Monthly Archives: September 2013

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SEARCH ENDS FOR IRA DISAPPEARED COLUMBA MCVEIGH

THE sixth search for the remains of a young man kidnapped and murdered by the IRA nearly 40 years ago has been called off. The body of Columba McVeigh, from Dungannon, Co Tyrone, is believed to have been buried in bogland in Co Monaghan following his abduction and brutal...more

UUP MLA CONDEMNS WEEKEND ORGY OF VIOLENCE

AN Ulster Unionist MLA has condemned as reckless those behind a weekend of violence. Detectives were involved in separate investigations into stabbings, an attempted murder, aggravated burglary and grievous bodily harm over the weekend in Cookstown, Co Tyrone. Eight...more

POWER RESTORED TO THOUSANDS OF HOMES

THOUSANDS of homes in Derry have had their power restored after being without electricity supply for almost 90 minutes on Monday morning. The power cut started shortly after 10.30 am and came back on again at 11.150am. Northern Ireland Electricity said the power cut...more

UUP’S SWANN CALLS ON DUP TO END DOUBLE JOBBING

THE UUP has called on the DUP to end double jobbing within the party. Robin Swann MLA has said the DUP’s MLAs should bring an end to their continued practice of holding more than one role. He pointed the finger at Gregory Campbell and Sammy Wilson who are both...more

MP SLAMS CHANCELLOR’S ‘WORK FOR BENEFITS’ PLAN

SDLP MP Mark Durkan has blasted Chancellor George Osborne’s new conditions for the long-term jobless. The plans include community work placements, daily visits to a job centre or taking part in compulsory training. The SDLP representative for Foyle said the plans...more

MAJOR POWER CUT HITS DERRY CITY

THE city of Derry is without electricity supply after a power cut which occurred shortly after 10.30 am on Monday morning. Motorists and pedestrians are being advised to take extra care at junctions and crossings as a result of traffic lights being out of operation. A...more

MAN DUE IN COURT CHARGED WITH RAPING TEENAGE GIRL IN NORTH BELFAST

DETECTIVES have charged a man with the rape of a teenage girl in Belfast. The 28-year-old is to face Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday morning charged with rape, sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault. The man was arrested by officers from the Rape Crime...more

SICK BURGLAR STOLE WEDDING RING FROM 80-YEAR-OLD’S FINGER

A LONE raider who broke into the home of an 80-year-old woman snatched her wedding ring from her finger. The cowardly thief broke into the woman's home in Letterkenny, Co Donegal just after 5 am on Saturday morning. The raider escaped with some jewellery and a small...more

THREE ARRESTED OVER CANNABIS SEIZURES

POLICE have arrested and quizzed three people after cannabis was seized during planned searches. A quantity of a cannabis was seized by the PSNI's Neighbourhood Policing Team in Portadown, Co Armagh. The raids were carried out last Thursday, September 26, under the...more

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