The Northern Ireland Executive has agreed to allow spectators to attend the Irish Cup final as a test event for emerging out of lockdown.Stormont ministers met on Thursday to discuss further relaxations to the coronavirus regulations.Up to 1,000 fans will be able to sign up to attend the clash at Mourneview Park Football Stadium in Lurgan, Co Armagh, on May 21.
BBC Weather has forecast Britain faces a week of changing weather with "drenching downpours one minute, warm sunshine the next".Over the weekend heavy rain and thunder should be expected for some areas along with chilly temperatures.However towards the middle of next week, “sub-tropical Atlantic” conditions will strike raising temperatures for parts of the country.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Northern Ireland Secretary of State Brandon Lewis have both issued apologies to the families of the Ballymurphy Massacre victims, apologies that the families have slammed as "disgraceful."Today, May 13, two days after the ten victims of the 1971 Ballymurphy Massacre in Belfast were declared "entirely innocent," copies of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's brief letter to the families of the victims began to circulate online.
The Taoiseach is to meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday, an Irish government spokesman has confirmed.The meeting between the two leaders, which was arranged some time ago, will take place at lunchtime at the Prime Minister's Chequers estate in Buckinghamshire.Issues relating to Northern Ireland and the peace process will top the agenda.
Northern Ireland veteran could face criminal charges over 'Ballymurphy massacre' after coroner ruled British paratroopers shot dead 10 'innocent' people in IRA clash - as PM writes to families recognising 'terrible hurt'
The ex-paratrooper, known only as M3, killed builder Edward Doherty, judge said A coroner on Tuesday found that those who died in 1971 in Belfast were innocent She found nine of the 10 had been killed by soldiers, and use of force not needed Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told Commons Government was sorry A Northern Ireland veteran could face criminal charges over the 'Ballymurphy massacre' 50 years ago.
Taoiseach Micheal Martin is to meet with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday, an Irish government spokesman has confirmed.The meeting between the two leaders, which was arranged some time ago, will take place at lunchtime at the Prime Minister’s Chequers estate in Buckinghamshire.
Stay on the Right Side of Outside and don't forget to pick up after your pooch Nothing says the beautiful outdoors more than when you come across a tree displaying dog poo bags as decorations, a bin overflowing with them; or playing ‘dodge the poo’ as you navigate Northern Ireland’s breathtaking hills on a walk.
Man took Kinder Egg full of cannabis from his backside and then put it in his mouth after being arrested, court is told
A Belfast man who had a Kinder Egg full of cannabis hidden inside him has been jailed for two months.John Goddard was said to have removed the confectionery capsule from his backside and put it in his mouth following arrest at a fast-food restaurant.The 48-year-old also kicked a PSNI officer in the face during the subsequent struggle, according to the prosecution.
The Department of Health Coronavirus dashboard has reported one further death in Northern Ireland There has been one further death of a patient who had previously tested positive for coronavirus in Northern Ireland.The Department of Health notified 99 new positive cases of the virus in the last 24-hour period.
Unionism is leaderless.The leaders of the two largest Unionist parties have resigned.The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), the largest unionist party and joint head of government in the North, will conclude their leadership contest on Friday, May 14.The resignation of Arlene Foster as leader of the DUP was quickly followed by the resignation of Steve Aiken as leader of the Ulster Unionist Party (UUP).
Revealing documents connected to assassination of INLA chief could damage national security, High Court told
Revealing sensitive documents connected to the assassination of an INLA chief could damage national security, the High Court heard on Thursday.The widow of Ronnie Bunting is locked in a legal battle over an alleged attempt to prevent Northern Ireland's Attorney General from ordering a new inquest.
The two leaders are expected to discuss recent unrest in Northern Ireland.TAOSIEACH MICHEÁL MARTIN will travel to the UK tomorrow to meet with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.The lunchtime meeting will take place at Chequers tomorrow, the British prime minister’s country residence, where it is expected the leaders will discuss the response to Covid-19, and a range of issues relevant to peace and stability in Northern Ireland, as well as the broader British-Irish relationship.
A court case involving Stormont and Nama was adjourned for a second time yesterday after it emerged leave had been granted to challenge the prosecution.The defendants in the case, loyalist activist Jamie Bryson (31), former Sinn Fein MLA Daithi McKay (39) and party member Thomas O’Hara (37), are charged with conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office.
Three newborn chicks in Co Antrim have become famous after they made it onto the television.In the case of the birds, their feat was a literal one, after being found in an old television set by the waste management team in Ballymena.The Waveney Road Household Recycling Centre team and assistant waste supervisor Trevor McIlhagga were reported to have been feeling rather chirpy today after helping to rescue the chicks from the item which had been brought onto the site.
Staycation Northern Ireland: Seven Castles in NI that you can holiday in as Coronavirus restrictions ease
Take your pick of these magical 5* castle retreats or stately manor homes, all in the most stunning locations in Northern Ireland.And all with plenty of interesting things to see and do around them.So, make dreams come true with a castle stay in Northern Ireland - even if it is only yours for a few days.
A further 11 deaths with Covid have been reported in the UK.Of those, eight of the new deaths occurred in England.Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland each reported one new death associated with coronavirus.No deaths were reported in Shropshire or Powys in the latest update.
Up to 1,000 fans will be allowed to attend next week's Irish Cup final in Lurgan Fans are set to return to outdoor sporting events this month.The NI Executive met on Thursday to discuss a further easing of restrictions in Northern Ireland.It is understood that ministers have agreed up to 500 people can attend outdoor sport events from an indicative date of May 24, with final approval expected to be given on May 20.
DUBLIN (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will meet his Irish counterpart Micheal Martin in England on Friday to discuss the situation in Northern Ireland and broader Brexit issues, the Irish government said.European Union member Ireland played an important role in negotiating the terms of Britain’s exit from the EU and is involved in efforts to ease post-Brexit trade frictions between Northern Ireland and the rest of the United Kingdom.
Your chance to work in some of Northern Ireland's finest hospitality establishments Some of the most well-recognised bars, restaurants and hotels in Belfast and beyond are currently on the lookout for new staff.With lockdown restrictions having thankfully eased, and more and more people returning to bars and restaurants across Northern Ireland, there's plenty of hospitality roles for the right employee to fill.