A major bonfire burning on Saturday night, right beside terraced houses at Chobham Street, east Belfast. A large section of the pallets in the fire collapsed as they burned. Photograph:  Justin Kernoghan/Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

Fire-fighters had to douse a number of homes with jets of water to protect them from a major “Eleventh Night” bonfire in east Belfast on Saturday nigh(...)

The huge loyalist “Eleventh Night” bonfire that is threatening homes in Chobham Street in east Belfast.

The PSNI will have 1,500 officers specifically assigned in Belfast to try to ensure that Orange Order parades pass off peacefully on Monday, senior of(...)

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 (...)

Louise Walsh: “Ethically, as an artist, to re-envisage something that’s been made for a different site is a bit like making a rope to hang yourself. I don’t think officials understand the artistic process.” Photograph: Trevor McBride

Huge, round, rusted and on its back. The sight of the massive steel sculpture by Cork artist Louise Walsh, lying abandoned in a bleak industrial estat(...)