Patrick Kielty on stage in Belfast in 2012 to celebrate the Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club's 20th anniverary. Photograph: Elaine Hill/Kelly

Patrick Kielty’s first Belfast standup set won him a keg of beer. It was freshers’ week at Queen’s University in 1989, and his housemates had nominate(...)

Campaigners attend a rally in Belfast to show their support for marriage equality. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Some 20,000 gay rights campaigners have marched in Belfast demanding a change in the law to allow gay marriage. The crowd, organised by Amnesty Inter(...)

Clare Bailey, organiser of Alternative Ms Ulster, at Stormont in Belfast. Photograph: Stephen Davison

The grand marble staircase at Stormont has often been the backdrop to high political drama, from resignations to police raids, but never before has(...)