The Mac (Metropolitan Arts Centre) in Belfast has shortlisted artists for its new biennial contemporary art prize, the Mac International, worth £20,(...)

Minister for Enterprise Arlene Foster: said the North’s new competence centres, which were being funded by Invest NI, were designed to rapidly transform research into commercial success.  Photograph: Eric Luke

A new £7 million hi-tech centre dedicated to pioneering engineering firsts is to be established in Belfast. The advanced engineering competence centr(...)

Virgin Atlantic is to fly from Northern Ireland to the United States next summer, for the first time.The airline, founded by Richard Branson 30 years(...)

Eleventh night bonfires blaze across Belfast last night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two men have been stabbed in during separate incidents Belfast last night. Police were called to the Ormeau Bridge area at about 3.10am this morning a(...)

Flashpoint: watercannon being used on rioters in Ardoyne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

‘I don’t want republicans to tolerate me – I want their respect.” So says Gerald, community worker and Orangeman, as we sit, on a balmy evening, at th(...)

Dermot Desmond after being conferred with  an honorary degree at Queen’s University  Belfast yesterday, accompanied by his daughter-in-law, musician Andrea Corr.  Photograph:  Justin Kernoghan/Photopress

Financier Dermot Desmond has criticised AIB for the manner in which it acted against Sir Anthony O’Reilly. He praised Sir Anthony’s contribution to Ir(...)

The incident happened in the Rosehead area (marked) of Belfast, near the Crumlin Road, at about 9am this morning. The boy died from his injuries, police said. Photograph: Google Maps

A five-year-old boy has died after being knocked off his bicycle in a road incident in north Belfast. He was taken to a nearby hospital shortly after (...)

The suspect arrested today over a bombing in Belfast before last Christmas has been taken to the PSNI’s serious crime suite in Antrim for questioning. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Detectives investigating a pre-Christmas bomb attack in Belfast have arrested a 41-year-old man.The suspect was detained in the north of the city tod(...)

Titanic scale: a welder at work in one of the shipyard’s huge sheds. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

Everybody knows the two great shipbuilding cranes. Buttercup yellow, the height of 10 houses, Samson and Goliath stride across the Belfast skyline (...)

The Astana team make their way up the hill towards Stormont in yesterday’s Giro d’Italia time trial stage in Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dan Martin’s Garmin Sharp team confirmed last night that a day he had hoped would be one of the best in his career had ended with their rider breaking(...)