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# Belfast

This week
1st October 2023 - 4th October 2023
Appeal for witnesses made one year on from fatal shooting of Sean Fox at Belfast social club
Fox was murdered at around 2.55pm on Sunday, 2 October 2022 at the Donegal Celtic Sports and Social Club on the Suffolk Road.
Last month
September 2023
Lyra McKee's sister says extremism that 'destroyed' her family is growing in political deadlock
Nichola McKee Corner spoke as a new journalism award, the Lyra McKee Award for Bravery, has been announced.
Handcuffed man at large in west Belfast after escaping police custody following arrest
The man is described as being in his 20s, with dark hair and was wearing black shorts and a black t-shirt and handcuffed to the front.
Taoiseach appeals to UK government to not enact Troubles Legacy Bill as govt mulls legal action
Speaking today, Varadkar said: ‘It’s not a small thing for one state to take a case against another state, but this is a serious situation.’
NI Police Federation passes vote of no confidence in PSNI deputy chief constable Mark Hamilton
Hamilton is currently leading the organisation following the resignation of Simon Byrne as PSNI chief constable this week after a string of controversies.
August 2023
PSNI chief constable says he won't resign following lengthy Policing Board meeting
It comes after a court quashed actions taken against two junior officers following a Troubles commemoration event at Sean Graham bookmakers in 2021.
Judge quashes disciplinary decisions against PSNI officers following Sean Graham memorial arrest
Mr Justice Scoffield said action was taken to allay any threat of Sinn Féin abandoning support for the PSNI.
One man arrested after two children hospitalised in hit-and-run near Belfast
One driver made off from the scene and enquiries remain ongoing by the PSNI in attempts to detain the driver.
Three men charged in connection with serious assaults on two men in Belfast
The PSNI said two men were reportedly assaulted inside a property by a number of other men early Thursday morning.
Man charged after three PSNI officers injured as patrol vehicle rammed 'multiple times'
Two of the officers were unable to continue their duties as a result.
PSNI investigate after Nazi flags reportedly erected near a mosque in Belfast
The flags have since been removed after being erected overnight.
Three teen boys charged with assault in north Belfast
They are due before Belfast Youth Court in September.
Man hospitalised after being shot by masked men in north Belfast
The PSNI are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Iarnród Éireann announces revised bank holiday services
Line works and sporting fixtures over the bank holiday weekend have led to revised timetables.
July 2023
Northern Irish airports seek return of duty-free shopping for EU flights
Airport bosses said that since Brexit duty-free shopping from airports in Britain has been extended to include EU destinations, but not at Northern Irish airports.
Teenage girl and two others assaulted by group of men in Belfast on the Twelfth
A man and woman who intervened and attempted to stop the assault were also reportedly attacked.
Ulster Rugby extension of sponsorship deal with Kingspan criticised by Grenfell families
The Grenfell Inquiry into the blaze previously heard evidence criticising Kingspan’s business practices.
Police investigating robbery of elderly man visiting family grave at west Belfast cemetery
The man was visiting a family grave yesterday morning when he was targeted by three men.
Eleven on-duty ambulance staff attacked in the North in early hours of the Twelfth
Five staff were physically attacked, including being punched, kicked, bitten and spat at in one incident.
June 2023
Mother who stabbed baby twice through heart wept on being handed jail term of 20 years minimum
The defendant wept as the sentence was handed down at Belfast Crown Court.
Stepfather jailed for ‘brutal, merciless and outrageous’ murder of five-year-old
Nadia Zofia Kalinowska died after she was found with multiple injuries at her family home in Newtownabbey in December 2019.
Irish Olympic boxing medallist Jim McCourt dies aged 79
Belfast’s McCourt won bronze at the 1964 Tokyo Games, and was a seven-time senior national champion.
Man attacked and robbed in Belfast while attempting to help man who faked vehicle accident
The victim went to the aid of someone he thought had been injured and was attacked with a Stanley knife and had money stolen from his car.
Man hospitalised after being shot by two masked men in Belfast cemetery last night
The incident happened at 10.30pm last night in a cemetery on the Falls Road in the west of the city.
Tánaiste criticises Sinn Féin’s attendance at IRA commemoration event in south Armagh
Sinn Féin MP John Finucane is billed as the main speaker for the event in south Armagh, which will involve ‘music and kids entertainment’.
Man refused bail over charges in connection with taxi ‘threat’ video
Video footage of the incident was widely shared on social media.
Ex-BBC NI presenter Donna Traynor thankful for support as discrimination case is resolved
The industrial tribunal was resolved without any admission of liability on either side in Belfast today.
May 2023
Man arrested following 'suspicious' fire at derelict building in Belfast city centre
The fire broke out in the early hours of this morning.
Security alert at playing pitches used by East Belfast GAA condemned as 'utterly unacceptable'
‘Solidarity with East Belfast GAA and all those who use these facilities,’ tweeted Alliance leader Naomi Long.
Sinn Féin storming ahead in historic Northern Ireland local election
If Sinn Féin continues its winning streak, it will be the first time a nationalist party has had the most council seats in Northern Ireland.
Poll: Should parents give money to the church where their child receives sacraments?
A West Belfast priest called on parents to give money for sacraments.
On the election trail in Belfast: Local issues take back seat as Stormont stalemate looms large
On the canvass trail with representatives from four different parties, the lack of an executive was the overarching theme.
PSNI appeal for help finding two rounds of ammunition lost during Belfast hostage situation
Searches of the immediate area were conducted without success, police said.
Man (30s) charged in connection with Belfast hotel hostage incident
The man was charged with carrying an imitation firearm with intent to commit a crime.
Man arrested after holding hostage at Belfast hotel
The PSNI paid credit to staff and guests of the hotel who coped with the “terrifying ordeal” yesterday evening.
Man charged after car crashed into Belfast PSNI station yesterday
The incident in the early hours of Monday morning took place at Castlereagh Police station on the Alexandra Road and caused a security alert.
April 2023
Mick Lynch praises NI unions and warns Belfast rally against ‘ultra right’ causing division
The British union leader praised unions across Northern Ireland that had taken industrial action in recent months at a rally gathered at Belfast City Hall.
Former GAA club treasurer given 16-year jail term for 'campaign of sexual offending'
Thomas McKenna, 62, pleaded guilty to 162 sexual abuse offences that took place between 1989 and 2018.
Explainer: What is the Good Friday Agreement?
The 25th anniversary of the landmark deal is being marked – here’s what’s in it.
Rishi Sunak expected in Northern Ireland for Biden visit that will cost £7 million to police
Biden will arrive in Northern Ireland on 11 April and depart for the Republic the next day.