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Northern Ireland News on Mon, Aug 9 2021, 365 days ago

Man Arrested In Connection With Death Of A 2-Year-Old Child
A 32-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a two-year-old girl. Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended an address in Park Avenue in Dungannon on Friday 06 August, where they took the child to hospital. The child died in hospital a short time later.
Private Sector Continues Recovery With 4th Consecutive Month Of Growth
Northern Ireland's private sector has seen its fourth consecutive month of growth, according to the latest data from the Ulster Bank Northern Ireland PMI.
Serious Crash On Glenshane Pass
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a two car collision on the Glenshane Pass in County Antrim. The A6 road has been closed in both directions between Castledawson and Dungiven following a "serious crash" near the Ponderosa Bar.
'Clear And Indisputable' Evidence For Benefits Of Vaccinations
Around 22 of every 1,000 Covid patients require hospitalisations, compared to more than 80 per 1,000 in December last year, showing the "clear and indisputable" benefits of vaccination, Chief Scientific Adviser Professor Ian Young has said.
Funding Announced For Mournes Wildfire Recovery
Environment Minister Edwin Poots has announced funding of almost £350,000 to help the Mourne Mountains recover following the devastating fire in April 2021.
Anonymous Social Media Posts Are Not The Way To Deal With Crime - SF
Anonymous social media posts are not the way to deal with crime, Sinn Féin MP Mickey Brady has said, urging anyone with information on illegal drug dealing and criminality to bring it to the PSNI.
New £18m Roselawn Crematorium Proposed
Belfast City Council have launched a public consultation on a proposed new £18 million crematorium at Roselawn Cemetery. When it opened in 1961, Roselawn Crematorium was expected to handle 700 cremations each year.
People Urged To Sign Up To Electoral Register
People have been urged to sign up to the electoral register in order to help verification for the High Street Scheme.
NI Athletes Congratulated On Performance At Tokyo Olympics
Ministers have congratulated Northern Ireland's athletes who have competed on the world stage, as the Tokyo Olympics came to an end after 17 days of competitive sport. One of the highlights of the Games was the success of Aidan Walsh, bringing home a bronze medal for his success in boxing.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Aug 9 2019, 1,096 days ago

Extra Week To Explore Bids For H&W
The administrators in control of the iconic Harland and Wolff shipyard have allowed another week to find a buyer. Several potential bidders are believed to have expressed interest in the under-threat shipyard, BDO Northern Ireland has said.
Urgent Search To Locate Missing Teen
Police have launched an urgent appeal for information as they attempt to locate a missing 15-year-old girl. Abbie Lowden was last seen at the Falls Park Festival at around 11.15pm on Thursday evening, 08 August.
Man Charged With 1994 Murder
A man has been charged with the murder of a postal worker in 1994. The 60-year-old faces a series of charges relating to the death of Francis Damien Kerr, who was shot dead when masked raiders stormed the postal sorting office in Newry, County Down on 10 November 1994.
New Lodge Violence Is 'Dragging Us All Back'- Greens
In the wake of a series of public disorder incidents surrounding a bonfire in the New Lodge, a Green Party councillor has claimed the violence is dragging the people of Northern Ireland back to the past.
IT Product To Care For OAP's Living Alone
A local IT firm has developed a product that allows older people to live independently for longer by monitoring their home environment.
Teen Critical Following New Lodge Stabbings
An 18-year-old male is in critical condition in hospital following a number of reported stabbing incidents in the New Lodge area of north Belfast. Police said the teenager was stabbed in the back near the controversial bonfire on Thursday evening, 08 August.
Widespread Disgust At Newry Bonfire
An anti-internment bonfire in Newry has been met with widespread condemnation as signs mocking security force personnel who were killed by paramilitaries were displayed on the pyre.
Torrential Rain Set To Continue This Weekend
Northern Ireland appears set for a weekend of torrential rain as forecasters warn of thunderstorms and potential flooding. The Met Office has issued yellow weather alerts covering most of the province until 6am on Sunday.
Co Antrim Security Alert Declared A Hoax
A security alert in the County Antrim village of Ballycarry has been declared a hoax. The Island Road was closed in both directions for some time on Thursday 08 August following the discovery of a suspicious object. ATO were tasked to the scene and later confirmed the alert as a hoax.
£1m Natural Gas Scheme To Tackle Fuel Poverty
Antrim-based gas supplier firmus energy has launched a scheme encouraging residents to switch to natural gas and improve the energy efficiency of their home.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 9 2018, 1,461 days ago

Cross-Border Expansion Workshop Announced By Innovation Factory
The Innovation Factory has announced a free workshop aimed at helping businesses explore expansion into new cross-border territories.
Housing Market Confidence Remains High
Confidence in Northern Ireland's housing market remains higher than elsewhere in the UK, according to the latest Royal Institute of Chartered Survors (RICS) and Ulster Bank Residential Market Survey.
NI Women To Access Abortion Services In Ireland
The Irish Minister for Health, Simon Harris, has made a commitment to allow Northern Irish women to access abortion services in Ireland. Minister Harris made the commitment during his appearance at Feile an Phobail in Belfast.
Teenager Abducted And Attacked In Newtowabbey
A teenager has been injured after being abducted and attacked in Newtownabbey. The 14-year-old boy sustained bruising to his face and body during the assault which happened on the O'Neill Road on Saturday, 04 August, at around 9pm.
New Ballyhackamore Restaurant Damaged In Gas Explosion
Part of the Upper Newtownards Road in east Belfast remains closed following a gas explosion on Wednesday, 08 August. Three fire crews and up to 16 ambulances responded to reports of an explosion "like a car bomb" in Ballyhackmore just before 4pm.
Man Hit By Glass Bottle In West Belfast
Police have launched an investigation after a man was hit on the head with a glass bottle by youths in west Belfast. The incident happened as the car was travelling on the Suffolk Road at around 8pm on Tuesday, 07 August.
Woman Dragged Behind Divis Tower In Attempted Robbery
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information after a woman was dragged behind Divis Tower in an attempted robbery. At about 5.20am on Wednesday, 08 August, a woman was walking past Divis Tower in West Belfast when she was approached by three men.
MP's Hit Out After Disgraceful Display At Anti-Internment Bonfire
MP's have hit out after a number of people mocked victims and survivors during an anti-internment bonfire in Newry. A poster making reference to Willie Frazer's father, who was murdered by the IRA, was placed on top of the bonfire before it was set alight.
'Catastrophic Shortage' Of Social Housing Drives Rental Costs
The failure of the Department of Communities and the Housing Executive to address a catastrophic shortage of social housing is fuelling the rising cost of renting a home in Northern Ireland, Sinn Féin Housing spokesperson Carál Ní Chuilín has said.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Aug 9 2017, 1,826 days ago

Man Shot In Paramilitary Style Attack In Co L'Derry
A man, aged 33, has sustained serious injuries to his legs and abdomen after he was shot by a masked gang in a paramilitary style attack in Co L'Derry.
BCC Announce East Bank Development Information Sessions
Belfast City Council has announced a series of public drop in sessions to enable people to view, and give their opinions on, a proposed development strategy for the East Bank of the River Lagan.
Political Crisis And Brexit Uncertainty Blamed For Drop In House Prices
The current political crisis and the uncertainty over Brexit are being blamed for the drop in average house prices in Northern Ireland. A report by the University of Ulster reveals "mixed messages" on the health of the housing market.
UEFA Women's U19 Championship: NI Defeated By Spain
Northern Ireland were defeated 2-0 to Spain as the Europe Under-19 women's Championship started at Windsor Park in Belfast on Tuesday, 08 August. Lucia Garcia scored a goal followed by Spanaish captain Patricia Guijarro.
Man And Woman Arrested Over George Gilmore Murder
Two people have been arrested in connection with the murder of George Gilmore. Mr Gilmore, aged 44, was shot in the neck in the Woodburn Estate in Carrickfergus on Monday, 13 March. He died from his injuries in hospital on Tuesday, 14 March.
Brandon Benedict To Return To The Belfast Giants
The Belfast Giants have confirmed that Brandon Benedict is to return for the 2017/18 season. The forward will make it a fifth season in Belfast when he pulls on the teal jersey once again during the exhibition games against the Manitoba Bisons.
Man Released On Bail Over Lurgan Murder
A man arrested in connection with a murder in Lurgan on Sunday, 06 August, has been released on bail pending further enquiries. The body of a man, aged 45, was discovered at a flat on Victoria Street. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.
Three Charged With Drug-Trafficking Offences
Two men and a woman have been charged with drug-trafficking offences. The men, aged 74 and 62, were arrested after police seized cannabis worth an estimated £150,000 at a house on the Donegall Road in Belfast.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Aug 9 2016, 2,191 days ago

Businesses Invited To Energy Awareness Event
Businesses in Northern Ireland are being invited to find out how to become more energy efficient.
Pipe Bomb Found In North Belfast
A pipe bomb has been found during a security alert in north Belfast. The device was discovered in the North Queen Street area this morning, 09 August. A controlled explosion was carried out and the "viable device" has been taken for further examination.
Tender Process Begins To Transform Streets In Belfast
A tender process has started to select a contractor to complete a multi-million pound improvement scheme in Belfast.
Belfast Boxer Paddy Barnes Knocked Out Of Olympics
Boxer Paddy Barnes has been knocked out of the Olympics in Rio after being defeated by Samuel Carmona Heredia. The boxer from Belfast was level with the Spaniard after two rounds, however after a split decision Samuel Carmona Heredia won the fight.
Former UDA Brigadier Was Aware He Was Under Threat - PSNI
Former UDA brigadier John Boreland was aware he was under threat after he was fatally shot in north Belfast on Sunday, 07 August, according to the police. The shooting attack happened in the Sunningdale Gardens area in Ballysillan at approximately 9.50pm. He died at the scene.
Motorists Warned To Expect Delays During M3 Lagan Bridge Works
Motorists are being told to expect delays during major maintenance work on the M3 Lagan Bridge in Belfast.
Book Of Condolence Opens For Former Bishop Edward Daly
The Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, has opened a Book of Condolence for former Bishop Edward Daly at the Guildhall in L'Derry. Dr Daly passed away on Monday, 08 August, after a long illness.
Teenager Injured In East Belfast Hit And Run
A teenager has been injured in a hit and run incident in east Belfast. A girl was hit by a black car in the Mountpottinger Road area at around 2am on Tuesday, 09 August. She has been left with a suspected broken leg.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Aug 9 2013, 3,287 days ago

IRA Admits Brian Stack Murder
The IRA has admitted to being responsible for the murder of a prison officer from the Republic of Ireland, over thirty years after the event. Portlaoise Prison Officer Brian Stack was shot in March 1983 and suffered paralysis and brain damage before dying the following year.
Shared Education Campus Gets Go-Ahead
Work on a new shared education campus for the Omagh area is to begin on-site in the autumn. The development will involve site clearance work commencing in the autumn with the construction of the new Arvalee School and Resource Centre commencing next year.
Delegation Meets With Irish Suppliers To The Equine Industry
A delegation of 70 international buyers, vets and key industry influencers from 18 countries were in Dublin with Enterprise Ireland on Thursday 8 August 2013 to meet Irish suppliers to the equine industry.
PSNI Under Fire At West Belfast Bonfire
Eight PSNI officers have suffered injuries after trouble broke out at an 'anti-internment' bonfire in west Belfast last night. Eight people were arrested in the Divis Street area after police came under fire from crowds throwing paint bombs, bottles and masonry.
12 July Riot Findings Revealed
The PSNI has met with the leaders of the DUP and UUP, Peter Robinson and Mike Nesbitt, to discuss unionist concerns over the policing of the return Orange parade along the Lower Newtownards Road on 12 July.
Anti-Internment March Confirmed
An 'Anti-Internment Parade' is to march along Royal Avenue in Belfast City Centre this evening, with up to 5,000 participants expected to attend.
Castlederg Nationalist Protest Cancelled
A planned protest by nationalist residents in Castlederg during tomorrow’s Apprentice Boys parade has been called off. The decision follows meetings in Castlederg yesterday evening involving republicans and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.
Alcohol To Be Permitted During L'Derry Fleadh
The public will be allowed to consume alcohol in a number of areas within L'Derry during the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann between 11-18 August.
McCausland Hits Out At Durkan Boiler Comments
Housing Minister Nelson McCausland has hit out against a statement by SDLP Environment Minister Mark H Durkan that described the boiler replacement scheme as "eroneous". Mr Durkan's statement followed news that the Department for Social Development had secured a further £6m to benefit the scheme.
'Listener Scheme' Launched For Young Offenders
A 'listener scheme' has been launched at Hydebank Wood Young Offenders Centre (YOC) to provide inmates with a chance to voice concerns and receive help with prison life.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 9 2012, 3,652 days ago

Belfast City Hall Screen To Show Olympics Closing Ceremony
The screen outside Belfast City Hall where sports coverage has played throughout the Olympics will be the site of a celebration party this weekend.
Men 'Abused Tourists' In Londonderry
Two men who allegedly abused and insulted tourists have been remanded in custody at Londonderry Magistrates Court. Ryan Sharkey, 19, from Jasmine Court and Ruarai Canning, 20 from Southend Park were charged with disorderly behaviour at Fahan Street yesterday.
'Trainspotter' On Bail From Terrorism Charges
A 27-year-old County Down man who was described as a "nerd" and a "trainspotter" has been let out on bail on terrorism charges. Ryan Lavery, from Ballymoat Road, Downpatrick, is accused of collecting information likely to be of use to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.
NI Boxing Investment After Olympic Success
Boxing in Northern Ireland is to get a cash injection of more than £3m. The announcement comes as two Northern Irish boxers playing for the republic of Ireland team have won medals in the London Olympics.
Pensioner Admits Assaulting Schoolgirl
An 85-year-old man has admitted sexually assaulting a schoolgirl on a Belfast bus. Thomas Todd, from the Woodstock Road in the city, has been given a three-month suspended jail term for the offence, which took place on December 10, 2010.
Community Murals Stolen From Articlave, Coleraine
Canvas murals worth more than £1,000 have been stolen, the Coleraine Chronicle has reported. Seven history murals in Articlave, which were mounted to lampposts, have been taken over a two-week period. One MLA suggested the thefts could be an attempt to stir up political tensions.
Two Arrested Following Banbridge Trouble
A 21-year-old and a 15-year-old have been charged following trouble in Banbridge last night. About 30 youths attacked police and firefighters with bricks, stones and bottles after the emergency services were called to a burning barricade that had been placed across the Scarva Road.
Lisburn City Council To Host 'Meet The Buyer'
Lisburn City Council will host its annual 'Meet the Buyer' event on the 4th September at Lagan Valley Island and will take place from 8.00am until 2.00pm. T his event will provide an opportunity to explore new sourcing and public procurement opportunities within the NI Public Procurement Sector.
Hewitt Ulster-Scots Poetry Exhibition On Tour
A University of Ulster exhibition on the influences that have shaped Ulster-Scots poetry will tour Northern Ireland over the next year.
Employment Services Supports 80 Jobs For Home Bargains
The Department for Employment and Learning's Employment Service is assisting Home Bargains with its recruitment of 80 staff following the announcement of a further two new stores.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Aug 9 2011, 4,018 days ago

Property Drags Northern Profits Down
The foreign-owned Northern Bank is down £90m in the last six months - mostly due to bad debt in the property sector. The loss is due to 'impairment charges' the bank paid on 'bad property debts' as it had otherwise made a profit of £27.
Water Cannon London Rioters, Says Wilson
The Prime Minister has recalled Parliament from its summer recess as 'serious rioting and criminality' spreads across mainland UK.
Belfast Bus Services Facing Cutbacks
There has been swift reaction to news of fewer bus services and a reduction in the number of full-time drivers.
Larne Puts Safety In Focus
A unique partnership between Larne Borough Council and ChainHR, a community based social enterprise has been launched to provide quality assured environmental safety training for businesses and organisations throughout Northern Ireland.
Scottish Success For Co Antrim Firm
A Co Antrim engineering firm is in focus this week with news that Ballymena-based Crawford Contracts Group has secured over £800,000 worth of new business in Scotland with support from Invest Northern Ireland.
Jobs4u Targets East Belfast Unemployed
Locally based organisations that are said to have developed an intimate knowledge of community issues and employment opportunities in their individual areas are being hailed a success at the NI Executive.
Property Drags Northern Profits Down
The foreign-owned Northern Bank is down £90m in the last six months - mostly due to bad debt in the property sector. The loss is due to 'impairment charges' the bank has to pay on bad property debts as it had made a profit of £27.
Garda Found Guilty Of Assault
A Waterford-based garda has been found guilty of assaulting a man who was arrested in the city last year. Sergeant Martha McEnery of Waterford Garda station was found not guilty of the more serious charge of assault causing harm to Anthony Holness, but was found guilty to assaulting him.
All Time Low For Belfast
Pop punks All Time Low are bringing their live show to Belfast in January 2012 when the band plays The Ulster Hall, Belfast next January. The band's major label debut single, I Feel Like Dancin, has managed much radio time, but not without some help.
'Safe People - Safe Places' Initiative Launched
A unique partnership between Larne Borough Council and ChainHR, a community based social enterprise has been launched to provide quality assured environmental safety training for businesses and organisations throughout Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Aug 9 2010, 4,383 days ago

Murdered Doctor Was To Wed NI Man
The doctor shot dead in troubled Afghanistan had been due to fly back to the UK within days to marry her NI-born fiancé who is also currently in the trouble-torn region. The news was revealed as the Foreign Secretary called the murder of the British aid worker "deplorable".
Coleraine Seeks Site For Sports Stadium
A proposal that includes selling off an existing loss-making leisure centre on Coleraine's Railway Road may be key to raising funds for new state-of-the-art sporting facilities.
Stab Death Probed In Co Derry
A man in his early twenties has been detained close to the scene of a murder in Co Londonderry. It is understood he has been taken to Limavady PSNI station for questioning after the victim was stabbed to death in a Castledawson apartment block.
NI-Born Police Mentor Dies In Afghanistan
A Northern Ireland man - believed to be in his early 50s - has been killed in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. The Foreign Office has confirmed that Ken McGonigle from Co Tyrone was working as a police mentor when he was shot by an escaped prisoner in the Musa Qala district on Saturday.
Child Escapes PSNI Under Car Bomb Bid
A viable device found under a police officer's car in the seaside town of Kilkeel has been condemned by the Acting Chair of the NI Policing Board, Brian Rea.
Five Held Over Dissident Activity
A total of five arrests have been made as part of an operation investigating dissident republican activities in County Louth.
Cold Swim Ends In Portrush Rescue
There was cold comfort for a teenager who had to be rescued from Portrush Harbour last weekend after he ventured out on a very cold swim to a moored boat to collect some fishing gear. After swimming across the harbour to the moored boat, the teenager got into difficulties and called for help.
Taoiseach Tells Callely 'Consider Position'
The Irish premier, Taoiseach Brian Cowen (pictured) has called on Senator Ivor Callely to "consider his position" over the ongoing expenses scandal he has become embroiled in.
Focus On Newry's Albert Basin Revival
Newry and Mourne District Council is moving closer to making a decision on the future of the city's historic Albert Basin site.
Coleraine Seeks Site For Sports Stadium
A proposal that includes selling off an existing loss-making leisure centre on Coleraine's Railway Road may be key to raising funds for new state-of-the-art sporting facilities.
Other NI News In Brief
Tina Recovers From Fall Belfast Zoo's keepers have had a busy few days keeping a close eye on 45-year-old Asian elephant Tina, after she suffered a second serious fall within six months.
Tesco In-Town Expansion Boost
After losing the latest round in a long battle for planning permission for a new store on the outskirts of Banbridge, top UK food retailer, Tesco has bowed to pressure and is expanding on its existing in-town site - but hasn't given up on the second option.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 9 2007, 5,479 days ago

81-Year-Old Woman Killed In Road Accident
An 81-year-old woman has died after a road accident in County Antrim. The car she was driving was in collision with a lorry on the A26 Lisnevenagh Road between Antrim and Ballymena at 3.30pm on Wednesday. The road, which was closed for a time following the incident, has since reopened.
Ministers To Be Briefed On Foot-And-Mouth Crisis
Northern Ireland ministers are to be briefed today on efforts to establish that Northern Ireland meat and dairy exports are not affected by the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Surrey.
Three People Hospitalised In Separate Rescue Operations
Two people have been taken to hospital after they were rescued from deep water near Erneside Shopping Centre in Enniskillen. The Fire and Rescue Service were called out, but it is understood that a man on his boat had already helped the man and woman to safety.
NIW Invests £1million In Infrastructure For The Future
Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has stated that they are investing £1million a day upgrading Northern Ireland’s water and sewerage infrastructure.
Police Drink-Driving Convictions Lower Than Last Year
The number of police officers caught drink-driving has halved since this time last year. At this time in 2006 a total of eight police officers had been convicted of the drink-driving offence but so far this year, only four officers have been caught driving whilst under the influence of alcohol.
Airline Starts Investigation Into Sinking Plane
Officials at First Choice airline are seeking an explanation after one of their aircraft sank into the tarmac at City of Derry airport. A flight carrying 180 passengers inbound from Salou had been instructed to wait on a remote runway after landing.
Man Rescued From Coleraine Cliff Face
A man has been rescued after climbing a cliff at Ballintoy, near Coleraine, without any safety equipment. The man got stuck about 200ft up the side of the cliff without ropes or climbing aids, at about 1.45pm on Wednesday, when a member of the public spotted him and raised the alarm.
Fermanagh GAA Player Reconsiders Decision To Quit
A Lisnaskea GAA player who quit the sport due to sectarian abuse is reconsidering his decision after he received an apology from the Fermanagh GAA board.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Aug 9 2006, 5,844 days ago

Dissidents blamed for Newry arson attacks
Dissident Republicans are being blamed for overnight arson attacks on four businesses in Newry, County Down. Around 150 firefighters were dispatched to tackle the blazes, which are understood to have been started by incendiary devices just after 2am this morning.
Security alerts in Newry
Police have revealed that a security alert in the Bridge Street area of the Newry city was ongoing this afternoon. The social security office has been evacuated and Army Technical Officers are currently at the scene. An earlier incident at Merchants Quay area of County Down has ended.
Former detectives arrested in McCord probe
Two former detectives have been arrested by Police Ombudsman investigators examining the murder case of 22-year-old Raymond McCord in 1997. The two men were arrested at around 7am this morning, following police searches at two premises.
Ammunition found in north Belfast raid
Police investigating serious crime in the north Belfast area have seized a gun, ammunition and an undisclosed quantity of cash. The discovery came after officers searched a number of houses in Westland Road, Westland Drive and the Braniel Estate, as part of the ongoing investigations in the area.
Anti-war activists occupy Derry firm
Activists who stormed a leading American software manufacturer in Londonderry earlier today, are still occupying the premises.
Policing Board respond to Ombudsman report
Following the release of yesterday's Police Ombudsman report into the attempted murder of Gerald McRandall in Larne in 2002, Ombudsman report the Chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, Professor Sir Desmond Rea today responded to Mrs O'Loan's findings.
Teenager released over Tobermore murder
A 17-year-old man who was arrested in connection with the murder of 36-year-old Ronald Mackie in Tobermore, County Londonderry on July 29, has been released without charge.
Man charged over city attack
A 22-year-old man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court tomorrow, charged with attempted murder and obstruction. The charge is connected to the serious assault on a man in in the Connsbrooke Avenue area of the city shortly before 12.40am on Tuesday morning.
Belfast hosts ‘Celebrate Wildlife Festival’
The Ulster Wildlife Trust is to hold its ‘Celebrate Wildlife Festival’ at the award-winning Bog Meadows Nature Reserve in Belfast on Saturday.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Aug 9 2005, 6,209 days ago

Police issue separate missing person appeals
Police in west Belfast are appealing for information concerning the disappearance of a teenager who has not been seen since August 4. Martin Begley, 15, was last seen in the Somerton Road area of the city shortly before midnight.
Police to investigate BBC callers' rape claims
An investigation has begun into claims that police have failed to follow up on two possible leads concerning the rape of a 15-year-old girl in west Belfast at the weekend.
Security guard threatened during robbery
Police are appealing for information following a robbery in north Belfast on Monday. The incident, which occurred on the Crumlin Road at around 2pm, saw a man threaten a Securicor guard before making off with a substantial sum of money in a car, which was seen heading towards Belfast city centre.
Victim injured in overnight shooting
Police are appealing for information after a man was shot in Londonderry on Monday. The victim was sitting in the front room of a house in Glen Galliagh Park when a shot was fired through the window.
Sinn Fein councillor targeted in petrol bomb attack
The home of a Sinn Fein councillor has been targeted in a petrol bomb attack overnight. Councillor Dessie Ward was inside his Edenderry Park home in Banbridge with his mother and younger brother when the device was thrown at the property at around 11.45pm.
Historic pendant returned to Lord Mayor
An appeal by the Lord Mayor of Belfast for the return of a pendant which had fallen off the necklace of the Lady Mayoress’s chain has been answered after it was returned on Tuesday.
Ballymoney Foods future more secure after UK sale
The future of a Co Antrim food processing plant looks more secure after it was sold to a larger UK food processor. Ballymoney Foods laid off more than 40 staff in June after the firm struggled to compete with low priced imports from the continent.
NI businesses experience high crime rate
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has launched a new report criticising the Government for not giving crime against businesses the priority it deserves. The report - Cracking Business Crime - is based on a survey of over 18,000 small businesses across Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Aug 9 2004, 6,574 days ago

Stone-throwing youths attack police
Police have come under attack from around 200 youths following disturbances on one of Belfast's main transport routes. Trouble began on the Westlink shortly after midnight on Sunday when a stolen car crashed and was then burnt out.
Petrol bombs thrown at police in Ballymena
Police have come under attack following trouble at a bonfire in Co Antrim at the weekend. The incident occurred in the Fisherwick area of Ballymena in the early hours of Sunday morning as a number of youths began throwing petrol bombs at passing cars.
Post mortem expected following Harryville body find
A post mortem examination is to be carried out on a man found dead in Co Antrim at the weekend. Scott McGowan's body was discovered at a flat in the Harryville area of Ballymena on Sunday.
Two men shot in separate attacks
Two men have been shot in separate paramilitary-style shootings in Belfast on Sunday. In south Belfast, three masked men burst into a house at Lecale Street at around 11pm and shot the occupant in the legs. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
Europa Hotel in robbery incident
A substantial amount of money has been stolen from one of Northern Ireland's most famous hotels. The incident at the Europa Hotel in Belfast occurred at around 2.30am on Monday when three men forced their way into the premises.
Memorial Fund to issue leaflet to every NI household
Every household in Northern Ireland is set to receive a leaflet detailing the help they can receive thanks to a new memorial fund aimed at those bereaved or injured as a result of the 'Troubles'.
Stena Line buoyed by half-year results
Stena Line Freight has revealed an unprecedented 44% increase in its Irish Sea business during the first six months of 2004 compared with the same period last year.
SME's boosted by interest-free loans scheme
Northern Ireland's small to medium-sized enterprises (SME’s) are being given the opportunity to increase their profit margin and help protect the environment through Invest NI's Green Technology initiative.
Downpatrick bus station set for £2m upgrade
Downpatrick Bus Station is to benefit from a £2million upgrade, which will see the existing facility replaced by a fully modern purpose-built centre.
Four internationals missing from Ulster squad
Ulster coach Mark McCall will be without his Irish international contingent ahead of this Friday's pre-season friendly against Rotherham.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Aug 9 2002, 7,305 days ago

Police crackdown on illegal gaming machines
Police in Bangor have seized over 50 slot machines in a crackdown on illegal gaming practices. The operation, which took place last night, involved both police and Customs & Excise personnel.
Antrim company wins Queen's Enterprise Award
Antrim-based electronics company, Schrader Electronics, has been awarded the 2002 Queen’s Award for Enterprise. The company was presented the award at its headquarters by Enterprise Minister Sir Reg Empey. The Queens’ representative, the Lord Lieutenant-General, Lord O’Neill, was also present.
Minister visits deprived estate in line for funding boost
Social Development Minister Nigel Dodds has visited a disadvantaged Coleraine estate which is to benefit from a £1 million investment by the European Union’s Peace II initiative.
Companies Register goes online for e-business
A government resource, which holds information on 50,000 companies, is set to join the electronic age and become an e-business.
Parades Commission stands by Apprentice Boys decision
The Parades Commission last night ruled to stand by its decision over the planned parade by the Ligoniel Walker Club tomorrow morning.
Nationalist homes targeted by petrol bombers
Homes in the nationalist Ardoyne area have been attacked with petrol bombs during another night of violence in north Belfast. One family, including a five-month-old baby, escaped injury in the attacks after a petrol bomb was thrown into their back yard.
Mob attacks fire crew in Co Londonderry
Fire fighters in Londonderry came under attack last night after responding to reports of a fire in the Glenfada Park area of the Bogside. The fire crew had to withdraw from the area after they where attacked by stone throwers.
Man injured in Poleglass assault
A group of men, described as a "vigilante gang", were reported to have gone on the rampage in west Belfast's Poleglass estate last night, and seriously injured a youth in the process. The victim sustained a series of injuries during the assault.
First minister's department bigger than Downing Street
A report from a think-tank on devolution in Northern Ireland has revealed how the growing responsibility of Stormont's power-sharing executive has been accompanied by a burgeoning staff role at the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM).
Man seriously ill after collision
A man was left seriously ill in hospital today after a road accident this morning outside Larne. The 23-year-old man was travelling cityward along the Larne Road when he was involved in a collision with a skip lorry at around 6.50am. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital.
Belfast comes up 'smelling of roses'
A taste of the tropics has led to the Parks and Amenities Section of Belfast City Council coming up ‘smelling of roses’ at one of Britain’s most prestigious flower shows. The Council’s entry at the annual Ayr Flower Show today scooped both the 'Best In Show' award and the prestigious 'Gold Medal'.
Belfast Telegraph journalists vote for strike action
Belfast Telegraph owners are facing up to the first industrial action to hit the paper's newsroom in over 20 years. On Thursday evening journalists attending a National Union of Journalists meeting voted unanimously in favour of a 48-hour strike over pay and conditions.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Aug 9 2001, 7,670 days ago

Future of devolved NI government hangs in the balance
Despite an IRA’s statement confirming an agreed a scheme with the decommissioning body to put arms completely and verifiably beyond use, the political climate in Northern Ireland far from cooling down, seems to be hotting up.
Gateway to shut down operations throughout UK and Ireland
American computer manufacturer Gateway is set to shut down its operations throughout Ireland and the UK in the face of a global downturn in the PC market. While an official announcement detailing the job losses is yet to be made, it is expected that the redundancies will be swiftly implemented.
County Tyrone to benefit from investment in Linen Green
County Tyrone is to benefit from a £10 million expansion to a leisure shopping village which could see the establishment of Ireland’s biggest factory outlet for fashion labels.
NI soccer manager accepts extended two-year contract
Sammy McIlroy has accepted a new two-year contract to manage Northern Ireland. The offer was made to McIlroy on Wednesday evening after a meeting of the Irish Football Association international committee.
IRA statement offers lifeline for failing process
The IRA have dramatically revived hopes of a last minute breakthrough in the peace process by agreeing a method with the Independent International Commission on Decommissioning (IICD) that will see its weapons put arms completely and verifiably beyond use.
Galen reports turnover up, but profits down
Pharmaceuticals company Galen Holding’s latest interim figures reveal a £25.3 million rise in turnover for the quarter to the end of June.
Lurgan weaving company secures major Middle East deal
A Lurgan based weaver has defied textile manufacturing market downturns and secured a huge coup by winning a contract to supply fine linens to a prestigious new hotel in Beirut.
Planning begins for Queen’s Golden Jubilee
Interested groups and individuals in Northern Ireland are being encouraged by local government to apply for financial assistance to help fund their Golden Jubilee celebrations.
Northern Ireland’s under-16 footballers are ahead of the game
The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Jim Rodgers formally congratulated two of Northern Ireland’s young soccer teams on their success in fighting off stiff competition and winning a prestigious European football competition.
NI sides face up to UEFA Cup test
Thursday evening is a big night for local football as Glenavon and Glentoran represent Northern Ireland in the UEFA Cup. The most interesting tie will take place in Lurgan as Glenavon face Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock.
European markets battered by US fall
Europe’s battered stock markets slid further on as further gloomy news on the US economy emerged. Early morning trading on Thursday 9 August saw the FTSE Euro 300 slip back around 17 points hovering at 1,300.
Belfast’s CV3 Group makes mark in UK e-business
CV3 Group, the Belfast-based e-business consultancy, has received considerable recognition for its high-level service in partnership with leading City of London solicitors, Fox Williams www.foxwilliams.com.
Government officers sample US civic management style
Local government administrators across the island of Ireland this week are learning about a revolutionary management tool being adopted by their counterparts in the United States.
Capital One appoints Director of International Resourcing
Kevin Hogarth has been appointed Director of International Resourcing at Capital One Bank (Europe), the European arm of one of the world’s largest credit card issuers with more than 38 million customers worldwide.
APT and Pulsecom announce joint development
Belfast based Audio Processing Technology (APT) and Pulse Communications, Inc (Pulsecom) have released details of a new agreement which will mean joint the development and marketing of a Broadband Audio Channel Card for the US telecommunications industry.
US firm set to provide significant boost to local IT sector
In significant boost for the local IT sector, 40 jobs are to be created in the province following the announcement that American IT company ACS International Resources Inc (ACSI) is to establish a Belfast-based subsidiary offshoot. With an investment value of almost £1.
Traders fined for selling pornographic videos
Two Belfast video shop owners have received custodial sentences from Belfast’s Magistrates Court of six months imprisonment, suspended for two years, for breaches of the Video Recordings Act 1984.
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