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28/06/2017

Crucial Talks To Restore Power Sharing In NI To Continue

Crucial talks to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue today, 28 June.

Political parties must reach an agreement before 4pm tomorrow or face the prospect of direct rule.

Sinn Fein accused the DUP of not moving on from "basic rights".

MLA Declan Kearney said: "They haven't moved on ending the denial of rights to Irish speakers.
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"They haven't moved on ending the denial of rights to the LGBT community.

"They haven't moved on honouring the commitment to a Bill of Rights.

Latest Northern Ireland News

28 June 2017
Crucial Talks To Restore Power Sharing In NI To Continue
Crucial talks to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland are set to continue today, 28 June. Political parties must reach an agreement before 4pm tomorrow or face the prospect of direct rule. Sinn Fein accused the DUP of not moving on from "basic rights".
28 June 2017
Manufacturing Firm To Create 20 New Jobs In NI
A manufacturing firm has confirmed it is to create 20 new jobs in Northern Ireland as part of a £475,000 investment. Restwell Manufacturing Ltd plans to expand its production capabilities and workforce with support from Invest Northern Ireland. The firm manufactures mattresses, headboards and divan beds for the wholesale and retail markets.
28 June 2017
'Serious Implications' If NI Fails To Reach Powersharing Deal - Brokenshire
Secretary of State James Brokenshire has warned there will be "profound and serious implications" if no agreement is reached to form power sharing in Northern Ireland. Political parties have until 4pm on Thursday, 29 June, or face the prospect of direct rule.
28 June 2017
FSU Hits Out Over Ulster Bank Proposals
The Financial Services Union (FSU) has described Ulster Bank's plans to close its debt management service in Belfast as a "bad proposal". The bank is proposing to move over 50 roles to Birmingham and Rotherham and a reorganisation in its call centre operations may also see another three positions lost.
28 June 2017
Two Men Arrested Over Attempted Murder Of PSNI Officer
Two men have been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a police officer. The attack happened just outside a petrol station on the Crumlin Road on Sunday, 22 January. A community police officer sustained two bullet wounds to his arm in the attack.
28 June 2017
Woman Critical After Collision In L'Derry
A woman is in a critical condition after a two car crash in L'Derry. The collision happened on Victoria Road at around 7.30pm on Tuesday, 27 June. The 67-year-old is believed to have been the driver of the car. A passenger in the same vehicle was also taken to hospital, however his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
28 June 2017
Ed Sheeran To Play In Belfast Next Year
Ed Sheeran has announced he is to play in Belfast next year. He is to perform at Boucher Playing Fields on 09 May as part of his new UK and Europe stadium tour. He will also play at Dublin's Phoenix Park, Pairc ui Chaoimh in Cork and Pearse Stadium in Galway. Tickets go on sale on Saturday, 08 July, at 9am.
28 June 2017
Other News In Brief
Man Convicted Of Benefit Fraud A man has been convicted for claiming benefits he was not entitled to at Belfast Magistrates' Court. Paul McDonald claimed Jobseeker's Allowance and Housing Benefit totalling £3,092 while failing to declare employment. He was given a two year conditional discharge.
27 June 2017
Nelson Cheung Murder: Four People Sentenced
Four people have been sentenced over the murder of businessman Nelson Cheung. Mr Cheung, who owned a Chinese restaurant in Randalstown, was stabbed 18 times in January 2015. His wife Winnie was also hurt in the attack. Virgilio Correia was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the murder.
27 June 2017
NI Power Sharing Talks To Continue
Talks to restore power sharing in Northern Ireland are to continue at Stormont today, 27 June. The deadline for an agreement to be made is Thursday, 29 June. Negotiations are believed to have continued late into the night on Monday, 26 June, after a deal between the Conservatives and DUP was announced.