News

  • Gay marriage rejected by Stormont

    Mon 27th Apr 2015

    A proposal to have gay marriage legalised in Northern Ireland has been rejected. It is the fourth time the divisive issue has been defeated at the Stormont Assembly and comes hours after under-pressure DUP health minister Jim Wells resigned amid controversy over remarks about same sex relationships. A blocking mechanism was used by the Mr […]
  • Same-sex marriage move a stunt

    Mon 27th Apr 2015

    A proposal to have gay marriage legalised in Northern Ireland has been branded an electoral stunt. It is the fourth time the divisive issue has been raised on the floor of the Stormont Assembly and comes hours after under pressure DUP health minister Jim Wells resigned amid controversy over remarks about same sex relationships. The […]
  • Sun 26th Apr 2015

    The funeral of murdered Irish student Karen Buckley will take place on Tuesday. The 24 year old’s remains were found on a farm in Glasgow last week. Her body has been flown home to Cork this weekend. The 21 year old man Alexander Pacteau, charged with her murder, remains in custody.
  • Sun 26th Apr 2015

    Lady Ballyedmond tops the Northern Ireland list with a personal fortune of £1.4 billion. The Ballyedmond family own Newry-based Norbrook Laboratories. Actress Roma Downey, based in California, but born in Derry was second on the list. The owners of County Down based TG Eakin Medical Supplies, Paul and Jermey Eakin were third with a sum […]
  • Sat 25th Apr 2015

    Four men attacked a woman and tried to hijack her car in North Belfast at around 7.10pm last night. The 51 year old woman was getting into her car at Lanark Way Service Station when the men approached her. They’re thought to be aged between 16 and 20. They tried to pull the woman from […]
  • Sat 25th Apr 2015

    Four men have been charged with attempting to smuggle cannabis worth nearly £1m into Northern Ireland. The herbal resin was hidden in pallets carrying orange juice and was worth an estimated £800,000. A joint operation by the NCA and PSNI saw three men in Camlough and one in Birmingham arrested. Their charges read as follows: […]
  • Sat 25th Apr 2015

    An artist fined for literally spreading the love across Belfast’s pavements no longer has to pay the fine. Christoff Gillen was given the 60 pound penalty for writing the word love in chalk hundreds of times outside the City Hall. But the defiant 45-year-old refused to pay up and after a letter was sent to […]
  • Sat 25th Apr 2015

    A man’s died following a car crash in County Fermanagh last night. Two cars collided on the Lisnaskea Road, between Lisnaskea and Derrylin, at around 7pm. Another adult and two children were taken to hospital, but have since been discharged
  • Sat 25th Apr 2015

    A man’s been charged with the attempted murder of a man in County Armagh over 40 years ago. John Pat Cunningham was shot by members of an army patrol in Benburb in 1974. The man charged is understood to be a former soldier and is 73 years old. He was arrested in England on Tuesday […]
  • Robinson defends Wells over remarks

    Fri 24th Apr 2015

    Northern Ireland’s First Minister has defended his embattled Health Minister amid a controversy over remarks he made about gay marriage and child abuse. Democratic Unionist leader Peter Robinson said Jim Wells knew his comments at an election husting last night were wrong and highlighted the stress he had been under due to his wife being […]
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