Fri, 21 Jan 2022

British Petroleum says EV charging to become profitable soon

LONDON, England: Oil giant British Petroleum (BP) has said that the use of its pulse electric vehicle chargers is "on ...

Amazon UK says it will accept Visa credit cards for purchases

LONDON, England: In a statement on January 17, Amazon UK said it has canceled plans to stop accepting Visa credit ...

As British face inflation, government freezes BBC subscription fee

LONDON, England: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) faces a major financial setback following a recent announcement by the government to ...

UK imports to Ireland fell, trade with N. Ireland up due to Brexit

DUBLIN, Ireland: Since Brexit went into effect in 2020, Ireland has witnessed a 20 percent decline in goods exported from ...

Irish gather to remember 100 years of self-rule

DUBLIN, Ireland: Irish officials attended a January 17 ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the British handing over the ...

French ski season saved due to change in Covid rules for foreigners

PARIS, France: After Paris changed its travel restrictions, announcing that UK travellers would only need to present a negative Covid-19 ...

UK, India begin talks to expand trade

NEW DELHI, India: The first day of talks between the UK and India on a potential free trade agreement took ...

British energy company scolded by customers after sending warm socks

LONDON, England: The large British energy firm E.ON Next has delivered an apology after sending warm socks to 30,000 customers ...

Patrick Cantlay shares first-round lead at American Express

Reigning FedEx Cup champion Patrick Cantlay and PGA Tour rookie Lee Hodges shot matching rounds of 10-under-par 62 on Thursday ...

Belfast - archiving all the voices of the Troubles

Kenneth Branagh's latest semi-autobiographical film, Belfast, is set in Northern Ireland in 1969 and explores the "social and political tumult" ...

Road improvement scheme for The New Road, Annahilt

A Pound 124,000 resurfacing scheme on The New Road, Annahilt will commence on Monday 31 January 2022. The resurfacing scheme, ...

Completion of Pound 85,000 road improvement scheme for Abbey Road Millisle

Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has announced the completion of a Pound 85,000 road improvement scheme on Abbey Road Millisle. The ...

Long announces way forward on reform of rehabilitation periods

Justice Minister, Naomi Long today announced her intention to bring forward legislative provisions to reform rehabilitation periods in Northern Ireland. ...

Pound 160,000 Flood Alleviation Scheme at Greenan Road, Newry completed

Work has recently been completed on a flood alleviation scheme at Greenan Road, Newry. This Pound 160,000  scheme involved culverting ...

Vulnerable patients receiving ground-breaking Covid treatments - Minister

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the roll-out of new COVID-19 treatment options for patients who are at the highest ...

The Path to Net Zero Energy - creating jobs and more affordable energy

Northern Ireland's new energy strategy - The Path to Net Zero - will create jobs and lead to more affordable ...

Northern Ireland Hospital Based Termination of Pregnancy Statistics, 2020/21

The Department of Health (DoH) today published statistics relating to medical abortions and terminations of pregnancy in Northern Ireland HSC ...

'Massive effort has got us this far' - Swann

Health Minister Robin Swann has welcomed the Executive's decision to ease a number of COVID-19 restrictions. The Minister said "cautious ...

Hargey secures Pound 21.9m funding for local councils through Rate Support Grant

Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey will provide an additional Pound 10 million funding for Councils Rates Support Grant bringing it to ...

Minister - All remaining Avian Influenza Surveillance Zones to be lifted in Northern Ireland

Although the remaining Avian Influenza Surveillance Zones are to be lifted this weekend, the threat of an outbreak remains high ...

Ministers launch construction at Ebrington Hotel Project

First Minister Paul Givan and deputy First Minister Michelle O'Neill today announced the commencement of construction works for the new ...

Ministers announce date for Historical Institutional Abuse apology

A public apology for Historical Institutional Abuse will take place on 11 March 2022, the First Minister and deputy First ...

Further Education Sector Activity Bulletin published

The Department for the Economy has today published an Official Statistics bulletin entitled Further Education Sector Activity in Northern Ireland: ...

Poots asks for comments on Future Agricultural Policy proposals for Northern Ireland

Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Edwin Poots has urged people to respond to one of the most significant agricultural ...

Decisions of the Executive - relaxations to COVID restrictions

The Executive has today agreed an approach for relaxing the measures put in place to manage the COVID-19 Omicron variant. ...

Maria McIlgorm appointed as Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland

Health Minister Robin Swann has announced the upcoming appointment of a new Chief Nursing Officer for Northern Ireland. Ms Maria ...

Omicron Hospitality Payment scheme underway

Land & Property Services has begun contacting hospitality businesses to confirm their details to enable the Omicron Hospitality Payment to ...

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Infection Survey, Northern Ireland: Headline Results 19 January 2022

The Department of Health today published headline results from its COVID-19 Infection Survey (CIS). The findings set out in this ...

Mallon to seek approval to run another Financial Assistance Scheme for the Private Bus and Coach Sector

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon is seeking approval to run another Financial Assistance Scheme for the private bus and coach sector. ...

Swann announces plan for additional HSC pay award

Memo from Health Minister Robin Swann to HSC staff   Dear Colleagues These have been a truly unprecedented two years. ...

Poots announces Pound 220,000 investment in environmental water quality projects

Eleven local environmental water quality projects have benefitted from a Pound 220,000 fund, that aims to protect our waterways and ...

Council receives an update on key infrastructure projects for Mid and East Antrim Council

Mid and East Antrim Council members have been updated by the Department for Infrastructure on works being undertaken in 2021/22. ...

UK Government and Devolved Governments seek views on the Joint Fisheries Statement

Joint framework on fisheries management proposed by the UK Government and Devolved Governments. Consultation to run from 18 January to ...

Lyons encourages applications to Accelerate Digital Assured Skills Academy

The Department for the Economy is offering 20 high quality training places in its Accelerate Digital Assured Skills Academy with ...

A6 Glenshane Road, Drumahoe Cycleway / Footway scheme has commenced

A Pound 125,000 Cycleway / Footway scheme on the A6 Glenshane Road, Drumahoe has commenced. The works will extend along ...

Project Stratum extends coverage plans to additional 8,500 premises

Minister for the Economy Gordon Lyons has announced plans to extend Project Stratum, the broadband intervention scheme, which will result ...

Murphy encourages business landlords and tenants to work together

Finance Minister Conor Murphy is encouraging business landlords and tenants to work together to resolve any outstanding disputes over rent ...

Orthopaedic surgery initiative launches at South West Acute Hospital

Twenty one patients received hip replacements last week through a new orthopaedic surgery initiative for Northern Ireland. It is only ...

Pregnant women urged to get COVID-19 vaccine following findings from new study

The Chief Medical Officer is calling on pregnant women to come forward for vaccination, if they haven't already done so. ...

Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index Quarter 3 2021

The Northern Ireland Composite Economic Index (NICEI) Quarter 3 2021 was published today by the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research ...

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Water main break causes homes to be evacuated in Washington

BELLEVUE, Washington: Fire officials in Bellevue, Washington said two people escaped from a home that partially slid off its foundation ...

American foreign policy largely unchanged under Biden presidency

President Biden and the Democrats were highly critical of President Trump's foreign policy, so it was reasonable to expect that ...

Researchers discover 4,500-year-old highway in Saudi Arabia

AL-ULA, Saudi Arabia: Shedding light on the lives of the ancient inhabitants of Arabia, archaeologists from the University of Western ...

Five family adults jailed for sexually abusing, assaulting their kids

DUBLIN, Ireland - A father and mother who sexually molested their children and permitted them to be raped and abused ...

Number of births in China lowest ever

BEIJING, China: On Monday, statistics showed Mainland China's birth rate has dropped to a record low of 7.52 births per ...

5G cellular could be 'catastrophic' in aviation: US airline officials

CHICAGO, Illinois: According to U.S. airline officials, the introduction of a new 5G service could cause U.S. air traffic to ...

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Abbott Ireland announces expansion plans, new jobs

DONEGAL, Ireland - Announcing plans to expand its workforce in Donegal, the U.S. healthcare giant Abbott unveiled plans to create 500 new jobs in the country.Abbott Ireland currently hires c ...

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