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Calls to build bridges between UK and Irish politicians over Brexit

More bridges need to built between Irish and UK politicians ahead of Brexit, a Fine Gael TD has said

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Judge who dismissed same sex marriage challenges says courts cannot change law

A judge who dismissed two landmark challenges against Northern Ireland's same sex marriage ban has made clear it is for politicians, not the courts, to change the law.

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Man left with life-changing injuries after 'breathtakingly violent' attack

A 59-year-old man was beaten so badly that his closest family were unable to recognise him, police have said.

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Belfast City Hall to display festive messages in English, Irish and Ulster Scots

Belfast City Hall will display three languages this Christmas in a renewed spirit of all-party agreement.

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Hurricane Gert could bring warmest day of the month

The aftermath of Hurricane Gert is expected to bring a swell of tropical weather to parts of the UK, with the potential for Monday to be the hottest day of the month, according to forecasters.

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'Trade could be distorted' by proposals for business in Northern Ireland

Manufacturers from Great Britain could rush to establish bases in Northern Ireland to avoid customs tariffs post-Brexit, a lobby group for the industry said.

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Political rivals unite in revulsion at attacks in Spain

Political leaders in Northern Ireland have expressed revulsion after the Barcelona terror attack.

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Boys reverse gender gap as number of students accepted on degree courses drops

The proportion of A-levels scoring the highest grades has risen for the first time in six years, although figures suggest a major government overhaul of exams is having an impact on results.

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Stormont officials begin scoping exercise to explore spending cut options

Stormont officials have commenced a scoping exercise to assess how looming spending cuts can be absorbed in the public sector.

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Councils 'should be handed extra powers while Stormont is suspended'

The organisation which represents local government in Northern Ireland has called for extra powers to be granted to councils while Stormont is suspended.

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Girls outperform boys across all grades

Girls have strongly outperformed boys in the latest A-level results in Northern Ireland.

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Handgun and ammunition found buried in Londonderry

A suspected dissident republican weapon stash has been discovered in Londonderry.

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Soft border will harden by stealth, landowner says

A soft border between Northern Ireland and the Republic will harden by stealth, a landowner on the front line said.

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We don't see a return to hard Irish border, says Government in post-Brexit plan

The UK Government has set out its vision of a free-flowing and unmonitored Irish border post-Brexit, with the majority of local businesses avoiding customs tariffs.

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Exam results worries lead increasing numbers of young to look for help

Rising numbers of young people are seeking help due to worries about getting their exam results.

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Post-Brexit free trade deals on hold until customs transition ends, Davis admits

Britain will not be able to enact post-Brexit free trade deals with countries like the United States until proposed temporary customs arrangements with the European Union end, David Davis has admitted.

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Poppy wreaths burned on bonfire in Londonderry's Bogside

Poppy wreaths were burned during a republican bonfire in Londonderry on Tuesday night.

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Prosecutors consider appeal bid over pensioner killer's sentence

Prosecutors in Northern Ireland are to examine whether there is a legal basis to appeal the length of sentence handed down to a mother-of-two who killed a pensioner.

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London urged to guarantee rights for Ireland's gaelic speakers

Irish language activists have called on the UK government to ensure the introduction of legislative protections for gaelic speakers amid an ongoing Stormont stalemate on the issue.

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House prices increase by nearly 5% since last year as growth slows

House prices are around £10,000 higher on average than a year ago but the annual pace of growth is slowing , official figures show.

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