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Voting in Northern Ireland: Beyond the frustrations of the North’s younger generation about the status quo is a desire for the Assembly to focus on issues that affect nationalist and unionist communities equally. Photograph: Presseye/Stephen Hamilton

Late into the night at a house party in Belfast, a drunken young man stood up and declared that he hated Catholics. When Emma Cummins alone asked why,(...)

The statue of Edward Carson at  Stormont. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Assembly. The Assembly was included in the terms of the Belfast Agreement, with the first election held on June 25th, 1998. It i(...)

Brenda Hale will stand for the Democratic Unionist Party in Lagan Valley.

The DUP and UUP are fighting to hold on to the Assembly seats they won last year in Lagan Valley, where the scene is set for one of the most closely f(...)

Anita Downey: Found dead at a house in Lurgan on Friday

A man has been charged with the murder of a 51-year-old woman who was found dead in a house in Lurgan. Anita Downey’s body was discovered in the pro(...)

 Northern Ireland Secretary of State Peter Brooke. Photograph: Brian Morrison/Pacemaker Press

The top British army officer in Northern Ireland in 1989 viewed the Irish government’s demand for RUC accompaniment of UDR patrols as difficult from (...)

 Members of the Royal Black Preceptory in the sea side town of Bangor in Co Down: the North Down constituency voted by 52-48 per cent in favour of staying in the European Union. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

When Britain voted for Brexit, a strange thing happened in North Down. This is a unionist-dominated area of Northern Ireland, with many of its people(...)

Business man James Leckey in the workshop of his factory in Lisburn which makes medical equipment and aids for  disabled children. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker Press

It all started with a chance training run down a Belfast street more than 34 years ago. James Leckey had been out training with a group of friends for(...)

All three suspects being linked to his death are to be questioned at Musgrave police station in Belfast.

Three men were arrested on Tuesday morning by detectives investigating the murder of prominent loyalist John Boreland. A Police Service of Northern (...)

A handout photo issued by the PSNI of heroin wrapped in plastic bags seized near Hillsborough in February to the value of £4,000. Drug seizures have hit a 10-year high in Northern Ireland, according to the latest police figures. Photograph: PA

Drug seizures have hit a 10-year high in Northern Ireland, according to the latest police figures. Some 5,597 incidents were recorded during the last(...)

Belfast’s annual Pride parade. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Thousands took to the streets of Belfast on Saturday for the annual Pride Parade, celebrating the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) commun(...)

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