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Catholic PSNI applicant numbers ‘down’

As a new police recruitment drive is launched, a senior officer has said he is keen to address a “drop-off” in the number of Catholics joining the PSNI, as those applying have accounted for as little as 17% in recent years.

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Dead minke whale washes up on NI beach

Beach-goers at Portstewart Strand had a nasty surprise on Monday as the washed-up carcass of a 30ft minke whale interrupted the normally picturesque view of the sea.

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Sexton wary of Bastareaud threat

Ireland’s Jonny Sexton has said that he’s prepared for the fact that France will likely use Mathieu Bastareaud to target him in their clash with France on Sunday.

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The Journey begins filming in Belfast

Production on new Northern Ireland-based film The Journey – which chronicles the unlikely friendship between Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness – has begun in Belfast.

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