The SDLP has rejected unionist criticism of its decision not to rename the Raymond McCreesh play park in Newry. Newry and Mourne District Council on(...)

There was a steady stream of customers at Ashers bakery on Royal Avenue in central Belfast on Tuesday afternoon. Apart from a French family, the people buying breads, cakes, sandwiches, sausage rolls and buns were familiar with the latest chapter of the so-called ‘gay cake’ case.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

There was a steady stream of customers at Ashers bakery on Royal Avenue in central Belfast this afternoon. Apart from a French family, the people buy(...)

Gareth Lee sued Ashers Bakery after it refused to bake a cake depicting Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie below the slogan “Support Gay Marriage”.

A legal dispute over a Belfast bakery’s refusal to make a cake with a message supporting same-sex marriage may continue after the North’s Court of App(...)

Paul Maskey of Sinn Féin (left), who has been elected in Belfast West,  congratulates fellow party member Gerry Kelly (right) on being elected as MLA for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Belfast North count is complete in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. It is a similar result as in 2011 - two seats to Sinn Féin, three to (...)

Gay Rights activist Peter Tatchell.  File photograph: Stephen Wilson/PA Wire

A supporter of a Northern Irish baker which refused to bake a same-sex marriage-themed cake has welcomed an about-turn on the issue by a high-profile (...)

Ruth Parks: was made redundant following her return to work after maternity leave

A Northern Ireland finance manager who was made redundant following her return to work after maternity leave has settled a claim alleging sex discrimi(...)

Daniel and Amy McArthur of the Ashers Baking Company. The company was found guilty of discrimination against a gay rights advocate by refusing to bake him a cake with a slogan promoting same-sex marriage. Photograph: Stephen Kilkenny/PA Wire

The Ashers Baking Company in Belfast is to appeal the Belfast County Court decision which found it guilty of discrimination against a gay rights advoc(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister and DUP leader Peter Robinson (second right) with (from left)  Dr Nicola Brady, research co-ordinator, Council For Justice and Peace;  Bishop Noel Treanor; Deirdre O’Rawe, regional director of Accord Catholic Marriage Care Service NI; the DUP’s Paul Givan MLA and the DUP’s Jonathan Bell during a meeting on February 24th, 2015,  to discuss the Freedom of Conscience Amendment Bill. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Catholic Church in Northern Ireland has met representatives of the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) in Belfast to discuss legislation which will al(...)

Peter Robinson has urged DUP activists to fight for every vote in the election. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister Peter Robinson has expressed the hope that Northern Ireland soon will be able to set its own corporation tax rate, while al(...)

A screen grab showing the image requested for the cake taken from a Christian Institute video. Photograph: YouTube/Christian Institute

A Co Antrim run bakery which refused to bake a cake with a message supporting gay marriage has been warned by the North’s Equality Commission that it (...)