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  • 300 temporary PSNI jobs to go

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    A specialist police unit that investigates Troubles-related killings in is to be closed down due to budget cuts, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has announced. The Historical Enquiries Team (HET) was set up in 2005 to review more than 3,000 unsolved deaths during the conflict. Last year the unit, which operates on a […]
  • Nuns killed in crash involving police car

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    Two nuns have been killed in a road accident in Co Down. The crash, which also involved a police car, happened near Newry just before 9.30am on Tuesday morning. In a statement, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) confirmed two women had died. “Police can confirm that two women have died following a two-vehicle […]
  • Shots fired in Dungiven

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    Shots have been fired at a parked car in County Londonderry. A hooded man targeted the vehicle in the Hass Park area of Dungiven shortly after 10pm on Monday night. No one was in the vehicle at the time, and the gunman made off in a car which had been parked nearby.
  • Pipe bombs seized in Ballymena

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    Two pipe bombs have been seized in Ballymena. The army bomb squad said the devices, which were uncovered when police raided a house in the Lantara area on Monday morning, were viable. A 39-year-old man and 27-year-old woman have been arrested and released on bail.
  • N Belfast alert ‘elaborate hoax’

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    A suspicious object at the centre of a security alert in north Belfast on Monday night has been declared an elaborate hoax. Homes in the New Lodge area of the Antrim Road were evacuated at 11pm while the bomb squad examined the device. Residents were allowed back into their houses early on Tuesday morning and […]
  • Villiers warns over tax devolution

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    Stormont will need to be in the best possible shape if corporation tax powers are to be devolved, Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has said. The impasse over welfare reform and the budget need to be sorted out because local ministers would struggle to fund a corporation tax cut while paying rising bills for a […]
  • Police ombudsman faith ‘restored’

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    Confidence in the independence of the Northern Ireland Police Ombudsman’s Office has been fully restored, an external review has found. The Criminal Justice Inspectorate (CJI) said it was satisfied that new systems put in place to deal with contentious historical cases were robust. Brendan McGuigan, chief inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland, said: “The […]
  • Trafficked victims put in sex trade

    Tue 30th Sep 2014

    Almost half of human trafficking victims in Northern Ireland were sexually exploited, a new report has found. Of the 37 men, women and children rescued last year, 46% (17) had been forced into prostitution, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said. Most were from Romania but citizens of 11 countries including Macedonia, Ghana and China were […]
  • Fresh all-party talks to include British and Irish governments

    Mon 29th Sep 2014

    Fresh talks to break the deadlock in the Northern Ireland peace process are to be launched, the British and Irish governments have signalled. Speaking at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, Northern Ireland secretary of state Theresa Villiers said a new round of cross party negotiations are to be convened. They will focus on the […]
  • Second security alert at Co Armagh Orange Hall

    Mon 29th Sep 2014

    An Orange Hall which suffered minor damage in a bomb attack on Friday night is at the centre of a second security alert. The Castleblayney Road in Keady was closed on Monday morning due to another operation in the area. The Carnagh Hall was targeted on Friday night after a saucepan full of home-made explosives […]
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