24/01/2020

Civil Servants Stage 24-Hour Strike

Thousands of civil servants have walked out of their posts as they stage a 24-hour strike over pay.

Members of Northern Ireland's largest public sector union are taking action to demand a decent pay increase and protection of their terms and conditions of employment.
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NIPSA members are also appealing for the same urgency and engagement as that awarded to recent healthcare strikes.

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24 January 2020
Civil Servants Stage 24-Hour Strike
Thousands of civil servants have walked out of their posts as they stage a 24-hour strike over pay. Members of Northern Ireland's largest public sector union are taking action to demand a decent pay increase and protection of their terms and conditions of employment.
24 January 2020
North Belfast Summer Disorder: Police Release Fresh Images
Images of people wanted in connection with disorder in north Belfast last summer have today been released. Police shared pictures of ten males they would like to speak to in relation to a number of incidents between 31 July and 08 August 2019. These include attacks on serving police officers and persistent incidents of disorder in the area.
24 January 2020
P7 Pupils To Receive Entrance Test Results
The Education Minister has sent his best wishes to primary school pupils awaiting entrance test results this weekend. Official marks for CEA's AQE and the GL PPTC Assessment will be published on Saturday morning, 25 January, arriving at children's homes that morning.
24 January 2020
NCA Secures Co Antrim Homes
An alleged loyalist paramilitary member, his partner and associates have agreed to pay £120,000 after accusations they had purchased homes with criminal assets.
24 January 2020
Man Tested For Suspected Coronavirus In Belfast
A Belfast patient is receiving treatment for symptoms associated with coronavirus. The man is undergoing tests at the Royal Victoria Hospital amid suspicion he is infected with the potentially fatal virus. It's understood the treatment is a precautionary measure.
24 January 2020
NI Assembly To Debate Climate Emergency
Local MLAs are set to debate on whether to declare a climate emergency. The upcoming debate on Monday 27 January will give all political parties the opportunity to commit to tackling the climate and biodiversity crises. Sinn Féin MLA Caoimhe Archibald, who proposed the motion, expressed her hopes of securing cross-party support ahead of the event.
24 January 2020
Cannabis Worth Over £500k Seized In One Week
Police have recovered herbal cannabis worth over £500,000 in just over one week after a man carrying a drug-filled suitcase was stopped in south Belfast. A quantity of the class B drug valued at over £400k was located during a number of searches in south Belfast this week.
24 January 2020
Man Released Over Jim Donegan Murder
A man arrested by detectives investigating the murder of Jim Donegan has been released unconditionally. The 42 year-old was questioned at Musgrave Serious Crime Suite on Thursday, 23 January before being released later that same day. Mr Donegan was gunned down in west Belfast as he waited to collect his teenage son from school on 04 December 2018.
24 January 2020
Police Arrest Three Amid Reports Of Fraud
Detectives from the PSNI's Economic Crime Unit have arrested three people amid a spate of attempted fraud in Northern Ireland. Two women, aged 37 and 26, and a 37 year-old man are under suspicion of a number of offences related to fraud, blackmail and criminal property.
24 January 2020
Other News In Brief
PHA Issues Statement On Coronavirus Outbreak The Public Health Agency has issued advice on the current outbreak of Coronavirus. The infection, believed to have originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, can be potentially deadly to patients with underlying health conditions. It's understood the outbreak has affected a handful of people in Scotland.