Northern Ireland News for June 2019

Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
PSNI Urge Vigilance Amid Spate Of Burglaries
Police in the Newry, Mourne and Down area are urging members of the public to be vigilant following a spate of burglaries in recent days. A total of eight incidents were reported over the weekend, so...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
SF Slam TV Licence Plans
A Sinn Fein MLA has hit out at plans to scrap free TV licences for some over 75s. Foyle MLA Karen Mullan was speaking after joining trade unions at a rally outside BBC Radio Foyle in L'Derry today, T...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Snake Found In NI Street
A snake has been bagged as evidence after it was found on a street in County Armagh. The reptile was discovered when officers noticed a couple of suspicious males in Ulsterville Park, Portadown on th...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Property Developer Raises Funds For Sick Children
A Northern Ireland Property Developer is on track to raise £30,000 to make the dreams of life limited and terminally ill children come true. Five employees from Ballyclare-based Hagan Homes abseiled ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Council To Help Kick Start New Firms
A free programme launched this week by Belfast City Council is offering financial incentives of £1,500 to help budding entrepreneurs kick start their business. The KickStart programme will also provi...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
NI Woman Scammed Out Of £300k
A woman from Northern Ireland who fell victim to an online romance scam has been swindled out of more than £300,000. The fraudulent activity took place over the course of three years after the woman ...
Business News, Jun 25, 2019
Software Firm Brings 100 Jobs To Belfast
An America software firm has announced an operational expansion to Belfast that will create 100 jobs. Dynamic Signal, a leading Employee Communication and Engagement Platform, offers technology that ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Warning As Schoolchild Knocked Down
The PSNI has warned motorists to take care on the roads after a schoolchild was knocked down when getting off a bus yesterday, Monday 24 June. The pupil was struck by a car shortly after disembarking...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Drivers Urged To Attend MOT Appointments
Drivers in Northern Ireland are being urged to ensure they attend their scheduled MOT appointments in order to clear the backlog for tests. It comes after a number of test centres opted to open on Su...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Engagement To Continue On Breast & Stroke Services
The Department of Health has announced three additional public engagement events for the reshaping of stroke and breast assessment services. The proposed changes to stroke care would involve hyperacu...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 25, 2019
Other News In Brief
Main NI Route Diverted After Multi Vehicle Crash Diversions have been put in place this afternoon after a serious road traffic collision on the A6 near Toome in County Antrim. The multi vehic...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Thunderstorm Warning Issued For NI
Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to hit Northern Ireland today, Monday 24 June, as the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning. The alert covers the entire region and is in place unti...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Over 1,400 Arrests For Drink Or Drug Driving
Over 1,400 people have been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol so far in Northern Ireland this year, police have said. The figures were launched as the PSNI participates in ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
SDLP Demand Action On Heroin Abuse
An SDLP MLA has called for urgent action on the problem of heroin addiction and abuse in the Belfast and Northern Health Trust areas. East L'Derry MLA John Dallat's comments come after he received in...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Reported Cases Of Whooping Cough Almost Triple
The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding expectant mothers to get the whooping cough vaccine after 44 cases of the disease were reported so far this year. The figure marks a significant rise compa...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Golfing Greats Honoured In Digital Tribute
With The 148th Open at Royal Portrush set to shine a global spotlight on Northern Ireland like never before, a tribute to four of the region's global golfing legends has been unveiled. In a specially...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
'Suspicious Object' Sparks Belfast Security Alert
Police are dealing with a security alert in west Belfast this morning, Monday 24 June. An operation was sparked following the discovery of a suspicious object in the Old Colin area of Dunmurry. Part...
Business News, Jun 24, 2019
Applications Open For Applied AI Growth Scheme
Firms operating in the area of Artificial Intelligence in Northern Ireland can now apply for Tech Nation's Applied AI Growth Programme. Tech Nation is the leading scale up network for UK entrepreneur...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Police Name Lisburn Murder Victim
Police have confirmed the identity of a man murdered in Lisburn on Friday 21 June. 50-year-old Paul Smyth was found in his living room in the Coulson Avenue area at around 8.45pm. Speaking on Sunday ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Appeal After Belfast Arson Attack
Police are appealing for information following an arson attack in Belfast. Reports emerged that a property in Pretoria Street was on fire in the early hours of Sunday morning, 23 June. The Northern ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Anger As 'Soldier F' Banner Appears In Belfast
Calls have been issued for the removal of a banner linked to 'Soldier F' that appeared on a busy road in Belfast over the weekend. The banner featuring the Parachute Regiment emblem was put up on the...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 24, 2019
Other News In Brief
Roads Reopen After West Belfast Security Alert A number of roads on the outskirts of west Belfast have reopened following a security alert earlier this morning. Army bomb experts attended the...
Business News, Jun 21, 2019
DAERA Publish Guide To Importing Wood Products
The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a field guide for forestry traders importing wood and bark into Northern Ireland. The NI Wood and Bark Import Requir...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
Rainbow Flag To Fly From City Hall
The rainbow flag is set to fly from Belfast City Hall on Pride Day this summer in a first for Northern Ireland. Belfast City Council took the decision to fly the symbol linked with the LGBTQ+ communi...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
Officials Apologise As A&E Waiting Times Grow
Health officials have apologised after over 25,000 people waited more than 12 hours for treatment at Emergency Departments in Northern Ireland last year. Figures released by the Department of Health ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
Police Hunt Man After Belfast Burglary
Police are hunting a man following an aggravated burglary in Belfast early this morning, Friday 21 June. It was reported that a man armed with a knife entered a property in the Palestine Street area ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
Suspended Sentence For Benefit Fraud Conviction
A man has been given a suspended sentence for claiming over £6,000 in benefits he was not entitled to. 61-year-old Sean Donnelly of Adair Gardens in Cookstown claimed Disability Living Allowance tota...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
NI Netball Stars Set For World Cup
A Northern Ireland squad is set to compete among sixteen netball teams at the World Cup in Liverpool next month. Founded in 1955, the NI national team is currently ranked eighth in the world and qual...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
Two Sudden Deaths Investigated By Police
Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the sudden deaths of two people in west Belfast. The two bodies, understood to be a man and woman, were discovered at a house in Woodside Drive ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 21, 2019
L'Derry Raids As Police Probe INLA Activity
Police investigating INLA activity have seized a number of items during six searches in L'Derry. Supported by HMRC officers, the PSNI's Organised Crime Unit recovered various items during four of the...