Northern Ireland News for August 2002 : Page 3

Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Book of Condolence for Soham schoolgirls kept open
The Book of Condolence in memory of Jessica Chapman and Holly Wells, which was opened earlier this week by Derry City Council, is to be extended for one week. The Mayor, Councillor Kathleen McCloskey...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Work on Comber Bypass gets underway
Construction work on the £4.9 million Comber Bypass got underway today when Regional Development Minister Peter Robinson cut the first sod on the scheme. The scheme, which involves the construction o...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Pollution problems over planning applications addressed
Two executive departments have joined forces in a move is designed to reduce waiting lists for planning proposals and in doing so have called for extra funding for the Water Service. The Department o...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Cramphorn delivers stark warning to Policing Board
The Acting Chief Constable of the PSNI has lambasted public representatives and the community at large for failing to confront the problems facing policing in Northern Ireland. In a robust statement ...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Best doing well after fresh health scare
Northern Ireland football legend George Best has undergone further treatment in hospital to prevent the spread of infection following his life-saving liver transplant. He was readmitted to the Cromw...
Business News, Aug 23, 2002
Firms place major focus on increasing margins
The latest Marketing Trends Survey has suggested that firms intend to concentrate most of their marketing efforts on achieving higher margins this year. According to the research on behalf of the Cha...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
NI creative industries encouraged to fulfil potential
The Permanent Secretary of the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Dr Aideen McGinley, has emphasised the importance of Northern Ireland’s creative industries’ sector fulfilling its potential. D...
Business News, Aug 23, 2002
Conference highlights £1.27bn SME sector funding
A major European conference next month aims to help small firms to access the £1.27 billion of cash aid available to SMEs throughout the UK. Lord Sainsbury, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for...
Business News, Aug 23, 2002
Entries sought for Queen's Award for Enterprise
Entries are still being sought for the 2003 Queen's Award for Enterprise. The deadline for the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2003 is fast approaching and entries must be received by midnight on 31 Oct...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Concerns grow over insurance costs for businesses
Business leaders and politicians have backed calls for an urgent assessment of the rising cost of business insurance. The Federation of Small Businesses say that small businesses are facing 500% incr...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Politicians unite in condemnation of paramilitary violence
Talks to try to bring an end to sectarian violence at interfaces have ended in general agreement but without a definitive action plan, however the main political parties are expected to continue discu...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 23, 2002
Unrest leaves PSNI unable to perform 'day-to-day' policing
Following on from the Acting Chief Constable's candid assessment of policing difficulties at a meeting with the Policing Board yesterday, manpower levels within the PSNI have been brought into focus. ...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Real IRA admit to murder of David Caldwell
The Real IRA have confirmed that they planted the booby-trapped bomb which killed civilian building contractor David Caldwell in Co Londonderry three weeks ago. A man claiming to represent the dissid...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Prisoner details could be released to victims
Victims of crime could receive information about the release of prisoners as early as next Spring, if proposals announced today from the Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) receive approval. Under...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Derry joins forces with Europe for funding bid
Mayor of Derry, Cllr Kathleen McCloskey has returned from France after signing a protocol between Derry, Chalon-sur-Saone (Burgundy) and Anderlecht (Brussels). The protocol forms the basis of a joint...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Local health projects receive £7 million lottery boost
The New Opportunities Fund have announced that 12 health schemes in some of the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland will benefit from a lottery windfall of almost £7 million. Twelve schemes in Be...
Recruitment News, Aug 22, 2002
Venture Funds help Irish employment levels
Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise Trade and Employment, Mary Harney, recently announced that total investment made in 2001 by the Enterprise Ireland partnership funds with the private sector amount...
Recruitment News, Aug 22, 2002
Celestica to axe 250 jobs in north Dublin
Electronics company Celestica has announced that it is to shed up to half of its 500-strong workforce in north Dublin. The company blamed the jobs cut on a poor trading conditions and said a global r...
Business News, Aug 22, 2002
ACCA warn EU directive could lead to unemployment spiral
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has warned that an new EU directive – the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) – could result in increased unemployment if it is adopted in the UK. ...
Business News, Aug 22, 2002
BIA opens £200,000 business lounge
Belfast International Airport (BIA) has opened Northern Ireland's first-ever lounge facility available to all passengers flying on any ticket type with any airline. The pay-to-use Fitzwilliam Lounge...
Business News, Aug 22, 2002
EDC merges with Black Box Corporation
Local networking specialist, EDC Communications, has announced that it has merged with international technical service giant, Black Box Corporation. EDC, established in Antrim in 1989 and Dublin in 1...
Business News, Aug 22, 2002
Sodexho Chief Executive pays first visit to province
Mark Shipman, the newly appointed Chief Executive of Sodexho UK and Ireland, has made his first visit to Northern Ireland. During the recent visit Mr Shipman met with the Sodexho's Northern Ireland C...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
SDLP to meet NIO Minister over interface violence
As sectarian violence continued unabated last night, the latest round of talks between NIO ministers and political representatives aimed at defusing the worsening situation along interface areas will ...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Protests set to highlight plight of farming industry
Groups of farmers, protesting against the current downturn in the meat market, are expected to hold demonstration at Stormont Buildings tomorrow afternoon. In a coordinated protest across the UK, Fa...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Firefighters to march through Belfast in pay protest
Northern Ireland’s firefighters are set to march through Belfast city centre on Saturday to demand better pay conditions. The march is not only aimed at gaining a pay rise for the country’s 2,000 uni...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Police fire 27 baton rounds as mob violence flares in east Belfast
Sectarian violence in east Belfast reached a new low yesterday, with police officers firing 27 baton rounds in an attempt to control mobs during rioting which lasted for over six hours. Last night's ...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Masked gang beat woman in front of teenage daughter
A woman has been severely beaten in front of her teenage daughter in a paramilitary-style attack in Belfast. The 30-year-old woman was beaten by a gang of up to 10 masked men who broke into her Tame...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 22, 2002
Lennon quits Northern Ireland football after death threat
Northern Ireland football captain Neil Lennon has stated that he will never play for Northern Ireland again, after he withdrew from an international friendly last night following a threat on his life....
Business News, Aug 21, 2002
bmi fare shake-up
Reflecting the fare system favoured by low-cost carriers, bmi british midland have introduced a simple one-way fare structure. The move heralds the start of even lower fares for both domestic and Eur...
Northern Ireland News, Aug 21, 2002
Elderly nursing charge Bill slammed
A Bill, containing proposals to "substantially reduce care costs for people who pay for their care in nursing homes" has been slammed as misleading by health care organisations. The Health and Person...