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Northern Ireland News on Fri, Jul 22 2016, 1,095 days ago

Man Dies In Co Tyrone Road Crash
A man in his 20s has died in a road crash in Co Tyrone. The crash happened on the Longland Road in Donemana at around 7.20am on Friday, 22 July. He was killed after the silver Peugeot car he was travelling in struck a bridge.
Foster And McGuinness To Attend British-Irish Council Meeting
NI's First Minister and deputy First Minister are to attend a meeting of the British-Irish Council (BIC) in Wales to discuss the implications of Britain leaving the European Union (EU).
Queen's Researchers To Examine How To Reverse Damage Caused By MS
Scientists at Queen's University in Belfast have started a £2 million research programme to examine how to reverse the damage caused by Multiple Sclerosis (MS). The programme is being funded by the Wellcome Trust and BBSRC.
Connect Event Announced For Female Entrepreneurs
Women Into Business NI have announced a Connect information and support event for female entrepreneurs to be held on Tuesday, 09 August.
Man's Body Found During Search For Missing Kevin Shortt
A body has been found in the search for missing Dunmurry man Kevin Shortt. Mr Shortt, aged 34, was last seen in the Woodland Walk area on Friday, 08 July. Police confirmed they found the body of a man in a wooded area off the Ballyskeagh Road.
Police Appeal After Woman Seriously Attacked At Bonfire In East Belfast
Police are appealing for information after a woman sustained serious facial injuries at an Eleventh night bonfire in east Belfast. A 21-year-old woman was seriously attacked by another female in the Ballybeen area in Dundonald.
Death Of Frank Bratley No Longer Being Treated As Suspicious
The death of pensioner Frank Bratley is no longer being treated as suspicious, according to the police. Mr Bratley, 85, was found dead at a house in the Old Forge Lane area of Banbridge on Tuesday, 19 July. At the time the PSNI said they were treating his death as suspicious.
Flute Band Bus Fire Being Treated As 'Hate Crime'
A bus belonging to Dervock Young Defenders flute band has been destroyed in a fire in Co Antrim. The bus was found on fire on the Carncullagh Road at around 5.30am on Friday, 22 July. Police are treating the incident as a hate crime.
Security Alert In Co L'Derry Ends
A security alert in Co L'Derry has ended after police declared a suspicious object to be a hoax. Army bomb experts examined the object found on the Glengalliagh Road on Thursday, 21 July, and have removed it for further examination. The road has been re-opened.
Call For Wilson To Withdraw Breastfeeding Comments
A DUP MLA has been called to withdraw his comments about breast feeding. Mr Sammy Wilson MP described a recommendation allowing mothers to breastfeed in the House of Commons as "voyeuristic" and later changed his remarks to refer to it as "exhibitionism".

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Jul 22 2015, 1,461 days ago

Police Appeal Following Armed Robbery In South Belfast
Police are appealing for information in connection with an armed robbery at a bookmakers in Belfast. Two men, one armed with a knife, entered the premises on Botanic Avenue in south Belfast on Tuesday at around 2.40pm.
Danske Bank Reports £65m Profit
Danske Bank in Northern Ireland has recorded a pre-tax profit of £65m in the first half of 2015. The result is a significant improvement on the £37.4m profit recorded the same time last year.
Council Launches Community Planning Consultations
Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council has organised a series of community engagement sessions to take place across the area to give local communities the opportunity to shape a Community Plan for public services in the new Council area.
Flying Of Loyalist Paramilitary Flags In Limavady Condemned
The flying of a parachute regiment and loyalist paramilitary flags in Co L'Derry has been condemned. The flags have been erected along a main holiday route on the Seacoast Road, one of the official tourist trails of The Causeway Coast in Limavady.
Public Issue Warning To Be 'Vigilant' Following Lurgan Security Alert
Police have issued a warning to the public to be "vigilant" following a security alert in Lurgan last weekend.
Call For Action Plan To Be Implemented To Deal With Hospital Waiting Lists
Sinn Féin is calling for an action plan to be implemented to deal with hospital waiting lists in Northern Ireland. Chair of the Assembly's health committee, MLA Maeve McLaughlin, said the rise in waiting times is "not acceptable" for patients.
Residents Return To Homes After Security Alert In North Belfast Ends
Residents have returned to their homes following a security alert in north Belfast. A suspicious object was discovered at the junction of North Queen Street and Brougham Street on Tuesday, however it was found to be 'nothing untoward'. Army bomb experts examined the object on Tuesday evening.
Cannabis Cultivation Farm Discovered In South Belfast
Police have discovered a cannabis cultivation farm in south Belfast while investigating a burglary. Detectives were called to the Mealough Road in Carryduff following reports of a burglary.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Jul 22 2014, 1,826 days ago

NIIRTA And UFU Discuss Agri-Food Challenges
The Northern Ireland Independent Retail Association and the Ulster Farmers Union are to join forces in a bid to resolve challenges facing the agri-food sector and supply chain.
Tall Ships Return
The Tall Ships event is to return to Belfast, following the city's hosting of the race in 1991 and 2009. Belfast Tall Ships 2015 is to be sponsored this year by Lidl Northern Ireland in a deal worth £300,000. The Tall Ships Races are organised by Sail Training International.
ATG Scoops New Business In GB And RoI
Environmental and Waste specialist ATG Group (ATG) has won new business worth around £1m in Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland in the past six months with assistance from Invest Northern Ireland.
MAC International Art Prize Shortlist Announced
The shortlist has been announced for a new £20,000 international art prize launched by Belfast theatre and art venue The MAC.
Belfast Synagogue Attacked
A north Belfast synagogue has been attacked twice over the weekend. A window was smashed by a group of people at the synagogue on Somerton Road between Friday evening and Saturday morning. The window was then replaced but was smashed again at some stage between Saturday afternoon and evening.
Detained 'Donut' Driver Bailed
A 27-year-old man arrested in connection with driving offences and the injury of four police officers in Newry, County Down has been released on bail.
Large Hole Discovered On Ravenhill Road
The Ravenhill Road in east Belfast has been closed off following the discovery of a "large void" at the junction with Park Road.
PSNI Officers Save Young Girl's Life
The PSNI has described how its officers and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service came to the aid of an 11-year-old girl who was seriously injured when she fell off her bike in Castlewellan, County Down, at the weekend.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Jul 22 2013, 2,191 days ago

Lisburn Firm Boosts Its Performance
Boomer Industries, based at Knockmore Hill Industrial Estate in Lisburn, has seen its sales increase by almost 20% following product development support from Invest Northern Ireland.
Man Arrested Over Murder Of L'Derry Man
Police have arrested a man in relation to the murder of James McConnell In L'Derry in 2009. Mr McConnell, 38, was killed after he was shot at his house in Woodland Avenue by two men. The man, 48, was arrested in Dungiven and is being detained at Antrim police station.
Friday Was The 'Hottest Day Of The Year'
New figures released by the MET Office reveal Friday (19 July) was NI's hottest day of the year so far. Castlederg in Co Tyrone recorded a temperature of 30.1C. However, it wasn't the highest temperature in the UK, with Porthmadog in Wales reaching 31.4C.
Belfast International Airport Sale Agreed
Sinn Féin Economy Spokesperson, Daithí McKay commenting on the announcement that Belfast International Airport has been acquired by American interests. He said: "I am looking forward to meeting with the Management of the Airport to acquaint myself with the new owners' plans for the facility.
Missing Woman's Body Is Found In County Tyrone
The body of a missing woman has been identified as Lisa Magowan, according to an online campaign. The woman, 44, has been missing for almost two weeks. Her body was recovered in County Tyrone on Sunday. The body has no been formally identified according to police.
CCTV Could Hold Vital Clues Over Rape Incident
It is thought CCTV footage could hold vital information regarding the rape of a 19-year-old woman in Newcastle, Co Down at the weekend. The teenager was attacked in the Beach Avenue area, near the town's promenade in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police Warnings Over Open Water Swimming
Northern Ireland's police and water authorities have warned people of the dangers of swimming in open water. The warning comes after two more people drowned over the weekend.
Sinn Fein Calls For Anglo Statements
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has said both Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin and Taoiseach Enda Kenny must make a statement regarding the ongoing controversy surrounding Anglo Irish Bank.
Two Injured In Beach Hit-And-Run
Two people have been taken to hospital after they were struck by a car in an alleged hit-and-run incident in Co Londonderry. The woman and a young girl, believed to be her daughter, were hit by the car on Benone beach shortly before 1pm on Sunday (21 July).
Two Arrested Over Dissident Republican Activity
Two people have been arrested in L'Derry following an investigation into dissident republican activity. The woman, 43, and the man, 44, were arrested in the Marlborough Avenue area on Monday. They are currently being questioned at Antrim police station.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Jul 22 2011, 2,922 days ago

Safety Officials Probe Coleraine Dump Tragedy
There has been a tragedy on a Co Londonderry municipal dump today. The victim, a man, was killed in an industrial accident at the council-owned site. Coleraine PSNI attended the scene of the industrial accident at Gateside Road shortly before 12 noon today.
Alliance Condemns Oval Incendiary Bomb
The East Belfast Alliance MP Naomi Long has condemned those behind an incendiary device found near the Oval football ground in the east of the city earlier. Local people have now returned to their homes having been evacuated due to a fresh security alert in east Belfast earlier today.
Fresh Alert Ends As Mortar Find Condemned
Local people have returned to their homes having been evacuated due to a fresh security alert in east Belfast earlier today. The Army Bomb Squad have now taken away a viable incendiary device that was found close to the Oval football ground, this morning.
Consultation Underway On Renewable Energy
Fresh proposals are being launched to develop the local renewable heat market. Renewable heat is heat produced from renewable sources such as solar radiation, biomass materials, heat pumps, geothermal energy, anaerobic digestion and waste materials.
PSNI Target 'Sham' NI Marriages
As the police in Londonderry were forced to apologise following an earlier arrest blunder during a supposed 'sham wedding', a separate bride and groom detained as they prepared to take their wedding vows on Wednesday in Belfast have been charged with immigration offences.
Derry Bids For Top Architectural Prize
A building in Londonderry that literally rose form the ashes has become the first in Northern Ireland to be shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize. Culturlann Ui Chanain cost £4m and has already been awarded prizes for its architecture.
Healthy Boost For Ballymena Builders
Builders are set for a boost with news this week of a £25m construction project to provide a new health and care centre in Ballymena.
Northern Branch Closures 'Banking On Loyalty'
The Northern Bank is making widespread cuts in its branch network in Co Antrim and Co Down - but is hoping to retain all their customers from the affected facilities. The branches to close in Belfast are in Dundonald, on the Ormeau Road and on Dargan Road, in the Belfast Harbour Estate.
'Unfit' Plant Hire Bosses Disqualified
A husband and wife team of plant hire bosses have been disqualified from being company directors for seven years.
Climate Change Gets NI Focus
While NI may not be in the middle of a summer heat wave - with temperatures staying below the seasonal average - climate change is still firmly on the agenda in the Province.
Local Latvians Urged To Vote In Referendum
Irish Latvians are going to the polls this weekend to cast their vote in a national plebiscite. The Honorary Northern Ireland Consulate of Latvia - based in Newry - has been asked by the Embassy of Latvia in London to host the national referendum.
Climate Change Gets NI Focus
While NI may not be in the middle of a summer heat wave - with temperatures staying below the seasonal average - climate change is still firmly on the agenda in the Province.
Derry Bids For Top Architectural Prize
A building in Londonderry that literally rose form the ashes has become the first in Northern Ireland to be shortlisted for the prestigious Stirling Prize. Culturlann Ui Chanain cost £4m and has already been awarded prizes for its architecture.
Waste Recycling On The Rise
Waste management and handling is in focus this week with the latest edition of the Northern Ireland Municipal Waste Management Statistics being published - recording a rise in recycling.
Plans In The Pipeline For €8 Million Maritime Research And Testing Centre
Plans have been lodged with Cork County Council by University College Cork for the construction of a Maritime Research and Testing Centre at the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Jul 22 2010, 3,287 days ago

Prisioner Sentenced For Soldier Murder
A former Irish republican paramilitary has been jailed for life for the murder of an Army recruitment officer nearly 20 years ago. Declan Duffy, 36, pleaded guilty to the murder of Sergeant Michael Newman in Derby in 1992, at Stafford Crown Court.
Call For Republic To Commemorate The 12th
The former Progressive Democrat leader Michael McDowell has called for the Twelfth of July to be made a national holiday in the Republic as well as in Northern Ireland.
Flood Danger Sparks 'International' Rescue
A rescue helicopter was last night dispatched from Dublin to help in the rescue of two people stranded at the Bloody Bridge area of the Mournes as the South Down Coastguard also went to their aid.
PMS Savers Highlighted At London Meeting
A top level meeting has been held in London this week to again address problems for members of the Presbyterian Mutual Society (PMS).
Ballyutoag Waste-To-Energy Recycling Facility Blocked
Plans for a £40m waste-to-energy recycling centre have been rejected by planners. Consortium Veridis Energy, led by Irish Recycling Services, had planned to build the facility on the Ballyutoag Road, situated between north Belfast and Nutts Corner.
Fermanagh Quinn Jobs Saved
Workers in troubled Quinn Insurance got some good news this week with the withdrawal of redundancies at the firm's Enniskillen office. Seventy-five planned redundancies in the Lakeland town will not now be implemented.
Fermanagh Quinn Jobs Saved
Workers in troubled Quinn Insurance got some good news this week with the withdrawal of redundancies at the firm's Enniskillen office. Seventy-five planned redundancies in the Lakeland town will not now be implemented.
Planners 'Speed Up' Special School Scheme
There has been praise this week for an initiative from the Planning Service that has allowed the development of a new school to really accelerate. Robin Newton, East Belfast DUP MLA, (pictured) welcomed good news regarding Tor Bank Special School and its new build programme.
Waste-To-Energy Recycling Facility Blocked
Plans for a £40m waste-to-energy recycling centre have been rejected by planners. Consortium Veridis Energy, led by Irish Recycling Services, had planned to build the facility on the Ballyutoag Road, situated between north Belfast and Nutts Corner.
Bail Bid Fails For Bomb Accused
A Dundalk man has been refused bail over his charge of conspiracy to cause an explosion outside an Armagh police station in April. David Murphy was remanded in custody to appear before the Dublin court again in October.
PADs Speeds Up Special School Scheme
Robin Newton, East Belfast DUP MLA , has welcomed the good news regarding Tor Bank Special School and its new build programme.
Belsonic To Blast Bank Holiday
Belfast's biggest musical festival just got bigger - a lot bigger.

Northern Ireland News on Wed, Jul 22 2009, 3,652 days ago

Fresh Lead Emerges On Body Location
The Independent Commission for the Location of Victims Remains (ICLVR) has received what it considers to be a "potentially significant" new piece of information in its bid to locate the remains of one of the 'disappeared'.
Quinn Family Hopeful Over Son's Killers
Hopes of justice remain high for the bereaved south Armagh family of Cullyhanna man Paul Quinn. The family of the murder victim remain confident that the guilty parties will eventually be brought to court despite the release of the latest suspect.
Could Belfast's Odyssey Be Over?
Although said to be worth some £80m, there is today "significant doubt" about the future of one of Belfast's flagship entertainment complexes. Troubled times have hit the development company behind Belfast's Odyssey facility. The company, Sheridan Millennium, has liabilities of £72.
Public Sector Recovery To Gather Momentum In Second Half Of 2009
Scotland and Northern Ireland have bucked the trend of declining number of projects starting on site in three months to June.
Could Belfast's Odyssey Be Over?
Although said to be worth some £80m, there is today "significant doubt" about the future of one of Belfast's flagship entertainment complexes. Troubled times have hit the development company behind Belfast's Odyssey facility. The company, Sheridan Millennium, has liabilities of £72.
Appeal Follows Threat On Elderly Pair
The PSNI have appealed for information after an elderly couple were left terrified after being threatened by men armed with a hammer at their home in Co Armagh. Three masked men broke into the pensioners' home in the Tarry Drive area of the Lurgan at approximately 10.50pm on Tuesday.
Man Held Over Massereene Murders
A mid-Ulster man has been arrested by detectives investigation the Real IRA murders of two soldiers and attempted murders of five others. The 44-year-old was detained at Antrim Police Station last night.
Ormeau Is Recommended For Stadium
Ormeau Park has been recommended as the site for the new NI multi-sports stadium. The site was considered alongside the Blanchflower stadium at Sydenham and the Maysfield Leisure centre site as part of a £100,000 consultation funded by Belfast City Council.
Drugs Bust Man For Court
A man charged with drugs offences after a police raid in Co Armagh earlier this week is to appear in court today.
Pharmacies May Dispense Over Border
The Irish Republic's Health Service Executive (HSE) has invited pharmacies in Northern Ireland to consider dispensing medicines to its own medical card patients in border counties.
Cross-Border Study Targets Ageing
A top Irish university is set to lead a cross-border research network which will explore healthy ageing in rural communities on the island of Ireland.
Fewer Irish Women Seeking Abortions
The number of women travelling from the Republic of Ireland to the UK and the Netherlands for abortions is falling, the latest figures have revealed.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Jul 22 2008, 4,017 days ago

Robinson Denies 'Child Abuse' Slur On Gays
Just weeks after DUP MP Iris Robinson insisted in a BBC radio interview that gay people could be "turned around" - and subsequently said she would defend her right to express her religious beliefs - the NI First Minister's wife and party colleague has said her views may have been misrepresented in a
Asylum Seekers Report Welcomed
There has been a broad welcome at Stormont for a new report on the way asylum seekers are being treated. Junior Ministers Gerry Kelly and Jeffrey Donaldson yesterday praised the work of a Commission which is "seeking to restore public confidence" in the UK asylum system.
Foster Selected For 'Too Close To Call' By-Election
The DUP has chosen a leading party figure to contest the 'too-close to call' Fermanagh Council By-Election. NI Economy Minister Arlene Foster has been selected as the party's candidate, after much wrangling between the two main unionist parties on the Council.
Market Slowdown Saves 'Celeb' Haunt
A Belfast bar, which only narrowly survived the crash of the demolition ball, has become the city's latest 'celebrity' haunt. Weekend revellers at The Rotterdam Bar included Coleraine-born actor James Nesbitt (pictured and Harry Potter star Rupert Grint.
Derry Housing Boost Likely
Around 25 apartments could soon boost the local property market in Londonderry if planning permission is granted.
Laundered Fuel Finds In Armagh
Two separate Customs swoops in Co Armagh have netted 16,000 litres of laundered fuel. A raid at commercial premises in Armagh city resulted in one man being bailed and instructed to appear at Armagh police station on August 6.
NI Sesame Street Goes National
A Northern Ireland produced version of the world-class kids' programme Sesame Street has gone on national UK-wide television. Sesame Tree, the NI produced programme was broadcast on BBC Two - beginning 21st July - and is going on CBeebies Channel from 4th August.
Housing Minister Fact-Finding In Shannon
A fact-finding mission to examine housing and urban regeneration in the Republic of Ireland got underway this week when the NI Housing Minister Margaret Ritchie visited the Shannon area to meet with regeneration experts.
Apartments For Ards Welcomed
Local representatives have welcomed plans for 45 new BIH apartments in Newtownards. Proposals for new family housing in the town centre were discussed at a meeting between the housing association and Strangford MLA Jim Shannon.

Northern Ireland News on Fri, Jul 22 2005, 5,113 days ago

Complaints against PSNI fall – Police Ombudsman
The number of people in Northern Ireland who made complaints against police officers last year has fallen by nearly 100, the Police Ombudsman’s office has said.
Two motorcyclists die in separate crashes
Two motorcyclists have died in separate accidents on Northern Ireland’s roads in the last 24 hours. In Co Antrim, a man died when his motorcycle was in collision with a car on the Doagh Road, Newtownabbey, shortly before 7.40am.
Police in ATM robbery appeal
Police have appealed for information following a robbery outside an ATM machine in north Belfast on Thursday. Shortly before 3pm two cash-in-transit employees were approached outside an ATM machine on the Cavehill Road by a man armed with a machete.
Hain meets new Human Rights Chief
Secretary of State Peter Hain has said that it is in everyone’s interests to have a strong Human Rights Commission which draws support from all parts of the community.
Hanson announces work on a new Sports Strategy
Sports Minister David Hanson has announced the establishment of a steering group to draw up a new Sports Strategy for Northern Ireland. The current Strategy for Development of Sport in Northern Ireland, which was originally facilitated by the Sports Council in the mid-90s, expires this year.

Northern Ireland News on Thu, Jul 22 2004, 5,478 days ago

Packages with white powder sent to SDLP members
Several packages containing white powder have been sent to members of the SDLP and the headquarters of the Policing Board. For the second time this week, SDLP assembly member, Pat Ramsey was targeted when an envelope containing Mass cards and powder arrived at his home in Londonderry.
Asian family targeted in petrol-bomb attack
A couple and their five-year-old daughter have escaped injury after their south Belfast home was targeted by petrol bombers in the early hours of this morning.
NI football legend dies
Northern Ireland football legend, Bertie Peacock, has died at a Belfast hospital following a short illness. The Coleraine-born star began his career at Irish League club Glentoran before joining Celtic in 1949 where he enjoyed considerable success landing numerous Scottish league and cup medals.
Man appears in court following tobacco seizure
A Londonderry man has been charged with the fraudulent evasion of excise duty following the seizure of over 30,000 duty free cigarettes at Belfast International Airport (BIA) on Monday.
Policing Board Chairman meets with Parades Forum
The Chairman of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, Professor Desmond Rea, has met representatives of the North and West Belfast Parades Forum. The private meeting, which took place on Tuesday, was requested by the Forum following recent disturbances in their respective areas on the July 12.
Two men escape injury in shooting
Two men have escaped injury following a gun attack in Co Antrim last night. The men were driving in a car along the Barnfield Road in Lisburn at around 8.30pm when two people on a red motorbike overtook them.
Hillary Clinton to make University speech
US Senator, and former First Lady, Hillary Clinton is to deliver a speech at the University of Ulster, it was announced today. Mrs Clinton will present the latest Tip O’Neill Lecture, with the theme of Peace and Reconciliation in the Modern World, at the University's Magee campus on August 26.
Co Down firm to close with loss of 53 jobs
A Co Down leather producer has announced it is to close its doors with the loss 53 jobs. International Leather, based in Killyleagh, near Downpatrick, said it was having to wind down its business because of low orders and mounting losses.
DETI begins search for new HSENI chief
The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI) has begun its search for a new Chairperson for the Board of the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland. The process will see a successor to outgoing HSENI chair, Liam McBrinn, who completes his term of office on 31 March 2005.
Council make pledge in tackling litter problem
Belfast City Council has reiterated its pledge to tackle the city's litter problem.

Northern Ireland News on Tue, Jul 22 2003, 5,844 days ago

UFF issue threat against Adair supporters
Outlawed loyalist paramilitary group, the Ulster Freedom Fighters (UFF) has again issued a threat against supporters of ousted UDA leader Johnny Adair. The threat followed a brief visit home by Adair's wife, Gina, who stayed overnight in the lower Shankill area of west Belfast on Monday.
Sinn Fein hit out at Lisburn council exclusion
Sinn Fein has hit out at the "blatant discrimination" within Lisburn City Council after members of the DUP and UUP took up all the council's top posts at a recent AGM meeting.
Minister launches broadband mission
Enterprise Minister, Ian Pearson today announced the launch of a major Europe-wide tender for broadband services in Northern Ireland. It is hoped that the multi-million pound investment will see the whole of Northern Ireland with broadband access within the next two to three years.
Teenager shot in paramilitary style attack
A 17-year-old teenager has been shot in both ankles in a paramilitary style attack in west Belfast on Monday night. The victim was walking along the Shaws Road at around 11pm when he was hauled into a passing car by two men.
Derry interface projects secure £1.5m funding
Three interface areas in Londonderry are set to benefit from over £1.5 million peace funding.
Three police officers injured in car ramming
Three police officers have been slightly injured after their car was rammed from behind by another vehicle early this morning. The incident occurred when police signalled a car to pull over on the Buncrana Road in Londonderry at around 3.20am.
Seminars aim to tackle racial problem
NIO Minister, John Spellar has announced a number of public meetings aimed at tackling racial equality issues in Northern Ireland.
Glens prepare to Finnish opponents off
Glentoran were taking part in their first light training session before Wednesday night's important return leg Champions League fixture against HJK Helsinki in Finland.

Northern Ireland News on Mon, Jul 22 2002, 6,209 days ago

MoD refuse to exonerate Chinook crash pilots
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has declined to accept a report by a House of Lords select committee into the 1994 Chinook crash on the Mull of Kintyre.
Londonderry goes 'mad for it' as Oasis tickets go on sale
Oasis mania gripped Londonderry over the weekend when tickets went on sale for the rock group's open-air concert in the Waterside area of the city on September 7.
Children's services to benefit from funding boost
Families and children in all four HSS Board areas will benefit from a recent announcement on children’s services, Health, Social Services and Public Safety Minister, Bairbre de Brún said today.
Man charged with causing mainland explosions
A 19-year-old man has been charged with plotting to cause explosions following an investigation into a suspected Real IRA bombing campaign. John Paul Gerard Hannan was been remanded in custody after appearing at the Old Bailey today.
400 jobs to be created at Shorts
Around 400 jobs are likely to be created at aerospace company Shorts after parent company Bombardier decided to build part of its new corporate jet in Belfast. The decision to build the fuselage of the new plane, a Learjet, at Shorts was announced yesterday.
Man dies in road accident
A 24-year-old man has been killed after a road accident in south Belfast on Sunday afternoon. The man, who has been named as David Stevenson from Carney Crescent, Clonduff, Castlereagh, was a passenger in the Ford Ka that crashed at Purdysburn Hill in south Belfast at around 1pm.
Violence threatens stability of executive
After weeks of mounting violence across Northern Ireland, the future of the executive seems close to collapse as advocates of the Good Friday agreement remain at loggerheads over the state of paramilitary ceasefires.
PSNI officers help save hundreds of lives in Kosovo
Four PSNI officers have helped to save the lives of hundreds of people in Kosovo after a serious fire broke out at a Power Station in Pristina. One man was killed and 32 were injured in the blaze which took hold when lightning struck the power station.
Two injured after spate of shootings in Belfast
Sectarian violence across Belfast over the weekend, which culminated in the murder of a Catholic man in north Belfast on Sunday night, has been described by police as "a catalogue of mayhem". Police were faced with a deluge of shooting reports across north and west Belfast on Sunday night.
Loyalist paramilitary group claim murder of Catholic
The Red Hand Defenders have claimed that they murdered a Catholic man in north Belfast on Sunday night. The man, who has been named as 19-year-old Gerard Lawlor, was shot as he walked alone on Flora Road in the north of the city.
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