The mother of a soldier shot dead in Northern Ireland has said she is shocked that the suspect was acquitted today.
What is thought to be the first robot doctor in the UK has begun working at a hospital in Northern Ireland.
Twenty-nine police officers were injured during sectarian riots between republicans and loyalists in east Belfast today.
The Prime Minister has led tributes to the "remarkable political courage" of the architects of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, fifteen years after it was signed.
"It represented a massive step forward from what has gone before, a clear manifestation that politics and democracy would triumph over violence," he said.
"I have no doubt that the Agreement was a truly momentous event in the history of Northern Ireland.
"The Belfast Agreement was the platform to build a new, confident, inclusive and modern Northern Ireland, whose best days lie ahead. While we have come a long way, much remains to be done."
Tributes to the architects of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland have been led by David Cameron to mark its 15th anniversary today.
The Prime Minister said the 1998 political accord, which brought about devolved governance from Stormont, heralded a new beginning after decades of division and terrorism.
But he warned that more work is needed to build a new Northern Ireland.
The good Friday agreement was reached after nearly two years of talks and 30 years of conflict.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and the Republic of Ireland's leader Bertie Ahern brokered the deal, following a talks process chaired by former US Senator George Mitchell.
Crowds gathered in west Belfast last night in a seemingly spontaneous celebration protest to mark the death of Baroness Thatcher.
This amateur footage, posted on YouTube, shows cars beeping their horns and several people waving Irish flags and cheering on the street. The location has not been verified independently.
The government is “monitoring” the results of schemes to charge for plastic bags, as Northern Ireland introduces a levy today.
We want to work with retailers to help them lift their game to cut the number of bags they hand out.
– Environment department (Defra) spokesman
We are monitoring the results of charging schemes and the outcome of the Scottish consultation on a charge.
The Break The Bag Habit coalition of conservation and anti-litter groups have attacked the government for not following Wales and Northern Ireland’s move to introduce a charge.
Wales introduced a 5p charge on single-use bags 18 months ago and a similar scheme is expected to be introduced in Scotland.
A charge on plastic bags is being introduced in Northern Ireland today in a bid to drastically cut the number used.
Environment minister Alex Attwood said the five pence minimum tax per single use carrier will help tackle pollution.
The Republic of Ireland and Wales have already implemented a levy on plastic bags.
According to estimates, people in Northern Ireland currently use 250 million bags a year, 140 per person.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has said that a "viable device" has been found in the Crumlin Road area of Belfast.
A delivery driver, aged in his 20s, has died after being shot near shops in west Belfast on Saturday night.
Police are said to have launched a murder inquiry.
The man was fatally wounded whilst making a delivery in the Kennedy Way area shortly after 11pm on Saturday.
He later died in hospital.
Local Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey said those responsible "should be ashamed".
Serious incident at Kennedy way tonight. Those responsible should be ashamed.From @PaulMaskeyMP on Twitter:
Thoughts with the family of the young man who was murdered tonight on Kennedy Way.From @PaulMaskeyMP on Twitter:
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has condemned a reported explosion in Lurgan, County Armagh.
Mr McGuinness wrote on Twitter:
Bomb in Lurgan has to be condemned, Anti Peace extremists living in Fantasy World.attack futile,won't change a thing.NO Going Back. SIOCHANFrom @M_McGuinness_SF on Twitter:
UTV News Editor Chris Hagan says that police were investigating reports of an illegal parade in Lurgan, County Armagh when the explosion took place.
Police say they were in área of blast at time, investigating reports of illegal parade. No injuriesFrom @hagan_utv on Twitter:
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has confirmed it is investigating reports of an explosion in the town of Lurgan, County Armagh
Police investigating explosion at Nth Circular Rd/Levin Rd Lurgan. No injuries reported.From @PoliceServiceNI on Twitter: