Investigative journalists Barry McCaffrey (left) and Trevor Birney standing outside Belfast high court on Wednesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The issuing of warrants used to arrest two Belfast journalists last year was “inappropriate,” the most senior judge in Northern Ireland has found. Lo(...)

Sara Canning (front centre left), partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, marching with protesters through Belfast city centre demanding same sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

A few thousand people have protested in Belfast city centre to demand the North’s LGBT community have the same-sex civil marriage provision available (...)

 Sara Canning, partner of Lyra McKee speaks at a rally for the murdered journalist on  April 19th, in  Derry. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee has called for the British government to legislate for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland. Sara Can(...)

Journalists Barry McCaffrey and Trevor Birney leave Musgrave police station in Belfast after questioning.  Photograph:  Rebecca Black/ PA Wire

Two Belfast-based journalists arrested over the alleged theft of a document from the office of the North’s Police Ombudsman have complained that polic(...)

Journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey in foreground with their solicitors Niall Murphy and John Finucane arriving at Musgrave police station in Belfast. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The PSNI decision to extend the bail of journalists Trevor Birney and Barry McCaffrey rather than end the case against them has been described as a “t(...)

Miz Tasty and Red Scarlet taking part in the Belfast Pride parade. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The streets of Belfast were bursting with rainbow colours on Saturday as thousands of people took part in the annual Pride parade celebrating the LGBT(...)

The life of a Belfast-based journalist has been threatened by loyalist paramilitaries. File photograph: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The life of a Belfast-based journalist has been threatened by loyalist paramilitaries following media coverage of criminal activity in the North. Th(...)

Norah Gibbons, the independent chairwoman of Stormont’s Inter-Departmental Working Group, resigned on health grounds. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The process put in place by the Northern Ireland Executive to determine if there should be public inquiries into clerical child abuse, mother and baby(...)

South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGinn: “My preference is for a fully functioning Executive and Assembly to deal with this issue, but LGBT couples in Northern Ireland should not be made to wait a moment longer for their basic rights.” File photograph: Conor McGinn/Twitter

A proposed Westminster law for same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland will be introduced at the end of March. South Armagh-born Labour MP Conor McGin(...)

The PSNI  are treating a pig’s head being left at the door of an Islamic centre in Co Down as a hate crime.

A pig’s head has been left at the door of an Islamic centre in Co Down, Northern Ireland. Graffiti was also painted on the Newtownards building, in (...)

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