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Meghan and Harry charm Cardiff... could Northern Ireland be next on their... By Tony Jones Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drove Cardiff wild when they finally made an appearance in the city after a train delay kept royal fans waiting.
"With Brexit uncertainty affecting institutional investment in Britain, private sector investment in Northern Ireland struggling to maintain its 2015-2017 boost, and local contractors beginning to question how easy it will be to access the Republic of Ireland market post-March 2019, it is almost certain that ...

Data shows that transport was the top spending category in 10 of the 13 UK regions, with Northern Ireland households forking out £67 a week between April 2015 and March 2017, compared to a UK average of £75.30. The ONS report into household spending in the UK also reveals that we devote 13% of ...
Rory McIlroy in my sights, says Northern Ireland 13-year-old Oscar Murphy after perfect... By Gareth Hanna Rory McIlroy beware - there's a 13-year-old Northern Ireland golfing talent with you in his sights.
"But perhaps the most telling example of this man-made crisis is that before long we could run out of money for street lighting," he added. "People here are pinching themselves that something so drastic is potentially on the horizon - a quarter of Northern Ireland's lights going out, or the whole system affected ...

Theresa may's new Northern Ireland Secretary earned a stinging rebuke from their DUP allies after claiming extra cash negotiated for propping up the PM could still be withheld. A week into the job, red faced Karen Bradley admitted that her language had been "clumsy" after the awkard gaffe. Mrs Bradley ...
Plans for a citizens' Assembly for Northern Ireland are advanced and it is hoped the body will be up and running this year. The group will be made up of people picked randomly from the electoral roll, reflecting the composition of Northern Ireland society. They will be asked to debate subjects that politicians fail to agree on.
He spoke as the latest Ulster Bank and CO3 3rd Sector Index showed that nearly 60% of third sector leaders expect it to shrink over the next three years. According to the index, more than 75% of leaders say that the lack of a Northern Ireland Executive is harming their organisations, bringing funding issues, ...
Margaret Carr, cancer Research UK's public affairs manager for Northern Ireland, said the length of time it is taking to get treatment is not improving. "It's extremely disappointing these targets have not been met more than eight years after they were introduced, and the delays are getting worse," she said.
Brexit poses inherent risks to the enjoyment of existing human rights in Northern Ireland, according to a new report published by the Human rights Consortium. The RIGHTS AT RISK - Brexit, Human Rights and Northern Ireland report is the product of extensive research by the Consortium with its members ...
An unrivaled and unique collection of material relating to the conflict in Northern Ireland and the subsequent peace Process, consisting of 350,000 items, has been digitized and is being launched online by Belfast's famed Linen Hall Library. Among the thousands of items in the collection are books, ...
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for fog in Northern Ireland. Visibility will fall to below 100m in places, and fog will thicken towards dusk, the National Weather Service said. Motorists are being advised to slow down, use their lights, and check mirrors. The warning will remain in place from 15:00 ...
A yellow warning for fog has been extended for Northern Ireland. The fog will persist in some parts of Northern Ireland during Thursday. The warning is in place from Thursday 3pm until Friday 3am. It will become thicker towards the afternoon. The Met Office has said the fog will lift and clear from the west ...
The arrival of new Northern Secretary Karen Bradley in Belfast yesterday, just two days after her appointment, was a positive sign that she is interested in getting the powersharing institutions up and running again. She faces an uphill task in attempting to achieve what her predecessor James Brokenshire ...
This week marks the one-year anniversary of Sinn Fein leader Martin Mcguinness' resignation as Northern Ireland's deputy first minister - sparking the end of a decade of power-sharing in Stormont. McGuinness, who died in March, stepped down in protest at the role of the DUP first minister, Arlene Foster, ...

In a statement, the Department of agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs, said there is a "strong possibility of moderate to high levels of air pollution in urban centres across Northern Ireland today [Wednesday] and tomorrow". They added: "Levels are currently low, though are forecast to increase going ...
Northern Ireland has gained three new Texaco-branded sites in recent months. Two of the sites, Rathcoole and Landscape, were previously competitor branded, while the third, Madigan's Court, is a new build. All three sites are located in Belfast. Madigan's Court features a Spar-branded convenience store ...
Martin went to Northern Ireland to hear from people who support and are opposed to gay marriage. He visited a school, where some of the children told him why they feel gay people should be able to get married in Northern Ireland. He also heard from John, who's part of an influential Christian group called the Evangelical ...
Concern is growing for a Northern Ireland man who is missing in Israel as his friends and family say they are very worried about him. Rescue teams are searching for Oliver McAfee from Dromore who was last seen on November 21. Ollie (29) who lives in Essex went on a cycling trip to Israel at the end of ...
He called it "imperative" that health trusts holding arrangements with the Red Cross now worked with the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service to ensure that patient care is not compromised. David Morison, operational lead for the Red Cross ambulance support service in Northern Ireland, said: "As a charity ...
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for fog in Northern Ireland. Visibility will fall to below 100 metres in places, and fog will thicken towards dusk, the National Weather Service said. Motorists are being advised to slow down, use their lights, and check mirrors. The warning will remain in place from ...
Gail Bell asks experts and people in the public eye what keeps them going. This week: Marissa Callaghan, Northern Ireland Senior women's Captain. Northern Ireland women's captain, Marissa Callaghan. Gail Bell. 10 January, 2018 01:00 ...
A Belfast park looks set to get an alpine toboggan ride in what's been described as an "innovative first". Belfast City Council has launched a tendering exercise for the new feature in Colin Glen Forest Park. The toboggan system is designed to run on a rail and be driven by a rider. The rides are particularly ...
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#Lifeguards - The RNLI is in search of new recruits to spend the summer working on some of Northern Ireland's most popular beaches, as applications open for 2018's beach lifeguards and face-to-face fundraisers. Both roles are essential in supporting the RNLI to reduce the number of people who drown ...
News of the closure has sparked "anger and upset" among staff, ambulance union GMB has said. The Red Cross provides a wide range of services throughout the region, including non-emergency ambulance transfers, which helps to alleviate the pressure on the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service.
In Northern Ireland, peacebuilding has been dominated by communal bargaining over legacies of violent conflict, victim rights, and other contentious issues including the proposed Irish Language Act. Now - nearly 20 years after the 1998 peace agreement - even this bargaining process has collapsed.
The £25m venue at Belfast's City Quays in the harbour area is also the first AC Hotel by Marriott on the island of Ireland. It will feature Jean-Christophe Novelli at City Quays, the first restaurant in Ireland to bear the endorsement of the celebrity chef. And the hotel has also announced the appointment of Lisa ...
James Brokenshire has resigned as Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for health reasons - he's due to have surgery on a small lesion on his right lung in the coming weeks - in a sad end to his Cabinet career. Brokenshire arrived at the Northern Ireland Office tipped for big things: he had been a junior ...
Just as Northern Ireland was gripped by political crisis, the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry reported that it had found evidence of sexual, physical and emotional abuse, neglect and unacceptable practices across the 22 Catholic, Protestant and state-run homes and institutions that it investigated.
In Dungannon, Co. Tyrone, a car was involved in a collision with a white Toyota before being flipped onto its roof. More News: Car left on its roof in Northern Ireland · Cold snap set to return to Ireland · Taoiseach Leo Varadkar vows to splash the cash on Dublin to Donegal motorway. On Thomas Street in ...
THREE males have been taken into police custody following a burglary on a residence in Belfast. In the early hours of Saturday morning, an incident occurred whereby a residence was broken into and burgled. More Uncategorized: Three arrested following burglary in Northern Ireland · Man dead following ...
The diocese's statement also paid tribute to those working within the medical field, acknowledging that "hospitals across Northern Ireland are currently experiencing high numbers of patient admissions of those suffering from respiratory illnesses directly linked to the flu virus". "These precautionary measures ...
The number of patients who waited more than 12 hours at A&E units in Northern Ireland over Christmas almost tripled compared to the same period last year. A total of 928 patients waited longer than the 12-hour target waiting time at hospital emergency departments between 24 December 2017 and 1 ...
Northern Ireland is already a hub of innovation, being home to the modern tractor and portable defibrillator to name but two. And now the Royal Academy of engineering's MacRobert Award is urging businesses from the north to apply for the UK's longest running innovation award in engineering.
Stormont finance officials calculated that in 1991 public expenditure in Northern Ireland was close to 43% higher than the average in the rest of the UK - and asked whether it could be justified, previously classified files reveal. A confidential blunt assessment of government spending found that in several ...
Direct rule should be imposed in Northern Ireland within weeks if its political crisis cannot be solved, the leader of the Democratic Unionist Party has said. Arlene Foster put the Stormont stalemate near the top of Theresa may's New Year problem list, as she blamed Sinn Fein for the failure to re-establish a ...
New research by ATOL, the holiday protection scheme, found that while Spain remains top of the go-to hot spots, Northern Ireland people are planning to visit far flung places too, including Azerbaijan, Bali, Brazil, Kenya and Mexico, although in much smaller numbers. Despite the weakness of the pound ...
THE emergence of child abuse as an issue to be treated seriously in Northern Ireland is charted in newly-released government papers. The files reveal a high degree of official ignorance of the issue 30 years ago and a growing realisation that abuse was more widespread than believed. In a note dated ...
Named on the list are television presenter Eamon Holmes, who will receive an OBE for services to broadcasting, and Richard English, the pro-vice chancellor and professor of politics at Queen's University Belfast. Here is the list of the successful candidates in Northern Ireland: list_0.JPG. Denis Fitzgerald ...
"An area of low pressure is expected to develop over the Republic of Ireland on New Year's Eve and track northeastwards across Northern Ireland and southern Scotland," reads the warning on the Met Office website. "This will bring some very strong winds to these areas with the potential for gusts of 70-80 ...
Business bodies in Northern Ireland continued to air their fears over Brexit and in particular the prospect of a customs border. Seamus Leheny of the Freight Transport Association said his industry had much to lose with the prospect of new administrative burdens for those moving goods across the border.
Lisburn city residents are feeling 'chipper' as it's been revealed they have been chosen as the site of a new Northern Ireland eatery. ... has introduced a very successful chip shop franchise, Chipmongers, to Lisburn, with seven currently open in the Republic of Ireland and more planned for Northern Ireland.
Sir, - Bravo to Stephen Collins for pointing out how false is the narrative that the Provisional IRA's terrorist campaign was essential to the struggle for justice in Northern Ireland ("Nothing necessary about the Provisional IRA campaign", Opinion & Analysis, December 28th). The two books he reviewed about John Hume's ...
The snow and ice yellow warning is in place from just after midnight on Thursday through until 9am on Friday. The public are warned some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces may happen. A band of snow and rain is expected to move northeastwards across Northern Ireland on Thursday night and ...
Civil servants have now been running Stormont's departments without democratic masters for almost 10 months, essentially making it up as they go along in what is an unprecedented situation in the 96-year history of Northern Ireland after the collapse of devolved government in January. That dramatic ...
The British and Irish governments must "rediscover their concerted and often visionary approach" to move politics forward in Northern Ireland, the head of the North's Community Relations Council Peter Osborne has said. Mr Osborne, adopting a relatively optimistic approach at a time of political deadlock, ...
The Northern Ireland Jockey star took to twitter on Tuesday to share the news that she passed away peacefully with her five children around her. He said: "My beautiful mother Claire passed away peacefully this evening with all her family around. "The most incredible wife to my Dad and mother to myself, ...


 

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