The Northern Assembly finance committee has criticised Nama for refusing to send its officials to give evidence. Photograph: The Irish Times

Nama and the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland were sharply criticised on Thursday by a Stormont scrutiny committee for snubbing its inquiry i(...)

Ian Coulter:  former managing partner at Tughans law firm in Belfast

The Stormont finance committee is scheduled to meet this morning to determine how probing it can be in its inquiry into allegations by Independent T(...)

Britain’s prime minister David Cameron has said the violence after the return “Twelfth” Orange Order parade in north Belfast, which resulted in a teenage girl being seriously injured and 25 PSNI officers also suffering injuries, was unacceptable. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

The violence in north Belfast on Monday night was damaging to Northern Ireland’s reputation and its future, British prime minister David Cameron has s(...)

A police officer is dragged away after being struck by an object thrown by Loyalist protesters, leaving his ear partially detached, at the Ardoyne roundabout, Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA 1:47

The PSNI officer in overall command of policing for the Twelfth of July parades has criticised the Orange Order for the level of marshalling it pro(...)

Police officers and paramedics attend to a girl who was trapped underneath a car at Ardoyne in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images. 1:47

The driver of a car which injured a 16-year-old girl in the Ardoyne area of north Belfast on Monday evening is to be charged with attempted murder, PS(...)

Police line up in front of Loyalist protesters on the Crumlin Road in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

Violence in north Belfast during Orange Order parades has been condemned on all sides in Northern Ireland. Twenty-four police officers were hurt and (...)

Police attend to an injured girl, after rolling the car off her, which had driven into a crowd of people outside Ardoyne in north Belfast. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images 1:47

Twenty-four police officers were hurt and a 16-year-old girl was taken to hospital after Orange Order parades turned violent in Belfast on Monday. The(...)

Loyalists break through a police barrier as they are prevented from progressing on the return journey towards the controversial Ardoyne flashpoint the Twelfth of July parade on July 13, 2015 in Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Loyalists hurled missiles at PSNI officers yesterday evening when Orangemen were prevented from parading past the Ardoyne shops in North Belfast. (...)

Orange Order marchers are reflected in a puddle during  parade  in Belfast on Monday marking the Twelfth of July celebrations which  commemorate the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

The Twelfth of July parades are an unrivalled show of community solidarity, the grand master of the Orange Order Edward Stevenson has told Orangemen a(...)

Police and the loyal orders have said they hope the annual Twelfth of July celebrations pass off peacefully on Monday. Thousands are expected to take part in more than 800 parades with many more expected to watch the spectacle. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

A contentious Orange Order feeder parade past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast took place peacefully this morning. There was a heavy police presence(...)