As part of the Falkland Islands' 40th anniversary year of events in the UK, a delegation from Falkland House visited Belfast and Northern Ireland.
After a long season in Antarctica, Falkland Islands' flagged exploration ship RRS Sir David Attenborough has docked in Belfast for the first time, to pick up new crew members ahead of carrying out further scientific studies around the UK coastline. The state of the art vessel is owned by the Natural Environment Research Council and operated by the British Antarctic Survey.
Four men hijacked and set fire to a double-deck bus in Newtownabbey, Belfast, Northern Ireland. According to the police report, the driver and a small number of passengers were able to leave the bus before it was torched, with no reports of injuries, but the vehicle was a total loss.
Accountancy firm BDO has been appointed administrators to North Ireland's shipbuilders Harland and Wolff, a spokesman for the Belfast shipyard has said. An insolvency request is expected to be filed at the High Court in Belfast on Tuesday.
The aerospace firm, Bombardier, is putting its Northern Ireland operation up for sale as part of a reorganization of the business. The Canadian aircraft manufacturer employs about 3,600 people across several locations in Northern Ireland.
The Irish government would expect to have a real and meaningful involvement in Northern Ireland if efforts to restore Stormont fail, the Irish prime minister has said. Leo Varadkar said he would not support a return to direct rule from London if time is called on talks to restore a power-sharing government in Belfast, and anticipated he would make a fresh bid for a deal in January.