Passengers upset at being ‘packed like sardines’ on late Translink train

Train passengers travelling from Lurgan to Belfast have complained of ‘unsafe’ crush conditions on this morning’s journey.

Strabane town centre

New initiative hopes to increase retail footfall and tourism in Strabane

A new initiative has been launched to encourage people from Strabane to support their local traders.

Mayor of Mid & East Antrim Council, Cllr Paul Reid pictured at the Braid Museum looking over some old photographs of Gallaghers along with Greg McKinley and Rodney Stewart (JTI).

Gallaher artefacts go on show at The Braid

An exhibition at The Braid in Ballymena is to feature artefacts donated by JTI exploring the history of their now defunct Lisnafillan site which, for local people, will always be referred to as ‘Gallaher’s’.


Shortage of skilled workers hits smaller building firms

Most smaller building firms are struggling to hire carpenters, joiners and bricklayers, a new report shows.

Manufacturing is expected to remain buoyant but less so construction

Services and construction to hold back Q3 growth

The UK economy’s stuttering performance is expected to persist into the third quarter as lacklustre displays from the services sector and construction industry hamper economic growth.

Alan Milburn

Unpaid internships of four weeks should be banned

Most people back a change in the law to ban unpaid internships that last at least four weeks, a new report reveals.

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McDonalds announces refurbishment plans in Carrickfergus

A Carrickfergus restaurant has revealed refurbishment plans as it marks 20 years of serving the local community.

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A-26 lane closure on Sunday morning

The A26 Lisnevenagh Road will be closed between Seven Towers roundabout and the junction with the Cromkill Road for Antrim bound traffic only on Sunday (22nd) from 9am to 11am.


New Glider buses set to ‘transform public transport in Belfast’

New additions to Translink’s bus fleet have been unveiled.


Ryanair reaches settlement with Google and website it said conned passengers

Ryanair has reached a legal settlement with Google and a travel website it accused of conning its passengers.

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STORM OPHELIA: All roads affected by storm now reopened

All roads affected by ex-Hurricane Ophelia have now been reopened.

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Game of Thrones helped N Ireland head for busiest tourist year, says Tourism NI

Hit fantasy drama Game Of Thrones has helped place Northern Ireland on course for its busiest tourist year ever.
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Watch dramatic moment Ryanair plane aborts landing just metres from the ground

A Ryanair holiday flight was forced to divert after aborting its landing with just seconds to spare.

Billy Dickson speaking at a protest at the Boyne Bridge in August

Battle of Boyne Bridge goes on, say campaigners

Campaigners battling to save a historic bridge in Sandy Row have said they will fight on despite what they describe as a “serious setback”.

Belfast International Airport

More than 100 airport jobs on offer at Shankill job fair

More than 100 airport jobs will be on offer at a job fair on Belfast’s Shankill Road.

Belfast city centre on Monday early afternoon as many shops began to close. Other shops stayed open almost until the last Translink buses left at 5.30pm.  

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Ben Lowry: It wasn’t just schools that shut too readily in the storm, but services such as transport too

On Monday the Met Office stuck to its ‘amber’ weather warning for Northern Ireland, one down from its most severe level ‘red’.

Leo Varadkar said the Irish government is lobbying hard to help protect jobs at Bombardier

Taoiseach on Bombardier, Brexit and bad blood with SF

The Irish government is lobbying on behalf of Northern Irish Bombardier workers, the taoiseach declared during a wide-ranging BBC Spotlight interview on Tuesday night.

Maureen OReilly, economist for the QES, left, with Brian Murphy, BDO and Ann McGregor, CEO NI Chamber

Firms facing growing pressure over costs warns Chamber

More and more businesses are facing increased pressure to raise prices as input costs increase the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry has claimed.

Damien Nugent, centre, with Tysses Kare Stokken, left, and Jaco Haverkamp

Jobs as Tyrone trailer firm signs Norwegian deal

Tyrone manufacturing company Nugent Engineering has announced a major partnership to export trailers to Norway in a deal worth more than £3.6m over the next three years.

Dr Jason McKeown

Neurovalens raises record sum in funding campaign

Neurovalens, the Belfast-based company behind the Modious weight management wearable headset, Modius, has raised almost £1.2 million during its 60 day IndieGoGo campaign in what has been hailed as the most successful campaign ever run by a Northern Ireland firm on the platform.

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