Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin, (right) has said the failure of the Haass talks process has undermined the belief that politics can fix difficult problems. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

The failure of Northern politicians to endorse the Haass proposals on parades, flags and the past has undermined politics and created tensions between(...)

The Rev Pat Storey has been elected Bishop of Meath and Kildare, the first woman bishop on these islands.

How to address her? “Your Grace”, seemed appropriate but that is reserved for archbishops, even if “grace” is hardly the first word that comes to mind(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at Stormont Castle yesterday

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister David Cameron has told an international conference in Belfa(...)

The mother of a toddler who died after being beaten and blinded broke down in tears as she denied causing the fatal injuries. Samantha Bennett wept as(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking at the Invest Northern Ireland investment conference at the Titanic centre in Belfast today. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister told an international conference in Belfast today. Addressi(...)

Rev Pat Storey, who has been appointed new Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath and Kildare

Patsy McGarry, Religious Affairs, CorrespondentThe Church of Ireland has appointed its first woman bishop. Rev Pat Storey was yesterday elected as the(...)

Man (20) with  broken leg and arm and  badly dehydrated found tied up in a wheelie bin. Photograph: PA

A man who was beaten and sealed inside a wheelie bin after a drink and drug-fuelled party that lasted for days looked like he had been tortured, a cou(...)

Retiring head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies Andy Pollak has called for an increased focus on practical North-South co-operation.

Andy Pollak, who is standing down as head of the Centre for Cross-Border Studies in Armagh, has warned that the British and Irish governments are losi(...)

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