Northern Ireland News for July 2017

Recruitment News, Jul 31, 2017
Jobs Created At New Synexa IHQ
Synexa Life Sciences have announced the opening of a new International Head Office in Dublin, with the creation of a number of new jobs. The centre will house Synexa's global business development act...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
PSNI Issue Warning Over HMRC Payment Scam
The PSNI have urged the public to protect themselves against fraudsters claiming to represent HMRC and trick them into making a bogus payment. Police report that people are being contacted in a varie...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Woman 'Badly Shaken' After Armed Robbery In Newry
A woman has been left badly shaken following a robbery at her home in Newry. Two male youths, one armed with a knife, entered the house in Maryvale Road area at around 8pm on Saturday, 29 July. They...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Man Arrested Following Car Dealership Burglary In Ballymena
A 28-year-old man has been arrested after a car dealership was burgled in Ballymena. Police were called to the Woodside Road area at around 1.40am following reports a burglary was in progress at the ...
Business News, Jul 31, 2017
Safety Of NI Beef Exports Formally Recognised By The EU
Northern Irish beef exporters can now trade with the lowest level status for BSE, following an endorsement by the European Union. The new risk status, the lowest available, was recognised by the Worl...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Sectarian Graffiti Daubed On Murals In L'Derry
Sectarian graffiti has been daubed on murals in the Bonds Street and Duddy’s Court areas of L'Derry. The words 'IRA' and 'IRA GHOST' were scrawled over murals and house doors overnight sometime betwe...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Major Resurfacing Scheme To Begin In Lurgan
A major resurfacing scheme is due to begin in Lurgan on Monday 07 August, the Department for Infrastructure has announced. The £230,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Flush Place and Queen Street/...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Survey Aims To Discover 'Wants, Needs And Satisfaction' Of Stormont Est Users
The Department of Finance has launched a survey to "better understand the wants, needs and satisfaction of Stormont Estate users". The department manages the Green Flag Award-winning public park in e...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Rory McIlroy 'Fires' Long-Term Caddie JP Fitzgerald
Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has reportedly fired his long-term caddie, JP Fitzgerald. According to Reuters, McIlroy will unveil his new caddie at the World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invit...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 31, 2017
Other News In Brief
Missing Newtownabbey Man Found A Newtownabbey man reported missing in the early hours of Saturday morning has been found. A number of search operations were launched for 31-year-old Gareth ...
Recruitment News, Jul 28, 2017
Irish Govt 'Failing Young People'
Labour has accused the Government of failing young people following the publication of Central Statistics Office (CSO) figures. Labour spokesperson on urban regeneration, Joe Costello, said: "The 201...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Masked Men Throw Device And Set Car On Fire In Co Antrim
A number of masked men smashed the window of a car, threw a device in and set it on fire in Co Antrim. The attack happened in the Castle View area of Glenarm just before 12.30am on Friday, 28 July. ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Chief Constable's Twitter Account 'Maliciously Hacked'
The PSNI have launched an investigation after the Chief Constable's Twitter account may have been "maliciously hacked". Police confirmed a tweet was posted on George Hamilton's account. Detective Ch...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Man Arrested In Connection With Co Down Drug Seizure
A 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a drug seizure in Holywood, Co Down. Officers from Bangor District Support Team carried out a search of a property in the West Link area of Holy...
Business News, Jul 28, 2017
Festival 'Plugs In To People Power'
Hundreds of local people are preparing to help deliver or participate in this year's Open House Festival Bangor, which gets underway on Tuesday 01 August. The town will host 141 events in ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Belfast Zoo 'Celebrating Conservation Success'
Belfast Zoo is "celebrating another conservation success" with the birth of five red squirrel kittens. The red squirrel, believed to have been native across Ireland for more than 10,000 years, is now...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Public Consultation Launches To Redevelop Portrush Train Station
A public consultation has been launched to redevelop Portrush Train Station, Co Antrim. Translink plans to invest £5.5million in the new development. Work on the new station is expected to be comple...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Slight Decline In NI Food And Processing Sector
Northern Ireland's food and drinks processing sector experienced a slight decline in 2016, a new report has revealed. Provisional estimates from the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural A...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Funeral Held For Dean McIlwaine
The funeral of Dean McIlwaine, whose body was found at Cave Hill Country Park on Saturday, 22 July, has taken place. Hundreds of people gathered to pay their final respects to the Newtownabbey man. ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 28, 2017
Other News In Brief
Freedom Of Movement 'Important' To NI – Farry Freedom of movement is "particularly important to the functioning of Northern Ireland", Alliance Deputy Leader and Brexit Spokesperson Stephen F...
Recruitment News, Jul 27, 2017
Irish Govt Urged To Remove Threat Of Workplace Tribunal Fees
SIPTU has called on the Government to remove the threat of workplace tribunal fees. Following a landmark ruling in the UK, which found that these charges mitigate against workers bringing such cases,...
Business News, Jul 27, 2017
NI Law Firm Welcomes Senior Solicitor Nóirín O'Neill
NI law firm, Paschal O'Hare Solicitors is pleased to welcome senior litigation solicitor and high profile cancer survivor, Nóirín O'Neill in to the team, who recently moved to Belfast from a well-know...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Belfast City Council To Meet Over Contentious Bonfires
A special meeting of Belfast City Council to discuss the issue of contentious bonfires is set to take place on Wednesday, 02 August. Making the announcement, Belfast Sinn Féin Councillor Jim McVeigh ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Funeral Held For Dean McIlwaine
The funeral for Dean McIlwaine has been held in Carnmoney. Mr McIlwaine (22) went missing on Thursday, 13 July and a number of large scale search operations were carried across the city. His body wa...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Record Number Of Belfast Parks Win Green Flag Award
A record number of parks in Belfast have been awarded the prestigious Green Flag Award this year, it has been announced. The Green Flag Award is an internationally recognised certification for enviro...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Household Waste Accounted For Almost 90% Of All Waste Collection
Councils in Northern Ireland collected more than 225,000 tonnes of municipal waste in the first three months of 2017, according to the latest figures published today by the Department of Agriculture, ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Beds Closed At Altnagelvin Area Hospital Amid Bug Outbreak
All non-urgent routine procedures have been cancelled at Altnagelvin Area Hospital in Londonderry in an effort to stop the spread of a vomiting bug. The Western Health Trust said that approximately 2...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Large Quantity Of Contraband Cigarettes And Tobacco Seized
Two men have been arrested in connection with the discovery of a large quantity of contraband cigarettes and tobacco in Belfast and North Down. Detectives from the Criminal Investigation Branch, inve...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
Appeal For Information Issued On Bonfire Night Assault
The PSNI in County Down have issued an appeal for information on the alleged assault of a woman in Killyleagh earlier this month. Posting on their Facebook page, PSNI Down said that at approximately ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 27, 2017
QUB Researcher Discovers Way To Convert Used Tinfoil Into Fuel
A researcher at Queen's University Belfast has discovered a way to convert dirty aluminium foil into fuel. The breakthrough could help to solve global waste and energy problems. Ahmed Osman, an Earl...