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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 24 June 2016
  2. UK votes to leave the EU - despite NI voting to Remain
  3. Turnout in Northern Ireland was 62% overall
  4. 56% of people in NI wanted to remain and 44% wanted to leave

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That's it from BBC News NI Live on a momentous day politically. We'll be back on Monday with updates on news, sport, traffic and weather. We'll leave you with Wilfred Swain's picture of clouds rolling over the Mournes and Murlough beach.

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Spotlight on Brexit

Post Office confirms high demand for Irish passports

The Post Office says "we have seen an unusually high number of people in Northern Ireland seeking Irish passport applications". 

Irish passport
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Meanwhile, the Republic's Department of Foreign Affairs says there has been a "high volume of calls" to the Irish embassy in London seeking information about Irish passports. 

Extended Newsline examines Brexit impact

Petrol prices set to rise?

Electorate felt insecure says Labour NI

The Labour Party in NI says the vote to leave the EU was fuelled by an electorate who "feel threatened and insecure".

NI Labour
BBC

"We must now build an alternative vision that can challenge the failed politics here and deliver optimism and hope for communities abandoned by Tory austerity and economic failure," the party said. 

How Northern Ireland voted

See how each Northern Ireland constituency voted in the EU referendum here.

NI results
BBC

Newsline examines Brexit impact

SF: Brexit 'worrying' for NI

The implications for Northern Ireland following the UK's vote to back Brexit are "worrying", Sinn Fein's Conor Murphy has said. 

Sinn Fein MLA Conor Murphy
BBC

"There's an opportunity to decide what's in the best interests of the people of this island. Clearly those tasked with negotiating an exit against our wishes will not have our interests at heart," he told the BBC's Talkback programme. 

Petition for second vote gets more than 100,000 signatures

Nice sideline business for NI economics editor?

What would President Bartlet make of Brexit?

Vote Leave's Lee Reynolds quotes from the 'West Wing' on the BBC's Talkback programme, saying: "We don't get to choose what people care about."

US actor Martin Sheen
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Are house prices going to fall?

Special bond will endure says Joe Biden

US Vice President Joe Biden - speaking during a visit to Dublin - says while Washington would have preferred Britain to vote to stay in the EU, the "special bond" between the UK and the US would not be affected.

Joe Biden
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"As the United States has a long standing friendship with the United Kingdom, one of the world's great democracies, we fully respect the decision that they have made," he said. 

Dáil meets on Monday to discuss Brexit

The Dáil will meet on Monday to discuss the impact of Brexit.

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No comment from Queen on Brexit

Finance minister will 'act to protect interests of people'

Finance Minister Máirtín Ó Muilleoir says he will "act resolutely to protect the interests of all our people" after the UK voted to leave the EU.

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir
BBC

"I will be working today in consort with ministerial colleagues and partners across these islands, in Brussels and the US, to assess and respond to the impact of the Leave vote," he says.

How Brexit will impact border and policing

How will Brexit affect border and policing in Northern Ireland.  

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Issues now real, not just rhetoric says Durkan

Foyle MP Mark Durkan wants the Irish government to convene an all-party forum for political parties across Ireland "to consider the issues and implications arising from the EU referendum result". 

Mark Durkan
Pacemaker

"We need to look soberly at all of the issues which will now be real and no longer dismissible as campaign rhetoric," he says. 

Campbell: UK needs to 'unite' over Brexit

The DUP's Gregory Campbell says the Conservative Party needs a leader who will "unite the country and accept the mandate given in the EU referendum."

DUP MLA Gregory Campbell
BBC

"For Northern Ireland (the referendum outcome) won't  make much of a difference apart from currency fluctuations in terms of people buying euros," Mr Campbell told the BBC's Talkback programme. 

Scotland being taken out of EU 'unacceptable'

A few Brexit questions answered

Some answers to the questions you may have about leaving the EU. 

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Irish government contingency plan for Brexit

Osborne: 'Respect' EU poll result

Keeping borders open a priority, says Kenny

Trump pleasure at vote 'not reassuring'

At least the football is on, says Jim

Jim Wells is taking a break from talking about the EU to focus on tomorrow's big game. 

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Out of the EU but still in the Euros...

Brexit: NI needs 'politics of hope'

The Polish head of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building in says Northern Ireland needs to see the "politics of hope," following the UK's vote to back Brexit. 

Eva Grosman
Twitter

Eva Grosman, who has dual Polish and British citizenship, said despite dedicating her life to building peace in Northern Ireland, she still feels like an "intruder," in her adopted country.  

Paisley advises taking second passport

Local firm sees immediate impact of Brexit

Today's top 5 UK google trends

The EU referendum dominates today's google searches. 

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French looking to knockout stage?

NI voters' will must be reflected - Kelly

Northern Ireland's political leaders need to find a way "to reflect the democratically expressed will of the majority of people" here in the referendum, the chair of the NI Stronger In campaign says.

Tom Kelly
BBC

"I can only hope that, having taken this decision, those who drove this know what they are doing because the consequences will be reaching on so many levels," Tom Kelly adds.

Kenny: Implications will require 'careful consideration'

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Enda Kenny has said the implications of the vote for relations between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland will require "careful consideration".  

Enda Kenny says the implications of Brexit will require "careful consideration"

UUP: Brexit causes 'enormous uncertainty'

The Ulster Unionist leader says the result of the EU referendum has created "enormous uncertainty" in Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK. 

Ulster Unionist leader Mike Nesbitt
bbc

On the complex negotiations that lie ahead, Mike Nesbitt said: "Does (Arlene Foster) go representing the DUP, who are Brexiteers, or does she go as First Minister recognising that 56% of people in NI voted to remain?"  

No immediate change to 'free flow of people'

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says the "implications for Northern Ireland and relations will require careful consideration and is a particular priority for this government".

Enda Kenny
RTE

He adds: "There will be no immediate change to the free flow of people, of goods and of services between our islands." 

EU referendum campaign highlights