Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. An Assembly committee has said that Northern Ireland credit unions and mutual societies should benefit from  any new lower rates of corporation tax.  File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Credit unions and mutual societies in Northern Ireland should be able to benefit from any new lower rate of corporation tax, according to a cross-part(...)

Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast. It has now been conceded that Norman Elder occupied the premises, which housed a tiger, wolves, snakes, lizards and dangerous dogs, on an oral monthly tenancy which was not lawfully terminated by the USPCA

A wildlife keeper has won a Northern Ireland High Court battle over being evicted from his Co Antrim sanctuary. Norman Elder sued the Ulster Society f(...)

A Derry man has denied bringing a note into Maghaberry  Prison on behalf of the leadership of the Real IRA during an arraignment hearing at Belfast Crown Court. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A Derry man has denied bringing a note into Northern Ireland’s top security prison on behalf of the leadership of the Real IRA. William McDonnell (28)(...)

A cross-Border cardiac treatment centre is to be be establised at our Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The soon-to-be appointed Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O’Hagan will lead the implementation of an All-Ireland cardiac treatment centre in Dub(...)

Launching her party’s clár for the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Derry on Friday and Saturday, Ms McDonald referred to her party’s recent abstention in the vote on Independent Socialist Clare Daly’s defeated Bill to permit abortion in cases of fatal foetal abnormalities. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin deputy leader Mary-Lou McDonald has said she wants her party’s ardfheis this week to accept a motion allowing for abortion in cases of fatal(...)

Volkswagen was back on top as the best-selling new car brand by the end of February. Last month Toyota took the lead on the German giant.

The sales of new cars in Ireland grew by 24 per cent in February, compared to the same period last year, bringing the total sales gain over 2014 to 28(...)

The feature film An Bronntanas, or The Gift, has received the jury’s special award at the 2015 Boston Irish Film Festival. The contemporary thriller i(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry in Banbridge, Co Down, which is investigating child abuse in Northern Ireland residential institutions between 1922 and 1995. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP

Alleged abuse victims are refusing to sign statements to a major inquiry into historical offences at care homes unless they secure legal funding, the (...)

An Employment Tribunal hearing into the alleged wrongful dismissal of dock worker Martin Shiel by Stena Line Irish Sea Ferries Ltd has heard how Martin Shiel was sacked as a result of a ‘vicious assault’. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A gay Belfast dock worker, who was awarded £45,000 (about €62,000) for harassment and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, was rightfull(...)

Under the Stormont House Agreement, £700 million is being set aside to pay for the cost of the 20,000 public sector redundancies  in Northern Ireland, with £200 million made available in each of the coming three years and £100 million provided in 2018/2019. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Photo

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is to shed 2,400 jobs in the next year in a voluntary exit scheme that was agreed in the Christmas Stormont House A(...)