There were long queues outside popular retail outlets such as Primark in Belfast from early on Friday morning as hundreds of shoppers returned to the city centre. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

Northern Ireland has taken a major stride out of lockdown as many hospitality and retail outlets reopened their doors after four months of closure. P(...)

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A £20 million (€23 million) purpose-built student accommodation and retail scheme is to be developed in Belfast following the acquisition of a site by(...)

Loyalist protesters converge on Belfast City Hall in 2013 over removal of the union flag from the the building. File photograph: PA

The British government’s latest guidance on flying of the union flag in England, Scotland and Wales has prompted unionist politicians to call for the (...)

Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said there was opportunity for further growth and development and also for joint North-South trade missions to promote investment.  Photograph: iStock

Dublin, Belfast and London Ministers have told a conference of the “huge” opportunities of exploiting the “Dublin-Belfast economic corridor” to drive (...)

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis  says the programme of events ‘provides an opportunity for us all to reflect on the history of Northern Ireland’.

A programme of events to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland has been unveiled by the UK government. The plans include a £1 millio(...)

A count supervisor sorts voting papers at the Titanic Exhibition Centre, Belfast. ‘A lot of us were fairly bemused at the Sinn Féin reaction to the Electoral Office’s legal duty to refresh the register,’ said SDLP leader Colum Eastwood.

In the North, the significance of a vote runs deep. Sinn Féin has criticised the proposed updating of the electoral register as “a mass purge of vote(...)

Sinn Féin leader Mary Lou McDonald and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Michelle O’Neill  were among a number of senior party figures who attended Bobby Storey’s funeral in west Belfast. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An independent investigation into the events surrounding the cremation of senior republican Bobby Storey in Belfast in June has found Sinn Féin did no(...)

The EmTech Europe conference, which will be held in Belfast, brings together technology, business and culture, sharing research and discoveries.

Belfast will play host to a prestigious European technology conference for the next three years, with MIT Technology Review’s EmTech Europe to be held(...)

Gerry Adams said the banner ‘contained abusive and sectarian language’.

The police have launched an investigation into a banner threatening former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams which has been hung on the railings of Belfast(...)

Graffiti on a building reads “No Irish Sea border” in the Sandy Row area in Belfast. Photographer: Paul Faith/Bloomberg

Department of Agriculture staff at the ports of Larne and Belfast were stood down from duty on the order of Minister for Agriculture Edwin Poots who w(...)

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