First Minister Peter Robinson caused surprise by a reshuffle of DUP Ministers in the Northern Executive. File Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

First Minister Peter Robinson caused surprise this evening by a reshuffle of DUP Ministers in the Northern Executive. The Minister of Health Ed(...)

The coffin of Ian Paisley, the former Democratic Unionist Party leader and first minister of Northern Ireland, is carried to his grave at the Ballygowan Free Presbyterian Church in Ballygowan, Northern Ireland  today. Photograph: Reuters

As the funeral of Ian Paisley was taking place today, political leaders from across the divide paid tribute in the Northern Assembly at Stormont to th(...)

A  republican parade in Belfast city centre passed off largely peacefully today. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

There were ugly scenes in Belfast city centre this afternoon when a republican parade marking the introduction of internment without trial in Northern(...)

A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute

A Co Antrim run bakery which refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage has been warned by the North’s Equality Commission that it (...)

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh at the Cenotaph in Coleraine.

Queen Elizabeth concluded her busy three-day visit to Northern Ireland by travelling to Coleraine, Co Derry, yesterday to lay a wreath at the town’s (...)

Chief executive of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kieran McLoughlin (l), Angel Regan (11) from North Belfast and Chairman of the American Ireland Fund, John Fitzpatrick on a visit to Cinemagic, a project in receipt of financial support from the Ireland Funds. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Governments, civic society and philanthropists must remain focused on achieving a normalised society in Northern Ireland, Kieran McLoughlin, president(...)

The First and Deputy First Ministers in the North have published their racial equality strategy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have launched their public consultation on a draft racial equality strategy (...)

Jim Allister said the TUV is hoping to trigger a ‘political earthquake’ in the European elections. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Ulster Unionist Party leader Mike Nesbitt has called for reform of the EU while also urging the North to be more ambitious in seeking aid from Brussel(...)

Loyalists gather outside Antrim PSNI station after it was announced that Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was to be released without charge following questioning over the Jean McConville murder on. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

As Gerry Adams was driven from Antrim police station yesterday one observer among the camera crews, reporters and also some angry loyalists there to g(...)

PSNI chief constable Matt Baggott: said the police approach had been measured and responsible in “very challenging times”

PSNI Chief Constable Matt Baggott is to appeal a Belfast High Court judgment which fo(...)