Belfast Crown Court. File photograph

A former DUP councillor will be sentenced this summer for historic sexual offences he admitted committing against three females. William Ball – an ex(...)

Laganside Crown Court File image: Google Street View Belfast Magistrates’ Court heard the offence had left the Thomas Hogg’s political career in ruins. File image: Google Street View

A former Democratic Unionist Party mayor convicted of inciting a teenage boy to take part in sexual activity has been given a three-month suspended pr(...)

Travellers pass Covid-19 signage at Belfast International Airport.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The latest statistics show there were 885 excess deaths reported in Northern Ireland for the four-month period up to the end of June – which closely c(...)

The council said the sign which says ‘Gleann na Fuinseoige’ - the Irish placename for Ashdale - had been erected on railings without planning consent. Photograph: Twitter

An woman in her 80s has been told by a local authority in Co Antrim she may face prosecution for erecting an Irish language street sign outside her ho(...)

The Alliance Party’s Nuala McAllister celebrates as she is elected for the Castle area during the local  election count at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Mark Marlow/PA

The story of the local elections in Northern Ireland was the strong performance of the Alliance party to increase its representation by more than 20 s(...)

Alison Bennington, the DUP’s first openly gay candidate, was elected on the sixth count  to the Glengormley urban area of Newtownabbey Borough Council. Photograph:  Dave Pettard/PA Wire

Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn have said that losses suffered by their parties in local elections meant that voters wanted them to work together to pas(...)

Counting  under way in Belfast after voters went to the polls in local elections. Photograph:   Rebecca Black/PA

While there are some changes to the political pattern, the dominant picture remains the same as counting continues in the local elections in Northern (...)

The DUP’s first openly gay candidate, Alison Bennington, celebrates after winning a seat at Newtownabbey Borough Council. Photograph: Dave Pettard/PA Wire

The centre-ground Alliance Party is making significant headway in the local elections in Northern Ireland while the DUP saw its first openly gay candi(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood  at a rally for journalist  Lyra McKee:  Thursday’s elections will test hopes of a new beginning in Northern politics. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

The standing ovation for Fr Martin Magill’s comments during the funeral service for Lyra McKee in Belfast seemed to be a public cry from the heart for(...)

Among other deals, the UK Chancellor has set aside £2 million for the “recovery and regeneration” of Belfast city centre following the massive fire which devastated Primark’s landmark store at Bank Buildings in the centre of the city at the end of August

The UK Chancellor has earmarked an additional £320 million (€360 million) to a “Northern Ireland Executive” in his latest budget as the North marks ne(...)

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