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# belfast - Friday 8 May, 2020

Loyalist terrorist group issues threats against two journalists in Belfast

A number of reporters working for the Sunday Life and Sunday World were visited by police officers this morning.

# belfast - Tuesday 5 May, 2020

Northern Ireland health minister 'shocked' by images of packed Aer Lingus flight

Photos seemed to show little evidence of social distancing on a flight from Belfast to London.

# belfast - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Socially-distanced queues at west Belfast church as priest hears confessions

“There is nothing to stop you hearing confessions from people provided you observe all the precautions,” Father Paddy McCafferty said.

# belfast - Sunday 26 April, 2020

Cemeteries reopen in NI following pressure from public and church leaders

Stormont ministers authorised the change last week.

# belfast - Thursday 23 April, 2020

'I'm one of the lucky ones': Belfast solicitor speaks of Covid-19 recovery after 16-day coma

Niall Murphy spent 16 days in an induced coma, and another man Mark Burke was told he had 24 hours to live.

Man charged with murder after woman (39) dies in Belfast flat

A 21-year-old male has been arrested and charged with the murder of Emma Jane McParland.

# belfast - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Man (21) arrested after woman's body discovered at flat in Belfast

PSNI officers were called to the property on Haywood Avenue at around 1:45am.

# belfast - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

Police investigating murder of Robbie Lawlor issue appeal for information about hooded man

The 36-year-old was shot dead outside a house in Belfast at around 11.50am on Saturday 4 April.

# belfast - Saturday 11 April, 2020

Gardaí work to untangle complex web to find who was involved in the killing of gangland suspect Robbie Lawlor

Lawlor was the chief suspect in the murder and mutilation of 17-year-old Keane Mulready-Woods.

# belfast - Friday 10 April, 2020

PSNI make fresh appeal for information over Robbie Lawlor murder

The Dubliner was shot dead outside a house in Belfast on Saturday.

# belfast - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Irish News journalist warned of threat against them by dissident republicans

The journalist was warned of the threat against them by the PSNI.

Man arrested over Belfast murder of Dublin criminal Robbie Lawlor

Lawlor (36) from Coolock was shot dead by what the PSNI believe was a lone gunman.

# belfast - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

Belfast researchers launch clinical trial for Covid-19 patients using umbilical cord cells

The trial is being led by professors at Queen’s University, Belfast.

# belfast - Monday 6 April, 2020

Man (27) released by police investigating fatal shooting of Dublin criminal in Belfast

Two other men and a teenager remain in custody.

# belfast - Sunday 5 April, 2020

Police in Northern Ireland appeal for public's help in finding gunman who killed Dublin criminal yesterday

The PSNI said it believes a man who was shot in Belfast yesterday may be Robbie Lawlor from Coolock.

# belfast - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

'Let common sense prevail': Annual St Patrick's partying by students in Belfast raises Covid-19 concerns

The Holylands area in Belfast is notorious for large celebrations on St Patrick’s Day.

# belfast - Tuesday 10 March, 2020

From The42 Linfield FC confirm player tests positive for coronavirus Covid-19

Linfield FC confirm player tests positive for coronavirus

Chairman Roy McGivern told BBC Sport NI that the player in question had chosen to self-isolate.

# belfast - Friday 6 March, 2020

Belfast man found guilty of murder of Northern Ireland prison officer

Christopher Robinson was convicted of fatally injuring Adrian Ismay in an under-vehicle bomb attack in 2016.

British army veteran's trial over Troubles-era shooting postponed amid concerns over Covid-19

Dennis Hutchings is due at Belfast Crown Court on Monday for the opening day of his trial.

# belfast - Tuesday 3 March, 2020

'People have gotten into a frenzy over it': Michelle O'Neill laughs off criticism of Sinn Féin rallies

O’Neill also spoke of the misogyny she has witnessed as a female politician and her dreams of a United Ireland.

# belfast - Friday 28 February, 2020

Dublin to Belfast trains sanitised as 'precautionary measure' after Covid-19 case confirmed in Northern Ireland

It’s not yet clear if the woman in question travelled from Dublin to Belfast via train.

# belfast - Monday 24 February, 2020

11-year-old boy dies in hospital after being hit by van in Donegal

The boy was seriously injured near Buncrana at approximately 5.30pm on Friday.

# belfast - Friday 21 February, 2020

PSNI investigate after old police flyers calling alcohol 'the number one rape drug' are distributed

The leaflets were distributed in north Belfast earlier this week.

# belfast - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Keep cups not used on cross-border train due to risk of 'sinister activity' such as poisonings, said catering manager

An ‘anarchist’ could do ‘something terrible’ to a reusable cup before handing it to staff, the catering manager said.

# belfast - Monday 17 February, 2020

Burglar pretended to be from utility company to gain access to home of elderly woman

The man was then joined by three other males who rummaged through the house while the woman was locked into her living room.

# belfast - Sunday 16 February, 2020

'There'll be no Pancake Tuesday in Northern Ireland': Bakery staff strike to hit pancake production

A Kingsmill bread lorry stopped at the entrance to the Allied Bakeries site in East Belfast today.

# belfast - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Man injured and police attacked in public order incident involving up to 100 people in Belfast

It was reported that three males were involved in the assault of the man.

# belfast - Sunday 26 January, 2020

Police in the North investigating 'disgraceful' shooting in Belfast

Detectives investigating are appealing for witnesses to the shooting in the residential area to contact them.

# belfast - Saturday 25 January, 2020

PSNI issue appeal after man stabbed and has top of finger bitten off

The man was taken to hospital for treatment for his injuries.

# belfast - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

From The42 Irish knockout artist Tennyson signs promotional deal with Hearn Ready To Go

Irish knockout artist Tennyson signs promotional deal with Hearn

The Belfast native is targeting a shot at the British 135lbs title.

# belfast - Monday 13 January, 2020

'Good Friday Agreement is working again': Varadkar and Johnson hail Assembly's return in Stormont visit

The UK Prime Minister was urged to follow through on funding commitments to Northern Ireland during his visit today.

# belfast - Thursday 2 January, 2020

Hillary Clinton appointed chancellor of Queen's University Belfast

Clinton is the first woman to be named as the university’s chancellor.

Coveney says it's 'end game' as talks to restore power-sharing at Stormont resume

A snap election could be called if a deal is not reached by 13 January.

# belfast - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

Appeal launched to locate two teenage girls missing from Belfast hospital

Two friends, 15-year-old Tammi-Leigh Ferrin and 17-year-old Charlene Gallagher, went missing from the Ulster Hospital this morning.

# belfast - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Two men arrested following assault on man (20s) in early hours of this morning

Police said the men, aged 18 and 21, were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

# belfast - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Man appears in court charged with murders of man and woman

The victims have been named as 37-year-old Frances Murray and 47-year-old Joseph Dutton.

Police in Belfast investigating 'brutal' Christmas Eve burglary

Men in balaclavas broke into a man’s home in north Belfast.

# belfast - Tuesday 24 December, 2019

Man charged with murder of Belfast couple

The man is expected to appear before Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday 26 December.

# belfast - Monday 23 December, 2019

Man arrested after two bodies discovered in Belfast flat in suspected stabbing incident

Local councillors have said the community has been left reeling by the incident.

# belfast - Saturday 21 December, 2019

Couple accused of murdering five-year-old daughter claim she fell down the stairs

The couple’s two-year-old son had been placed in emergency protective care.