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No decision on Northern Ireland’s demand to set its own corporation tax will be made until after the Scottish referendum is held, British prime minister  David Cameron has said. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

British prime minister David Cameron said yesterday that no decision on Northern Ireland ’s demand to set its own corporation tax will be made (...)

John Kehoe (left) and James Connolly stack turf to dry on a bog near Portarlington, Co Laois. Bord na Móna says sales of peat briquettes have risen by nearly half on 2012 figures. Photograph: Alan Betson

The cold snap isputting increased pressure on Bord na Móna, with demand for peat briquettes increasing 67 per cent in March. Bord na Móna(...)

Overflowing sewerage pipes and increased discharge from farm waste have been blamed for bacterial pollution at Newcastle beach in Co Down.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The quality of water at one of Northern Ireland ’s most popular seaside resorts is among the worst in Europe, environmentalists warned today.(...)

A technical examination is being carried out to try to establish how a large wind turbine near Maas, close to the Ardara area of Co Donegal,  came crashing down on Thursday. While winds were heavy at the time it was nonetheless understood that these turbines were engineered to withstand such conditions.

Northern Ireland ’s First Minister Peter Robinson has said the Northern Executive may examine how to compensate farmers as heavy snow and bitte(...)

Residents clear the road of snow to gain access to their houses as wintry weather continues to cause havoc  in the village of Cargan in the Glens of Antrim. Photograph: Reuters

Strong winds, bitter cold and lingering heavy snow are still causing disruption in many parts of Northern Ireland with police urging motorists (...)

A motorist drives past snow covered trees near Dundrod in Co Antrim today. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Unseasonably wintry conditions saw widespread disruption across Northern Ireland today, with 100,000 homes left without power after overnight s(...)

 Workmen attempt to clear the Windsor Park pitch this morning following a night of heavy snow. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Northern Ireland's World Cup football qualifying fixture against Russia due to be played at Windsor Park tonight (7.45) has been called off aft(...)

Minister for Communications Pat Rabbitte: wasn’t going to take any lectures on unfinished estates. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is just over a year since the Tánaiste saved us all from tumbling into the sea. It was touch and go at the time. We still reme(...)

Colin Gleeson State agencies last night came in for heavy criticism from communities around the country after widespread flooding caused (...)

The unique 19th century Old Railway Station in Derry in its present state. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Derry should mark its year as UK City of Culture by reinstating its old railway station on the Watersi(...)

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