Northern Ireland

UK sets deadline for stalled Northern Ireland talks

2017-10-19 06:06

Britain has set a new deadline for Northern Ireland's deadlocked political parties to reach a power-sharing deal.

N Ireland holds snap election in shadow of Brexit

2017-03-02 17:55

Northern Ireland have begun voting in snap elections to resolve a political crisis fuelled by bad blood and Brexit. .

Northern Ireland government teeters

2017-01-09 20:27

Northern Ireland's power-sharing government was on the brink of collapse after Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced he was resigning.

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.

Leaders from some of the world's most economically powerful nations have gathered in Northern Ireland for the annual G8 Summit. See photos from the event.

Leaders from some of the world's most economically powerful nations have gathered in Northern Ireland for the annual G8 Summit. See photos from the event.

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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.


Sinn Fein declares N Ireland talks over

2017-03-26 22:08

Talks to resolve Northern Ireland's political stalemate have reached the "end of the road", the Sinn Fein party said, but London still hopes to end the deadlock.

Sinn Fein hands reins to new generation

2017-01-24 05:19

Sinn Fein signalled a shift to a new, post-conflict generation in Northern Ireland when the Irish republican party named a 40-year-old woman as its new leader in Belfast.

Police find explosives, bomb materials in Northern Ireland

2016-09-06 20:12

Police say they have found large quantities of explosives after searching 12 properties in Northern Ireland.

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.

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.

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