Harland and Wolf shipyard in Belfast: the lease covenant dictates all economic activity is restricted to “shipbuilding, ship repair and heavy engineering”. Photograph: Eric Luke

Administrators in charge of Harland & Wolff cannot simply sell off the Belfast shipyard site it occupies purely for commercial or residential(...)

Daniel Holder of civil liberties group Committee on the Administration of Justice: asylum seekers and welfare recipients have a ‘right to a private life’

A covert policing commissioner for Northern Ireland should be appointed to deal with complaints from people such as welfare recipients and asylum seek(...)

Charlotte Caldwell, and her son Billy, from Co Tyrone,  stand outside the Home Office during a break in a meeting with officials to discuss how Billy can have his severe epilepsy treated with cannabis oil,  a banned substance in Britain, in London, June 11th, 2018. File photograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

A document sent to outlets on Sunday night about a media opportunity with Northern Secretary Karen Bradley today, contains briefing lines for her to u(...)

The cancellation of the scheme was one of the final disputes between the DUP and Sinn Féin that eventually collapsed Stormont in January 2017. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Stormont’s Department for Communities (DfC) failed to carry out necessary equality tests before cutting a £50,000 Irish language bursary scheme for di(...)

PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton (right): Speaking to Detail Data, he said £50m was being invested in a new paramilitary taskforce that aimed to tackle the intimidation issue. Photograph: : Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Thousands of people living in Northern Ireland have been forced from their homes over the past five years, but just 32 criminal convictions for housin(...)

 Dorney Tower  in north London: Thousands of residents have been evacuated  due to fire safety fears.  Photograph:  AFP/Getty Images

Test results in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster have revealed that 60 high-rise buildings in 25 different areas of England are unsafe, the UK (...)

Residents leaving Chalcots Estate tower blocks in Camden on Friday Photograph: Tolga Akmen/EPA

Test results on building materials in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster have revealed that 60 high-rise blocks in 25 areas of England are unsafe(...)

The burned out Grenfell Tower (L) in North Kensington is pictured from a tower block on the Chalcots Estate in north London.Photograph: Niklas Halle’N/AFP/Getty Images

Eight hundred households are to be evacuated from a council estate in north London in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire to allow “urgent fire safety(...)

 Grenfell Tower: the insulation and tiles at the building failed safety tests. Photograph:  David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

The fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since(...)

The commission is to investigate decisions made by the department which was run by DUP minister Paul Givan.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The North’s Equality Commission is to investigate controversial funding decisions made by the Department for Communities that played a part in the cri(...)

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