Bookmark and Share
19/05/2017

Portadown Builder Jailed Over Death Of Worker

A Portadown building contractor has been ordered to serve 12 months in prison for the manslaughter of an employee who fell from a roof in Co Armagh, the Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday, 18 May.

Mr Norman McKenzie admitted the manslaughter of Petyo Hristanov on 20 January 2015.
News Image
The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland considered the earlier sentence of Mr McKenzie on 10 March 2017 to be unduly lenient and referred the case to the Court of Appeal for review of the sentence.

Mr McKenzie will serve 12 months behind bars and 12 months on licence.  In addition the court imposed sentences of six months imprisonment on each of the counts relating to Health and Safety offences to run concurrently with the twenty four months imposed on the count of manslaughter.  The fines previously imposed were removed.

(CD)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

21 September 2017
Police Appeal For Missing West Belfast Teen
Police have launched an appeal to help trace a missing 15-year-old from west Belfast. Gerard McCabe has been reported missing by his family and police have raised concerns. A PSNI spokesperson said: "Police are concerned for Gerard McCabe who has been reported missing by his family. He is 15 years of age and from West Belfast.
22 September 2017
Appeal Issued Over Hit And Run In West Belfast
Police are appealing for information following a hit and run incident in west Belfast. The incident happened on the Suffolk Road on Friday, 15 September. The PSNI are seeking to trace a silver or grey car that was involved in the collision. A pedestrian was injured and had to receive hospital treatment.
27 November 2002
Government unveils legislation for working parents
The government has announced it is preparing legislation that will give new and improved rights to working parents of young children in Northern Ireland. The Employment (Northern Ireland) Order 2002 includes a package of provisions aimed at helping parents of young children balance their parenting and employment responsibilities.
14 February 2003
Amateur footballer given 12 months probation for manslaughter
A west Belfast man has been given 12 months probation after an amateur footballer was killed during a match in October 2000.
20 September 2017
Other News In Brief
SDLP Welcomes Court Judgement Supporting A6 Scheme The SDLP has welcomed a court judgement supporting the A6 L'Derry to Belfast Road project. West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan said it is a "critical infrastructure" scheme for the North West.
28 March 2007
Carrickfergus 'pimp' jailed for four months
A man has been jailed for four months after being convicted of the offence of controlling prostitutes for gain. Michael Hill, 39, of Plantation Avenue, Carrickfergus began hiring out limos for stag parties but ended up managing prostitutes from two apartments in the city centre.
13 June 2007
Sex shop owner fined over unclassified DVDs
A Belfast sex shop owner was fined a total of £2,000 at Belfast’s Magistrates Court after more than 500 videos and DVDs were seized from his premises. Brian Hope, the owner of stores ‘Naughty Butt Nice’ at 2 Smithfield Square, Belfast and ‘Gresham Bookshop’ at 2 Gresham Street pleaded guilty to 16 charges under the video recordings act.
06 February 2007
NI faces fines over sewage treatment
Northern Ireland is to face major fines after a European Court criticised the poor sewage treatment systems in place in the province. The European Court of Justice found that nine areas in the province had environmental breaches in their sewage system including areas in County Down, County Antrim, County Tyrone and County Londonderry.
01 December 2004
Recycling rate increases by 75% in 12 months
Belfast City Council has hailed figures that show a 75% increase in recycling as an "early Christmas present for the environment". The Council reported that recycling rates have increased dramatically over the past year. The amount of waste diverted away from landfill for recycling has increased by almost 75% over the past 12 months.
10 July 2001
ORANGE DOUBLES LOCAL CUSTOMER BASE IN 12 MONTHS
ORANGE has more than doubled its Northern Ireland customer base in the space of 12 months, according to the latest customer statistics releases by the company.
23 June 2016
NI Golfer Graeme McDowell Withdraws From 2016 Rio Olympics
Northern Ireland golfer Graeme McDowell has confirmed he will not be participating in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The news comes after Rory McIlroy said he will also not be taking part due to concerns over the Zika virus.
15 May 2014
UTV Posts Growth In Q1 2014
UTV Media has announced growth in its British and Irish radio stations and in television for the first three months of 2014. 'Radio GB' revenues grew by 10% in the three months to March, the company said. Its talkSPORT channel experienced an increase of 16% in revenue over the quarter, reflecting growth of 3% in the national market.
25 January 2010
Placement Employers To Be Recognised
The hunt is on to find the top 'placement employer'. The University of Ulster has just opened nominations for the prestigious awards noting that the accolades are designed to recognise the contribution that employers have made to student development through work experience in the past 12 months.
04 March 2008
Westlink Roadworks Ahead Of Schedule
Massive roadworks on Northern Ireland's busiest road are to be completed six months ahead of schedule, it emerged yesterday. The construction of the Broadway underpass at Belfast's Westlink is also expected to finish six months early, opening to traffic in August.
07 December 2006
Hospital waiting lists continue to fall
Waiting times for surgery and outpatient appointments have continued to decrease according to the latest quarterly statistics. The number of people waiting more than six months for surgery at the end of September 2006 fell to 3,786, a drop of 1,358, down 26.4% compared to the previous quarter.