Jan Carson: “That’s what intrigued me, that there is a line there between what’s real and believable.”Photograph: Alan Betson

A few years ago, the writer Jan Carson was in Washington DC, reading from her story, Larger Ladies, which is set in a fantastical private clinic where(...)

Pobal was set up in 1998 as a forum for groups working to promote social, economic, artistic and educational projects for the Irish speaking community in Northern Ireland. Photograph: pobal.ie

The Belfast-based Irish language support and advocacy group, Pobal, has announced it is closing its office due to a lack of funding. The organisatio(...)

Emergency services respond to a fire on Great Victoria Street in Belfast. Photograph: Northern Ireland Ambulance Service via Twitter

All 80 occupants of a premises in Belfast were evacuated in the early hours of Wednesday morning as fire fighters tackled a blaze on Great Victoria St(...)

Jolene Bunting, an independent representative, was suspended from Belfast City Council last September after 14 complaints against her were received.

A Belfast councillor’s public alignment with anti-Islamic speeches went beyond enhanced legal protection for political expression, a High Court judge (...)

Kale + Coco smoothie bowl: Kale + Coco to open its first permanent site on Grangegorman Road Lower.

Is Stoneybatter the new vegan hub for Dublin? V-face burger: the pop-up vegan burger stall has been lauded by vegans and non-vegans alike. (...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood will address the Fianna Fáil ardfheis in Dublin on Saturday. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/THE IRISH TIMES

Gerry Moriarty Northern Editor West Belfast SDLP local representative Tim Attwood, who opposed the SDLP-Fianna Fáil partnership, has announced that (...)

A screengrab from a video posted on Twitter of a chimpanzee escaping from an enclosure at Belfast Zoo.

Several chimpanzees used a branch to escape an enclosure at Belfast Zoo on Saturday. The zookeeper blamed recent stormy weather for weakening trees i(...)

Brian John Spencer self-portrait, in the style of Sir John Lavery

When artist and political cartoonist Brian John Spencer requested permission to attend and sketch a meeting of Belfast City Council, in preparation fo(...)

The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating allegations of ‘exploitation and criminality’ affecting the Roma community in Northern Ireland.

The PSNI has confirmed it is investigating allegations of “exploitation and criminality” affecting the Roma community in Northern Ireland. Det Chief(...)

Primark’s landmark Belfast store was destroyed in a fire at the end of August.

Belfast city centre will take “an important step” towards returning to full trading health today when some retailers that were forced to close followi(...)

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