Two tribes: “North Belfast is starkly divided,” says Dodds. “I wouldn’t canvass on my own in Ardoyne, let’s put it that way.” Photograph: The Irish Times

North Belfast is the constituency where we have the frequently violent loyalist-nationalist stand-off each Twelfth of July night. In this patchwork of(...)

Queen’s University Belfast is to cut its student intake by more than 1,000 and shed 236 jobs because of an £8 million reduction in its Stormont funding

Queen’s University Belfast is to cut its student intake by more than 1,000 and shed 236 jobs because of an £8 million reduction in its Stormont fundin(...)

A young man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast.

A young man and woman have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a man was found in the boot of a car in south Belfast.The PSNI launc(...)

Paudie McGahon (40) from Co Louth pictured during the BBC Spotlight programme to be broadcast tonight. Photograph: BBC screengrab

A second alleged IRA sex abuse victim has now come forward to claim he was raped by a senior Belfast member of the paramilitary organisation.Paudie Mc(...)

Under the Stormont House Agreement, £700 million is being set aside to pay for the cost of the 20,000 public sector redundancies  in Northern Ireland, with £200 million made available in each of the coming three years and £100 million provided in 2018/2019. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Photo

The Northern Ireland Civil Service is to shed 2,400 jobs in the next year in a voluntary exit scheme that was agreed in the Christmas Stormont House A(...)

A body has been found by police investigating the disappearance of a woman in Co Antrim.

A body has been found by police investigating the disappearance of a woman in Co Antrim. Pauline Carmichael (61) was last seen near her home at Hillsi(...)

A diesel laundry discovered near Inniskeen last November. It has the capacity to launder 20 million litres a year. Photograph: Ciara Wilkinson.

It’s hard to get your head around how big the problem of fuel laundering and tobacco smuggling in Ireland is – much of it concentrated along the Borde(...)

Plans for the proposed hotel and drawings from the building’s ship-designing days. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A £4.9 million (€6.59m) grant to turn the Harland and Wolff drawing offices, where the Titanic was designed, into a four-star hotel, has been provided(...)

A suspected dissident republican bomb found following searches in a housing estate in Derry City was viable and “designed to kill”, a PSNI officer said.

A suspected dissident republican bomb found following searches in a housing estate in Derry was viable and “designed to kill”, a PSNI officer said on(...)

British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband visits Northern Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

*longer web version* The British Labour leader Ed Miliband has dismissed the prospect entering into a coalition with Northern Ireland parties or with (...)