Dublin (top) and Castlewellan, Co. Down yesterday afternoon)
#Breaking: Major rescue operation underway in Co Down as approximately 80 dinghies hit by bad weather in Strangford Lough.
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) August 11, 2014
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) August 11, 2014
Live tracking showing Irish Coastguard helicopters over Strangford.
Race organisers in Strangford Lough claim only 8 boats capsized in high winds, not 80. They say two injuries but everyone safe.
— Bill Gardner (@journobill) August 11, 2014
Police had to storm into a church to break up an angry protest staged by part of a congregation demonstrating against their minister. At one stage officers had to stop a man trying to pull the power plug to the church organ. Tensions between two groups within the Ballynahinch Congregational Church reached breaking point during angry scenes yesterday.
It is believed that the church is split into two groups – those who claim to support the traditional church style and those who claim to support the minister who took up the post more than seven years ago. Rev Speers was escorted from the building flanked by police when he had finished his sermon, while his supporters shook his hand as they left the building.
Pic: Google Street View
Conor Macauley tweetz:
Cars pulling in on A1 hard shoulder at Banbridge due to torrential downpour #monsoon