Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment Arlene Foster said lack of office development may be due to constraints on bank lending. Picture Conor McCabe.

Francess McDonnellNorthern Ireland’s regional business development agency, Invest NI, may offer money to property developers in the shape of mezzanine(...)

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of  Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four life sentences

Following his conviction for the 1997 double murders of psychiatric patients Mary Callanan (61) and Sylvia Shiels (60), Mark Nash will be serving four(...)

25-year-old Nicholas Tooth died from a head injury after making a tackle during a NSW grade match. Photograph: Facebook

A rugby union player has died after suffering a head injury during a Central North first grade match in New South Wales on Saturday. Nicholas Tooth wa(...)

Growing demand from buyers has been met by a slide in the number of properties for sale, according to the website. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

House sellers’ asking prices have lifted to a new record high amid surging levels of demand from buyers and a lack of choice of properties, Rightmove (...)

Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and her predecessor  Alex Salmond on the election campaign trail in Inverurie at the weekend. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Scotland must be exempted from increases to the old-age pension age because Scots die earlier, the Scottish National Party will today declare when it (...)

 Helen Rochford Brennan: “Aggie is one of the kindest people you’ll ever meet.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Helen Rochford Brennan was given a diagnosis of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s three years ago. She is now a leading spokeswoman on dementia who is also(...)

Richard E Grant: “There are 1,100 perfumes released every year. It’s like a 57-year-old man saying, ‘Right. I’m now going to release a pop record.’ You don’t stand a chance in hell. But here I am”

Richard E Grant has appeared in everything from Gosford Park to Doctor Who, from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to Downton Abbey. He has even made a wildli(...)

Siri has been in trouble many times before. In 2011, the assistant declined to offer information on abortion clinics. She also swore at a 12-year-old boy. Image: Getty

Apple is refusing to comment on allegations that the Russian language version of its voice-controlled virtual assistant, Siri, has provided homophobic(...)

Solicitor Brian O’Donnell, seen entering the Four Courts on Wednesday, has lost his appeal against a High Court ruling ordering him and his wife to vacate their Killiney Mansion in south Co Dublin. Photograph: Collins. 1:57

Retired solicitor Brian O’Donnell and his wife have been ordered by the Court of Appeal to leave their Killiney mansion in south Co Dublin within two (...)

England players run out on to the field for the second morning  of the first Test against the West Indies. Photo: Jason O’Brien/Reuters

England lost their last five wickets for 58 runs on the second morning of the first Test as the West Indies bowled out the tourists for 399 in Antigua(...)