First Minister Peter Robinson says he believes that there is "real money on the table" from Westminster as cross-party talks continue at Stormont.
A man dies after he is hit by a train at Dunmurry Halt station on the outskirts of Belfast.
A man allegedly supplied dissident republicans with information on where a prison officer goes rambling with his children, the High Court is told.
A disc jockey is jailed for eight months for stealing money from a children's cancer charity linked to the Oscar Knox appeal.
A bodybuilder who tried to save the drowning man he had earlier assaulted is jailed for nine months.
Two men in their 20s are arrested in a drugs operation jointly organised by police and the National Crime Agency.
Hundreds of elderly people across Belfast are to lose home help services because of cuts to the health trust's budget.
Sixty jobs are lost as Belfast City Council outsources its leisure centres to save £2m a year.
Two men arrested by police investigating the 1972 murder of Belfast mother-of-10 Jean McConville are released unconditionally.
The father of a County Tyrone teenager who died after being knocked down asks questions about the removal of a crash barrier at the scene of his son's death.
A woman who was caught with explosive substances in her car has been sent to jail for 18 months and put on the counter-terrorism register for 10 years.
More than 1,000 NI Water workers begin industrial action on Monday in response to a pensions dispute.
The bankrupt former billionaire, Sean Quinn, is returning to manufacturing after one of his former businesses was bought by a group of his supporters.
A stolen laptop containing the last photographs of an ill child before she died is returned to her family.
A masked gang attacks a teenager with iron bars in a paramilitary-style assault in Greenisland, County Antrim.
Four parishes in County Down and Antrim have been targeted by thieves in the run-up to Christmas, according to the Church of Ireland.
A 34-year-old man remains in a critical condition in hospital following a road traffic accident in Moira, County Down.
A 39-year-old man is charged with a number of driving offences following a road crash which injured two police officers in Crossmaglen, County Armagh.
A leading Belfast restaurant owner says the current 20% VAT rate in Northern Ireland is threatening the future of some businesses in the sector.
The business case for the expansion of Ulster University's Magee campus is sent to the Minister for Employment and Learning Stephen Farry
Three men were taken to hospital for treatment after a two-vehicle crash in Londonderry on Sunday night
A former Ulster Bank investment manager is handed a suspended jail sentence and ordered to repay thousands stolen from a client's accounts.
The Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle and Hollywood actor Ray Winstone add their support to a campaign against film industry cuts in Londonderry.
A 15-year-old teenager dies following a road crash in Dublin.
Herbal cannabis with an estimated street value of 680,000 euros (£532,000) is seized by police in the Republic of Ireland.
An improvised explosive device (IED) is found in a public park in Cork city.
Irish state broadcaster RTÉ is to extends its long wave radio service for listeners outside the Republic of Ireland.
A previously unknown and unpublished letter from NI writer and scholar CS Lewis makes £4,600 at auction in Gloucestershire.
A Lotto jackpot prize worth £1.8m is claimed following an appeal for the ticket-holder to come forward.
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers says it is "make your mind up time" for Northern Ireland's political leaders ahead of cross-party talks.
Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy warns that planned industrial action by NI Water staff could cause "abject misery" for households.
The five main parties at Stormont ask the government for £2bn in loans and extra funding over a 10-year period, the BBC understands.
The Northern Ireland first minister and deputy first minister hold a conference call with the prime minister.
Northern Ireland house prices could increase by 4% next year, according to a forecast by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
International companies with bases in Northern Ireland say there are not enough language graduates to fill their jobs.
Twenty-two workers lose their jobs after the only hotel in Kilkeel, County Down ceases trading.
Joel Taggart and former Irish League striker Chris Morgan review all the Irish Premiership weekend action.
The knee injury sustained by Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar in the defeat by the Ospreys is not as serious as initially feared.
Adam Rooney and Niall McGinn are among a quartet of Aberdeen players signing contract extensions.
MLAs debate the final stage of the Human Trafficking and Exploitation Bill.
A grieving County Down mother speaks of her distress at her house being burgled, just days after the burial of her daughter.
Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said that a welfare reform document has been received at Westminster and the proposals are being 'looked at'.
BBC News NI's Mervyn Jess looks at how Royal Mail works on one of the busiest days of the year for the postal company.
A criminal investigation is under way following the collapse of a trial involving two former Royal Ulster Constabulary detectives.
The GAA says they are disappointed by the High Court ruling quashing planning permission for the redevelopment of Casement Park but insists that they will submit a new planning application in 2015.
A 25-year-old man who admitted causing the deaths of eight people in a road crash in County Donegal is jailed.
Sports Minister Carál Ní Chuilín says that the £61.4m of government funding for the stalled Casement Park stadium redevelopment is not in danger of being lost to the project.
An investigation is under way after an plane en route to Belfast City Airport was forced to make an emergency landing at Belfast International Airport because of a fire in one of its engines.
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