29/01/2014

Other News In Brief

Met Office Issue Weekend Weather Warnings

A yellow warning for rain has been issued for counties Down, Antrim and Armagh.

The Met Office has said that the rain is expected to start on Friday and last until Sunday.

A yellow warning for winds has also been issued for Saturday and Sunday.

Éirígí Press Officer Released On Bail

Stepehn Martin Murney, press officer for the republican party, Éirígí, has been bailed at Belfast Crown Court.

The 30-year-old has been in custody since his arrest in November 2012. He is accused of having information useful to terrorists.

He was granted bail due to the time already served while awaiting trial on the seven charges of possessing, collecting and communicating the information.

BP Pull Out Larne Gas Storage Facility

A project to store gas below Larne Lough has been abandoned by BP.

BP had been given the option to buy a company developing the £400m facility, which would have stored imported natural gas in excavated caverns.

It is understood that following a review of the company's European gas assest, BP have said that it is no longer interested.

The process of finding another investor in underway.

(MH)

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