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 (...)

 Ian Paisley Jnr apologised for his retweet. File photograph:  Paul Faith/PA

Islamic representatives in Northern Ireland have welcomed Ian Paisley’s apology for retweeting a controversial remark on Ramadan by right-wing comment(...)

Pastor James McConnell leaving  the magistrates court in Belfast on January 5, 2016 after being found not guilty of making ‘grossly offensive’ remarks about Islam. The judge said while he considered the remarks offensive, he did not consider them “grossly” offensive under the law.  AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITHPAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images

The bizarre trial of elderly Belfast pastor James McConnell has ended with the right verdict: not guilty. His attack on Islam – made from the platform(...)

Evangelical preacher Pastor James McConnell leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after being found not guilty of making grossly offensive remarks about Islam. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An evangelical Protestant pastor who said Islam was “Satanic” and “spawned in hell” has been acquitted of making “grossly offensive” remarks about the(...)

An anti-refugee parade in Belfast drew around 25 participants on Saturday. The protesters were significantly outnumbered by those involved in a counter demonstration. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson.

An anti-refugee parade in Belfast drew around 25 participants on Saturday. The protesters, members of the Protestant Coalition which is “against the (...)

Peter Robinson: “I apologised to these gentlemen if anything that I said caused them hurt and I can see that in many cases it has.” Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

First Minister Peter Robinson apologised for comments he made last week about Muslims when he met members of Northern Ireland’s Islamic community yes(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (right) and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson has been criticised for defending a Belfast Protestant evangelical pastor who said he did not trust Mus(...)