Ulster Unionist mayor of Newtownabbey Borough Council Fraser Agnew said: “As the guardians of all that is right in society, we have got to take a stand somewhere - and that is what happened in this instance.” Photograph: Rowland White/Presseye/Inpho

A play in Northern Ireland has been cancelled after Christians claimed it was blasphemous.The Bible: The Complete Word of God (Abridged) was due to be(...)

The North’s Minister of the Environment Mark Durkan, said his decision to grant permission for the plant was good news for Bombardier’s 6,000-strong local workforce. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bombardier Aerospace has received the green light to develop a new £85 million Energy from Waste plant in east Belfast.The construction phase of the g(...)

Police are investigating a multiple stabbing at an estate in Co Antrim. File Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Six people have been stabbed on a housing estate in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim.At least two - a man and a woman - are thought to be seriously injured, a (...)

Caterpillar shed more than 750 jobs in Northern Ireland last year, but announced today that it has plans to build new products which will create 100 positions. Photograph: Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

Manufacturing giant Caterpillar has announced a major £7 million (€8.2 million) investment at its factories in Northern Ireland. The firm, which last (...)

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 near Belfast where prison officer David Black was shot near Lurgan last November. Photograph: Reuters

The murder of Kevin Kearney in north Belfast and now this morning the shooting dead of a man in Derry again demonstrates that dissident republicans po(...)

Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry chairman Anthony Hart announced today that alleged abuse at 13 Catholic, secular, local authority and juvenile detention institutions in Northern Ireland between 1922 and 1995 will be investigated. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The public inquiry into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland will open next January with investigations of allegations of abuse at two C(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has urged Orange Order leaders, politicians and community representatives to try to defuse tensions this weekend. Photograph: PA Wire

There will be extensive security in north Belfast as 500 Orangemen and three bands prepare to march tomorrow afternoon to the scene of fierce rioting (...)

Willie Frazer, who was involved in leading the loyalist flags protests earlier this year, was arrested by the PSNI yesterday in east Belfast. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

As the PSNI maintained a heavy presence in flashpoint areas of the North last night, Willie Frazer, who was prominent in the loyalist flags dispute e(...)

PSNI Chief Constable Will Kerr displays a police officer’s helmet which was struck by a ceremonial sword during rioting in north Belfast on Friday night. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA

The Democratic Unionist Party has defended the right to protest peacefully while condemning loyalist rioters and the Parades Commission for banning an(...)

Newtownabbey Police station. Image: Google Streetview

A security alert in Northern Ireland has ended after a suspicious object discovered near a Co Antrim railway bridge was declared a hoax, the PSNI has(...)

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