Belfast man Robert McCartney, who was murdered in 2005, with his partner Bridgeen Hagans. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Last week, Councillor Deirdre Hargey became Sinn Féin’s first female Lord Mayor of Belfast. The inauguration ceremony, during which the previous incu(...)

The Titanic Quarter in Belfast: one of the ambitions for the city’s bike scheme is to create a stronger network between Belfast’s traditional city centre business district and new emerging business areas such as Titanic Quarter. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

New York has 6,000; London has an estimated 8,000; while Dublin shortly plans to have 1,500 in operation. Belfast at the moment has zero. So what is i(...)