Antrim Crown Court
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Former security company boss ordered to pay £70,000 from proceeds of crime

On Friday 18 October, a former security company boss was ordered to pay £70,800 from the proceeds of crime by the presiding Judge at Antrim Crown Court. Steven Nixon of Portadown recently served a four-month prison service for ignoring a community service order following a...
Posted On 22 Oct 2019
Alistair Enser
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The Final Frontier: Brexit and Solving ‘The Irish Border Conundrum’

The border that currently separates Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland continues to be a fundamental sticking point in the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Could the use of cutting-edge security technology provide a workable solution that avoids a hard border? Alistair...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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NCA secures Unexplained Wealth Order against properties owned by Northern Irish woman

A Northern Irish woman with suspected links to serious organised crime has been ordered to explain how she financed the purchase of six properties worth around £3.2 million in total. The National Crime Agency (NCA) believes the woman is associated with criminals involved in...
Posted On 31 Jul 2019
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Threat level system updated by Government to include all forms of terrorism

Changes to the terrorism threat level system came into effect on Tuesday 23 July. The changes, which follow an extensive review into the country’s approach towards dealing with counter-terrorism following the attacks in 2017, mean that the system will now reflect the threat posed...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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Hizballah to be banned by UK Government alongside other terrorist organisations

Hizballah, Ansaroul Islam and Jamaat Nusrat al-Islam Wal-Muslimin (JNIM) are set to be banned by the UK Government following their proscription as terrorist organisations. A draft order laid in Parliament will proscribe Hizballah in its entirety alongside Ansaroul Islam and JNIM...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
Newtownards Magistrates Court
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Newtownards door supervisor who ignored SIA prosecuted for working without licence

A door supervisor who was caught working without a licence in a County Down bar has been sentenced at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court. Glen Thompson was found working at Roma’s Bar and Bistro in February last year during an inspection by Security Industry Authority (SIA)...
Posted On 02 Jan 2019
Left to Right: Melanie McMordie (BT Enterprise PSSN business director), Paul Wickens (CEO for Enterprise Shared Services with the Northern Ireland Civil Service), Paul Murnaghan (BT Enterprise regional director for Norhtern Ireland) and Irene Kincaid (PSSN contract manager for the Northern Ireland Civil Service)
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BT secures £50 million Public Sector Shared Network contract in Northern Ireland

BT has been awarded a multi-million pound nine-year contract by the Department of Finance to provide industry leading telecommunications services to all public sector bodies across Northern Ireland. The company will deliver network and unified communication services including new...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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Assets Recovery Community Scheme opened for applications by Department of Justice

The Department of Justice in Northern Ireland is inviting public sector bodies, voluntary and community sector organisations alike to bid for a share of the £700,000 fund made available from recovered criminal assets to help in crime prevention or help reduce the fear of crime in...
Posted On 29 Aug 2018
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UK officers supporting French police to help ensure trouble-free Euro 2016

With less than 20 days to go until the start of Euro 2016, football fever is beginning to kick in. Fans are travelling to France to enjoy the football and mix with fellow supporters from across Europe, but there’s always a chance that a minority will engage in disorder. On...
Posted On 24 May 2016
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Northern Ireland’s delicate peace process and security “at risk” should the UK leave the EU

Northern Ireland’s security, economy and delicate peace process will be negatively affected should the UK vote to leave the European Union (EU). This is the argument put forward in a new article published by the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute. As the EU Referendum...
Posted On 04 May 2016
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