“There is a huge amount of money involved in public sector contracts, and councils should be sending out the message that tax-dodging is not acceptable – not at home or anywhere in the world”

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Enterprise is just back from an investor-wooing mission to the US where he has been busy promoting what he calls the N(...)

Ten Square Hotel in Belfast: The city’s council has approved an extension to the current hotel along with plans for a new 179-bedroom hotel in Hope Street

Belfast City Council has agreed to back two further new hotel projects for the city centre bringing the number of multi-million pound hotel investment(...)

Plans for the regenerated Linen Quarter in Belfast

A new vision for one of Belfast’s most historic districts and the former heart of the city’s linen industry has been unveiled by council leaders, who(...)

Belfast City Hall: officials in the Football Association of Ireland  and the Irish Football Association have been invited to attend joint reception in Belfast to celebrate both teams qualifying for  Euro 2016. Photograph:  Joe Fox/Getty Images

The two soccer associations on the island of Ireland are this week faced with the dilemma of deciding how to respond to a controversial invitation to(...)

Linda Ervine, who was responsible for bringing the Irish language in to loyalist east Belfast: “As long as it’s used as a weapon, the language has no future. But as a bridge it has a bright future.” Photograph: Arthur Allison

The most impressive politician I met in 2015 was Julie-Anne Corr Johnston, a 28-year-old member of Belfast City Council, representing the small left-(...)

Euro 2016: Whereas Martin O’Neill’s team had to rely on a playoff victory to book their Euro 2016 berth, Northern Ireland sailed through their qualification group. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

It appears likely that city halls in Dublin and Belfast will hold receptions for the Irish teams that qualified for Euro 2016 after an SDLP motion pas(...)

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(...)