Northern Ireland News for March 2019

Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Man Critically Injured After Limavady Assault
A man has been left in critical condition after he was assaulted at a house in Limavady. The victim, a man in his 20s, suffered a serious head injury in the incident which occured in the Glenbeg Wal...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Antrim Charity Shop Targeted In 'Senseless' Arson Attack
Police in Antrim have slammed an arson attack on a charity shop as "senseless" and issued an appeal for witnesses. The Hospice Shop in Antrim town's Castle Mall was targeted on Thursday evening, 21 M...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Belfast Transport Hub Gets Green Light
Plans have moved forward for the new Belfast Transport Hub, a state-of-the-art centre that will replace the Europa Bus Centre and Great Victoria Street train station. The Department for Infrastructu...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Ongoing Police Operation Targets East Belfast UVF
Six people have been arrested as part of what police have described as a "significant operation" targeting the east Belfast UVF. Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force carried out six raids ...
Business News, Mar 22, 2019
Sales Development Programme Targets Lisburn Firms
Ten businesses in Lisburn have benefited from a Sales Development Programme organised by Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council. Companies from a range of sectors, including Professional Services, Renewa...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Digger Used To Steal ATM In County Antrim
Thieves have used a digger to steal an ATM machine from a bank in Newtownabbey. The theft occurred in the early hours of this morning, Friday 22 March, from the wall of a bank in Mallusk. Substantia...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
NI Kick Off Euro Qualifiers With Win Over Estonia
Northern Ireland have started their Euro 2020 qualifiers on a high with a 2-0 win over Estonia at Windsor Park. Michael O'Neill's team, who were drawn in Group C, got off to a positive start on Thurs...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Specialist Day Surgeries To Cut Waiting Lists
The Department of Health is accelerating plans to introduce specialist day surgeries to reduce patient waiting lists, with a public consultation expected before the end of 2019. It comes after electi...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 22, 2019
Other News In Brief
SDLP Welcome Announcement Of Day Surgery Hubs The SDLP has welcomed the Department of Health's announcement to progress plans for day surgery hubs to reduce hospital waiting lists. Elective c...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Police Say INLA Behind Jim Donegan's Murder
Police investigating the murder of Jim Donegan in west Belfast last December have said the INLA was responsible, while releasing new CCTV footage that shows a gunman waiting for the 43-year-old days b...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Bereaved Families Pay Tribute To Tragic Cookstown Teens
Families of the tree tragic teens who died in a crush at a St Patricks event on Sunday have paid tribute to their lost loved ones. The young victims, 16-year-old Connor Currie, 17-year-old Lauren Bul...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Fifth Of NI School Staff Assaulted Once A Week
One in five school staff in Northern Ireland are assaulted once a week, according to a recent survey. The Northern Ireland Committee of the Irish Committee of Trade Unions (ICTU) Education Group rele...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Armagh Firm Fined £50k After Man Dies In Workplace Accident
A company based in County Armagh has been fined £50,000 after an employee died when a two tonne pallet fell on top of him. Alan Little Ltd of Lurgan pleaded guilty after Jonathan Peden died during an...
Business News, Mar 21, 2019
HNH Creates 14 New Financial Service Roles With £1.3m Investment
Belfast-based financial services company HNH is set to create 14 new jobs as part of a £1.3 million export-focused investment. The jobs will offer a range of employment opportunities for both graduat...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Woman Suffers Life-Changing Injuries In Hit-And-Run
A 31-year-old woman has been hospitalised with serious and "potentially life changing" injuries after she was hit by a car that failed to stop. The incident happened on the Ormeau Road at around 10.5...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
PSNI To Make Crimestopper Appeal Over Jim Donegan's Murder
The PSNI is set to make an appeal for information on Crimewatch this evening, Thursday 21 March, regarding the murder of Jim Donegan in west Belfast last December. The 43-year-old was murdered as he ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Cookstown Hotel Owner Released On Police Bail
A 52-year-old hotel owner who was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after three teenagers died in an apparent crush has been released on police bail. Students Lauren Bullock, 17, Connor Currie, 1...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 21, 2019
Other News In Brief
SDLP Call For More Resources For Planning Departments SDLP Spokesperson for Infrastructure Sinead Bradley MLA has said that statistics published by the Department for Infrastructure, highlight...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Renewed Appeal For Witnesses After Pedestrian Killed In Toome
Police investigating a fatal collision in County Antrim over the weekend, in which a pedestrian was knocked down and killed, have issued a fresh appeal for information. 28-year-old Diarmuid McFall di...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
PM Requests Brexit Delay Until 30 June
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she has written to the European Union to request a three month delay to Brexit. The UK is due to leave the EU next Friday, 29 March, but the proposed del...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
SF: SoS Will Not Attempt To Restore Power-Sharing Before Elections
Sinn Fein has claimed that the Northern Ireland Secretary of State Karen Bradley has no plans to attempt to resolve the Stormont impasse until after the local elections in May. Party Vice-President M...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
UUP Call For End To Separated Prison Regime
The Ulster Unionist Party's Justice Spokesperson, Doug Beattie MC MLA, has repeated his call for an end to the separated regime for terrorist/paramilitary inmates in Northern Ireland's prisons.    It...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Belfast Zoo To Celebrate 85th Birthday With Family Fun Day
Belfast Zoo will soon be celebrating its 85th birthday with a fun filled adventure day offering a treasure hunt and 85 fantastic prizes. The birthday party will take place on Saturday 30 March and wi...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Two Held On Suspicion Of Manslaughter After Hotel Crush
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter by detectives investigating the deaths of three teenagers in a crush at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown. The teens- 16-year-old Connor Currie,...
Business News, Mar 20, 2019
NI Promoted In New York As Business Related Travel Location
A delegation of representatives from the tourism industry and meetings and incentives market is in New York this week to promote the region as "incentive ready" for North American buyers. Tourism NI ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Belfast Woman Left Shaken After Masked Men Break Into Home
A woman in her 70's has been left badly shaken after two masked men broke into her home in south Belfast. The PSNI were contacted after the burglary at a house in Castlecoole Park last night, Tuesday...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Investigation Into Dunmurry Care Home Extended
Detectives investigating allegations of the mistreatment of elderly residents at Dunmurry Manor Care Home have extended their probe. A Sinn Fein MLA has expressed concern after the investigation was ...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Elderly Woman Loses Sentimental Jewellery In Robbery
A 96-year-old woman has been left distressed after her house in south Belfast was targeted in a robbery. Intruders targeted the home on Finaghy Road South at around 9pm last Friday, 15 March, and sto...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 20, 2019
Other News In Brief
North-West Railway Line To Close For Essential Track Work Ongoing work on the North-West Transport Hub at the former Waterside Train Station in L'Derry is set to cause a line closure next week...
Northern Ireland News, Mar 19, 2019
Cookstown Tragedy: Over 160 Witnesses Traced
Police investigating the deaths of three teenagers in a crush at the Greenvale Hotel in Cookstown have identified over 160 witnesses. The community is mourning the loss of 16-year-old Connor Currie f...