The Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities has published a series of proposals and is pressing Stormont ministers to “maximise the realisation of rights for ethnic minorities”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Dan KeenanAn independent body which monitors racism and racial inequality is pushing the British government to devolve immigration and asylum powers t(...)

The Royal Air Force is recruiting for reservists across Northern Ireland, has re-established a base at Aldergrove in Co Antrim and said it was aiming to offer job opportunities to the widest possible number of people. File photograph: John Giles/PA

The British Ministry of Defence has apologised for “any offence” after an RAF recruitment billboard placed close to the scene of the Bloody Sunday ma(...)

 Dr Richard Haass in Belfast: The US diplomat, among many ideas, has suggested a single investigative body to deal with Troubles-related killings. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

One senior talks source in a non-Swiftian non-ironical way described Dr Richard Haass’s paper on how to deal with parades, the past and flags as a “mo(...)

Loyalist protesters demonstrate against restrictions on flying Britain’s union flag from Belfast City Hall in central Belfast in January. Attacks and threats against politicians over the removal of the union flag from Belfast City Hall were likened to a “pogrom” after  the Alliance Party was targeted by loyalist rioters.  Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Two days of talks on the policing of Belfast public order events with a history of large-scale unrest have produced a commitment to non-violenc(...)

Harris Hawk flys over the crows  at a previous Balmoral show at the Kings Hall in Belfast. Photograph: Alan Betson

Northern Ireland’s Balmoral Show - the equivalent of the Spring Show in Dublin - today finally made the transformation to the Maze/Long Kesh si(...)

 Artist and former prisoner George Morrow at the opening of a month-long  exhibition at Crumlin Road Gaol of works  by former loyalist and republican prisoners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

“This is the best reception I have ever had here,” said former UVF prisoner George Morrow in the confines of Crumlin Road jail yesterday. He co(...)