PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott:  due to discuss ombudsman’s case with Policing Board tomorrow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The North’s Police Ombudsman, Dr Michael Maguire, is taking an unprecedented legal case against the PSNI Chief Constable, Matt Baggott, claiming he i(...)

Proposing the motion, Sinn Féin MLA Caitríona Ruane said her party advocated the right to social, economic, gender and cultural equality.  Photograph: Alan Betson

The Northern Assembly has again rejected by a majority vote a Sinn Féin motion calling for the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The DUP had table(...)

 The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland, including Cardinal Seán Brady, have written to the North’s Assembly members urging them to reject a Sinn Féin motion calling for the legalisation of gay marriage. Photograph: David Sleator

The Catholic bishops of Northern Ireland, including Cardinal Seán Brady, have written an open(...)

 The wreckage of a helicopter at the accident site in Gillingham, Norfolk. Photograph:  EPA/Jason Bye

The Government, along with the heads of the Stormont Executive have paid tribute to Eddie Haughey, who died in a helicopter crash in Britain ye(...)

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allegations that Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams was involved in the murder of Jean McConville.

The Northern Assembly has endorsed an Ulster Unionist Party motion supporting the families of the Disappeared and noting “with extreme concern” allega(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, who visited Belfast on Friday, said he would like the bridge to go ahead, but that it was a question of “hard cash”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A cross-Border bridge, finally approved in July, may be lost unless a multimillion euro funding gap is resolved urgently.It is understood that unless (...)

Mary McAleese led mourners at requiem Mass for the late Paddy Leneghan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Senior State and church figures joined hundreds of mourners in Co Down yesterday for the funeral of Patrick (Paddy) Leneghan, father of former preside(...)

 Sinn Féin former education minister Caitriona Ruane: said a BBC Spotlight programme contained serious allegations of financial and political corruption. Photograph: Reuters

The DUP Minister for Social Development Nelson McCausland faced several calls in the Northern Assembly yesterday for him to stand aside while an offic(...)

Basil McCrea: supported the proposal

GERRY MORIARTY The Northern Assembly has rejected a Sinn Féin motion to legalise same se(...)

An artist’s impression of the 660m Narrow Water bridge, which would span the neck of Carlingford Lough and would link Down and Louth just outside Warrenpoint to the north and Omeath to the south. The bridge could also open to allow boats to access the Newry Canal and the Albert Basin in the city. Photograph: Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland.

Planners have given the go-ahead for a controversial €18 million cross-Border infrastructure project backed in the main by EU funding. However,(...)