Latest Northern Ireland Stories

2008-09-05 12:00:25

By BRENDAN MCDAID THE FIRST lady of the West End Elaine Page and I'll Do Anything finalist Niamh Perry were today preparing to stage a free masterclass for gifted young singers from the North West.

2008-09-05 12:00:20

By LINDA McKEE Convicted wildlife criminals are getting away with what amounts to a fine and a slap on the wrists, Environment Minister Sammy Wilson has been warned.

2008-09-04 15:00:36

By CLAIRE HARRISON THE Government today began offering thousands of girls across Northern Ireland the chance to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted infection which can cause cervical cancer.

2008-09-03 15:00:09

By VICTORIA O'HARA A LEADING diabetes charity has backed a bereaved family's call for the Department of Health to increase awareness of a potentially fatal condition linked to the disease.

2008-09-03 09:00:21

By BRENDAN McDAID AN APPLICATION is to be sent to the European Commission to have the River Faughan designated a conservation area to protect salmon stocks.

2008-08-29 18:00:39

ALMOST half of unskilled workers in Northern Ireland suffer from long-standing illness, a report warned yesterday. And in the Republic those at risk of poverty were significantly more likely to harbour a chronic condition, the crossborder dossier added.

2008-08-29 00:00:27

By David McKittrick Film-maker and singer THE SHEER range of David Hammond's interests and activities defied easy definition. Some thought of him as a teacher, others as a documentary-maker, or a musician, broadcaster, writer or singer.

2008-08-28 12:01:16

By Iain Osborne IT'S not often in life that we get a glimpse of what the future might be like. When we do, it gives us a chance to prepare. Today's energy costs are higher than most of us can remember.

2008-08-22 12:00:52

By LISA SMYTH IMPROVEMENTS must be made to hygiene levels in hospitals across Northern Ireland if the fight against killer superbugs is to succeed, it has been claimed.

2008-08-22 12:00:34

By BRENDAN McDAID HUNDREDS of Ireland's finest musicians, poets, comedians, DJs and performers are set to ply their arts on the streets of Derry's city centre tomorrow as the Roaring Meg Street Performance Competition gets under way.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.