Colin Lowes (47), of Torr Gardens, Larne, Co Antrim, pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage after an incident involving an injured seagull. File photograph: Getty Images

A bare-chested man carrying a bleeding seagull stormed out of a vet’s surgery and caused damage to a door after being told the bird could not be treat(...)

Independent Bishop Pat Buckley: Arrived in Istanbul on Monday night “on a private holiday with a few friends” but “people had told me not to come”. Photograph: PA

Independent Bishop Pat Buckley had a narrow escape in Istanbul on Tuesday morning when he and the small group he was with posed for photographs at the(...)

 Claire and Daniel Smyth, Louise and Bethany Watson and Cameron and Charlotte Taylor enjoying the new Firefly Upsee. Photograph: William Cherry/Presseye

It was fun and games in and outside the Leckey factory in Lisburn, Co Antrim, yesterday morning as beaming young children with cerebral palsy “(...)

Caterpillar Northern Ireland operations director Robert Kennedy said the decision by the company to invest $9 million in the Co Antrim plant was ‘testament to the cost competitiveness of manufacturing in Northern Ireland’. Photograph: William Cherry/JPR/PA Wire

Caterpillar is to invest 9 million US dollars (€6.6 million) to expand its Northern Ireland truck parts manufacturing operation.It will maintain up to(...)

Waves break on the seafront in  Newcastl, Co Down.

Heavy overnight rain, storm force winds and high tides have brought spot flooding, road closures and transport disruption to parts of counties Derry, (...)

The idea is to use cheap, excess power generated from wind farms during periods of low or off-peak demand to pump the air into the caverns. It will then be released to generate power when demand is high.

Wind power developer Gaelectric is joining forces with US engineering specialist Dresser Rand to invest €355 million in a new energy storage venture i(...)

Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe joins First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness during a visit to the Titanic visitor centre in Belfast yesterday. Photograph: Peter Morrison/AP Photo

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness in the wake of the G8 are turning their investment eyes towards Japan as a J(...)