Former DUP minister for social development Nelson McCausland has described a decision by Newry, Mourne and Down district council to put Irish first on its logo and literature as an exercise in “cultural sectarianism”. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Former DUP minister Nelson McCausland has described a decision by one of the North’s new super councils to put Irish first on its logo as an exercise (...)

Anti-Pylon protest walk in Co Waterford. Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources Pat Rabbitte said he wanted to see State company, Eirgrid, which is working on three expansions of the country’s electricity network, do everything reasonable to secure community acceptance.

The Government cannot impose unnecessary costs on electricity consumers because of environmental and health concerns that are not well founded, the mi(...)

David Taylor from Kircubbin, Co Down, with the rare Viking silver ring he discovered on his brother in-law’s farm outside a special treasure trove inquest hearing at Belfast coroner’s court. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A Northern Irish man who ignored his wife’s request to bin a dirty piece of metal he found in a field has been toasting his instincts after it was dec(...)