Latest Northern Ireland Stories

2008-07-31 12:00:15

By CHRIS THORNTON A NEW drug hailed as a potential breakthrough in the fight against Alzheimer's is still years away from being available in Northern Ireland, an MP whose husband suffers from the disease has warned.

2008-07-30 12:00:48

THE 2008 Magners Big Tickle Comedy Festival will be the biggest yet, according to the organisers. Already Northern Ireland's largest comedy festival, it promises an even bigger and better line up of comedy when the 2008 festival opens its doors on September 5.

2008-07-15 09:00:59

Ryanair has confirmed the forced cancellation of all scheduled flights to and from City of Derry Airport on July 16, 2008 and July 17, 2008 due to strike action by airport workers.

2008-07-04 15:00:41

HEALTH Secretary Nicola Sturgeon said yesterday that devolution had brought about an "unquestionable divergence" in the health service across Britain. However, she added health ministers across the UK were all committed to the principals of the NHS.

2008-07-04 03:00:14

By Anonymous Northern Ireland's new environment minister Sammy Wilson looks set for a stormy relationship with green groups as a critic of an independent environment agency.

2008-07-03 12:00:49

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2008-07-03 09:01:19

The service, conducted by the Dean of Belfast, the Very Reverend Houston McKelvey, was attended by health and social care staff, past and present, patients and their families and representatives of the community and voluntary sector. The four main churches in Northern Ireland were also represented.

2008-06-25 06:03:21

By Claire Harrison Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride said the average age at which children in Northern Ireland begin drinking has fallen as low as 11 and warned of the health risks of drinking too much, too young.

2008-06-25 06:03:16

All around the globe, the rising cost of oil is biting hard. Europe has been hit by protests. In America, drivers are dismayed at paying the equivalent of pound(s)2 a gallon, a level we reached long ago in Northern Ireland.

2008-06-16 09:00:48

By Linda McKee The Ulster Farmers Union has been in talks with United Dairy Farmers, the main purchaser of milk in Northern Ireland, discussing rising producer costs and the need for higher milk prices.

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