If Dr McDonnell is to have any hope of remaining at the helm, he must hold his South Belfast seat. Photograph: Bill Smyth/PA

There’s a sizeable rump in the SDLP which believes that this time next year the party will have a new leader. Current captain Dr Alasdair McDonnell mi(...)

  ‘I thought of what it’d be like to move away’ Dr Michael Paterson Clinical psychologist and former RUC member. He lost both arms in (...)

Riders start for the second stage of the 97th Giro d’Italia cycling race. Photograph: Luca Zennaro/EPA

The Italian invention of the radio was marked today as the riders of the Giro d’Italia sped through the seaside town of Ballycastle on the edge of Nor(...)

The shooting was condemned by the North’s Minister for Justice David Ford. Photograph: Mark Pearce/Pacemaker.

A former leading member of the Continuity IRA, named locally last night as Tommy Crossan, was shot dead in a fuel depot(...)

The Sam Thompson Bridge will provide greater access and freedom of movement between east Belfast, the Titanic Quarter and Belfast city centre.

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge is to be opened today in east Belfast honouring pla(...)

Sam McAughtry was a founder member of the Peace Train Organisation. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Writer, broadcaster and former Irish Times columnist Sam McAu(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (second from right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (second from left) with HBO senior vice-president of production Jay Roewe (left) and and senior vice-president of corporate affairs Glenn Whitehead at the network’s Los Angeles offices. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have made a joint pitch to senior executives at HBO (Home Box Of(...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

US diplomat Richard Haass, with Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast last Friday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Has progress stopped or even reversed this year in Northern Ireland? Things are clearly better on many fronts , but violent protests over flags and pa(...)

The reamins of Fr Alec Reid during his funeral Mass at the Marianella Chapel Orwel Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tipperary man Fr Alec Reid arrived back in his adopted home of west Belfast a few minutes before 4pm yesterday, the bells of Clonard Monastery tolling(...)