Frankie Boyle’s appearance is one of the headline shows of the festival.

A controversial performance by Frankie Boyle is to go ahead at the West Belfast Festival, or Féile an Phobail, despite protests by a group who claimed(...)

Marie Jones, whose Stones in his Pockets previews tonight. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Marie Jones is in formidable company. The Belfast playwright’s portrait hangs alongside those of Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel in the airy spac(...)

In 1976, following a case taken by the Dublin government, the European Commission found the interrogation of the 14 men amounted to ’inhumane treatment and torture’ Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images)

The European Court of Human Rights and other official bodies investigating alleged torture of prisoners by the British army and RUC in the early part (...)

Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)