Belfast City Hall: officials in the Football Association of Ireland  and the Irish Football Association have been invited to attend joint reception in Belfast to celebrate both teams qualifying for  Euro 2016. Photograph:  Joe Fox/Getty Images

The two soccer associations on the island of Ireland are this week faced with the dilemma of deciding how to respond to a controversial invitation to(...)

Sinn Féin candidate for West Belfast Paul Maskey says dissidents have received a powerful message from his constituents. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

To relax, Sinn Féin’s Paul Maskey likes to hike on the Divis and Black Mountain walking trail that overlooks his West Belfast constituency.“It’s great(...)

A plaque marking the birthplace of Chaim Herzog has been removed in Belfast after the building was  subjected to anti-Israeli graffiti and other anti-social behaviour.

Unionist politicians have complained of anti-Semitism and intolerance after an historic blue plaque marking the Belfast birthplace in 1918 of former I(...)

The area around the Woodbourne PSNI station in west Belfast has been sealed off after two bombs were thrown at the building last night. One of the devices failed to explode.

Young children picked up an unexploded improvised device thrown at a west Belfast PSNI station after a suspected dissident republican attack.Two devic(...)

Simon Hamilton of the DUP

The new DUP finance minister at Stormont has condemned violence surrounding a visit by Belfast’s Sinn Féin mayor to the Shankill area this week, but d(...)