William Dunlop funeral: ‘His life was shorter than we hoped but it was full, not dull’

Tragic road racer William Dunlop has been hailed as a great sportsman who had a “smooth style on the track and a gracious and thoughtful manner off it”.

Police investigated a video appearing to show a masked man pretending to fire shots at an Orange parade in Randalstown

Pair charged over social media posts during band parade

A man and woman are to appear in court charged with possession of imitation firearms after police investigated social media posts made during a band parade in Randalstown.

William Dunlop died on Saturday during practice for the Skerries 100

William Dunlop to be buried next to his dad Robert

Ballymoney will come to a standstill tomorrow as the town bids its final farewell to road racing icon William Dunlop.

Racing fan Jim Neill from Lisburn with partner Julie Ann and children Jamie, 12, Alex, nine, and Amy, 14, at the Dunlop Memorial Gardens in Ballymoney

William Dunlop: Mourners pay their tributes to ‘true gentleman and true hero’

Ballymoney became a place of pilgrimage on Monday as fans of motorcycle racer William Dunlop came from across Northern Ireland and beyond to pay their respects.

Edward Corr appears at Craigavon Court on Wednesday, The 37-year-old man was arrested as part of an investigation into dissident republican activity has been charged with firearm offences.'Photo Pacemaker Press

PPS may appeal sentence over dissident gun haul

The Public Prosecution Service has said it is considering appealing the sentence given to a man caught with guns and ammunition belonging to dissident republicans.

Luke Poots is already being investigated by a council standards watchdog over alleged conflict of interest

DUP’s Luke Poots reports BBC journalist to police for ‘harassment’

A DUP councillor has defended his actions following suggestions of impropriety over attempts to develop land at his home.

Plastic waste in the oceans is a major environmental problem

Wilson: We should burn plastic, not recycle it, to save the oceans

Environmentalists have slammed Sammy Wilson’s suggestion that plastic waste should be incinerated rather than recycled.

Firefighters at The Dead Rabbit in Lower Manhattan after the fire was discovered on Sunday morning

Belfast owners of New York’s Dead Rabbit bar vow to bounce back after fire

The Belfast owners of a famous New York pub have pledged they will bounce back after the premises was badly damaged in a fire.

Heather Small is the star attraction on the final day of the festival

Heather Small set for one (Eleventh) night in Shankill festival

Belfast’s Shankill area is ‘moving on up’ with an Eleventh night festival headlined by former M People frontwoman Heather Small.

DUP MLA Jim Wells said he had refused numerous invitations to attend GAA events

GAA still a cold house for Protestants: Wells

Arlene Foster’s attendance at Sunday’s Ulster GAA final has created “a lot of concern” among traditional grassroots DUP supporters, an MLA has claimed.

John Finlay said Arlene Foster had caused 'deep hurt' within the DUP grassroots

DUP councillor berates Arlene Foster for ‘publicly flouting Lord’s Day’

A DUP councillor has spoken of his “deep sorrow and indignation” at his party leader’s decision to attend a GAA match on a Sunday.

DUP leader Arlene Foster arriving at the Ulster GAA final between Fermanagh and Donegal in Clones, Co Monaghan on Sunday

Foster hopes GAA will reciprocate gesture

Arlene Foster has called for reciprocity from the GAA after she made history by becoming the first DUP leader to attend an Ulster football final.

David Simpson MP at an Orange parade in July 2017

‘No pressure’ on David Simpson to resign as DUP MP, says party

Controversy-hit MP David Simpson is not facing any pressure from within the DUP to resign his seat, the party has said.

An ambulance

Two men hospitalised after slurry incident

Two men have been taken to hospital following an slurry incident on a Co Londonderry farm on Saturday.

UUP MLA Mike Nesbitt

MLAs ‘feel uncomfortable’ giving support to Presbyterian Church

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has said it is saddened after two prominent MLAs refused to rule out the possibility that they will quit the church in the wake of recent decisions it has taken regarding same-sex relationships.

The Prince of Wales shakes hands with Sinn Fein MLA Gerry Kelly as her colleague Caral Ni Chuilin (second left) looks on at Carlisle Memorial Church in Belfast

Sinn Fein’s meeting with Charles dubbed ‘hollow and meaningless’

Unionists have blasted Sinn Fein “hypocrisy” after the party leadership held a private meeting with Prince Charles just one day after Michelle O’Neill said she would never stop attending IRA commemorations.

Nuala McAllister demonstrating outside Belfast City Hall during her tenure as lord mayor

Nuala McAllister was one of Belfast’s worst lord mayors ever: Rodgers

An Alliance councillor has been labelled “one of the worst” lord mayors Belfast has ever had, due to her outspoken political beliefs while in office.

DUP MP Sammy Wilson has rebutted suggestions that the so-called 'max fac' option will be now be 'unlawful'

Wilson: Commons deal doesn’t rule out Brexit ‘max fac’ arrangement

A senior DUP figure has dismissed claims that the government’s commitment to no physical infrastructure on the Irish border post-Brexit will rule out a ‘no deal’ scenario with the EU.


Storm Hector: Rush hour travel chaos - road closures and fallen trees

Strong winds are causing travel disruption across Northern Ireland this morning as Storm Hector moves in.

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