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RQIA chief denies body is ‘not fit for purpose’ after Dunmurry Manor probe

The head of a body responsible for ensuring care homes are up to scratch has said she does not accept her organisation is “not fit for purpose”, following a damning report into a Northern Ireland care home published last month.

Health
Mallaghan Engineering chief executive Ronan Mallaghan, right, pictured with Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton

Engineering firm brings 210 jobs with growth plan

Over 200 jobs are to be created in Dungannon with the announcement that local firm Mallaghan Engineering is embarking on a multi-million pound investment and recruiting programme to secure the future growth of the business.

Business
Alex Kane

Nothing else matters now but the numbers game

Here’s a tweet from my timeline last week: ‘Red Sky. NAMA. RHI. Sri Lanka. Dark Money. Strips of land here, there and everywhere. Metro covers. What have I left out?’ Another tweet: ‘SIF. Northern Bank Robbery. Castlereagh break in. Maria Cahill. Research Services Ireland. The murders of Robert McCartney, Kevin McGuigan and Paul Quinn. Republican/Sinn Fein linked cover-ups and scandals.’

Opinion

IN PICTURES: SuperCupNI opening parade and Monday’s fixtures

The SuperCupNI’s main competitions kick off today after a colourful opening parade in Coleraine.

Football
Andre Malan

Andre Maklan shines as CSNI beat Instonians in NCU Premier League

An unbeaten 130 from CSNI’s Andre Malan helped set up a 131-run victory over Instonians at Shaw’s Bridge on Saturday.

Cricket
PSNI

Woman in her 60s punched to the ground

Police are hunting for a man after a woman in her 60s was punched in the face during an attack on Friday night.

Crime
Morning View

Hanna conquers a less high but far harder peak than Everest

At the weekend, Noel Hanna became the first person from Northern Ireland to reach the peak of K2.

Opinion
NIFRS

NIFRS hiring part-time firefighters

The Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) has launched a recruitment drive for part-time firefighters across 28 stations.

News
'Jim' from the Northern Ireland Veterans Association sought help for PTSD

Ex-soldier: I considered suicide – but then reflected on my grandchildren

Belfast veteran ‘Jim’ is now 90% better after surviving PTSD and considering ending his life as a way out.

News
The scene Market Square in Lisburn in 1988 after the IRA planted a 7lb semtex bomb under an army Transit van, killing six soldiers from Londonderry who were taking part in charity fun run. Photo: Pacemaker

It suits MoD to suggest no link between service and suicide: ex-colonel

Concerns among veterans about suicide rates are mounting – but figures are not formally collected. Philip Bradfield and the Johnston Press Investigations Unit report

News

LIVE Premier League transfers blog: Liverpool won't return for World Cup winner | Martial to be allowed to leave Man Utd | Six Spurs player to be moved on

Follow our new live blog as we keep you updated with all the latest news, views, transfers, rumours and much more from across the Premier League.
Football
John Ballance

Ulster-born politician who helped New Zealand women secure the vote

Historian Gordon Lucy pays tribute to the farmer’s son from Glenavy who left his mark on a foreign land

News
Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald TD (left) and Sinn Fein Vice President Michelle O'Neill. Photo credit: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Hold ‘special summit’ to try and solve border issue, Sinn Fein to tell Barnier

A “special EU summit in September” could be held to resolve the Irish border issue ahead of a crunch summit scheduled for October, Sinn Fein will tell the EU chief Brexit negotiator this afternoon.

News
Prime Minister Theresa May during her speech at the Waterfront Hall in Belfast on Friday

Seamless Irish border not specified in Belfast Agreement: DUP

A senior DUP figure has backed former Ulster Unionist leader Reg Empey’s assertion that there is nothing in the Belfast Agreement which demands a “seamless” Irish border.

News
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visited the Crown Bar in Belfast in March this year

Meghan Markle could have relatives living in Northern Ireland

Genealogical research has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex can trace her roots back to Belfast and Boy George is related to an executed IRA man from Co Tipperary.

News
Belfast's Paddy Barnes is looking to make history on August 18

Paddy Barnes out to make history at Windsor Park on August 18

Paddy Barnes believes his place in Irish boxing history depends on the outcome of his make-or-break world title challenge next month.

Boxing
Ian Paisley MP is facing a 30-day ban from the House of Commons

Paisley should face no extra sanctions over holiday furore: Wilson

DUP MP Ian Paisley should face no further sanctions for his serious misconduct and should be allowed to stand as the party’s candidate in the event of a by-election, a senior party colleague has said.

News
The last 12 months has seen a very strong picture for UK manufacturing

Strong year for manufacturing masks future doubts

Manufacturing firms have enjoyed an “exceptional” 12 months but there are concerns whether investment and job creation can be maintained, according to a report.

Business
Michael and Kenny Bruce are the Ulster-born founders of Purplebricks

Purplebricks sets sights on European acquisition plan

Online estate agency Purplebricks has confirmed it is eyeing German and European firms for acquisition as it continues to expand its overseas footprint.

Business
Quorn has been capitalising on a growing appetite for meat-free products

Meat-free firm quorn pumps £7 million into innovation

Food giant Quorn is pumping a further £7 million into a new product development centre in a move that will create hundreds of jobs at its North Yorkshire site following a 12% jump in half-year sales.

Business
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