The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast West – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

Sinn Féin got its election posters up early here to demonstrate it is very serious about holding its five seats in this six-seater constituency. Af(...)

PSNI have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in west Belfast late on Tuesday night.

PSNI have arrested two men on suspicion of attempted murder after a man was shot in the leg in west Belfast late on Tuesday night. Police responded (...)

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister: proposed Bill that would have reduced the upper limit for special advisers’ salaries from £92,000 a year to about £78,000. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sinn Féin has defended a general election manifesto commitment to impose a cap on the pay of government special advisers while opposing a Bill that wo(...)

A 57-year-old woman has been arrested and a number of items seized in a suspected explosives find in a house. A security alert was put in place for s(...)

Flowers at the scene of a house fire on Hazel View in Lagmore, Belfast where Jennifer Dornan (30) was found dead. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a mother-of-three in a house fire on the outskirts of Belfast. Jennifer Dornan’s body (...)

New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

Mr Magee jnr (22), was stabbed to death as he went to check on a pizza delivery in the early hours of Saturday, May 30th last.

A Turkish barber’s shop and a bar in west Belfast - both establishments where a man accused of killing a boxer worked - have been attacked and damaged(...)

A 32-year-old man is still in custody following his arrest in connection with the death of a 22-year-old man in Belfast during the early hours of Satu(...)

Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Junior minister Jennifer McCann outside Stormont: McCann  had said she learned of Maíria Cahill’s rape allegations a number of years ago. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The position of Jennifer McCann as Sinn Féin junior minister was “now untenable” following the IRA rape and interrogation allegations made by Maíri(...)

Maíria Cahill who has alleged she was raped by a suspected IRA member when she was a teenager in 1997. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory has ordered an independent review into how the Public Prosecution Service handled the case o(...)