Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a panel to help assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitaries as talks continue at Storm(...)

Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced the names of the three members of the one-off panel on the Stormont crisis. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has announced the names of the three members of the one-off panel that will review the PSNI assessment of the curr(...)

Michael Elliott, centre, winner of the inaugural Fingal  Small Boat Competition, with sponsor Ruairí Coleman, of Swords Angling Centre, and his daughter Leah and, left, Howth Sea Angling Club president Terry Doyle

The inaugural Fingal Small Boat Competition, which took place last Sunday, September 6th, from Howth, was a fantastic success, with all 30 anglers fro(...)

Midleton’s Aidan Ryan will line out at full back for Cork in the Allianz Hurling League final against Waterford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Aidan Ryan is the surprise selection for Cork hurlers in this weekend’s hurling league final against Waterford. The Midleton player comes in at full b(...)

General view of Casement Park in Belfast. Approval for a new GAA facility – a proposed venue for Ireland’s 2023 rugby World Cup bid – at the site was overturned in the High Court.  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

An expert has expressed concern about safety at the planned new Casement Park stadium in West Belfast.Paul Scott from the Safety Technical Group said (...)

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has formally named the nine new departments that will replace the existing 12 Northern Executive departments in (...)

Salmon enchanted evening: Noel Clancy celebrated Valentine’s Day with a great springer of 13lb 8oz from Lough Currane

Inland Fisheries Ireland (Ifi) is preparing a National Angling Development Plan (Nadp) which it hopes will provide criteria, support and proposals to(...)

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín also announced that a consultation on proposals for an Irish Language Bill will begin in February. Above:  the Carson Statue at Stormont. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The publication of a 20-year strategy for Irish by the North’s Department of Culture has been welcomed by Conradh na Gaeilge as a “significant step(...)

The High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Belfast High Court judge who quashed the granting of planning permission for a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the west of the city has demanded “com(...)

Casement Park in west Belfast. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister acted unlawfully in approving a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast, a High Court judge h(...)