Tyrone

  • A body which was exhumed in Co Sligo is not that of a missing Tyrone schoolgirl. 

    According to the BBC, the family of Arlene Arkinson said tests were carried out on the remains which were found in Co Sligo and they are not that of the 15-year-old who disappeared following a night out in Donegal in 1994. 

    She was last seen in the company of convicted child killer Robert Howard, who was cleared of her murder but remains the main suspect.

    Arlene’s sister Kathleen Arkinson told the BBC: "My hope in finding the remains of my sister, Arlene, have been dashed again."

    Howard died in a UK prison in 2015 while serving a life sentence for rape and murder.

     

  • All-Ireland Minor Football Final 
    Kerry 0-21 
    Galway 1-13 

    All-Ireland Senior Football Final 
    Dublin 2-17 
    Tyrone 1-14

  • A man and a woman have appeared in court charged with the murder of a Sligo man in Co Tyrone.

    According to RTE News, 23-year-old Niall Cox and 33-year-old Karen McDonald, both of McCrea Park, Clogher, indicated they understood the charge at Dungannon Magistrates' Court this morning.

    30-year-old Pat Ward was found dead in an alleyway in McCrea Park at about 8.15am on Saturday.

    There was a heavy police presence in and outside the court as the pair appeared in the dock.

    More than 50 family and friends of the married father of four watched proceedings from the public gallery.

    No application for bail was made during the brief hearing.

    The two defendants were remanded in custody. They will next appear by video link on March 13th.

    Mr Ward was originally from Sligo, but had been living in Clogher recently.

  • Two people are due in court today charged with the murder of a Sligo man in Co Tyrone at the weekend.

    The body of 30-year-old Pat Ward was discovered in an alleyway at McCrea Park in Clogher, Co Tyrone on Saturday morning.

    The victim was originally from Sligo but he had been living in Clogher in recent times.

    A 33-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man were detained by police on Saturday.

    They were last night charged with murdering Mr Ward and are due to appear before Dungannon Magistrates' Court today.

     

  • Tyrone received a boost last night as forward Peter Harte had one of his three black cards this season rescinded.

    The former All-star will now be available for their 'Super 8s' clash with Roscommon tomorrow.

    Peter Harte picked up one of the black cards in their Ulster semi-final defeat to Donegal and then the other two in the qualifier victories over Longford and Cavan, which led to a one-match ban.