Sam McAughtry was a founder member of the Peace Train Organisation. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Writer, broadcaster and former Irish Times columnist Sam McAu(...)

Actor James Ellis, who died from a stroke in Lincoln Hospital at the age of  82. Photograph: Pacemaker

Actor Kenneth Branagh has paid tribute to Z-Cars actor James “Jimmy” Ellis, who has died at(...)

The Aviva stadium which would host Rugby World Cup matches in 2023 if the Irish bid is successful. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Ministers from Dublin and Belfast met in Armagh today to set up a working group to advise on the prospects of bringing the 2023 Rugby World Cup to th(...)

The growth of Irish in the North is being blocked by hostile attitudes at Stormont, the Council of Europe says. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Growth and promotion of the Irish language in Northern Ireland is being blocked by hostile attitudes in Stormont and a lack of support for its use in (...)

Northern Ireland sports minister Carál Ní Chuilín  arrives at Windsor Park to attend Northern Ireland’s Euro 2012 qualifying  match against the Faroe Islands. Photograph:  Paul Faith/PA

The Irish Football Association (IFA) has confirmed it has been granted the funding needed for the redevelopment of Windsor Park.The Department of Cult(...)

A general view of Casement Park before the pre-match parade.

Plans for a new 38,000-seater GAA stadium in Belfast were given the go-ahead today. Almost 1,000 residents living near Casement Park, Andersonstown, o(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams attacked First Minister Peter Robinson (pictured)  in the Dáil this week and talked about a “crisis” within loyalism and unionism

Sinn Féin has gone on the offensive in its dispute with the DUP with its North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly ratcheting up the latest row between the two pa(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has taken legal action to prevent the release of documents containing the names of Northern Ireland security force members.

Inquest documents at the centre of an escalating disclosure dispute will remain under wraps until at least Thursday. High Court undertaking were given(...)

A video posted on the internet by Sinn Féin shows Gerry Kelly stepping out in front of a moving police Land Rover, waving at the driver. The vehicle keeps moving, whereupon Mr Kelly stands on the bumper and clings to a grille. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A war of words has erupted between the North’s political parties regarding the actions of Sinn Féin representatives at an Orange Order rally in Belfas(...)

A Bill barring former IRA prisoners from becoming special advisers to Northern Ireland ministers has been delayed. Hardline unionist Jim (...)