News

  • Call for dedicated bomb squad base

    Fri 24th Oct 2014

    Army bomb squad officers were called out almost every day within the space of a year, new figures have revealed. Between August 2012 and July 2013, the specialist disposal teams attended 347 alerts across Northern Ireland. In just five months between August and December last year, the military responded to 168 incidents in the north […]
  • Device ‘had murder bid hallmarks’

    Fri 24th Oct 2014

    A suspected bomb thrown at a police patrol in Northern Ireland bears all the hallmarks of a murder bid, a senior officer has claimed. Chief Inspector Andy Lemon, from the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) said those behind the attempted attack in the border town of Strabane, Co Tyrone showed scant regard for human […]
  • Reports of suspicious activity in Strabane

    Fri 24th Oct 2014

    Police are investigating reports of suspicious activity in Strabane, County Tyrone. Locals have been asked to report their concerns. The public has been advised if they come across an object they are not sure about in the Ballycolman Avenue area, to contact the PSNI immediately.
  • Investigation as ‘report of shot fired’ in Ardoyne

    Fri 24th Oct 2014

    Police are investigating reports a shot was fired in north Belfast on Thursady night. No one was injured , but detectives are keen to establish what happened in the Farringdon Court area of Ardoyne around 11.30pm.
  • Ó Muilleoir to become MLA

    Thu 23rd Oct 2014

    A former Lord Mayor of Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is to sit in Stormont’s Assembly. The Sinn Féin man will take his place as MLA for South Belfast. His colleague Alex Maskey is moving to represent West Belfast, replacing Sue Ramsey who has stood down because of ill health. Mr Ó Muilleoir will also stand […]
  • House building strongest since 2007

    Thu 23rd Oct 2014

    The number of new houses being built in Northern Ireland is at its highest since the downturn in 2007. The National House Building Council said that over 55s are maily snapping up new homes, with younger people still struggling to get onto the property ladder. But the organisation also warned of a shortage of skilled […]
  • Music therapy ‘could cut depression’

    Thu 23rd Oct 2014

    Music therapy can significantly reduce depression in children, it has been claimed. The social skills and self esteem of young people suffering emotional, behavioural and developmental problems was dramatically improved when their medical treatment was enhanced by music therapy, according to new research. It is hoped the study, by Queen’s University Belfast (QUB), will help […]
  • Adams challenged on sex row ‘exile’

    Wed 22nd Oct 2014

    Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has been challenged by the Irish Government to reveal if IRA rapists and paedophiles were exiled to the Irish Republic. Taoiseach Enda Kenny demanded the republican leader answer allegations that alleged sexual abusers in the terror group were secretly expelled from Northern Ireland into safe houses in Dublin, Louth and […]
  • Man critical after Coleraine collision

    Wed 22nd Oct 2014

    A man is critically ill after a crash in Coleraine on Tuesday night. One car was involved in the incident on the Strand Road at 10pm. Another man is being treated in hospital.
  • Call to improve prisoner safety

    Wed 22nd Oct 2014

    Prison and health authorities must do more to improve safety of prisoners in Northern Ireland, two watchdog bodies have urged. New measures are required to tackle self-harm, suicide, bullying and drug misuse according to the organisations that inspect prisons and health service delivery in the region. The Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland (CJI) and the […]
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