Ballymena

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PSNI officers raiding a property as part of one of the investigation into money laundering operations in Northern Ireland. Photograph: PA

Seven people have been arrested and 15 properties searched in Northern Ireland as part of a police investigation into the international money launderi(...)

Keem Strand on Achill Island, Co Mayo: 73 members of the Junior Soldiers Company of the North-Irish Brigade in Ballymena had planned a week-long stay in August 1964. The adventure camp was to include swimming, climbing, canoeing and water skiing. Photograph : Design Pics / Gareth McCormack

Word gets out that a group of people are planning to come to Achill. They get the message they are not welcome, and the plan is aborted. Sounds famili(...)

How responsible lorry drivers are if they are caught transporting illegal migrants depends on the country in which the migrants are found. Photograph:  Chris Furlong/Getty Images

Who is responsible for the contents of a lorry crossing international borders? Much like how a captain piloting a plane is responsible for everything(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson during an election  campaign visit to a  potato crisp factory in Co Armagh. Johnson left business leaders in the North confused after he tried to explain his Brexit deal. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has puzzled business people in Northern Ireland by saying there would be no Irish Sea border for goods from the N(...)

Brian Kennaway in 2009. Photograph: Eric Luke

Born: January 10th, 1944 Died: October 14th, 2019 Brian Kennaway was an Orangeman and Presbyterian minister who took his obligations seriously, which(...)

Wrightbus workers celebrating as news broke earlier this month that the sale of Wrightbus to Jo Bamford had been agreed in principle. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The Bamford Bus Company has confirmed it has acquired Wrightbus in Ballymena, Co Antrim. It will initially employ just 60 people while it determines t(...)

Wrightbus workers  outside the plant in Ballymena: they hope for good news with acquisition. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

The 1,200 workers let go at Ballymena busbuilder Wrightbus when it crashed into administration are waiting to hear how many of their jobs will now be (...)

A protest after Wrightbus was placed into administration last week. Photograph: Laura Davison/Pacemaker Press

Union leaders in Northern Ireland have called on members of a Ballymena family who own a site connected with Wrightbus to “do the right thing and hand(...)

Protesters outside Green Pastures church in Ballymena. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Ballymena bus manufacturer that went into administration last week with the loss of 1,200 jobs has received £9.05 million (€10.2 million) of gover(...)

A worker watches on as security staff close the gates at the Wrightbus plant in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A potential deal that could have saved over a 1,000 jobs at the Ballymena bus firm, Wrights Group, was scuppered because of the factory’s “leasing arr(...)

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