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  • Abuse inquiry witness ‘suicidal’

    Mon 01st Sep 2014

    A woman abused while resident at a children’s home in Northern Ireland was left suicidal after telling her story before a public inquiry. Kate Walmsley, 58, was in an institution in Londonderry from 1964 to 1969, having been admitted as a young child. She recalled being targeted aged eight by a priest in a confessional […]
  • Pensioner pushed in Belfast robbery

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    A woman in her eighties been pushed to the ground in an assault in city centre. The pensioner had her bag stolen in Upper Queen Street around two o clock on Saturday afternoon. Members of the public chased after a suspect and a 22-year-old man was arrested a short time later. Constable Ferris said: “I […]
  • Child killed as explosion blasts building in Paris

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    A four-storey building has collapsed in Paris, killing a child. At least 11 others have been injured following an explosion in a suburb of the French capital. Firefighters say seven adults and five children are still unaccounted for. It’s not yet known what caused the blast.
  • Man in his twenties shot in West Belfast

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    A man in his twenties has been shot in West Belfast. He received injuries to his legs after a number of shots were fired in an alley way off the Shaws Road around eight o’clock on Saturday night. His injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
  • Twenty years on from the IRA ceasefire

    Sun 31st Aug 2014

    Brave step towards peace or grudging acceptance that military defeat was inevitable – the IRA’s historic ceasefire of 1994 still sharply divides opinion in Northern Ireland 20 years on. Ahead of this weekend’s anniversary of the landmark announcement, which at the time was met with victory celebrations in republican areas across the region, Stormont Deputy […]
  • Cameron nervous about referendum

    Sat 30th Aug 2014

    David Cameron has admitted he’s “nervous” about the referendum on Scottish independence as campaigning enters its final few weeks. His comments come after the results of the first poll since a second televised debate show the No campaign’s lead was cut in half, to just six points. The survey found 47 percent of respondents would […]
  • Suspected arson attack on house in Armagh

    Sat 30th Aug 2014

    A house has been set alight in a suspected arson attack in Armagh. The property went on fire shortly after ten past two on Saturday morning. One man was inside at the time but it’s not believed he was injured. Armagh Sergeant Barbara McNally said: “Enquiries are continuing, but at this stage police believe the […]
  • Man stabbed during robbery

    Fri 29th Aug 2014

    A man has been stabbed in the stomach during an armed robbery in East Belfast. The 40-year-old was walking on the Castlereagh Road when three men approached him and asked for a cigarette around one o’clock this morning. It’s believed they took a sum of money and other items before he was taken to hospital. […]
  • 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 […]
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