Northern Ireland News for September 2019

Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
PSNI & Garda Search For Murdered Belfast Woman
PSNI and Gardai officers are carrying out searches in Co Louth for a woman originally from Belfast who is believed to have been murdered. Saoirse Smyth was last seen in the city on 11 April 2017 and ...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
Man Armed With Samurai Sword Robs Off-Licence
Police are appealing for information after a man wielding a samurai sword robbed a business in east Belfast. An off-licence in the Woodstock Road area was targeted at around 8.45pm on Sunday evening,...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
Three Men Arrested Over 'Serious Sexual Assault' In Newtownards
Three men have been arrested on suspicion of rape after a serious sexual assault in Newtownards over the weekend. A young woman reported being assaulted by a number of men near Londonderry Park on t...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
Dungannon Woman Dies In One Vehicle Crash
An elderly Dungannon woman has died after being struck by a car on Sunday morning, 15 September. The incident happened in the Quintinmanus Road shortly before 11am involving a Renault Megane. The v...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
NI School Principals To Vote On Strike Action
A number of school principals in Northern Ireland are set to vote on strike action. The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) union is balloting its members, including many local school heads,...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
Pensioner Hospitalised Following Robbery In North Belfast
A woman in her 80s was taken to hospital after being pushed to the ground in a robbery in North Belfast. The incident happened near the Cliftonville Circus area of the Oldpark Road at around 7.25am o...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
BCC Extends Programmes To Help Boost Employment
Jobseekers across Belfast are being offered a helping hand into employment through a range of support initiatives offered by Belfast City Council. Five programmes are up and running to support young ...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 16, 2019
Other News In Brief
Scamwise Renew Warning Over Belfast Builder Scam Scamwiseni have renewed their call for vigilance regarding unsolicited correspondence after a suspected attempt to defraud a woman in Belfast. ...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
Five Arrested At Belfast International Airport
Five people have been arrested at Belfast International Airport on suspicion of importing counterfeit goods. Detectives from the PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force along with Border Force and HMRC ...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
Drugs Charity Issues Warning As Youths Hospitalised
A local drugs charity has issued a warning following overdoses linked to a batch of Pregabalin believed to be circulating the L'Derry area. Four young people are understood to have been admitted to h...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
Man Escapes Injury In Newtownards Shooting
A man has escaped injury after shots were fired at a house in Newtownards. A property in the Upper Greenwell Street area was targeted in the early hours of Friday morning, 13 September. While no inj...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
New Ways To Reuse Plastic Pioneered At QUB
As the world grows more conscious of plastic pollution, researchers at Queens University Belfast are pioneering new methods to transform single-use plastic items into a range of useful products. Wast...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
New Footage Released In Malcolm McKeown Murder Probe
Detectives investigating the shooting of Malcolm McKeown in Co Down last month have released new CCTV footage of events at the filling station where he was murdered. The father of three was struck do...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
Teens Charged Over Belfast Disorder
Two teenagers have been charged with offences relating to disorder in north Belfast this summer. Trouble erupted in the New Lodge area of the city on 08 August when contractors were sent in to disman...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
Suspect Due In Court Over Car-Bomb Murder Bid
A 38-year-old man is due in court for a number of offences, including attempted murder, after an under car-bomb was planted in a ploy to kill a serving PSNI officer. The suspect was detained in Belle...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 13, 2019
Other News In Brief
NI Council Warns Of Suspicious Emails A series of suspicious emails are circulating in the Fermanagh and Omagh area, the council has said. Customers and service users have reported reaching c...
Business News, Sep 13, 2019
Boost For Newry As Retailers Flock To The Buttercrane
Newry's retail offering is set for a boost with the opening of Lidl and Sports Direct at the Buttercrane Shopping Centre, subject to planning. The two companies will begin trading at the site in 2020...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
Royal Navy Contract Sparks Hope For H&W
The viability of under threat Belfast shipyard Harland and Wolff has been strengthened by a new contract to build Royal Navy frigates. A consortium which includes the company has won a £1.25bn contra...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
NI Films To Be Screened At London Festival
Two films produced in Northern Ireland have been selected for recognition at a London film festival. One of the projects, Lost Lives, is a cinematic homage to those who died during the Troubles and f...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
Fall In Number Of Smokers Trying To Quit
The number of people attempting to stop smoking in Northern Ireland has failed, official figures have revealed. In the period 2018/19, 13,860 smokers set a quit date using smoking cessation services,...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
Man Held Over Police Murder Bid In Belfast
A man has been arrested in County Fermanagh by detectives investigating the attempted murder of a police officer with an under-car bomb in east Belfast. The 38-year-old suspect was detained in Bellee...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
Green Party's Steven Agnew Steps Down As MLA
The former Green Party leader Steven Agnew is standing down from his role as an MLA for North Down. While Mr Agnew pursues a new career outside of politics, a new MLA for the area will be announced i...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
SDLP Brands Bridge To Scotland A 'Pathetic Distraction'
Renewed rhetoric about building a bridge linking Northern Ireland to Scotland has been slammed as a "pathetic distraction" tactic by the SDLP. Reports surfaced just this week that the UK Government i...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
Thieves Target City Centre Businesses
Electrical devices have been stolen from a number of commercial premises in Belfast City Centre, it has emerged. Damage was caused to the properties on Royal Avenue when they were targeted sometime b...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 12, 2019
Other News In Brief
SF Urge SoS To Protect Border Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Julian Smith was met with a loud and clear message from protestors against hardening the border during a visit to L'Derry ...
Business News, Sep 12, 2019
Co Down Firm Launches Recruitment Drive As Market Expands
A County Down based customer experience company is expanding its workforce with seven new recruits in order to meet increased global demand. Established in 2017, Veriteer employs 16 specialist staff ...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 11, 2019
51% Of NI Voters Back United Ireland
Just over half of people in Northern Ireland would vote for Irish unification, according to a new survey. The poll, published by Lord Ashcroft, found that 45% of people would want to stay in the UK, ...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 11, 2019
Man Charged Over City Centre Stabbing
A man in his twenties has been charged with attempted murder following a stabbing at an office building in Belfast City Centre on Tuesday. The incident occurred at around 2pm in the Scottish Providen...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 11, 2019
Suspect Arrested Over Strabane Mortar Bomb
Detectives investigating the discovery of a mortar bomb pointed in the direction of a police station in County Tyrone have arrested a 33-year-old man. The improvised explosive device was found in the...
Northern Ireland News, Sep 11, 2019
Research Highlights Need For Palliative Care Awareness
Enhanced public understanding of palliative care is required to improve provisions for end of life patients and their families in Northern Ireland, research conducted by Ulster University has found. ...