Police have confirmed that at least two people have died after a stampede allegedly broke out at St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at a hotel in Cookstown, Northern Ireland. Multiple police cars and ambulances rushed to the scene. Police have been asking parents to collect children from the scene at Greenvale Hotel, where several people were killed in a tragic incident that unraveled while the St. Patrick’s Day festivities were in full swing on Sunday evening. A small number of people have also suffered injuries as a result of the incident, police said. It is unclear what triggered the panic among the revelers that reportedly preceded the fatal crush outside the hotel. Police said they “have commenced a full investigation into the circumstances.” A source cited by Belfast Live said that something wrought chaos at the night party that was taking place at a car park just outside the hotel. “A lot of people had congregated outside the Greenvale and there was a … [Read more...] about At least 2 killed in reported stampede at St. Patrick’s Day bash in Northern Ireland
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Victoria Square still Northern Ireland's number one shopping centre BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Belfast's Victoria Square has retained its title as the top shopping centre in Northern Ireland for the eighth year in a row. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/victoria-square-still-northern-irelands-number-one-shopping-centre-37594671.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37557012.ece/ccca6/AUTOCROP/h342/_Square-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Belfast's Victoria Square has retained its title as the top shopping centre in Northern Ireland for the eighth year in a row. It was followed in the list by CastleCourt, also in Belfast, in second place and Londonderry's Foyleside in third position. Abbey Centre in Newtownabbey and Craigavon's Rushmere Shopping Centre were in the fourth and fifth spots. Analysts Trevor Wood Associates launched the latest edition of Going Shopping 2019: The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres' yesterday at the Merchant Hotel in … [Read more...] about Victoria Square still Northern Ireland’s number one shopping centre
Huge appetite for Christmas Day dining out despite sky-high prices in Northern Ireland BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Mouth-watering dinners at eye-watering prices are all the rage this Christmas, with families forking out up to £600 for a festive lunch for four - and that doesn't even include drinks. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/food-drink-hospitality/huge-appetite-for-christmas-day-dining-out-despite-skyhigh-prices-in-northern-ireland-37540894.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37540893.ece/2fcfc/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-19_new_45844285_I1.JPG Email Mouth-watering dinners at eye-watering prices are all the rage this Christmas, with families forking out up to £600 for a festive lunch for four - and that doesn't even include drinks. Indeed, it has become so popular to pay for someone else to dish out the main meal on December 25 that many high-end establishments have been sold out for months. So even if you're willing to hand over … [Read more...] about Huge appetite for Christmas Day dining out despite sky-high prices in Northern Ireland
Care for the elderly is in crisis in Northern Ireland and needs a radical overhaul, the first ever ‘Citizens’ Assembly’ to be held in the Province has been told. Age NI, a charity for older people, told the News Letter the shortage of qualified nursing staff and the difficulties in funding social care were problems that must be addressed.The organisation addressed the Citizens Assembly over the weekend in Belfast.The assembly has been put together to provide advice on important issues and is modelled on a similar system which operates in the Republic of Ireland.Selected at random by a polling company to be representative of wider society, 77 members met at the Europa Hotel in Belfast to discuss social care for older people.The assembly will meet again in November and is tasked with producing “realistic recommendations to bring the social care system into the 21st century, and future-proof it to cope with the needs of the next generations within the context of … [Read more...] about Elderly care in Northern Ireland in crisis, Citizens’ Assembly told
TWENTY years ago a historic peace agreement signalled the end of three decades of sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland. But what were the Troubles and what is the Good Friday agreement? Here's the lowdown on the years of bloody violence. When were The Troubles? The Troubles describe a 30-year period between the late 60s and early 90s, when sectarian violence in Northern Ireland caused the deaths of thousands of civilians and security personnel. Historians tend to place the beginning of the Troubles with the 1968 civil rights movement, which demanded an end to Unionist-dominated rule from the devolved Northern Ireland government at Stormont. Marches, protests, civil disobedience and increasing violence led to the British government's decision in 1969 to deploy troops to the streets, especially in Belfast and Londonderry. In 1971, the government introduced its policy of internment, locking up terror suspects without trial. By the following year, the situation had deteriorated. On … [Read more...] about When were the Northern Ireland Troubles, what happened in Belfast and what is the Good Friday Agreement?