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General view of the scene at Laurehill Road in Lisburn, Co Antrim, where man and two young children were left badly injured after being struck by lightning during a school sports event. Photograph: Lesley Anne McKeown/PA Wire

A father (37) and son (5) remained in a critical condition on Wednesday morning after they were struck by lightning in the grounds of a school in Co A(...)

Northern Ireland’s Conor McLaughlin: “Crewe, then Lewandowski? It’ll be a big difference won’t it? Mad.”

As footnotes go, perhaps only Conor McLaughlin, his family and the Northern Ireland manager of the time, Nigel Worthington, will have jotted down this(...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast, after elections to decide the make-up of the next Stormont Assembly. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

With counting underway across Northern Ireland, perhaps now is a good time to take stock of what exactly is happening. The basics: There are 108 sea(...)

Former DUP health minister Jim  Wells, who was embroiled in a series of controversies in the last term, was re-elected in South Down.

The 2016 Stormont elections brought little change to South Down as all parties retained the same number of seats from the previous Assembly – although(...)

Lagan Valley’s turnout of 53.2 per cent was statistically higher than that recorded for Assembly elections five years ago, and it was one of the few constituencies to achieve this feat across Northern Ireland.

Former first minister David Trimble watched on as the UUP claimed multiple seats in the Lagan Valley constituency for the first time since 2003 on Fri(...)

Tommy Hefferon  at the Twaddell Avenue protest camp in north Belfast. Loyalists believe they are victims of a two-tier policing system. Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A Parades Commission decision to restrict an Orange march in north Belfast has had lasting consequences. There have been more than 1,000 days of prot(...)

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

If the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) are to replicate its impressive performance in Lagan Valley at the 2011 Assembly election, it means winning fo(...)

Mohammed Mahfouz Balid, who died in a cycle incident on Wednesday, came to Northern Ireland from Aleppo in Syria last year. Photograph: George Ourfalian/Reuters

A Syrian dentist whose family fled the war-torn country to live in Northern Ireland has died after he was hit by a lorry. Mohammed Mahfouz Balid (48(...)

A police officer at the scene where an explosive device detonated under a van  in east Belfast, injuring a prison officer. Photograph: Lesley-Anne McKeown/PA Wire

A woman has been arrested in connection with the attempted murder of a prison officer in a bomb attack in Belfast on Friday, March 4th. PSNI detectiv(...)

In a statement to the BBC,  a dissident republican group calling itself the New IRA reportedly said a prison officer was targeted because he was involved in training other guards at Maghaberry high security jail (above), near Lisburn. File photograph: Google Street View

Police investigating a bomb attack on a prison officer in Belfast have been given extra time to question three men. The 52-year-old, a married father(...)

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