28/02/2019

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Invest NI Chief Executive Alastair Hamilton Announces Resignation

Alastair Hamilton, the chief executive of Invest NI, has announced his resignation, following 10 years at the head of the business development organisation.

According to reports, Mr Hamilton said that it had been "an honour and a privilege" to serve in such a "significant role".

Mr Hamilton will stand down later this year but was making the announcement now to "allow time to advertise and fill the role … and facilitate a timely transition for the Invest NI Board".

Witnesses Sought To Serious Collision In Co Antrim

An investigation has been launched following a serious road traffic collision in Co Antrim.
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A man is said to have suffered "serious injuries" in a one-vehicle collision at approximately 6.35am this morning, 28 February, on the Ballymacombs Road in Portglenone.

Police appealed to anyone who witnessed the collision or who may have dash-cam footage to contact police on 101, quoting reference number 169 of 28/02/19.

Two NI Fishing Boats Impounded By Irish Navy

The Irish Navy have reportedly impounded two Northern Irish fishing boats.

According to reports, the boats were detained in Dundalk Bay for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. It is claimed that the action "follows the collapse of a gentleman's agreement allowing vessels from NI and the Republic reciprocal access to each other's inshore waters".

It is understood that the UK government is investigating justification for the action.

(MH/CM)

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