Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the UK since 2012

For the third year in succession Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures from the Bri(...)

The Rev Frank Sellar of Bloomfield Presbyterian Church in east Belfast has been elected to be the next Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland(...)

The body of a woman was found on the east end of Tyrella Beach in Co Down shortly after 3pm by a man walking his dog. File photograph: Google Street View

Police have launched an investigation after the body of a woman was discovered on Tyrella beach in Co Down on Tuesday afternoon. The body was found (...)

Gay Rights activist Peter Tatchell.  File photograph: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

A supporter of a Northern Irish baker which refused to bake a same-sex marriage-themed cake has welcomed an about-turn on the issue by a high-profile (...)

Sinn Féin candidate for Fermanagh-South Tyrone Michelle Gildernew: Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Former Stormont minister and MP Michelle Gildernew must wait for a decision by Sinn Féin’s ruling ardchomhairle to learn whether she will be a candida(...)

Game of Thrones: Line of interlinking Beech trees known on the show as the Dark Hedges were damaged by Storm Gertrude

A DUP Minister has called a meeting of a special preservation group to try to devise a means of safeguarding a tunnelled avenue of beech trees that fe(...)

First Minister of Northern Ireland  Arlene Foster: “I believe that we are old enough to know that we must never go back to the past but young enough that our ambition and our excitement about the future is not clouded by the experience of the past.” File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

DUP leader Arlene Foster has said she wants to set “a new tone” in Northern Irish politics in her first speech to business people in the region since (...)

Abortion is legal in the North where there is a threat to the life of the woman or where there is a risk of a serious and adverse effect on her physical or mental health which is either long term or permanent.  Photograph: Thinkstock

There were 16 abortions in Northern Ireland from April 2014 to April 2015 which is a reduction of seven on the previous year, according to the latest (...)

DUP MP for North Antrim Ian Paisley jnr said: “What part of keep out does he [Taoiseach Enda Kenny] not understand? This is a matter for the people of the UK. His intervention will be counterproductive. A fool would know that. The rush to speak should be tempered by wisdom.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior DUP politicians including party leader and First Minister Arlene Foster have rallied behind North Belfast MP Nigel Dodds following his criticis(...)

Capt Robert Nairac: on a covert operation in a pub in Dromintee in 1977 when, it is believed, his cover was blown and he was abducted, beaten, shot dead and then disappeared by the IRA

Those charged with trying to find the bodies of the disappeared victims of the Troubles have issued a fresh appeal for information that might lead to (...)