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Journalist Lyra McKee was shot dead overnight during riots in the Creggan area of Derry, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jess Lowe/AFP/Getty Images

The senior PSNI detective now leading the investigation into the murder of Lyra McKee has added his voice to those calling on the Creggan community in(...)

A forensic officer inspects the scene of the car bombing in Derry. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Police in Derry believe the dissident republican group the New IRA was behind an explosion outside the city’s courthouse on Saturday night. “Our pr(...)

The approval of a £240 million waste incinerator on the outskirts of Belfast by a civil servant without a minister being in post was unlawful, a High Court judge has ruled.

The approval of a £240 million waste incinerator on the outskirts of Belfast by a civil servant without a minister being in post was unlawful, a High (...)

There are some of us who strive fanatically to stay within the 140 rule and who regard the leaking of an argument into a second tweet as a sign of intellectual decline. Photograph: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

“The apparition of these faces in the crowd; Petals on a wet, black bough.” That’s In a Station of the Metro by Ezra Pound. It’s a lovely poem that yo(...)

Eamonn McCann claims Sinn Féin election staff were making notes “with gusto” of who had and hadn’t voted. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

People Before Profit (PBP) is to meet with the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland (EONI) over what it describes as Sinn Féin’s “flouting of the rul(...)

SDLP leader Colum Eastwood at the Foyle Arena in Derry, during the Northern Ireland Assembly election count. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin topped the poll in the Foyle constituency, pushing the SDLP leader Colum Eastwood into third place in the party’s traditional stronghold of (...)

Martin McGuinness: Sinn Féin has two strong candidates in Elisha McCallion  and Raymond McCartney, but neither can match the enigmatic qualities of their party colleague. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Assembly elections in the constituency of Foyle, which runs from Derry to Strabane, will be dominated by one individual. That, of course, is Mar(...)

John Lewis has long been seen as an attractive entrant to the Sprucefield retail area outside Belfast. Photograph: iStock

Attempts to secure the first John Lewis store in Northern Ireland were given a major boost on Friday by a High Court order on a new planning blueprint(...)

The funeral of Dr Edward Daly takes place at St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Former Bishop of Derry Edward Daly “showed physical courage on Bloody Sunday and his moral courage was evident in his passionate struggle against viol(...)

John O’Doherty from the Rainbow Project with the North’s Minister for Health Michelle O’Neill: “My first responsibility is patient safety.” Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The lifetime ban on gay men donating blood in Northern Ireland is to be lifted from September 1st, the North’s new Sinn Féin Minister for Health Miche(...)

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