14,000 Northern Ireland children struggle with English language
Almost 14,000 schoolchildren across Northern Ireland do not have a firm enough grasp of the English language to be able to fully participate in the curriculum, it has emerged.
Kenny will reveal the plans for his future next month
Irish premier Enda Kenny has told party colleagues he will outline plans for his political future after St Patrick’s Day. Speculation has been mounting for weeks about the Taoiseach’s timeline for standing down with a number of Cabinet colleagues being tipped to takeover.
Vardy’s away strike gives battling Leicester a precious lifeline in Europe
Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri hailed his side’s “heart” after striker Jamie Vardy netted a big away goal in the 2-1 Champions League defeat to Sevilla.
Coleraine: Man and woman hurt in double shooting
A man in his 20s and a woman in her 50s have been shot by a masked intruder at a house in Coleraine.
League Cup final: Ballymena Utd 2-0 Carrick Rangers [Photos]
Cafe Vaudeville’s bling finally goes under the hammer
Patrons of one of Belfast’s best known bars will soon have a chance to take home hundreds of mementoes.
‘The firm punches above its weight in Northern Ireland’
Q What’s the best piece of business (or life) advice you’ve ever been given? A The headmaster of Down High grammar school asked me what I wanted to do with my life? I hesitated. He said ‘Whatever you do how are you going to get there if you don’t aim high?’ So I aimed...
Ulster end losing streak to beat Edinburgh 24-18
Ulster ended their four-game losing run in all competitions in resounding style by racking up a 24-18 bonus-point victory over Edinburgh in the Guinness PRO12 at the Kingspan Stadium.
Arrest on suspicion of GBH as east Belfast man remains in critical condition
Police have arrested a 27 year old man on suspicion of Grievous Bodily Harm after a 22 year old man remains in hospital with life threatening injuries.
Stepping up for Start-Ups
On the 9th February, almost 200 local start-ups and entrepreneurs are set to descend on Belfast for the AIB Start-up Academy Summit which is returning to the city for the second year.
Protests held around the world against Donald Trump's 'Muslin travel ban' [Photos]
Boris Johnson rejects Donald Trump 'fascist' comparisons
Boris Johnson has rejected comparisons from Conservative and Labour MPs between Donald Trump and the Nazis, saying it "demeans the horror of the 1930s".
Strategic partnership with BT helps drive change at Translink
An improved customer experience, a more streamlined service and a better informed workforce are just some of the benefits which Translink, the organisation behind Northern Ireland’s public transport system has delivered in partnership with BT Business in Northern...
Viable explosive device which 'could have killed or maimed' has been made safe following a...
A viable explosive device which could have killed or maimed has been made safe following a 24 hour security alert in west Belfast.
Recruitment for British Army soars in Republic of Ireland
Rapid promotion and the opportunity for adventure on global deployments have led to an ongoing recruitment boom in the Republic for the British Army.
Three cars set alight in Holywood, Co Down
Three cars were set alight in Holywood, Co Down in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Man remanded over alleged attack on woman in Belfast
A man was remanded in custody on Friday charged with inflicting grievous bodily harm on a woman in Belfast.
Belfast the winner in Champions Cup belter
Belfast is a brilliant place to visit right now, especially if you’re a rugby fan.
Arlene Foster attends Christopher Stalford MLA Belfast office opening following Jonathan Bell...
Man held in Belfast councillor assault probe
A 25-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating a report of an assault on a Belfast city councillor in east Belfast last month.
Adams to address Dail over IRA murder of warder Stack
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams will become the first party leader to be allocated a special slot in the Irish parliament to make a statement on his knowledge of the IRA murder of prison officer Brian Stack.
Man is jailed over bomb find on eve of Charles’ visit
A man arrested on explosives charges in the run-up to the State visit of Prince Charles to the Republic has been jailed for five-and-a-half years.
NI ‘staring into a Brexit black hole’ says O Muilleoir
A post-Brexit recession will hit Northern Ireland harder and longer than the rest of the UK, Mairtin O Muilleoir has warned. The Finance Minister also cautioned that anyone believing London will plug a European funding hole in the region must “believe in fairies”.
Transforming the Disclosure Service by taking AccessNI online
The benefits of digitalisation can, in many cases, go beyond pure economics.
Belfast and Newtownabbey teachers' strike [Photos]
Teachers in Belfast and Newtownabbey have taken to picket lines in a dispute over pay, workload and job security.
Ulster boys lead the way but weather takes its toll
Ulster schoolboys are going to have to wait to see if they can clinch the Under-16 and Under-18 inter-provincial titles for a second successive season — and they’re going to have to give up home advantage too.
A Flavour of the Local Scene with Belfast Food Tour
It’s been a favourite of locals for over a century. And thanks to Belfast Food Tour, a whole new generation of food fans have fallen for the delicious charm of St George’s Market and the impressive local foodie scene which spreads out from the historic building around the...
Irish Whiskey - The Comeback Kid
Consumers today are more discerning and demanding than ever. They want brands that have a story to tell, that are crafted and nurtured, but that are also innovative and creative. Irish whiskey has stepped up to the challenge and this once traditional spirit has been reborn. Driven by Jameson – the world’s number one Irish whiskey – the category is undergoing a revival and is growing globally, bringing a whole new...
All Ireland Dancing Championships in Belfast [Photos]
Sons of Anarchy star Theo Rossi calls in with Derry girl Alexandra Johnston
Londonderry girl Alexandra Johnston, who is battling against cancer for the second time, received a huge surprise when one of her favourite actors called up for a chat.
Scalable unified communication system delivers collaborative working for global economy
Telecommunication systems used to be nothing more than a way of connecting customers to businesses.
Belfast Zoo photography competition [Photos]
Ulster players pay respects to Anthony Foley and Nevin Spence [Photos]
'Serious' single vehicle crash in Ballywalter, Co Down
Police have reported that a 'serious' single vehicle crash has happened on the Springvale Road, Ballywalter in Co Down.
Derry suicide intervention service left in limbo by £130k funding shortfall
Campaigners have described a huge funding gap of £130,000 to deliver a crisis intervention service for suicidal people in Londonderry as “deeply worrying”.
Hastings serves up winter warmers this October for the NI Year of Food and Drink 2016
What A Dish!
Hurricane Matthew heads to US after hitting Caribbean [Photos]
Goal hero Zlatan demanding more from United
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has demanded “much more” from Manchester United after netting the winning goal in an unconvincing 1-0 Europa League victory over Zorya Luhansk at Old Trafford.
Funeral of 'Queen of Travellers' in Lurgan [Photos]
The funeral of 59-year-old Violet Crumlish, fondly described by family members as the 'Traveller Queen', takes place in Lurgan.
1,000 take part in Mud Madness in aid of Action Cancer [Photos]
Competitors including professional athletes, causal joggers and people who are just a bit bonkers made their way across 4.5 miles of bogs and ponds,
Road closed after two vehicle crash on Comber Road, Lisburn
The Comber Road, Lisburn is closed following a two vehicle crash near Ballymagarrett Gospel Hall.
Republic of Ireland Government to investigate Northern Ireland Nama sale
The Republic of Ireland Government is to investigate the sale of Nama's Northern Ireland portfolio.
Suspect device left on a windscreen in North Belfast
Residents had to be evacuated from their homes last night after a device was found on a car windscreen in north Belfast.
Crash probe ‘compromised’ after interpreter not used
A Police officer has been lambasted by the official watchdog for a “completely compromised” road accident investigation in which he failed to take a statement from the injured party.
Oscar Knox Cup 2016 [Photos]
The annual Oscar Knox charity golf competition teed off with a host of sporting stars taking part in the annual charity fundraiser.
Northern Ireland Tesco Taste Festival 2016 stars [Photos]
Stars of Northern Ireland's culinary scene are lining up for this year's Tesco Taste Festival.
Hurricane Hermine makes landfall in Florida [Photos]
Fatboy Slim plays Belsonic at Titanic Belfast [Photos]
Fatboy Slim aka Norman Cook played the last night at Belsonic at Titanic Belfast
General view of the parade at the tenth Belfast Mela in Botanic Gardens, Belfast. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.
It's a scary time for the world, says Martin Scorsese News
Police probing vicious gang attack on girl captured on mobile phones Northern Ireland
Dramatic rescue of woman from banks of River Lagan Northern Ireland
I lost my faith when my mum died, says James Nesbitt Northern Ireland
Man steals car with two young children in it in Belfast Northern Ireland
From Belfast Telegraph
DUP man sorry for 'drop dead gorgeous remark' about tragic Ciara McGreevy who died last month
Five HIV patients left 'virus-free' in early vaccine trials
Swedish politician proposes paid sex breaks for workers
Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill awarded MBE
Victoria's Secret to open first Northern Ireland shop
Bunker busted: £1m of cannabis found in underground farm
'Can you hear me?' phone scam to hit UK
Mysterious radiation spreading across Europe as US deploys 'nuclear sniffer' aircraft
Fury as anti-gay marriage leaflet found in library of NI Catholic grammar school
Free Presbyterian cleric condemns humanist book given to NI primary pupils
Solar system with seven new planets 'could include worlds with life'
McIlroy blasted over golf day with Trump
NI Assembly Election
Exposed: Alliance plot to hijack BBC NI Talkback show with fake callers
The Troubles gallery - IRA checkpoint, early 1970s