US software company Concentrix has confirmed it is to create around 1,000 jobs in Belfast. This more than dou(...)

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 (...)

The Northern Assembly, which sits at Stormont, prepares to introduce major legislation to create 11 new “super” councils which will have additional powers.

As the Northern Assembly prepares to introduce major legislation to create 11 new “super” councils, the row rumbled on yesterday on when and wh(...)

Loyalists liked pumping iron and reading porn mags, while the Catholics pondered  Foucault and were ever so cultural ... or so it was believed. Photograph: PA

In the end, the show did go on, and no lightning bolts from the sky were observed. Having slapped a ban on a spoof Bible play appearing in a lo(...)

Dr Richard Haass will present an updated draft of his paper on how to deal with flags, parades and the past. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Dr Richard Haass will today present an updated draft of his paper on how to deal with flags, parades and the past as he and the North’s five main poli(...)

Jim Allister: No way the DUP will have two candidates. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Traditional Unionist Voice leader Jim Allister has accused the DUP of bluffing over its tactics in May’s European Parliament elections. Addressing his(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness: this week told the Assembly he believes the UVF, along with elements in the Orange Order are behind the rally – an accusation denied by the order. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

Up to 10,000 loyalist protesters and 40 bands will parade today through the centre of Belfast to mark the first anniversary of the removal of the unio(...)

PSNI chief Matt Baggott: surge recently in dissident republican activity. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Dissident republican groups appear engaged in a “bizarre” competition with each other, the PSNI chief constable said yesterday, after a car bomb partl(...)

DUP Leader Peter Robinson addresses the DUP annual conference at the La Mon Hotel in Co Down on  Saturday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire.

There must “be no distinction between violence by loyalists and violence by dissident republicans”, the DUP leader Peter Robinson told his party’s ann(...)

The Titanic Quarter in Belfast: one of the ambitions for the city’s bike scheme is to create a stronger network between Belfast’s traditional city centre business district and new emerging business areas such as Titanic Quarter. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

New York has 6,000; London has an estimated 8,000; while Dublin shortly plans to have 1,500 in operation. Belfast at the moment has zero. So what is i(...)

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