News

  • Arrests after cross-border car chase

    Fri 29th Aug 2014

    Three teenagers have been arrested in Banbridge after a cross-border chase involving a stolen car which had earlier crashed in Co Louth. It was reported a grey Volkswagen Golf collided with a barrier in Drogheda before making off from the scene around 6.35pm on Thursday evening. PSNI officers pursued the vehicle when it crossed the […]
  • IRA man who fled jail was pardoned

    Fri 29th Aug 2014

    An IRA man who escaped prison more than 50 years ago was given a royal pardon by Margaret Thatcher’s government, official records from 1985 revealed. Donal Donnelly fled Belfast’s Crumlin Road jail – which he dubbed Europe’s Alcatraz – on Boxing Day 1960 while serving a sentence for membership of the armed group during its […]
  • OAP dies after garda car crash

    Thu 28th Aug 2014

    A 75-year-old woman has died after being hit by a Garda car. The pensioner was walking at the junction of Fonthill Road and St John’s Road in Clondalkin, Dublin, when she was struck by the marked patrol car. An investigation into the death has been taken over by the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission. The watchdog […]
  • ‘Race hate’ behind home attacks

    Thu 28th Aug 2014

    Police are treating separate attacks on homes in north Belfast as race hate crimes. Windows at two properties in the Glenrosa Link were smashed during the early hours of yesterday morning. No one was hurt in the incidents which were reported at about 2.30am. Acting Inspector Roy Burnside said officers were investigating incidents of criminal […]
  • Jack and Grace top baby names list

    Thu 28th Aug 2014

    Jack and Grace were the most popular baby names in Northern Ireland last year. There were 280 boys named Jack and 200 girls called Grace between January 1 and December 9 2013, according to new figures. The survey by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) shows James, Jacob and Oliver also made the […]
  • Police firing at man ‘justified’

    Thu 28th Aug 2014

    Police in Northern Ireland were justified in firing on a man who was blinded in the right eye during the incident, a watchdog report has said. Two rounds were discharged by an officer who feared for his life after a stolen car was driven directly towards him in Dundonald, Co Down, in January 2007. One […]
  • Woman killed in car crash

    Thu 28th Aug 2014

    A woman in her 50s has died in a car crash in Carrickfergus, Co Antrim on Wednesday night. Two vehicles were involved in the collision on the Marine Highway near Rodgers Quay just before 8pm. Two men have been taken to hospital. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. The road between Trooperlane Road […]
  • Masked men attack police patrol

    Wed 27th Aug 2014

    A gang of up to 10 masked men has attacked a police patrol in Co Tyrone. Two officers escaped injury when the men threw bricks at their car near Dungannon. Paint was also thrown at the vehicle during the incident in Moygashel Court around 11pm last night. The officers had been called out to the […]
  • Man crushed between two vehicles

    Wed 27th Aug 2014

    A man who died at a business premises in Co Antrim is believed to have been crushed between two vehicles. The victim, 57, was at Chain Reaction Cycles on Kilbride Road in Doagh when the incident happened yesterday evening. A Northern Ireland Ambulance Service spokesman said it received reports that the man had been crushed. […]
  • New jobs to boost local economy

    Wed 27th Aug 2014

    One of the world’s leading law firms has chosen to set up a new base in Northern Ireland – a move that will create more than 250 jobs. Baker & McKenzie will open a global services centre in Belfast. The facility will require more than 70 staff in legal services and 185 in administrative services, […]