Northern Ireland News for May 2021

Northern Ireland News, May 6, 2021
30 Times More People Waiting Over 6 Months For Heart Surgery
30 times more people are waiting over six months for heart surgery in Northern Ireland than a year ago, according to analysis by British Heart Foundation (BHF) Northern Ireland. The latest figures sh...
Northern Ireland News, May 6, 2021
Human Rights Commission Challenges Law On Offenders Rehabilitation In NI
The Human Rights Commission is challenging the current law on the rehabilitation of offenders in Northern Ireland. The current law prevents any convictions of more than 30 months in prison from ever...
Northern Ireland News, May 6, 2021
'Investigative Failures' By Police Found Over Four Deaths
Significant operational and investigative failures by the police over the deaths of four people during severe disorder in Belfast in August 1969 have been found, according to the Police Ombudsman. In...
Northern Ireland News, May 6, 2021
Man Attacked In Ballymena
A man has been attacked by two intruders who forced their way into a house in Ballymena. The victim was punched in the face and beaten with a baseball bat at a property on Princess Street at around 6...
Business News, May 5, 2021
New Grant Scheme To Support Businesses And Implement Digital Technologies Launches
A new Invest Northern Ireland grant scheme to support businesses to investigate and implement new digital technologies that will improve business operations has been launched. The specific aim of the...
Northern Ireland News, May 5, 2021
Nigel Dodds To Step Down As DUP Deputy Leader
Nigel Dodds has announced he is to step down as deputy leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). He said he will not be seeking re-election when the position and leadership role are voted on nex...
Northern Ireland News, May 5, 2021
New Route Announced From Belfast To Cardiff
A new route from Belfast City Airport to Cardiff is to launch this summer. Stobart Air, operator of Aer Lingus Regional routes, confirmed flights to the Welsh capital will commence on 28 June and wil...
Northern Ireland News, May 5, 2021
Debenhams To Close All Stores On 15 May
Debenhams has confirmed that all of its stores will close on 15 May. The department store has said its 49 last remaining outlets will close on 12 May and 15 May, following on from closures this week....
Northern Ireland News, May 5, 2021
L'Derry Sinn Fein MLAs Will Not Stand For Party At Next Assembly Election
Sinn Fein MLAs Martina Anderson and Karen Mullan will not stand for the party at the next assembly election. The decision was made after a party review revealed election disappointments in L'Derry. ...
Northern Ireland News, May 5, 2021
New Searches Underway In Ballyhalbert For Missing Lisa Dorrian
Detectives investigating the murder of Lisa Dorrian are conducting further searches in Ballyhalbert. Ms Dorrian was 25 when she disappeared after attending a party at a caravan park in Ballyhalbert. ...
Northern Ireland News, May 5, 2021
Security Alert Ongoing In Coleraine
A number of homes have been evacuated following the discovery of a suspicious object in Coleraine. The object was found in the Brook Street area today, 05 May. Police are at the scene and the street...
Northern Ireland News, May 4, 2021
Date For DUP Leadership Election To Be Discussed
Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) officers are to meet today, 04 May, to discuss the date of its leadership election, according to reports. Stormont Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots and MP Sir Jeffrey ...
Northern Ireland News, May 4, 2021
David Savage Appointed New Governor Of Maghaberry Prison
A new Governor of Maghaberry Prison has been appointed. The Northern Ireland Prison Service (NIPS) selected David Savage as the new Governor and he took up the post on Monday 03 May having served as ...
Northern Ireland News, May 4, 2021
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson Enters DUP Leadership Contest
Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has announced that he will be a candidate to succeed Arlene Foster as leader of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP). NI's agriculture minuter Edwin Poots also declared his candi...
Northern Ireland News, May 4, 2021
Man Charged With Over 60 Offences After Gun Incident
A man, aged 32, has been charged with over 60 offences following a gun incident in north Belfast. Two shots were fired in the Silverstream Road/ Manor Street area of the city at around 10.30am on Sun...
Northern Ireland News, May 4, 2021
Tributes To Denis Lynn Following Quad Bike Accident
Tribute has been paid to the Founder and Chairman of Finnebrogue Artisan Denis Lynn who died following a quad bike accident. His firm, based outside Downpatrick, employs around 1,000 people across fo...
Northern Ireland News, May 4, 2021
Man Stabbed During Attack In East Belfast
A man, aged in his 40's, has been stabbed during an attack in east Belfast. The victim was chased by a number of men from the Killagan Bend in the Cregagh area area, heading towards the Greenway just...