Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

The theatre’s construction ended up costing £17.8 million – more than £5 million over estimate.

The tender process that awarded an £11 million contract to rebuild the landmark Lyric Theatre in Belfast was potentially rigged and manipulated, a dam(...)

John Tully, chief executive of 2013 WPFG. The World Police & Fire Games is a biennial event for serving and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers. It is the third-largest international multisport event in the world. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Northern Ireland is warming up to hosting its largest sporting event on record, and organisers hope it will deliver a £15.5 million (€18 million) boos(...)