Nichola Mallon

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The Doraville Wind Farm proposal involved the erection of 33 wind turbines. File photograph: Getty

A proposal to create Northern Ireland’s largest wind farm on a site on the Sperrin Mountains has been rejected by the North’s infrastructure Minister (...)

Last week the North’s Minister for Infrastructure, Nichola Mallon, recommended planning approval for a new GAA stadium at Casement Park in west Belfast.   Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A total of £700m was wasted by delays and budget overruns on 11 of Northern Ireland’s highest priority infrastructure projects, according to a report (...)

Micheal Martin during a media briefing.”It will pass. We will make it through this pandemic,” he said. PhotographTom Honan/Julien Behal Photography/PA Wire

The Government has announced a nationwide ban on visits to homes or gardens in almost all circumstances, except for providing care to children or elde(...)

A woman cycles across the Peace Bridge over the River Foyle in Derry. The highest incidence of the disease is in the Derry and Strabane council area which over the past week saw 970 cases per 100,000 of the population. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

There have been 1,217 new Covid-19 cases in Northern Ireland in the last 24-hour reporting period, the Department of Health there has announced. It i(...)

The alarming uptick in Covid-19 outbreaks, after Northern Ireland’s cheering early record, gives figureheads Arlene Foster and Michelle O’Neill another chance to show unity, a tiring public willing them on. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye

Pandemic dilemmas have merely blurred the incoherence of the five-party Stormont Executive. The alarming uptick in Covid-19 outbreaks, after Northern (...)

Planning permission has already been approved for the Republic of Ireland section of the line.  Photograph: iStock

Planning permission has been granted for a “crucial” cross-Border electricity line. The North-South Electricity Interconnector is a 400kv overhead l(...)

Arlene Foster insists that no Minister can go on a solo run with a controversial decision under the new legislation. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Eleven of the DUP’s 27 Assembly members have defied party leader Arlene Foster by abstaining on a vote for new legislation chiefly designed to free up(...)

 Dr Ronan Glynn, acting chief medical officer,  said a decision on reopening pubs on August 10th would only be made in the week beforehand, and based on the number of cases at the time. Photograph: Colin Keegan/ Collins

The country is in a “position of high uncertainty at the moment” as the R-number, or the reproductive rate of the virus, has increased above 1 to pote(...)

A man is pictured wearing a facemask on a Dart in Dublin. Masks are to become mandatory on public transport in Northern Ireland from July 10th, a Minister has announced. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins.

Face coverings will become mandatory on public transport in Northern Ireland from Friday week, Minister of Infrastructure Nichola Mallon has announced(...)

   Derelict Casement Park in Belfast, Co Antrim  hasn’t seen a match since Monaghan beat Antrim there seven years ago. Photograph: Liam McBurney

Like much of the impact of the pandemic shutdown, the effect on the GAA’s big infrastructural projects, worth a cumulative €160 million, has been that(...)

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