Britain’s Home Secretary Theresa May: announced an  inquiry yesterday following allegations of an establishment cover-up of a child paedophile ring operating at Westminster. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

British Home Office secretary Theresa May has been urged to include the Belfast Kincora Boys’ Home scandal in the investigation of how the British gov(...)

KKK flag pictured in east Belfast. Photograph: Smc/Twitter

The erection in east Belfast of a flag representing the racist group Ku Klux Klan this week has been widely condemned by Northern Ireland’s politicia(...)

Northern Ireland’s Housing Executive, said it was “actively working with local representatives and agencies to try to resolve the issue” in relation to Michael Abiona.

A disabled Nigerian man living in Belfast since 2010 will not move into social housing allocated to him following a protest at the door of what should(...)

A Nigerian family has decided not to move into social housing allocated to them by the Housing Executive following a protest.

A disabled Nigerian living in Belfast since 2010 will not be moving into social housing allocated to him following a protest at the door of what shoul(...)

DUP leader Peter Robinson: Alliance performance in East Belfast a cause for concern. Photograph: Arthur Allison

With plenty more votes still to be counted today, initial indications last night were that the status quo would prevail in the elections for the North(...)

The death of former leader of the Progressive Unionist Party Hugh Smyth has prompted cross-party expressions of condolences. Mr Smyth (73), a f(...)

Alliance leader David Ford. The party came under fierce criticism from unionists when it used its votes on Belfast City Council to support a motion to reduce the number of days the union flag flies on Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There is no evidence of Alliance Party support being squeezed due to the British union flags controversy, party leader David Ford said today when laun(...)

 Anna Lo MLA with party leader David Ford  at the Alliance Party conference in  Belfast. Photograph:  Aiden O’Reilly/Pacemaker

Alliance Assembly member Anna Lo used her party’s conference on Saturday to try to ge(...)

Unionist parties moved quickly today to exploit what they viewed as a pre-election gaffe by Anna Lo, an Alliance South Belfast Assembly member. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Unionist parties moved quickly today to exploit what they viewed as a pre-election gaffe by Anna Lo, an Alliance South Belfast Assembly member (...)

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson said: “I regret every death in this society, but the point is that I will not in any way diminish or try to take away from what I did in the past.”

Progressive Unionist Party leader Billy Hutchinson has been criticised after he said he h(...)