Northern Ireland

Irish gay marriage vote defeat for humanity - Vatican

2015-05-27 13:25

The Irish vote to allow same-sex marriage was a 'defeat for humanity', a senior Vatican official has said in the first high-level reaction from the Holy See to last week's landmark referendum.

Bakery found guilty after refusing gay cake order

2015-05-19 13:40

A Northern Ireland bakery owned by devout Christians who refused to bake a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan was found guilty of discrimination in Belfast.

Northern Ireland police rescue 20 in trafficking swoop

2014-08-19 08:00

Police in Northern Ireland have rescued twenty possible victims of human trafficking in an investigation into labour exploitation and food production, authorities say.

Sinn Fein leader Adams still in custody

2014-05-01 11:43

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams remains in police custody as detectives question him over his alleged role in the Irish Republican Army killing of a Belfast mother of 10 in 1972.

Obama: Make peace permanent in N Ireland

2013-06-17 14:26

US President Barack Obama has urged young people in Northern Ireland to finish making "permanent peace" and set an example to other parts of the world stricken by religious conflict, violence and war.

100 homes evacuated after bombs found

2013-03-04 14:12

About 100 homes have been evacuated in Northern Ireland's second city Londonderry after four mortar bombs were found in a van in a residential area of the city.

29 cops hurt in Belfast

2013-01-13 08:06

Northern Ireland police have fought day-and-night street battles with Protestant militants as a protest march to Belfast City Hall degenerated into riots.

N Ireland: 3rd arrest over car bomb

2013-01-02 13:01

A third man has been arrested in Northern Ireland over the attempted murder of a police officer who had found a bomb underneath his car.

47 police injured in N Ireland rioting

2012-09-03 12:01

About 47 police officers have been injured in sectarian rioting in Belfast, after violence flared around a republican parade, say police.

Queen set to meet ex-IRA chief

2012-06-26 16:42

Queen Elizabeth II has arrived in Northern Ireland to celebrate the British territory's hard-won peace in a town that suffered one of the IRA's worst massacres.


Ireland votes in historic referendum on gay marriage

2015-05-22 12:07

Ireland took to the polls to vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legal, in a referendum that has exposed sharp divisions between communities in this traditionally Catholic nation.

Northern Ireland outlaws paying for sex

2014-12-10 13:45

Northern Ireland has become the first part of the United Kingdom to outlaw paying for sex, mirroring a move pioneered in Scandinavian countries.

Leaders meet British PM on N Ireland tensions

2014-07-02 19:29

Republican leaders Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness are to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron for talks on resolving lingering tensions in Northern Ireland.

N Ireland's richest among dead in crash

2014-03-14 12:02

Northern Ireland's richest man was among people killed when a civilian helicopter crashed in eastern England.

Car bomb defused in Northern Ireland

2013-03-24 14:40

British Army experts have defused a car bomb that had been abandoned on a rural roadside in Northern Ireland, a threat that is raising concerns about the region's hosting of the G8 summit.

Northern Irish youths pelt Catholic church

2013-01-15 14:17

Protestant youths in Northern Ireland have thrown petrol bombs at homes and a church in a Catholic area as the latest outbreak of violence in Belfast takes on increasingly sectarian overtones.

Northern Ireland cops injured in clashes

2013-01-05 16:45

Northern Ireland loyalists have injured several police officers during demonstrations against the Belfast city council's decision to reduce the number of days on which it displays the pro-British Union Jack flag.

Fresh riots break out in Belfast

2012-12-08 09:42

Rioting has broken out in Belfast in the latest flare of violence in Northern Ireland, just hours after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited the troubled British province urging peace.

Lennox the dog put down after 2-year fight

2012-07-11 16:03

A pug-nosed Belfast dog named Lennox, who inspired a two-year legal fight and animal-rights protests on both sides of the Atlantic, has been put to sleep by city officials.

Belfast burglar undone by door letterbox

2012-03-01 20:01

Police say it wasn't too hard to nab one would-be Belfast burglar - he managed to get his arm stuck while trying to reach through a front door letterbox.

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