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 (...)

Sir Anthony Hart, chairman of HIA Inquiry. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry (HIA) report which is being published in Belfast on Friday, must deliver truth and justice for victims, Amn(...)

Government said it would be inappropriate to pre-empt the findings of the HIA Inquiry before they are published in January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Thousands of people who were in residential institutions in Northern Ireland would be entitled to individual payments of at least £20,000 if a propos(...)

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s emotive abortion debate have paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing (...)

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