20/08/2018

Paisley Won't Resign And Will Fight Any By-Election

Suspended MP Ian Paisley has said that he will not resign his position as he does not believe he has done anything wrong.

Mr Paisley was suspended from the House of Commons in July after it was found that he had failed to declare three family holidays that had been paid for by the Sri Lankan government.
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He later petitioned the Prime Minister against supporting a UN resolution on Sri Lanka about alleged human rights abuses in the country.

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20 August 2018
Paisley Won't Resign And Will Fight Any By-Election
Suspended MP Ian Paisley has said that he will not resign his position as he does not believe he has done anything wrong. Mr Paisley was suspended from the House of Commons in July after it was found that he had failed to declare three family holidays that had been paid for by the Sri Lankan government.
20 August 2018
Suspected Arson Attack On Sinn Féin Office
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following a suspected arson attack at a Sinn Féin office building on the Andersonstown Road in west Belfast in the early hours of this morning, Monday 20 August. Issuing the appeal, Inspector McCullough said: "The fire was reported to us at around 4:50am.
20 August 2018
Woman Attacked With Metal Bar In Ballycastle
Police have issued an appeal for witnesses after a woman was attacked with a metal bar in the early hours of Sunday 19 August in Ballycastle, Co Antrim. A 27-year-old was attacked at about 1.45am on Fairhill Street. A 29-year-old man has been detained in connection with the incident. Police have appealed for witnesses to the incident.
20 August 2018
Pedestrian Killed In Collision In Co L'Derry
The PSNI have issued an appeal for information following a fatal collision in Co L'Derry. A pedestrian – named as 58-year-old Eamon McCafferty – died after he was struck by a car on the Foreglen Road, near Cluady, at around 2am on Saturday, 18 August.
17 August 2018
40 New Jobs Announced At Titanic Belfast
Titanic Belfast has announced the creation of 40 new jobs "ahead of a busy event season". The tourist attraction and event centre is seeking "five-star hospitality staff to join our world-class team and deliver these high profile events".
17 August 2018
Presbyterian Church Leader To Attend State Reception For Pope
The head of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland, Reverend Charles McMullen, is to attend the State reception for Pope Francis in Dublin Castle next week. The Presbyterian Moderator has accepted an invitation from the Irish Government to attend the event on Saturday, 25 August.
17 August 2018
Concerns Raised Over Planned PowerNI Price Increase
Concerns have been raised over plans by PowerNI to increase its electricity prices by 14%. On Thursday 16 August, the firm announced the rise will come into effect on 01 October and blamed fluctuating world fuel prices for the change.
17 August 2018
Man And Woman Arrested In Connection With Drugs Offences
A man and a woman have both been arrested in connection with a number of drugs offences in north Belfast. The suspects, aged 46 and 51, were detained by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force following two planned searches of houses in the Glencairn area on Thursday night, 16 August.
17 August 2018
NIHE Seek Retraction Of DUP Related Irish News Story
The DUP have responded to claims that one of their MLA's "enquired about a house in north Belfast" a week prior to it becoming vacant.
17 August 2018
Man Arrested In Paramilitary Crime Task Force Operation
A 28-year-old man has been arrested as part of a search and arrest operation in Ards and North Down on Thursday, 16 August. Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force today supported the Security Industry Authority (SIA) and conducted the operation last night as part of an ongoing investigation into criminality linked to the East Belfast UVF.