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09 August 2018 09:21 Investigation launched after teen boy abducted and assaulted in Antrim

THE PSNI IS investigating the abduction and assault of a 14-year-old boy in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim. Three men bundled the boy into the back of a black car as he walked on the O’Neill Road in the town, shortly after 9pm on Saturday night. The boy was assaulted whilst inside the car, which was driven a short distance to Camross Park in Rathcoole Estate 23

04 August 2018 17:43 Huge crowds gather in Belfast for this year's Pride event

Campaigners used the parade as an opportunity to call for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. HUGE CROWDS GATHERED in Belfast today to celebrate the LGBT community at the city’s Pride event. The parade included a call from some groups for equal marriage in Northern Ireland. While most of the North’s political parties took part, the DUP did not. “The LGBT+ community 24

04 August 2018 11:30 Thai cave rescue boys leave Buddhist monastery as novice monks

THE THAI BOYS freed from a flooded cave in a rescue bid that gripped the world left a Buddhist monastery Saturday, 11 days after ordaining as novice monks to honour a diver who died during the mission to save them. The ordeal of the Wild Boars football team dominated global headlines as divers worked round the clock to extract the group from the flooded 29

03 August 2018 17:27 Woman found dead at Galway direct provision centre

The circumstances of the death are unknown. A TRANS WOMAN was found dead in a direct provision centre in Galway yesterday afternoon. The circumstances of the woman’s death, which happened in a Galway hostel, are unknown. The woman’s name has been given in statements as Sylvie. A statement from the Department of Justice said that she had fallen ill at the centre 11

24 July 2018 06:36 Three Irish authors have made the longlist for the Man Booker Prize

Sally Rooney, Donal Ryan and Anna Burns will all compete for the award. Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Donal Ryan’s From A Low and Quiet Sea and Anna Burns’ Milkman will all be in consideration for one of the world’s foremost literary prizes. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, first awarded in 1969, is open to writers of any nationality writing 6

20 July 2018 23:00 Victim of drowning off Malin Head laid to rest

Gerry ‘Malin’ Doherty was one of two people who drowned when their 16ft fishing boat capsized off the Inishowen coast on Tuesday afternoon. Both 68-year-old Mr Doherty and his nephew, 16-year-old Thomas Weir, died in the accident. A third man, Dessie Keenan, a relative of the two victims, managed to survive when he clung on to a fishing buoy for almost 10

14 July 2018 11:54 Nancy Sinatra Sr, childhood sweetheart of Frank, has died aged 101

NANCY SINATRA SENIOR, the childhood sweetheart of Frank Sinatra who became the first of his four wives and the mother of his three children, has died. She was 101. Her daughter, Nancy Sinatra Jr, tweeted that her mother died yesterday and a posting on her web page said she died at 6.02 p.m. but didn’t indicate where she died. Nancy and Frank Sinatra 15

13 July 2018 18:10 Nine-year-old Irish-born boy with sickle cell who fought deportation has died

The Irish-born child was buried after his funeral Mass today. AN IRISH-BORN CHILD whose mother fought his deportation order for most of his life on health grounds because of his severe form of sickle cell has died. The nine-year-old boy was taken to hospital on Sunday night but died the following day. The pair fought the initial orders, made in 2011, in the High Court 39

13 July 2018 15:20 Derry GAA in mourning following death of 19-year-old inter-county hurler

Tributes have been paid to Aodhán O’Donnell. DERRY GAA IS in a state of mourning following the sudden passing of young hurler Aodhán O’Donnell at the age of 19. The teenager was reported missing on Sunday and his body was recovered from the River Foyle today. O’Donnell represented Derry at inter-county level, and played in the Christy Ring Cup semi-final 22

12 July 2018 23:00 Accused ‘caught deceased by throat’

The witness also saw the young woman standing by the river and talking about jumping in, Ms Justice Eileen Creedon and a jury of six men and six women were told at the Central Criminal Court sitting in Cork. Adam O’Keeffe , aged 27, of St Vincent’s hostel, Anglesea Terrace, Cork, admitted manslaughter but pleaded not guilty to the murder of Amy McCarthy 21