Gerry Carroll

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Members of the LGBT community celebrate in  Belfast, as same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland came a step closer. Photograph: Peter Morrison/PA

A teenage LGBT campaigner from Derry says people feeling pessimistic about the future will be more hopeful after the Westminster vote to legislate for(...)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and the Northern Secretary Karen Bradley will hold talks with the North’s five main parties at Stormont on Thursday to determine if there is any chance of a political breakthrough in the coming weeks. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and the British prime minister Theresa May, who are reviewing what progress has been made in the talks aimed at restoring S(...)

Counting in the local elections at Belfast City Hall. Photograph: Rebecca Black/PA Wire

The atmosphere under the Dome of Delight at Belfast City Hall was buzzing at the weekend as 60 councillors were elected to the North’s largest lo(...)

Inspired by the gilet jaunes movement in France, people in Belfast also protested over the absence of government at Stormont. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Austerity, poor wages and a lack of government at Stormont were among the issues raised at a yellow vest protest in Belfast on Saturday afternoon. In(...)

PSNI says the youths were drinking and some of them attacked officers who responded to reports of anti-social behaviour. Photograph: EPA

A crowd of 150 young people threw stones and bottles at motorists in west Belfast over the weekend, the PSNI has said. The young people, ranging in (...)

Police attending the scene of a shooting close to St Mary’s Grammar School, west Belfast. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Dissident republicans have been blamed for the murder of a man who was shot while waiting for his child to leave school in west Belfast on Tuesday. (...)

Belfast’s  Glider  system isn’t just about transportation; there is a social and political dimension, says Robin Totten of Translink.

The crash of Stormont almost 20 months ago put many major developments on hold in Northern Ireland but one that snuck through the gap was the £90 mill(...)

Some Syrian refugees living in west Belfast say they are housed in poor conditions. Ahmed, pictured with his daughter Jana, complained  his house was damp and suffered from mould. He said there also was rat infestation and frequent gas leaks.

Syrian refugee families living in west Belfast have been subjected to racist attacks and are living in poor housing conditions, according to a report (...)

Counter-demonstrators protest against the UK Freedom Rally in Belfast. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

People Before Profit MLA Gerry Carroll has said that every time the far-right tries to mobilise in Belfast they will be met with opposition from anti-(...)

The 100 or so people who took part in the “UK Freedom March” rally in Belfast were met with a counter-demonstration by anti-fascint groups. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Several hundred anti-fascist activists have gathered outside Belfast City Hall to counter-protest a “UK Freedom March” rally marking the second annive(...)

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