To unpick what really happened, we need to consider the deeply peculiar phenomenon that is the @GerryAdamsSF Twitter account. Photograph: The Irish Times

“The Irish are the n****rs of Europe. ” So Jimmy Rabbitte famously told the band in Roddy Doyle’s 1987 novel The Commitments. But that line didn’t mak(...)

Tommy Hefferon  at the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast. Loyalists believe they are victims of a two-tier policing system. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Parades Commission decision to restrict an Orange march in north Belfast has had lasting consequences. There have been more than 1,000 days of prot(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said on Monday his use of the N-word in a tweet had been a mistake and inappropriate. Photograph: Reuters

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has acknowledged he “made a mistake” in using the N-word in a tweet in which he compared the struggle against slavery (...)

 There will be revised schedules on all routes to and from Heuston Station on Saturday and Sunday due to line improvement works between Hazelhatch and Portlaoise. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Rail commuters are set for a bank holiday weekend of travel disruption with works curtailing services to and from Connolly and Heuston stations. Iris(...)

Widow Joanne McGibbon (centre) with her daughters Michaela and Seana and Fr Gary Donegan (extreme right) joins members of the public at a vigil in the grounds of Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, in memory of  taxi driver and father-of-four Michael McGibbon, who was shot dead in North Belfast at the weekend. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

At Holy Cross Church in north Belfast last week, Joanne McGibbon said the local Ardoyne community was stronger than those who just days earlier had mu(...)

A man strolls past a mural depicting a paramilitary fighter in the Shankill Road in Belfast. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Newly compiled figures reveal the scale of ongoing paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland, with 1,100 bombings and shootings over the last decade, (...)

Bombardier is in the midst of implementing large-scale job cuts in Belfast.

Bombardier Aerospace’s workforce in the North received a boost on Thursday with a significant new order worth $5.6 billion (€4.9bn) from Delta Air Lin(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Mid Ulster – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

For the first time since the Belfast Agreement, Martin McGuinness will not be one of the candidates chasing votes in the Mid Ulster constituency, whic(...)

In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija has secured the rights to sell products from one of the oldest and most famous pharmacies in the world, Santa Maria Novella in Florence

Florentine Fragrances In a major coup for Dublin, Marija Aslimoska of Parfumarija in the Westbury Centre has secured the rights to sell the fragrance(...)

President Barack Obama fielded a question on Northern Ireland during a town hall meeting with young Britons at the Royal Horticulture Halls in London. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/New York Times

You can see why some nationalists were horrified by US president Barack Obama’s statement in London last Saturday. At a town hall meeting of 500 UK y(...)