Northern Ireland News for July 2019

Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
NI Ambulance Service Recruiting Helicopter Paramedics
Northern Ireland Ambulance Service is recruiting for new helicopter paramedics to be based at the Air Ambulance base at Maze Long Kesh in Lisburn and Emergency Ambulance Control at NIAS HQ in Belfast....
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
Ballagh Road Closed Following Crash
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a serious road traffic collision in Newcastle, Co Down. The Ballagh Road has been closed and motorists are being advised to avoid the area. A...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
Thunderstorm Warning Issued For NI
Northern Ireland is set to be battered by heavy showers and thunderstorms this weekend. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to take effect from 7pm on Friday and last until 10am on Sat...
Business News, Jul 19, 2019
Trade NI Issue Plea For Stormont Deal
A coalition of business bodies has called on Northern Ireland's political parties to reach agreement and "do the deal", as negotiations to restore power-sharing continue. Three months since the tragi...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
£150k Worth Of Drugs Seized In North Belfast
Police have seized drugs worth an estimated £150,000 during two planned searches in north Belfast on Thursday 18 July. A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a series of drugs offences after ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
Investigation After Man Dies At NI Harbour
An investigation is underway after a man died at Warrenpoint Harbour, County Down. Emergency services attended the scene at around 2.30pm on Thursday afternoon, 18 July. The casualty is believed to ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
109 NI Drivers Clocked At 100mph Last Year
The PSNI detected more than 100 motorists speeding at over 100mph last year. The speeding figures, released by road safety charity Brake, show that 109 drivers were clocked driving in excess of 100mp...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
NI Equal Marriage & Abortion Bills Passed In Commons
MPs in Westminster have approved a series of changes to the Northern Ireland (Executive Formation) Bill- including on same-sex marriage and abortion liberalisation- by a majority of 263 votes. The 32...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 19, 2019
Other News In Brief
Bradley Urged To 'Move Immediately' On HIA Redress The British Secretary of State Karen Bradley must now move immediately to assist victims and survivors of Historical Institutional Abuse, S...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Reports Of Children Playing On Railway Lines
The PSNI has issued a safety warning after two reports of children playing on railway lines in Newry. Youngsters are believed to have taken to playing in and around the Dorans Hill and Low Road areas...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Appeal As Goose Attacked In Ballymena
Police have said a goose may have to be euthanised after having its limbs broken during an attack in County Antrim. The incident, which occurred in People's Park Ballymena shortly after 8.30pm last n...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Demand Growing For Needle Exchange Services
Health officials have reported a growth in demand for needle and syringe exchange schemes (NSES) across Northern Ireland. A total of 30,065 visits were made to exchange needles and syringes at the 2...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Uniform Exchange Helps Families Cut Costs
A uniform exchange scheme is helping families in County Antrim cut the cost of going back to school. With household budgets under more pressure and uniforms costing upwards of £250 per child, kitting...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
NIFRS Record 40% Drop In Bonfire Incidents
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service has recorded the lowest number of bonfire related incidents in the past four years. Figures released pertaining to callouts on Thursday 11 July, as the loya...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Police Probe Sectarian Attack On Co Antrim Home
An attack on a house in County Antrim is being investigated by police as a sectarian hate crime. A window was broken and paint thrown at a property in Sunnylands Grove, Carrickfergus at around 11.55p...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Round One Underway At Royal Portrush
The 148th Open Championship got underway this morning as Northern Ireland man Darren Clarke teed off at 6.35am. Following days of practice, the serious action begun at the Dunluce course, with the gr...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Arrest As Taxi Driver Robbed At Gunpoint
A man has been arrested after a taxi driver was struck in the face with a gun and robbed in Antrim. The incident took place at around 00.30 this morning, 18 July, when a driver collected two males an...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Pancreatic Cancer Patients To Trial Exercise Treatment
Northern Ireland patients dealing with pancreatic cancer are set to be the first in the UK to trial a new innovative exercise programme to aid their recovery. It comes as researchers from Queen's Uni...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 18, 2019
Other News In Brief
Advice Issued Amid Reports Of Spiked Drinks The PSNI has advised members of the public to remain vigilant while on nights out amid reports of drink spiking. Several reports concerning the cri...
Business News, Jul 18, 2019
Forensic Science Opportunity For Local Innovators
Up to four local innovative business suppliers can soon make use of an opportunity to work with Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI). FSNI provides scientific services and expertise to assist in ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Record Breaking Crowds Attend The Open
The amount of people flocking to Royal Portrush to witness golfing history at The 148th Open this week has set a new attendance record for a Championship staged outside St Andrews. Practice days alon...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Govt Urged To Implement Pensions For Victims
The UK Government has been urged to implement a pension scheme for those who were severely and permanently injured as a result of The Troubles. Publishing advice to Government, the Victims Commission...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Appeal As Man Struck By Passing Vehicle
Police are seeking a driver who struck a man with their vehicle as he checked a tyre at a roadside in County L'Derry. The man was knocked unconscious during the incident on the Draperstown Road, Magh...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Police Warning As Drunk Driver Caught
Police in County Tyrone have warned against drink driving and urged the public to report suspicions of the crime after a drunk driver was apprehended in County Tyrone. A "selfish drunk" made his way ...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Sounds Of Summer Launched In Belfast
A programme of live music performances in the heart of Belfast are set to bring the city centre alive with the sounds of summer. With opera, rock, ceilidhs and choirs, there will be something for eve...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Teacher Settles Sex Discrimination Case For £5k
A schoolteacher at a Northern Ireland grammar school who was overlooked for a promotion due to indirect sex discrimination has settled her case for £5,000. Catherine McCormick raised the complaint ag...
Business News, Jul 17, 2019
£165m Broadband Project 'Will Do Wonders' For Business
A business chief has welcomed the launch of a £165 million broadband rollout scheme in Northern Ireland. Angela McGowan, NI Director of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), said the project w...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
No Meetings Took Place Between Police & UVF
A senior PSNI officer has dismissed claims of formal meetings with the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) during a bonfire dispute in east Belfast. Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd issued a statement in...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
New Police Ombudsman Appointed
Marie Anderson has taken up her new role as Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland. The former Public Services Ombudsman succeeds Dr Michael Maguire and is the fourth person to hold the position. Her...
Northern Ireland News, Jul 17, 2019
Warning As Male Con Artists Target Retailers
Police have issued a warning after reports of a man, who may be working as part of a larger group, using distraction techniques to con cashiers out of money. According to an officer from PSNI Fermana...