Northern Ireland News for June 2021

Northern Ireland News, Jun 18, 2021
Edwin Poots Resigns DUP Leadership
Edwin Poots has resigned as leader of the DUP after just 21 days in office, following what has been described as an "internal party revolt". According to reports, an urgent party meeting was held on ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 18, 2021
99% Of P7 Children Get 1st Preference School
99% of all current Primary 7 children have achieved a place in their first preference school, according to the 2021 post primary transfer process. Commenting on the transfer process and addressing is...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 18, 2021
Two Men Arrested In Joint Operation With Romanian Authorities
Two search operations have been carried out in Belfast by PSNI officers as part of a joint operation with judicial authorities and police in Romania. During the operation, two men aged 29 and 34 were...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 18, 2021
Infrastructure Minister Visits Historic Crumlin Road Gaol
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has taken a tour of the historic Crumlin Road Gaol Visitor Attraction and Conference Centre which has reopened to visitors. Following his visit to the Gaol, Nor...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 18, 2021
Additional Funding Secured For Clinical Academic Training Programme
Additional funding of £385,000 to expand the Clinical Academic Training Programme has been announced by Health Minister Robin Swann. This funding will also facilitate a short-term increase in the Gen...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 18, 2021
Manufacturing And Engineering Vital To NI's Economic Recovery
Advanced manufacturing and engineering is vital to Northern Ireland's economic recovery, Economy Minister Paul Frew. Minister Frew was speaking after visits to Gray & Adams Ireland Ltd in Newtownabbe...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 17, 2021
EU And UK Must Accept NI Protocol 'Has Not Worked'
DUP Leader Edwin Poots has said that the EU and UK must accept that the Northern Ireland Protocol "has not worked". Mr Poots held a virtual meeting with EU Vice President Maros Sefcovic on Wednesday ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 17, 2021
Employers Urged To Be Flexible Over Vaccination Appointments
Employers are being urged to "show flexibility" to allow employees to book and keep vaccination appointments. Making the call, Health Minister Robin Swann said it is vitally important that first and ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 17, 2021
PwC To Create 771 New Jobs With £40m NI Investment
PwC are set to create 771 new technology and operational jobs with an investment of £40million in a new Advanced Research and Engineering Centre, Economy Minister Paul Frew has announced. The new cen...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 17, 2021
New Belfast Roma Hub Launched
The new Belfast Roma Hub, a pioneering project to support the Roma community in the city, has been launched by Lord Mayor, Councillor Kate Nicholl and Forward South Partnership. The hub is supported ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 17, 2021
Work Begins On £6m Enniskillen Integrated Primary School Project
Construction has gotten underway on new classroom facilities at Enniskillen Integrated Primary School as Education Minister Michelle McIlveen has cut the first sod on the project. The project represe...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 17, 2021
Men Jailed Following Newry Drug Seizure
Two men have been sentenced to more than 4 years at Newry Court following the seizure of drugs with an estimated street value of over £60,000. Edmundas Gedvilas (63) was sentenced to 18 months impris...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 16, 2021
Detailed Roadmap For Tackling Hospital Waiting Lists
A detailed roadmap for tackling hospital waiting lists has been announced by the Health Minister Robin Swann. The the new Elective Care Framework for Northern Ireland proposes a £700m investment over...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 16, 2021
DVA To Resume Full Vehicle Testing Services
The Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) is planning to resume full vehicle testing services from 26 July, Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced. The DVA has carried out a review of its cur...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 16, 2021
Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke Celebrate 75 Anniversary
Belfast Lord Mayor Councillor Kate Nicholl has helped Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke celebrate its 75th anniversary. First established in 1946, the charity was formed by 16 visionary volunte...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 16, 2021
Finance Ministers Call For Urgent Meeting With Rishi Sunak
NI's Finance Minister Conor Murphy has joined his Scottish and Welsh contemporaries in writing to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to call for an urgent meeting to discuss a range of issu...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 16, 2021
KPMG And Belfast Met Create New Training Scheme
KPMG and Belfast Met have created 20 new high quality training places on an Applied Intelligence Assured Skills Academy, Economy Minister Paul Frew has announced. Open to applications from people wit...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 16, 2021
Thousands Of Businesses Supported Wth Recovery Revitalisation Programme
Thousands of businesses across Northern Ireland have been supported with a £19.3 million funding scheme, Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey has said. Launched in August 2020, initial funding for the...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 15, 2021
Driving Test Backlog Has 'Veered Out Of Control'
The Infrastructure Minister and the DVA Chief Executive have been challenged on their plan to deal with the current driving test backlog by incoming chairman of the Northern Ireland Assembly's Infrast...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 15, 2021
Police Appeal For Information On Incident On Limestone Road
Police have issued an appeal for information on an incident on the Limestone Road in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 15 June. Shortly before 1.30am this morning, officers were called to the ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 15, 2021
Mauritian Govt To 'Re-Look' At Michaela McAreavey Case
The government of Mauritius has agreed to "re-look" at the case of Michaela McAreavey, the First Minister and deputy First Minister have confirmed. Arlene Foster and Michelle O'Neill met with Michael...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 15, 2021
PSNI Support New Campaign To Tackle Illegal Money Lenders
The PSNI has given its support to a new campaign to raise awareness of the "devastating impact that illegal money lenders have on the wider community". The 'Ending the Harm' campaign, which is part o...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 15, 2021
New Economy Minister Aims To Make NI 'Stronger Than Ever'
Northern Ireland's new Economy Minister Paul Frew has said that building the economy back stronger than ever is his top priority Speaking as he took up his new role, Mr Frew said: "I am honoured and ...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 15, 2021
Health Minister Applauds Vaccination Take-Up Initiatives
Initiatives to support vaccination take-up have been applauded by Health Minister Robin Swann. A targeted programme of pop-up clinics is being rolled out to different locations in Northern Ireland, h...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 14, 2021
'Sustained Effort' Needs To Continue - Swann
People's actions now will have a crucial bearing on the direction of the Covid-19 pandemic this summer, Health Minister Robin Swann has said. The Minister was commenting on concerns across these isla...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 14, 2021
Civil Service Student Placement Scheme Extended
The Civil Service Student Placement Scheme is to be extended, Finance Minister Conor Murphy has announced. More than 100 placements will be available across a range of areas including accountancy, ar...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 14, 2021
Grand Opera House Restoration Works Unveiled
The unveiling of major restoration works at the Grand Opera House have been welcomed by Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey, as work continues towards safely getting live audiences back into theatres....
Northern Ireland News, Jun 14, 2021
Application Made For NI's First 'Queen's Canopy' Forestry Project
An application has been submitted for Northern Ireland's first ever forestry project dedicated to the Queen's Commonwealth Canopy(QCC) initiative at the Glenarm estate. Environment Minister Edwin Poo...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 14, 2021
L'Derry Security Alert Declared A Hoax
A security alert at St Brecans Park in L'Derry has been declared a hoax. Emergency services responded to reports of a suspicious object in the area early on Saturday 12 June. Homes in the surrounding...
Northern Ireland News, Jun 14, 2021
Man Arrested In Connection With Incident In Lurgan
A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an incident in Lurgan in the early hours of Sunday 13 June. Shortly after 5:45am, police received a report of what was described as a petrol bom...