This site uses cookies to improve your experience and to provide services and advertising. By continuing to browse, you agree to the use of cookies described in our Cookies Policy. You may change your settings at any time but this may impact on the functionality of the site. To learn more see our Cookies Policy.
#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 13 °C Wednesday 3 June, 2020

#West Belfast

# west-belfast - Thursday 16 October, 2014

Man taken from house by masked men and shot in the leg

He’s now being treated for his injuries in hospital.

# west-belfast - Sunday 22 June, 2014

Two arrested after teen dies in car crash

John Paul McShane (19) died following a crash on the Upper Springfield Road in West Belfast.

# west-belfast - Friday 13 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge Belfast shop insists it's displaying Ivory Coast flag, NOT Ireland flag Linfield

Belfast shop insists it's displaying Ivory Coast flag, NOT Ireland flag

It’s gold, white and green, RIGHT?!

# west-belfast - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Man being held by police after the suspicious death of a woman in Belfast

The woman’s body was discovered at a house at about 6.25 am this morning.

# west-belfast - Saturday 19 April, 2014

Detectives investigating murder of dissident republican arrest 26-year-old

Tommy Crossan, a former member of the Continuity IRA, was shot yesterday in West Belfast.

# west-belfast - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Man attacked by three masked men with baseball bats

He’s now being treated in hospital in Belfast.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

PSNI arrest woman in connection with Jean McConville murder

The arrest was made earlier this morning in west Belfast.

# west-belfast - Friday 21 February, 2014

21-year-old Nikita Fryers missing since Valentine's Day

Fryers was last seen in Belfast this day last week.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Gun-toting fake postman tricks family, takes them hostage

The family were tricked into letting the man into their home early today.

# west-belfast - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Police in west Belfast shot at while on routine patrol

“It is fortunate that we are not dealing with fatalities this morning,” a senior PSNI officer said.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Man shot in legs in paramilitary-style attack

He was forced into a car and shot twice in each leg. Police are appealing for witnesses.

# west-belfast - Sunday 25 August, 2013

Man stabbed in head and body in early morning attack in Belfast

A man and a woman, both in their 20s, have been arrested in connection with the stabbing.

# west-belfast - Friday 9 August, 2013

Paint bombs, bottles and a sword: PSNI officers attacked in Belfast

Eight police officers were injured in the attacks, two attended hospital for head injuries.

# west-belfast - Friday 28 June, 2013

Three men each shot twice in the leg in west Belfast

The shooting happened in the Glenveagh Drive area last night.

# west-belfast - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Woman finds petrol bomb on her front doorstep in west Belfast

When the PSNI were called they also found “the burning remains of a number of suspected petrol bombs” at the front of her house.

# west-belfast - Friday 7 June, 2013

Man shot in the leg in a paramilitary-style attack in Belfast

The shooting happened in the Turf Lodge area of West Belfast yesterday evening.

# west-belfast - Monday 27 May, 2013

Tips to combat bogus callers who prey on the old and vulnerable

Before answering your door, ensure your back door is locked.

# west-belfast - Friday 17 May, 2013

Homes evacuated as PSNI investigate bomb found after shooting in Belfast

The device was found in follow-up searches to a gun attack in the area yesterday.

# west-belfast - Friday 15 March, 2013

Police 'dealing with mortar-type device' in Belfast

An army technical team are at the scene dealing with what police think is a mortar type device.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

Evacuation of houses during Belfast security operation

The PSNI has closed parts of two roads due to an ongoing security operation on Lenadoon Avenue, they said this evening.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Man released 'unconditionally' over attempted murder of PSNI officer

The 36-year-old was arrested yesterday by police investigating the attempted bombing of an officer’s family car.

# west-belfast - Monday 11 February, 2013

Man arrested over attempted murder of PSNI officer

The 36-year-old male was arrested in relation to the attempted murder on 30 December 2012.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Witnesses sought in relation to shooting incident in West Belfast

A man, believed to be in his 20s, was shot in the Beechview Park area at approximately 7.35pm this evening.

# west-belfast - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Police probe report of small explosion outside house in west Belfast

The explosion is said to have happened early this morning on Springfield Road.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Pipe bomb thrown at police vehicle in west Belfast

Parts of the Culmore Gardens area had to be evacuated last night following the incident.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Belfast police seek witnesses after 'paramilitary-style' shooting

A man in his 30s was shot in the leg in the west of the city last night.

# west-belfast - Friday 10 August, 2012

14 year old boy charged over 12th of July riots in Belfast

Young teenager will appear before Belfast Magistrates Court this morning.

# west-belfast - Friday 3 August, 2012

Around 100 West Belfast homes evacuated

Evacuations are to ‘ensure safety of local community’ as PSNI investigate reported mortar attack and shot fired at police vehicle.

# west-belfast - Sunday 22 July, 2012

Two women charged over Belfast stabbing

Two women have been charged over the stabbing of a 23-year-old man in Belfast yesterday.

# west-belfast - Monday 4 June, 2012

PSNI officers warn Facebook users about illegal sectarian posts

PSNI officers in West Belfast have said they have taken down illegal posts from the social networking site with a view to prosecution.

# west-belfast - Saturday 7 April, 2012

PSNI seek information on afternoon West Belfast assault

A man was assaulted by four masked men in the Hannahglen Heights area at around 2:30pm this afternoon.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 17 January, 2012

West Belfast homes evacuated over suspicious object

A security alert is in operation after the object was found in the Glen Road area this morning.

# west-belfast - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Govt committed to Ballymurphy justice campaign

Following the Attorney General’s decision to hold new inquests into the deaths of 10 people who were shot dead in west Belfast in 1971, the Department of Foreign Affairs has reiterated its support for the victims’ families.

# west-belfast - Monday 14 November, 2011

Police seeking information on armed robbery

A man was threatened during the robbery, which took place in West Belfast this afternoon.

# west-belfast - Thursday 11 August, 2011

Boy, 14, accused of attempted murder in Belfast

The Irish News says the arrested boy is the youngest person to face such a serious charge in nearly a decade.

# west-belfast - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Petrol bombs and violence in Belfast ahead of Twelfth of July marches

Twenty-two police officers were injured in the disturbances overnight.

# west-belfast - Sunday 19 June, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In your Fix tonight: Labour picks its president; the cost of a second Greek bailout; the former government minister and the social network; The Boss looses his Big Man; and the dog who loves a riot.

Gang uses bats, bricks and bottles to attack houses

The armed gang struck a street in west Belfast in the early hours of Sunday forcing residents to flee.

# west-belfast - Friday 10 June, 2011

Sinn Féin retains Gerry Adams' old seat in West Belfast

The result was widely expected but notable for the historic low turnout.

# west-belfast - Thursday 9 June, 2011

By-election being held to fill Gerry Adams' Westminster seat

The Sinn Féin president resigned the seat earlier this year in order to run for the Dáil where he now sits as a TD for Louth.