Public sector strike taking place in Omagh at lunchtime

Many schools, colleges and public services across Northern Ireland will be closed or severely curtailed as a result of a one day strike across the UK today.

The action by public sector workers is expected to become the second biggest strike in British history in terms of numbers taking part.

The action is to protest at the threat of further cuts and austerity measures.

A number of events are taking place to coincide with the strike, including a rally outside the courthouse in Omagh at 1pm this afternoon.