News

  • A&Es fail to reach waiting time targets

    Thu 24th Jul 2014

    Waiting time targets for Northern Ireland’s hospital emergency departments were breached more than 700 times between April and June, the Department of Health revealed. The target states that no patient should wait longer than 12 hours to be treated, discharged or admitted. Most of the 739 cases were at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. […]
  • Strong start for Team NI in Glasgow

    Thu 24th Jul 2014

    There was a strong start to the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this morning. Triathlete Aileen Reid fought hard and was in the top group in her competition until the last few kms, when she finished 6th. Speaking after the race, she said: “I’m pleased I gave it everything I had…I mean 6th, I can’t […]
  • Danske bank profits up

    Thu 24th Jul 2014

    Danske Bank in Northern Ireland has posted a pre-tax profit of £45 million for the first half of 2014. The business reports that was a jump of nearly 50% on the same period last year. After bad debts were taken in account, the company made £39.8m. CEO Gerry Mallon said the progress was driven by […]
  • Man arrested after stabbing

    Thu 24th Jul 2014

    A 27-year-old man is seriously ill after he was stabbed in the chest in Newry early on Thursday morning. The victim was rushed to hospital for treatment to injuries believed to be serious but stable. A 57-year-old man, who was also treated for non life-threatening injuries to his leg, was arrested on suspicion of attempted […]
  • MS patients lose out on parking spaces

    Thu 24th Jul 2014

    Their cars have been damaged, they have even been shouted at. People living with multiple sclerosis in Northern Ireland have said other shoppers have even been aggressive towards them when they try to park in disabled bays. The MS Society says two in five people have been confronted by strangers challenging their right to park […]
  • Investigation launched after Gardai injured in crash

    Wed 23rd Jul 2014

    An investigation is underway after two garda members have been taken to hospital after a crash in Co Laois. The collision happened near Portlaoise at around 3pm this afternoon. A third person from the other vehicle, a BMW, involved is also being treated for injuries which aren’t thought to be life-threatening. The incident will now […]
  • Peter Mark announces 25 new jobs

    Wed 23rd Jul 2014

    One of Northern Ireland’s leading hairdressing groups has announced the creation of up to 25 new jobs. Peter Mark is on the hunt for apprentices, stylists and salon coordinators who are a cut above the rest for their salons across Northern Ireland. The salon chain has seven units across the province. Peter O’Rourke, Chief Executive […]
  • Driver ‘indecently exposes’ himself to woman

    Wed 23rd Jul 2014

    A man exposed himself to a woman in a car par in east Belfast on Tuesday afternoon. The naked driver pulled in next to the lady’s vehicle as she was stopped off the Sandown Road around 4pm. He was driving a silver Clio and is described as being in his mid 20s. When the woman […]
  • Man shot in legs in Londonderry

    Wed 23rd Jul 2014

    A man has been shot in both legs in Londonderry. The 32-year-old was targeted in Lincoln Courts in the Waterside area at 11.30pm on Tuesday night. His injuries aren’t thought to be life-threatening.
  • Man arrested in Co Tyrone during searches

    Wed 23rd Jul 2014

    A 41-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating serious crime in County Tyrone. Police have made a number of searches in the Coalisland area on Tuesday morning. The suspect has been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.
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