Michael Long

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PSNI officers standing outside the entrance to Avoniel Leisure Centre, where an 11th night bonfire has been erected. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A stand-off over a contentious loyalist bonfire in Belfast ended on Thursday after councillors backed down over plans to demolish it. Belfast City Co(...)

Veteran Belfast UUP councillor Jim Rodgers has declined to comment on the allegations. Photograph: Getty News

The Local Government Commissioner for Standards in Northern Ireland has decided to hold a hearing into a complaint against veteran Belfast UUP council(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the opening of the new visitor centre in Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D. Higgins has pulled out of attending a civic dinner in Belfast to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising due to a lack of cross-p(...)

Dingle marine biologist Kevin Flannery examines the Bearcat fish which resides in the Artic region. Mr Flannery has been awarded with an honorary MSc from UCC for his work on Irish marine life. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

He is more often seen holding some bug-eyed denizen of the deep, but on Thursday Kevin Flannery exchanged the pier-side for academia to accept an hono(...)