Police in the North are facing serious questions over their handling of an investigation into the anonymous Twitter accounts of officers and staff allegedly involved in online racist abuse. File photograph: iStockphoto

Police in Northern Ireland are facing serious questions over their handling of an investigation into the alleged anonymous Twitter accounts of PSNI of(...)

Colum Eastwood and  members of the SDLP after talks at  Downing Street. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

In the days before the Westminster election, an SDLP veteran had a row with two of his daughters, both in their early 20s, after they told him they we(...)

DUP First Minister Arlene Foster. Sinn Féin chairman Declan Kearney said there was a ‘real prospect’ of elections in the North if she did not stand aside.

Sinn Féin has raised the prospect of the collapse of Stormont and Assembly elections being called if DUP leader Arlene Foster does not step aside as F(...)

The Department for Communities announced the cut in an email circulated from the Líofa office to gaeltacht colleges on December 23rd.  Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

A decision by the head of the North’s Department for Communities (DfC) to withdraw funding for an Irish language bursary scheme designated for disadva(...)

First Minister and DUP leader Arlene Foster: in charge of  Department when rules for scheme approved. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Democratic Unionist has rejected charges that Northern Ireland’s First Minister Arlene Foster should quit over errors that could cost the Northern(...)

Former Sinn Féin Northern Assembly committee chairman Daithí McKay, who has resigned as an MLA following allegations that he communicated with blogger Jamie Bryson before the  latter gave explosive evidence about  Nama dealings in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The central question arising from the latest, rather astonishing, Nama allegations is who do you believe and, more precisely, who is telling the truth(...)

MID ULSTER CANDIDATES: Keith Alexander Buchanan (DUP); Alan Day (Ukip); Linda Dillon (Sinn Féin); Néidín Hendron (Alliance); Hannah Loughrin (TUV); Ian McCrea (DUP); Patsy McGlone (SDLP); Ian Milne (Sinn Féin); Michelle O’Neill (Sinn Féin); Sandra Overend (UUP); Hugh Scullion (Workers’ Party); Stefan Taylor (Greens).

In a dramatic finish to Mid Ulster, Rev Willie McCrea’s son Ian lost his seat to DUP colleague Keith Buchanan. Mr Buchanan (DUP) ended with 4,566 vo(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Mid Ulster – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

For the first time since the Belfast Agreement, Martin McGuinness will not be one of the candidates chasing votes in the Mid Ulster constituency, whic(...)

The Orange Order has claimed that Protestants in the Northern Ireland civil service are not being treated fairly compared with Catholics, citing double-standards in the acceptance of cultural practices. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Getty Images.

The Orange Order has claimed that Protestants in the Northern Ireland civil service are not being treated fairly compared with Catholics, citing doub(...)

A letter from its European chief executive, Liam Strong, to the Northern Ireland Assembly’s enterprise, trade and investment committee says that by the beginning of this month, it had written €4.6 billion off the total due on the loans. Above: Stormont Parliament Buildings.

US investor Cerberus has written €4.6 billion off more than €12.5 billion in Irish property debt it bought over the last two years. Between mid-2014(...)