The High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Belfast High Court judge who quashed the granting of planning permission for a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the west of the city has demanded “com(...)

A sign outside Casement Park in Belfast.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The granting of planning permission for a new 38,000-seater GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast is to be quashed, a High Court judge has ruled.Mr(...)

Casement Park in west Belfast. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister acted unlawfully in approving a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast, a High Court judge h(...)

Protests had been staged at the Belcoo site amid fears the controversial fracking technique would be used if large reserves of gas were found.

Two Stormont departments could be facing a billion pound lawsuit over thwarted plans to drill for shale gas in Co Fermanagh, it emerged today.Lawyers (...)

Alasdair McDonnell: “Republicanism which should have been a term of inclusion . . . has been sullied by those who would force their will on others.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The SDLP reserves the right to go into “constructive opposition”, leader Dr Alasdair McDonnell has told his party’s annual conference in Belfast. More(...)

DUP energy minister Arlene Foster. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Exploration company Tamboran Resources is to legally challenge decisions made by Northern Executive ministers which effectively bars it from drilling (...)

Some 300 million carrier bags were used in Northern Ireland in the year before the charge was introduced. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Plastic bag use in Northern Ireland has fallen by almost three quarters since a 5p tax was introduced last year, the Department of the Environment has(...)

Agri-Food Strategy Board believes Northern Ireland has the potential to grow its agri-food sector to a £7 billion-a-year industry by 2020

The next time you are about to take a bite out of a bacon sandwich, please stop and take a close look at it.What do you see? Hopefully nothing out of (...)

Protestors pictured at the Belcoo anti-fracking demonstration in County Fermanagh

Exploration company Tamboran Resources has expressed deep concern, after the rejection of its application to drill a shale gas bore hole near Belcoo(...)

Dr Tony Bazley, regional director of 
the
 exploration company Tamboran: “We would ask for people to keep an open mind and make a decision based on the facts, not misinformation.”

Dr Tony Bazley is the regional director of the exploration company Tamboran based in Co Down who has the task of trying to sell shale gas exploration (...)