“Having served as Finance Minister for four years it is deeply disappointing that I leave the Assembly at a time of such uncertainty caused because of the economic illiteracy of both Sinn Féin and the SDLP,” said former DUP finance minister Sammy Wilson. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Former DUP finance minister Sammy Wilson is stepping down from his role at Stormont to concentrate on his work at Westminster. A statement from the D(...)

Mr Justice Stephens held that Facebook has provided insufficient information about child access to the site and other issues raised as part of a lawsuit in Belfast. Photograph: Thomas Hodel/Reuters

Facebook must supply more details on claims it removes up to 20,000 underage users daily, a High Court judge ordered on Monday. Mr Justice Stephens h(...)

An Army emergency ordnance  disposal officer at work. File Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A Co Louth man has been jailed for 10 years after he was found guilty by the Special Criminal Court of the possession of a large car bomb. The non-jur(...)

Gerry Adams at a press conference in Dublin on July 28th, 2005, responding to the IRA announcement that its armed campaign was over. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has marked the 10th anniversary of the IRA formally declaring its armed campaign was over by stating the “IRA was neve(...)

Constable Glen Mackin appealed for public assistance in tracing who shot the birds and pointed out that peregrine falcons are a protected species under the Wildlife (NI) Order.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) has deplored the shooting dead of two peregrine falcons in Co Armagh and expressed general concer(...)

Woman said her daughter ‘has five personalities as main carers and all are very unified for her’

The daughter of a woman in Northern Ireland whose mind “shattered” into multiple personalities after being sexually abused in her own childhood is to (...)

St Patrick’s Purgatory Lough Derg Island. Photograph: David Sleator

Lough Derg in Co Donegal is a unique place in the world of pilgrimage. It attracts people from all over the world, rich, poor, politicians, the powerf(...)

Minister for Enterprise Jonathan Bell says it is “vital”  the North has control over corporation tax. Photograph: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons/PA

What’s happening to Northern Ireland’s big plans to introduce a lower rate of corporation tax to rival that of the Republic’s and entice new investors(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers flies to Washington today to update politicians and prominent Irish-Americans. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

The public relations battle over who is chiefly responsible for the political deadlock caused by the welfare reform dispute has crossed the Atlantic(...)

Fr Michael Lapsley:  ‘When injustice occurs, the moral order is inverted.’

An Anglican priest who lost both his hands and his right eye over his opposition to apartheid in South Africa has offered his support to the community(...)