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Covid-19: NI hairdressers and outdoor attractions reopen

Close-contact services such as hairdressers reopened and driving lessons resumed on Friday as Northern Ireland’s Covid restrictions ease. Outdoor visitor attractions opened their doors for the first time since lockdown was imposed after Christmas. Competitive sports involving 100 people can also resume after Stormont ministers agreed reopening dates earlier this month. Outdoor hospitality businesses and non-essential […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Arlene Foster: Dr Jessen ‘honestly believed’ extra-marital affair claim

TV presenter Dr Christian Jessen “honestly believed” DUP leader Arlene Foster was having an extra-marital affair when he tweeted an unfounded rumour about her, a court has heard. On 23 December 2019, he published the allegation to his 300,000-plus followers. The tweet remained online until Dr Jessen deleted it on 7 January 2020. Dr Jessen […]

April 23rd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Troubles soldiers need legal protection says Sir Jeffrey Donaldson

The UK government should “honour its commitment” to offer legal protection from prosecution to former soldiers who served in Northern Ireland, DUP MP Sir Jeffrey Donaldson has said. On Tuesday, Johnny Mercer left his post as veterans minister after expressing concerns about delays to legislation. It came ahead of a parliamentary debate on the Overseas Operations Bill, […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Firm given special treatment over roadworks bids

A Stormont department took part in a “clandestine” process with a firm bidding for deals to resurface NI’s roads, a court has ruled. A judge said the Department for Infrastructure’s conduct “entailed an egregious breach of the principle of transparency”. He added that the firm had been “accorded special treatment” by the department. The proceedings […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Covid-19: NI will ‘keep looking’ to ease restrictions faster

The NI Executive will “keep looking” to see if Covid restrictions can be eased faster, First Minister Arlene Foster has said. But she added the effect of restrictions due to be eased will need to be monitored. From Friday, close contact services such as hairdressers are to reopen and driving tests will resume. Deputy First Minister […]

April 22nd, 2021 | Posted in N. Ireland,UK News | Read More »

Belfast police find substantial quantity of explosives in republican area

Police have discovered what is being described as a substantial quantity of explosives in a republican district of north Belfast this evening. A 47-year-old has been arrested in connection with the explosives find in flats in the New Lodge area. The discovery was made during searches of Maeve House near North Queen Street today, the […]

May 2nd, 2014 | Posted in N. Ireland | Read More »

Michaela’s photos of her body

The only word that her family could use to describe that fact that Michaela’s photos of her dead body were published, was appalling. The 27 year old teacher from Ireland was killed in her honeymoon in Mauritius in her hotel room. The Mauritius Sunday Times have done the publication of the photos of the room […]

July 16th, 2012 | Posted in N. Ireland | Read More »

Four to appear in court after the riots in Ardoyne

Four men are going to appear in court after the riots in Ardoyne. The men aged between 18 and 41 and are charged of public order offences. In the riots, twenty police officers were injured and ten gunshots were fired against them. The riots followed the two parades that took place in Belfast by the […]

July 14th, 2012 | Posted in N. Ireland | Read More »

Twenty police officers injured in Belfast

Last night was a difficult one for the Belfast police, due to the parade of the Orangemen and the gunshots that occurred. According to the Assistant Chief Constable Will Kerr, people had to mark a halt on the troubles that took place last night. He stated that: “I am angry that we have these three […]

July 13th, 2012 | Posted in N. Ireland | Read More »

Peaceful solution for the parades in Ardoyne today

Every year there are too many parades done together in Belfast in order to celebrate the battle between King William the Third and King James the second, and the first’s victory. These parades, however, tend to create controversies. So this year, the Orangemen decided to find a peaceful solution in order to have the parades […]

July 12th, 2012 | Posted in N. Ireland | Read More »