Green leader says Foster should give Stormont ‘breathing space’

The Green Party has said that Arlene Foster should not return to her post as first minister whilst the public is still awaiting the results of a public inquiry into the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

The road back to Stormont: Northern Ireland's political leaders have three weeks to form an executive or risk the re-imposition of direct rule from Westminster

Stormont party chiefs set for talks to restore devolution

Stormont party chiefs will meet Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire later for preliminary talks on finding a way to restore devolution, it is understood.
Outgoing Stormont agriculture committee member Robin Swann said the proposals were sound

Draft bill for minimum farm incomes gets seal of approval

An outgoing member of the Stormont agriculture committee says a proposed bill which would guarantee minimum income for farmers is “sound”.


Ballymoney man fined £750 for keeping barn owls

A man who claimed he kept rare owls at his open farm to help educate the public about wildlife is now disheartened after a crackdown by the authorities and now says: “I don’t care if the last owl in Northern Ireland is dead”.

The judicial review is examining potential disturbance to wildlife on Lough Beg

A6 road upgrade ‘like cutting away at Rembrandt painting’

Building a new £160 million road through landscape made famous by poet Seamus Heaney would be like cutting away at a Rembrandt painting, the High Court has heard.


Man who kept 700 defunct vehicles is fined

A Co Tyrone car breaker who unlawfully stored 700 defunct vehicles on his land has been fined £15,000.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Mayor, Councillor Audrey Wales MBE joined Sandy Wilson from Broughshane and District Community Association and Dawn McKeown from Raceview Mill, Broughshane to admire some traditional Shamrock and to urge everyone to come along on Friday 17 March 2017 and enjoy this challenging hike along the slopes where the Saint reputedly tended sheep.

Tackle the trek to top of Slemish on St. Patrick’s Day

A fantastic combination of spectacular views, fun activities for all the family, a ‘super-charged market’ and even some traditional entertainment will be on offer as hundreds trek up Slemish Mountain this St Patrick’s Day.

A6 road scheme ‘will disrupt protected swans’

A6 road scheme ‘will disrupt protected swans’

A leading conservationist has refuted claims by the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) that its proposed route for an extension to the A6 is the best.

Alan Titchmarsh: PA photo/Jonathan Buckley/Waitrose.

Titchmarsh: ‘Respect growers and buy British produce’

Gardening guru Alan Titchmarsh has said he is pleased about the temporary lettuce shortage – because it reminds people not to take food for granted.


Investigations into UK soldiers in N. Ireland are immoral, Tory MP says

A Tory former defence minister has said historic investigations into British soldiers in Northern Ireland are "absolutely immoral", as he backed a time limit for bringing prosecutions.
Man killed in crash named

Man killed in crash named

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a road traffic collision in County Armagh on Saturday.

Charlie Boldison building a snowman in Stirling, as blizzard conditions are set to sweep in, bringing "a real taste of winter to the whole of the UK"

Cold, still weather causing pollution problems

Northern Ireland is suffering from very high levels of air pollution in the still, cold weather.

Sinn Fein's Mairtin O Muilleoir

SF’s silence on RHI vote plans

A public inquiry into the RHI scheme will leave no hiding places, Stormont’s finance minister has vowed.

Martin McGuinness

STATEMENT from Martin McGuinness on why he is not seeking reelection

Sinn Fein MLA Martin McGuinness has today announced that he is not seeking reelection to the Assembly.

A buck stands with does in the late afternoon autumn sunlight. October 3, 2015: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Help stop ‘black market flesh dealers’ shooting deer in Clogher Valley

Police are appealing for help to stop the ‘illegal’ slaughter of deer with high powered rifles in the Clogher Valley area.

A thoroughbred horse being transported to a Boeing 747 cargo plane from Shannon airport, as seventy six thoroughbred horses have been flown to Beijing in the largest ever single export of Irish racing bloodstock to China

Chinese businessman buys 76 Irish horses

Seventy-six thoroughbred horses have been flown to Beijing in the largest ever single export of Irish racing bloodstock to China.

Lee Reynolds

RHI scandal: DUP cite sources for claim parties wanted subsidy rise

The DUP has pointed to debate records to back up its claim that other parties had believed the subsidies paid out under RHI were “too low”.

Mountains of sand removed from the bed of Lough Neagh

Friends of the Earth appeal High Court ruling on Lough Neagh sand extraction

The environmental group that took Stormont to court over a decision not to stop sand extraction on Lough Neagh has appealed a High Court ruling that the former Environment Minister did nothing wrong.

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