First-half operating losses at UTV Ireland were £7.5 million, as against £500,000 a year earlier

UTV has announced a pre-tax profit of £1 million (€ 1.37m) for the first half of 2015, down £9 million on the same period a year earlier due to signif(...)

 Charles Haughey: ‘A highly pragmatic and astute politician with few scruples and a keen eye for the main chance,’ according to an NI official. Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Northern Ireland officials viewed Charles J Haughey as “a highly pragmatic and astute politician” who had “few scruples” but had also laid the groundw(...)

The committee met briefly on Thursday to establish its next step in the inquiry Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

The Stormont committee investigating the sale of Nama’s former portfolio in the North is to ask the Department of Finance to provide it with all corre(...)

 “Having served as Finance Minister for four years it is deeply disappointing that I leave the Assembly at a time of such uncertainty caused because of the economic illiteracy of both Sinn Féin and the SDLP,” said former DUP finance minister Sammy Wilson. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Former DUP finance minister Sammy Wilson is stepping down from his role at Stormont to concentrate on his work at Westminster. A statement from the D(...)

British Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of the House of Commons has described as “strange” the failure of the Northern Ireland Executive and Cerberus (...)

(Left - right) Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams, former MP Michelle Gildernew, vice president Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness outside the Palace of Westminster in London on Tuesday. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire.

Sinn Féin leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness have urged British prime minister David Cameron to provide Stormont with a “workable” budget in or(...)

Former managing partner at Tughans Law Firm, Belfast Ian Coulter: Said the money which “has been called into question” – and which he said was actually £7.5 million – “was part of the total legal and consultancy fees”.

The Belfast lawyer at the heart of allegations concerning the £1.2 billion purchase of the National Asset Management Agency’s loan portfolio in Northe(...)

 Nama chairman Frank Daly and CEO Brendan McDonagh arriving at the Public Accounts Committee in Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US investment firm Pimco approached the National Asset Management Agency (Nama) about buying its Northern Irish loans two months before Frank Cushnah(...)

Nama sold €5.6 billion worth of loans against northern Irish properties to Cerberus for €1.7 billion in June 2014. The US fund hired US lawyers Brown and Rudnick, along with  Northern Irish firm Tughans, as advisers. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

State agency Nama on Tuesday defended the sale of its Northern Ireland loans, which has sparked a row over claims of corrupt payments and is facing pa(...)

Over the past three years nearly 1,300 cases of paramilitaries forcing people from their homes have been reported by Northern Ireland’s Housing Execut(...)