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District Judge Nigel Broderick told Michael McAllister (51) that killing the dog was a ‘terribly cruel thing to do.’

A Co Antrim man who beat a Chihuahua to death because it was barking has been sentenced to three months in prison. At Ballymena Magistrates Court, Di(...)

Kilkeel harbour in Co Down. Photograph: James Forde

Fisherfolk in Kilkeel, Co Down, have had to fight inclement weather on the seas for weeks, along with the fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic. Unlike t(...)

Loyalist Jim Wilson  on the Newtownards Road in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Davison

Jim Wilson has seen tension on the streets of Belfast for much of his life. Today, he uses the image of the boiling kettle to describe the atmosphere (...)

First Minister Arlene Foster said she wanted to find a permanent solution, to restore ‘unfettered’ trade with Great Britain. File photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister, Arlene Foster, has appeared to rule out a “Swiss-style” arrangement for agri-food trade from Great Britain, saying it woul(...)

A loyalist sign in Lurgan, Co Armagh, about the Belfast Agreement amid tensions over the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A community organisation which represents former loyalist paramilitaries has called for “calm and rational” engagement to lower tensions and solve iss(...)

Police on duty at the Department of Agricultural, Environment and Rural Affairs facility on Duncrue Street near Belfast Harbour, as post-Brexit checks at all Northern Ireland’s ports resume. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An investigation is to be held into the withdrawal of workers at Border Control Posts (BCPs) at Larne and Belfast ports. Physical checks on goods of(...)

In its statement of February 1st, the council said trade unions had ‘raised serious concerns around the safety of staff’. File photograph: PA

A senior trade union official has said questions remain to be answered about the decision-making process which led to the withdrawal of staff conducti(...)

A  sign in Gilford in Co Down, about the Irish Sea border. Post-Brexit checks at all Northern Ireland’s ports will resume from Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Physical post-Brexit checks on products of animal origin are to resume at the North’s ports from Wednesday. The checks were suspended from February (...)

Inspections on animal-based food produce arriving at Belfast and Larne ports were suspended last Monday amid concerns over the safety of staff. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Two men charged with painting graffiti condemning Irish Sea border checks in a Northern Ireland port town have been granted bail. Mechanic William Do(...)

Simon Byrne: ‘Sometimes you just feel like we can’t do right for doing wrong.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s chief constable has met representatives of Northern Ireland’s main political parties after a controversial operation that saw a Troubles s(...)

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