Forensics examining the scene outside a petrol station in Co Down where a murder investigation has begun. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

The victim of the shooting in Co Down on Monday night has been named formally as 54-year-old Malcolm McKeown, a well-known career criminal with loyali(...)

Both leaders spoke by phone in the waeke of the incident. Photographs: Liam McBurney/PA Wire and Peter Nicholls/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and British prime minister Boris Johnson were among those to condemn the suspected dissident bomb attack at Wattle Bridge close(...)

Irish-language protesters dressed in crocodile costumes. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

Fifty years ago Northern Ireland was facing into an uncertain future with no notion of the horror ahead. Today there is no doubt the North is facing i(...)

The main bonfire burns in the Bogside area of Londonderry in Northern Ireland, to mark the Catholic Feast of the Assumption. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The burning of Parachute Regiment flags and Soldier F placards on a bonfire in Derry’s Bogside being treated as a hate incident, the Police Service of(...)

The New Lodge bonfire in Belfast which police were attempting to help contractors dismantle. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Presseye

The decision to abandon a plan to facilitate the removal of a bonfire close to three nationalist tower blocks in north Belfast was taken in the intere(...)

Boris Johnson: his  Brexit campaign statement that the UK sends  “£350 million a week to the EU” is the subject of a prospective court case. Photograph: Steve Back/Getty Images

Ireland, North and South, is facing a political and economic crisis. But the key to preventing it lies in Irish hands. One Irish political party has t(...)

Boris Johnson declined to talk to the press. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Boris Johnson’s visit to Stormont as prime minister was an opportunity for all of Northern Ireland’s main political parties to get the measure of him,(...)

Britain’s Northern Ireland secretary Julian Smith (left) and Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson arrive at Stormont House, Belfast for talks on Wednesday. Photograph: AFP/Getty

British prime minister Boris Johnson has told the Northern Ireland parties that he was determined to have Stormont reinstated. He also said, on his f(...)

Members of the staff group BBC Pride – wearing BBC branded T-shirts – are to join the procession on Saturday. It is the first time the BBC has taken part in the annual event. Photograph: iStock

A former BBC boss has criticised the corporation for taking part in this weekend’s Pride parade in Belfast. Writing in the letters page of the Belfas(...)

Northern Ireland’s new Secretary of State Julian Smith in Derry for his first visit to the region since his appointment. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Tánaiste Simon Coveney said the British and Irish governments and the North’s five main political parties were “very close” to striking deal to restor(...)

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