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  • Leaflet drop in Paul McCauley sectarian murder probe

    Fri 31st Jul 2015

    Police investigating the sectarian murder of Paul McCauley have conducted a leaflet drop in parts of Londonderry. Flyers were distributed in the Fountain estate and Irish Street area close to the scene of the 2006 attack. Detective Chief Inspector Michael Harvey from Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Serious Crime Branch said he hoped it […]
  • Frankie Boyle Belfast show protests to go ahead

    Fri 31st Jul 2015

    Demonstrations against Scottish comedian Frankie Boyle’s appearance in west Belfast following his jokes about the disabled are set to go ahead. Boyle will attend the West Belfast Festival next week for a sell-out show in Falls Park. The Glasgow comic’s quips about children with Down’s syndrome and disabled people created a chasm within the republican […]
  • Political unease hits consumer confidence here

    Thu 30th Jul 2015

    Consumer confidence in Northern Ireland has taken a hit, with the political situation at Westminster and Stormont highlighted as potential causes. After recording a strong performance in the first quarter of 2015, Danske Bank’s consumer confidence index dropped between April and June. The index examines the financial position of local households and their expectations for […]
  • Two could face retrial over migrants container smuggling

    Thu 30th Jul 2015

    Two men accused of smuggling 35 immigrants in to the UK in a container in which one man died are facing a possible retrial. Four defendants stood trial at Basildon Crown Court after denying organising the operation after 35 Afghan Sikhs, including 15 children, were found inside the container at Tilbury Docks, Essex, on August […]
  • Dog fun park planned at animal sanctuary

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    A fun park for dogs is to be built at an animal sanctuary that was on the brink of closure three months ago. Benvardin Animal Rescue Kennels (Bark) was saved following a massive public fundraising campaign. Now the charity is to build the North West’s first canine recreation centre complete with dog swimming pool and […]
  • Man arrested in major human trafficking probe

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    A 39-year-old man has been arrested as part of a major human trafficking investigation. The suspect was detained in Belfast and is being quizzed by specialist detectives about human trafficking, labour exploitation, gang master offences and money laundering. The arrest follows the “rescue” of five human trafficking victims in the city last week. Detectives from […]
  • Fisherman rescued as boat sinks off coast

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    Fishermen have been rescued after their vessel collided with another boat and sank off the Co Down coast, the Coastguard said. The incident happened just before 5.30am eight miles south of Ardglass. Nobody was injured. A Coastguard spokesman said: “The crew of that fishing vessel moved on to the other vessel. “Newcastle Lifeboat took the […]
  • Parade linked to those behind scores of Troubles murders to go ahead

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    A contentious parade commemorating UDA members who are linked to sectarian murders during the Troubles is to go ahead in south Belfast. Over 1 and a half thousand people are to take part in the loyalist march in the Ormeau area to mark 21 years since the killing of Joe Bratty and Raymond Elder by […]
  • Hearing loss discrimination cases settled

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    Health and courts bodies have settled disability discrimination cases with people with hearing loss in Northern Ireland, the Equality Commission said. One woman, who did not want to be identified, has lost 40% of her hearing in both ears. She requested a friend attend hospital appointments with her to help her understand everything her doctor […]
  • British Government needs to re-engage with Peace Process says Adams

    Wed 29th Jul 2015

    The British Government needs to re-engage with the Peace Process. That’s from the Sinn Fein President who claims progress made over the last 10 years is now in severe jeopardy. Gerry Adams is making the comments 10 years after the IRA vowed to decommission all its arms. But the Louth TD says the Prime Minister’s […]
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