Tourists visiting Northern Ireland had a shock on Saturday, when a banging noise from within the storage compartment of their tour bus, turned out to be a drunk man that had hitched a lift on the vehicle from Belfast all the way to Ballycastle. Sharing the story to Facebook today, the PSNI explained how the travellers, bus driver and onlookers discovered a shock, when the side storage panel of the bus was opened to reveal a “stowaway” inside.
BBC NI’s Aileen Moynagh on teen stalker ordeal: ‘If sharing my experience puts plans in place to better future victims, that’s something positive I can take’
BBC NI’s Aileen Moynagh hopes that her traumatic ordeal with a teenage stalker will help change laws against social media firms here, to protect future victims. The Co Tyrone journalist revealed that she rarely walks alone from her Belfast city centre office to its nearby car park anymore, following her "horrific” experiences last year.
Thousands of people have attended a rally in Belfast on Saturday calling for Irish language legislation. Protesters marched from west Belfast to the city centre in an event organised by Irish language activist group An Dream Dearg. Legislation on a cultural package, including protection for the Irish language, had been expected before the end of the last assembly mandate.
Thousands of Irish language activists took to Belfast’s streets on Saturday, before culminating at City Hall, for what has been dubbed by organisers and attendees as the biggest language rally "in a generation". The march, which has been planned for months, was organised by campaign group An Dream Dearg.
Thousands of red-clad protesters marched through the streets of Belfast on Saturday afternoon to call for protections for the Irish language. Large crowds comprising of Irish-speaking families, community groups and sports clubs marched through Belfast city demanding “language recognition, respect and rights”, as well as calling on the UK Government to implement an Irish language law, as had previously been promised.
One man has been charged with a number of drug-related offences while two others have been released on bail, after police seized suspected cannabis worth around £75,000 from a vehicle in east Belfast on Friday. A 34-year-old man has been charged with possession of a class A drug, possession of a class B drug and possession of a class B drug with intent to supply.
Our photographer Justin Kernoghan was on hand to capture lots of happy faces enjoying a drink and a catch-up The sunshine returned to Belfast at the end of the week and punters were quick to hotfoot it to the nearest beer garden to make the most of it. Although coats might still be needed with the good old unpredictable nature of the NI weather, it didn't stopt these revellers enjoying their evening out.
Reformed mobster dubbed 'The Real Goodfella' will be holding the event in July Michael Franzese A former mobster who was dubbed the Mafia Prince is to hold a speaking event in West Belfast this summer. Michael Franzese, who was once a high ranking member of the Columbo Crime Family is to hold an event in The Devenish Complex on July 22, where he will take audiences on a journey through his life in the New York underworld.
Detectives have confirmed that the man who was murdered in Gilford was Eamonn Darren O’Hanlon. The 36-year-old was from north Belfast. Mr O’Hanlon died after he was stabbed outside an address in the Hill Street area during the early hours of this morning, Saturday 21 May.
17,000 have marched through Belfast in Northern Ireland to demand an Irish language law on par with the 1993 Welsh Language Act introduced in Wales. The campaign network An Dream Dearg – which translates as “the red group” – demanded “language recognition, respect and rights”, as well as calling on the UK Government to implement an Irish language law.
Police have begun a murder investigation after a man was stabbed in Gilford, County Down, in the early hours of Saturday. Eamonn Darren O'Hanlon, from north Belfast, was stabbed outside an address on Hill Street and later died from his injuries, police said. Four people have been arrested and police said all suspects remained in custody on Saturday afternoon.
A desirable residential location within minutes walk to local amenities and the wonder of the Ormeau Road eateries is now on the market. Convenient to Belfast city centre and motorways, plus George Best City Airport, the townhouse is well presented and ideal for those looking to settle in a busy, bustling area.
ALEY Cottage, believed to form part of the original manor to the village, is an attached cottage over three floors and has been upgraded by the current owner and has retained much of its original period features. An impressive equestrian facility is available at the cottage, providing accommodation for horses and ponies and is within easy reach of extensive outriding on offer with a network of trails and bridle pathway running through the Quantock Hills an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
Cyclists, walkers and wheelers across the city are sick to the back teeth of inconsiderate motorists We really need a ban on footpath and cycle lane parking. Cyclists, walkers and wheelers across the city are sick to the back teeth of inconsiderate motorists, lorry and van drivers mounting pavements and blocking their path.
Almost 70 Ukrainian refugee families have been assisted in Newry in just one month. People fleeing Ukraine following the Russian invasion have been allocated new homes in the border city from the assistance headquarters at Newry Leisure Centre. Stormont’s Department of Finance has identified four assistance council areas in Northern Ireland through its Ukraine Refugee Operational Support Team which opened in early April.
Council report says it would have a "detrimental effect" upon the surrounding area A North Belfast art installation celebrating Ulster Scots culture has been refused by Belfast City Council as it would "clutter" the area. At the recent monthly meeting of the council’s Planning Committee, elected representatives agreed to a council officer recommendation to refuse planning for an art installation involving five printed panels measuring 24.4 metres by 12.2 metres.
Karolina Bielawska from Poland was crowned Miss World 2022 in Puerto Rico The current Miss World is set to strut her stuff in Belfast for the Miss Northern Ireland competition 2022. On Friday, it was announced that Miss World 2022, Karolina Bielawska from Poland, would be featuring on the judging panel of the Miss NI gala final on May 23.
The sides clash in Belfast this evening Kingspan stadium in great nick as always Good evening Hello and welcome to our live blog as Ulster take on Cell C Sharks in a huge game in the URC. Kick-off is at 7:35pm. Follow our blog to keep up to date with the action as it unfolds in Belfast.