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 (...)

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(...)

A 2016 production of Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme by Frank McGuinness at the  Citizens Theatre, Glasgow. Photograph: Johan Persson

Despite claims that people across Ireland are counting down the clock to Irish unity, different political priorities appear to abound south of the bor(...)

Gerry Kelly MLA: topped the poll for Sinn Féin in North Belfast  last year. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

North Belfast experienced some of the worst sectarian violence of the Troubles. A patchwork quilt of nationalist and loyalist interfaces, it is compr(...)

 Orange Order grand secretary Drew Nelson. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Orange Order grand secretary Drew Nelson has died aged 60 after a short illness. Mr Nelson, from Dromore in Co Down, was described as a pragmatic and(...)

Paul Maskey of Sinn Féin (left), who has been elected in Belfast West,  congratulates fellow party member Gerry Kelly (right) on being elected as MLA for Belfast North, at the Titanic Exhibition Centre in Belfast, where the counting of votes continues in the Northern Ireland Assembly Elections. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The Belfast North count is complete in the Northern Ireland Assembly elections. It is a similar result as in 2011 - two seats to Sinn Féin, three to (...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Belfast North – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

There is a fascinating inter-unionist contest in the constituency, where a reverend doctor – who, for the moment, has abandoned the sacred world of re(...)

Stormont’s Minister for Culture Carál Ní Chuilín said: “I resent the accusation that I have pet projects, and it is regrettable that the member [DUP MLA William Humphrey] continues to use and abuse the Irish language in the chamber.” File photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

Stormont’s Minister for Culture has been challenged over an alleged “disparity” between treatment of the Irish language and Ulster Scots. DUP Assembl(...)

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport Carál Ní Chuilín said: “Rather than hiding from challenges or denying that the challenges exist, I am dealing with the challenges,” she said. “It’s called leadership.” File photograph: Steven McCaffery/PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Minister for Sport has said her department is not dysfunctional and that she is still mystified by the resignation of nine Sport NI(...)

Loyalists liked pumping iron and reading porn mags, while the Catholics pondered  Foucault and were ever so cultural ... or so it was believed. Photograph: PA

In the end, the show did go on, and no lightning bolts from the sky were observed. Having slapped a ban on a spoof Bible play appearing in a lo(...)

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