...

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Belfast priest 'won't be deterred' by threats

Fr Gary Donegan says he won't be deterred from community work or from challenging paramilitaries in north Belfast, despite being warned by police that he is under threat.

Fr Gary Donegan
BBC

He told the BBC's Evening Extra programme he believes he's being targeting by dissident republicans. But he said it's not the first time he's received threats and would continue to "hold people to account".

Oil well protest ahead of Stormont debate

A protest is under way at Stormont where a controversial oil well is to be debated by politicians this evening.

Protesters have gathered outside Parliament Buildings
BBC

A group of activists opposed to the exploratory well near Carrickfergus claims the drill poses a risk to the water supply to homes. But Northern Ireland Water insists there is no threat.

Jury chosen for Belfast boxer's murder trial

A jury has been sworn in for the trial of a man accused of murdering west Belfast boxer Eamonn Magee Jr.

Eamonn Magee Jr
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The 22-year-old died on 30 May last year from stab wounds. The accused, Orhan Koca of no fixed address denies murder. 

'Threats made' against Belfast priest - Sinn Féin

Sinn Féin has claimed that more than a dozen community workers, including Belfast priest Fr Gary Donegan, have been warned by the police that they are under threat from an armed gang.

Fr Gary Donegan
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Fr Donegan, a priest at Holy Cross parish in north Belfast, recently spoke out about paramilitary threats and condemned the murders of two men in the city. The police said they "do not discuss the security" of any individual or group.

Stormont passes draft Programme for Government framework

It's blooming lovely, but what's it about?

Bring the brolly to work tomorrow

Share your Euro 2016 experience with us

Dunlop loses TT place over 'infringement'

Rush-hour traffic building up in Belfast

Video of NI team's first training session in France

Grieving MLA thanks assembly for support

Bombardier's 'worst ever' financial period

Belfast-based aircraft maker Bombardier has reported an operating loss of $280m (£194m) in 2015.

Bombardier Belfast
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It has been described as one of the firm's "worst ever" financial periods.  

Thunder and lightning in the west

Cookstown shooting 'an horrific incident'

Ulster Unionist MLA Sandra Overend has described an attack in Cookstown in which a man was shot in the legs at the weekend as an "horrific incident".

Sandra Overend
BBC

Last month was 'warmest May since 2008'

May 2016 was warmer and drier than average in Northern Ireland and had "above average sunshine" according to Armagh Observatory.

Armagh Observatory
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Its weather watchers said last month was the driest and sunniest May at Armagh since 2008.

Titanic challenges European tourism giants

Titanic Belfast has been nominated to become Europe's Leading Visitor Attraction at the World Travel Awards, alongside Buckingham Palace, La Sagrada Familia, the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum.

Titanic centre
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It is the first time an attraction in Northern Ireland has been nominated in the awards, nicknamed the 'Tourism Oscars', in its 23-year history.

Evening Extra checks out NI's Euro 2016 fanzone

Foster marks 50 years of Portadown primary school

It's Steve, not Stevie, assembly speaker told

Ulster Unionist MLA Steve Aiken corrected speaker Robin Newton after being introduced as Stevie in the assembly.

Robin Newton
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The former submarine commander said he hadn't been called Stevie in a long time and his mother wouldn't approve. 

Journalists able to tweet from NI courts

Journalists here can now use live text-based forms of communication, including social media and email, from courts following clarification from the Lord Chief Justice's Office.

Social media
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However, taking photographs or using sound recording equipment in court is still prohibited unless approved by a judge.

Osborne recommends staying in EU as well as cheese sandwiches

Belfast hotter than Malaga, Istanbul and Barcelona

Van Morrison at mother's funeral

Music legend Van Morrison has attended the funeral of his mother Violet in east Belfast.

Van Morrison's mother's funeral
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Mrs Morrison died last week.

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Minister wants more resources to tackle waiting lists

Health Minister Michelle O'Neill says she will be bidding for further additional resources to tackle Northern Ireland's "completely unacceptable" waiting times.

Michelle O'Neill
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She told the assembly that tackling them would need "time, new investment and radical change in how we deliver services".

Thunderbolts and lightning

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First official opposition debate 'since 1972' says UUP

Euro 2016 reality 'has really sunk in' says Baird

Northern Ireland's Chris Baird says being at the Euro 2016 finals "really has sunk in now" after the team had their first training session in France today.

Chris Baird
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Heavy rain warning for motorists

Loyalist leaves court after denying murder charges

Long day ahead at Stormont