Northern Ireland News for January 2019

Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
Homeless Man Found Dead In Belfast City Centre
Police are investigating the sudden death of a man in Belfast City Centre. Officers and forensic teams attended the scene at High Street on the morning of Friday 18 January, where his body was found ...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
DoH Allocates Extra £3m To Cope With Winter Pressures
The Department of Health (DoH) has allocated an extra £3 million in funding to help health and social care services in Northern Ireland cope with increased pressures over winter. Hospitals in the reg...
Business News, Jan 18, 2019
Applications Welcomed For Antrim Town Centre Business Awards
Applications are being welcomed for this year's Antrim Town Centre Business Awards. Organised by Antrim and Newtonabbey Borough Council, the awards celebrate the businesses that serve Antrim town ce...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
Simon Coveney: Backstop 'Essential' In Withdrawal Agreement
Ireland's Foreign Affairs minister has stressed the importance of the border backstop as part of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement, which he maintains is not up for renegotiation. The backstop is a mea...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
New Vegan Factory In Downpatrick Creates 90 Jobs
A Northern Ireland meat company is opening a new vegan factory in County Down in a £3 million investment set to create up to 90 jobs. Finnebrogue Artisan, which was first known for its venison produc...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
EA Decision To Drop Irish Deemed 'Unacceptable' By Sinn Fein
A decision by the Education Authority (EA) to drop Irish Language translations from its branding has been slammed by Sinn Fein. The move was initially linked to the change in education ministers when...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
Concern Over Rise In Drug & Alcohol Related Deaths
An SDLP MLA is urging members of the public to "wake up to the deadly dangers of drug and alcohol misuse" after a spate of deaths related to addiction in recent weeks. Mark Durkan's comments follow t...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
Police Dog Deployed After South Belfast Attack
Police investigating a reported assault in south Belfast are appealing to the two people who reported the incident to come forward. The attack is believed to have happened in the area around Shaws Br...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 18, 2019
Other News In Brief
Two Hospitalised After Four Vehicle Crash In L'Derry Two people have been taken to hospital following a four vehicle crash on the Buncrana Road in L'Derry. Police and the Northern Ireland Amb...
Feature News, Jan 18, 2019
Family Activities To See You Through Winter
Rather than wallowing in the January blues, a New Year is a perfect time to renew your sense of adventure and plan some fun-filled activities to enjoy with your family. Why not swap the vario...
Business News, Jan 17, 2019
DELI-LITES Creates 20 New Jobs In Warrenpoint Expansion
DELI-LITES Ireland is expanding its headquarters in Warrenpoint, creating 20 new full time jobs. The food-to-go company secured a £250,000 investment to develop a new innovation hub and deliver majo...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
Man Suffers Facial Injuries In Belfast City Centre Attack
A man is recovering after he was attacked by two men in Belfast city centre in the early hours of Sunday 13 January. The victim, aged in his 30's, was attacked in the Donegall Place East area at arou...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
DUP Urge PM To Strike New Deal In 'Useful Discussion'
DUP leader Arlene Foster has described her meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May regarding the Government's Brexit strategy as a "useful discussion". The party, which props up the Conservatives, me...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
PSNI Release E-fit Of Men Who Misled Woman To Gain Entry To Her Home
Police are appealing for help in identifying two men who posed as gas workers to gain entry to a woman's home in Newtownards. The pair reportedly called at a property in Manor Court on Friday 04 Janu...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
'Disastrous' Brexit Deadlock Blamed For Insurance 'Green Cards'
Political representatives in Northern Ireland have expressed outrage at the potential implications of a no-deal Brexit on cross-border travel, and laid the blame at the door of politicians in Westmins...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
NI Drivers May Need 'Green Card' To Travel Across The Border
Drivers from Northern Ireland may need to purchase a "green card" to allow them to travel to the Republic after Brexit, insurers have warned. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said that cross...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
Brexit: SDLP Urge Parliament To Secure Backstop
SDLP leader Colum Eastwood has written to both the Conservative and Labour Party leaders amid the ongoing Brexit chaos, urging them to uphold the backstop mechanism within the Withdrawal Agreement. I...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
UUP Slam 'Failed' Welfare Reform After Damning Report
A report from the Audit Office has warned that Northern Ireland is not benefiting from welfare reform, prompting the Ulster Unionists to call for the "chaotic" system to be suspended. The programme o...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 17, 2019
Other News In Brief
Nominations Open For Belfast Sport Awards 2019 The nominations for the Belfast City Council Sport Awards are officially open, after Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey launched the 2019 phase on Thursda...
Business News, Jan 16, 2019
£750K For Innovative QUB Agri-Food Research Projects
Over £750,000 of funding has been awarded to three agri-food research projects at Queen's University Belfast as part of a research alliance with Ireland and the United States. The US-Ireland Research...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Four Men Jailed For Life Over Loyalist Feud Killing
Four men from County Down have been jailed for life for their involvement in the May 2017 murder of Colin Horner. The 35-year-old was gunned down in front of his young son in a supermarket carpark on...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Weather Warning Issued For Risk Of Ice In NI
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Northern Ireland for later today, 16 January, as well as Thursday. Icy patches are expected to develop this evening, prompting the warning which...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
NI Parties Divided On Best Way Ahead Following Meaningful Vote
Northern Ireland's political parties are divided on the best course of action following the crushing defeat of Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal. Leaders of the Alliance and Green parties have...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Alliance Call For Breakdown Of Taboo Surrounding Alcohol Addiction
The Alliance party is calling for an end to the stigma that surrounds alcohol addiction, after it was revealed that the number of deaths in Northern Ireland related to the problem has reached the high...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Five Arrested After County Down Burglary
Five men have been arrested by police investigating an aggravated burglary in a County Down village that occurred two years ago. The arrests were made after officers searched a number of properties i...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Brexit: PM Facing No Confidence Vote After Huge Defeat
Prime Minister Theresa May's government will face a vote of no confidence later today after MP's voted down her Brexit deal. Following the agreement setting out the terms of the UK's divorce from the...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Teenage Boy Charged With 'Threat To Kill' After Incident At NI School
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with a range of offences, including issuing threats to kill, following an incident outside a Northern Ireland school on Tuesday 15 January. The past pupil of Lismor...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 16, 2019
Other News In Brief
Boy Injured At Birth Set For £5m Payout A six-year-old boy from County L'Derry who sustained life-changing injuries during birth is to be awarded almost £5 million in damages. The child was s...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 15, 2019
Teenager Arrested After Incident Outside NI School
A teenager has been arrested outside a school in County Armagh. The 14-year-old past pupil of Lismore Comprehensive School in Craigavon was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon ...
Northern Ireland News, Jan 15, 2019
Police Appeal After Woman Scammed Out Of £45k
The PSNI has appealed to the public to be on the lookout for scams after a woman in her 70's was swindled out of almost £45,000. The victim, who is from the Craigavon area, received a call from a man...