Sir William Hastings, chairman of Hastings Hotels  unveiling the plans for the latest addition to the leading hotel chain’s portfolio in Belfast in June

Hotel operator Hastings, which co-owns the Merrion Hotel in Dublin, has been granted planning permission to develop a £30 million luxury 200 bedroom h(...)

Ballymurphy Drive in west Belfast. Photograph: Google Maps

A west Belfast woman is to appeal her failed legal bid to have Irish signs put up on her street. Senior judges today listed Eileen Reid’s challenge t(...)

Crowds gather for Belfast’s Tall Ships festival. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Taking a boat ride around Belfast harbour in advance of the Tall Ships weekend, one couldn’t help but marvel at the transformation between now and 24 (...)

Members of the Public during a memorial service in UCD, Dublin for the six students who died in the balcony collapse tragedy in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

More than $300,000 (€264,500) has been donated to a fund providing assistance to families of students killed and others directly affected by the Berke(...)

People gather at the Martin Luther King Jr Civic Center Park to mourn the loss of the six Irish students who died in an early Tuesday morning balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

The bodies of four of the six Irish students who died after a balcony collapsed in Berkeley, California earlier this week are due to be brought back t(...)

Carol Hartley, Vicki Landua & Rita Derneha from all from Texas as they sign the book of condolences at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin today, for the the six students who died in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California. Photograph: Fergal Philips

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin will celebrate a special Mass in Dublin on Saturday for those affected by the tragedy in Berkeley. Books will also be open(...)

When it comes to Northern Ireland, names such as JW Anderson and Sharon Wauchob immediately spring to mind as fashion designers who are recognised (...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard novel psychoactive substances were distributed at a shop on Gresham Street between October 2013 and July 2014 in a substantial commercial operation taking in £50,000 a month. File photograph: Stephen Kelly/PA Wire

Two men and a woman were given community service orders on Tuesday in a groundbreaking case over the sale of £400,000 worth of so-called legal highs i(...)

Harland and Wolff’s drawing offices: it is expected that up to 250 jobs could be generated during the conversion  75 once the hotel opens for business. Photograph: Peter MacDiarmid/Getty

Fans of all things Titanic will one day soon be able to enjoy a sleepover in the historic headquarters and drawing offices of Harland and Wolff follow(...)

Chief executive of Argento Peter Boyle’s chain of jewellery stores stretches from Belfast’s main shopping district to  Dublin’s Grafton Street. Photograph: Eric Luke

There cannot be many former street traders who can look out of the head office of their £24 million a year business on to the exact same street where (...)