Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

Ashers bakery on Royal Avenue in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Belfast bakery at the centre of the so-called “gay cake” case is to close a branch in the city. Ashers was cleared of discrimination by the UK’s (...)

Belfast’s  Glider  system isn’t just about transportation; there is a social and political dimension, says Robin Totten of Translink.

The crash of Stormont almost 20 months ago put many major developments on hold in Northern Ireland but one that snuck through the gap was the £90 mill(...)

Handout photo of Smokey the baby seagull, who has been rescued from poisonous smoke created by the Primark store fire. Photograph: Debbie Nelson/PA Wire

A baby seagull who could not fly has been rescued from poisonous smoke created by the Primark store fire. He was on the balcony of a nearby Ann Summe(...)

Firefighters at the Primark store in Belfast city centre, where a major blaze broke out on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The 360 full-time and part-time staff at a Primark store in Belfast which was gutted by fire will be paid this week but a senior fire officer has warn(...)

A firefighter trains a hose on a major blaze which has broken out at the Primark store in Belfast city centre. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A senior fire officer has described the fire that gutted a Primark store in Belfast as one of the biggest they have battled in a number of years. Fla(...)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland said there was no violence or arrests. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson/The Irish Times

There was a significant police presence in Belfast city centre on Saturday as several hundred republicans took part in the End Internment parade. How(...)

Aecom said that work started on 4,055 new homes in the first eight months of 2017, a 25 per cent increase “from a very low base2 during the same period in 2016. Photograph: iStock

The Republic’s building industry will generate close to €20 billion in economic activity this year, according to engineers Aecom. The global infrastr(...)

Belfast Pride: PSNI and Garda members wear their uniforms in the parade for the first time. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

One of the biggest cheers of a rainbow-colourful Belfast Pride Day on Saturday was for the gardaí and PSNI officers marching down Royal Avenue in full(...)

Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

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