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Progress on Troubles inquests 'remains elusive', says human rights chief

Progress in investigating Troubles-related deaths in Northern Ireland remains elusive, the Human Rights Commission said.

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Deliver legacy inquest unit or face 'bleak' future, criminal justice chief warns

Families waiting for long-delayed legacy inquests face a bleak future unless the political will is found to deliver stalled reforms of the coronial system, Northern Ireland's leading criminal justice inspector has warned.

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Northern Ireland air ambulance could launch without doctor, specialists fear

Flying doctors from around the world have written to Stormont's health minister to express concern about her plans for an air ambulance in Northern Ireland.

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More focus needed on victims of republicans during Troubles - Brokenshire

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has vowed to do more to investigate attacks by republicans during the Troubles, saying the current system is too focused on those killed by the state.

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Arlene Foster rejects call to resign over botched renewable energy scheme

Arlene Foster has robustly rejected calls to resign over her handling of a botched green energy scheme.

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Woman threatened at knife point by gang in her own home

A woman in her 20s has been threatened at knife point in her north Belfast home.

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Man quizzed over death of Austin Hunter in Bahrain

A man has been questioned by police in Bahrain in connection with the death of a leading Northern Ireland media figure.

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Christmas shoppers swap coats for T-shirts amid warm weather

Christmas shoppers swapped their winter woollies for shorts and T-shirts to enjoy one of the warmest December days on record.

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Prosecutors consider Bloody Sunday charges after detectives submit report

Detectives investigating former soldiers who were involved in the Bloody Sunday shootings have sent a report to prosecutors.

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National Trust manor on Rathlin Island open after one million pound refurb

A £1 million refurbishment of Rathlin Island's 18th century Manor House has been completed.

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Developer predicts 1,000 new jobs with proposed retail park

A £100 million proposed retail park in Newry could create 1,000 jobs, a developer has predicted.

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Iceland's energy 'could help protect N Ireland electricity using undersea cable'

Energy from Iceland could help safeguard Northern Ireland's electricity supply, the economy minister said.

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Man's death in Magherafelt treated as suspicious

Police are treating the sudden death of a man in Magherafelt as suspicious.

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Two men arrested in Coleraine in drugs crackdown

Two men aged 30 and 48 have been arrested as part of a major police crackdown on drugs.

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Stormont vows 'heavy' investment for direct Londonderry-Dublin rail link

Northern Ireland will be "investing heavily" in a direct rail link between Londonderry and Dublin, Stormont's infrastructure minister has vowed.

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Prosecutions warning over 'shocking' abuse of Renewable Heat Incentive

Criminal prosecutions should be brought against anyone who abused a green energy scheme set to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of pounds, the Economy Minister has warned.

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Project Eagle property sale 'corrupted all Northern Ireland's political system'

Stormont Finance Minister Mairtin O Muilleoir has said Northern Ireland's entire political system has been corrupted by the controversial £1.2 billion euro Project Eagle property sale.

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Post-Brexit recession will hit N Ireland harder, Mairtin O Muilleoir warns

A post-Brexit recession will hit Northern Ireland harder and longer than the rest of the UK, Mairtin O Muilleoir has warned.

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Vigilance urged as Northern Ireland terror threat 'remains severe'

The threat level from terrorism in Northern Ireland remains severe, the Government has warned, as it emerged six people have died in paramilitary attacks this year.

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DUP and Sinn Fein votes stop bid for independent Social Investment Fund review

An Assembly bid for an independent review of Stormont's controversial £80 million Social Investment Fund has been voted down.

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