Stormont Minister for Health Simon Hamilton has tabled an amendment to proposed legislation on smoking regulations that will make it illegal to light up when transporting a child. File photograph: Getty Images

Smoking in cars carrying children is set to be banned in Northern Ireland. Stormont Minister for Health Simon Hamilton has tabled an amendment to pr(...)

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Invest NI, the North’s regional business development agency, expects to beat government job creation targets and support around 6,000 new jobs in the (...)

A former heroin addict convicted of murdering his friend during an argument over drugs has told the family of the deceased ‘I’m sorry, I didn’t set out to do this’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

A former heroin addict convicted of murdering his friend during an argument over drugs has told the family of the deceased “I’m sorry, I didn’t set ou(...)

Northern Ireland Finance Minister Arelene Foster on Wednesday outlined details of a new funding boost for key public services in the North as a result of the latest Stormont deal including £47.6 million for health and £15 million for education. Photgraph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Northern Ireland Finance Minister on Wednesday outlined details of a new funding boost for key public services in the North as a result of the lat(...)

Stormont’s Parliament Buildings illuminated in red. After a week of intense negotiations, British and Irish Ministers and senior Northern politicians were unable to sign off on a deal. Photograph: PA

Attempts to strike a deal that would stabilise the Northern Executive and Assembly are to enter their 10th week after the British and Irish government(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said a man had been detained during a raid on a suspected brothel in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Axel Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images

Police in Northern Ireland have made their first arrest under the new law against paying for sex. The North became the first part of the UK to ban pay(...)

Junior doctors protesting outside Belfast City Hall on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Hundreds of junior doctors have staged a protest outside Belfast City Hall against proposals to change contracts it says could put patient safety at r(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers appointed a three-person panel last month to review the PSNI assessment of the current status of paramilitary groups. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A report into the status of the IRA and other paramilitary groups expected to be published on Thursday could be critical in determining whether the c(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton,  Garda Commissioner Noirín O’Sullivan, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Ford at the annual cross-border seminar on organised crime at the Clarion Hotel in Sligo. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Garda Commissioner and the PSNI chief constable have played down any differences between them on the level of involvement by the IRA in criminal a(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a panel to help assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitaries as talks continue at Storm(...)