Van Morrison: one of the 85 recipients from  Northern Ireland  who will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

East Belfast-born Van Morrison is to be knighted for services to the music industry. The singer-songwriter was named in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday hon(...)


Seats filled: 18         DUP 8. Sinn Fein 4. SDLP 3. UUP 2. Ind 1 FERMANAGH and SOUTH TYRONE (...)

Eilish Doyle whose home in the Sperrin Mountains has been without water for six days. Beleaguered householders have been forced to boil snow and river water during industrial action by Northern Ireland Water staff. Photograph: PA

Around 7,750 water customers remain without supply in Northern Ireland due to an on-going industrial dispute, with warnings that more homes could see (...)

No details were given in Belfast Crown Court as to why the Public Prosecution Service had decided not to proceed to trial with the case against former RUC detectives John McGahan and Philip Noel Thomson. Photograph: Thinkstock

The trial of two former RUC detectives has collapsed after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.John McGahan (71) and Philip Noel Thomson (...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, chaired by Sir Anthony Hart (centre) and assisted by panel members Geraldine Doherty and David Lane, commenced its public hearings last January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The transport of children to Australia will be the focus of the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry when it resumes its public hea(...)

Clontarf’s Tadhg Furlong in action for the club against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The IRFU today announced the return of semi-finals and final - Division 1A - to the Ulster Bank League club rugby landscape and also an extension in(...)

John Brown claims the first alleged victim and her family have made up the claims because of a dispute over the ownership of a mutual business interest and to support defamation claims the alleged victim and her mother are filing against his sister Dana Rosemary Scallon, above. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Sex abuse claims against a brother of Eurovision winner Dana Rosemary Scallon were “malicious allegations” made up to destroy his credibility as a wit(...)

 Ellis Short: His private equity firm, Kildare Partners, recently raised a $2 billion fund to invest in Europe. Photograph:  Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Kildare Partners, which is backed by billionaire Ellis Short, has bought two of the biggest shopping centres in the North for £135 million (€170 milli(...)

Chairman of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Sir Anthony Hart said a team would travel to Australia to investigate the treatment of children under the child migrant scheme, which saw more than 100 children transferred from church-run residential homes in  Northern Ireland to Australia. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The UK’s largest ever public inquiry into institutional child abuse is to travel to Australia to interview alleged victims transferred from Northern I(...)

Prince Andrew, Duke of York (not pictured) shows President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina Higgins the colours of the disbanded Irish regiments at Windsor Castle yesterday. Photograph:  WPA Pool/Getty Images

No greater love hath an Irish President – even one who supports Chelsea – than to declare(...)