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We are back with the late news at 10pm.
Two men have appeared in court charged with the murder
of a high-profile loyalist in Carrickfergus.
George Gilmore died after being shot in his car on Monday afternoon.
There was a heavy police presence at Laganside Courts for the brief
35-year-old Brian Roy McLean, of The Birches in Carrickfergus,
and 28-year-old Samuel David McMaw, of Starbog Road, Kilwaughter,
spoke only to confirm their names and that they understood
They are jointly accused with murdering Mr Gilmore last
Monday, the attempted murders of two other people on the same day
and possessing a firearm and ammunition with intent
George Gilmore died after he was shot in the neck
The police described it as "a ruthless attack
There has been a long-running feud between loyalist factions
in the area and the PSNI said it was working to avoid
Today in court, there was no application for bail and both
were remanded in custody, to appear again by
Supporters who'd packed the courtroom got to their feet,
clapping and cheering as the two men were taken out of the dock.
Two men from Newtownabbey have been in court charged with trying
44-year-old David John Gibson, from Milewater Drive,
and 34-year-old David Rush, from Ballyvesey Green,
Darren Moore was attacked by a gang in a bar in Doagh earlier this week.
The ten men were armed with baseball bats, hammers and pickaxe handles.
A 27-year-old man appeared in court yesterday in
The funeral has taken place of the pilot of an Irish coastguard
who died when her helicopter crashed off the coast of county
Captain Dara Fitzpatrick was rescued from the sea
Her three crew mates are still missing.
The Irish President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Enda Kenny
were among the hundreds of mourners joining her family at
A man in his twenties is in a critical condition after a crash
Police say they made 15 arrests in Belfast connected
The arrests in the city centre and in the Holyland area
were for disorderly behaviour, resisting arrest and minor assaults.
Belfast boxer Michael Conlan's professional debut got off
to an impressive start on St Patrick's Day in New York
More than 5,000 Irish fans were there to cheer him on.
Thomas Kane sent this report from New York.
There have been few more eagerly anticipated professional debuts than
this one. In front of a sell-out cloud, he was walked into the ring
by Darren McGregor. The Belfast boxer did not seem overwrought.
Stopping his opponent in the third round. Unbelievable. I soaked it all
up. I enjoyed every second. Hearing the fans going crazy, it was
unbelievable. Something I will never forget. With then three years I want
to be world champion. It is very quick. Yes, but I am in the best
hands. We are looking for me to wealth for the next one. A fighter
in his professional debut is not launched this week, the main event,
but he deserves that. He is going to change the face of boxing. He is
going to be a worldwide star. No Irish boxer has ever experienced the
height or level of expectation surrounding Michael Conlan so early
in his career. It might only be the beginning of the signs are that he
has the potential to make it to the very top of the sport.
Rugby now and Ireland are winning their Six Nations match
And in hockey, Ireland's men have beaten Wales
in their World League 2 semi-final, guaranteeing themselves a spot
at the final World Cup qualifying tournament this summer.
We have had a few hours of dry weather this afternoon but this
evening and overnight the rain becomes more firmly established. The
rain continuing on and off as we go overnight keeping temperatures very
mild. Most places being in double figures overnight. Sunday gets off
on a similar footing, grey and dull to begin with, but some good news,
as we go through the day the rain is going to clear out of the way, skies
will start to Brighton and we will see some sunnier spells between the
showers. The badgers holding up well on Sunday, highs of 1213 --
temperatures. The warmest temperatures across the south-east
of England then the weather front which has brought us so much rain as
clear stuff ahead of it. This has been the picture over the last
couple of days, grey dull skies. That is going to change as we head
into next week. The temperatures are going to drop. There's more mass of
air that is giving us double figures will pull away. It will be replaced
with something cooler and more showery and that is going to be the
case on Monday. Temperatures during the day eight or 9 degrees. Next
week pretty unsettled. It is not until the back half of the week that
the high pressure starts to build and settled down. Before then, still
some pretty unsettled weather and the mix of sunshine and showers.
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