Sinn Féin and the Democratic Unionists are on course to reinforce their grip on power at Stormont, with the republican party closing the gap on their unionist rivals.
The SDLP could be poised to leave the North's Executive and take a place on the opposition benches.
A takeaway delivery driver was lured to his death by a bogus fast food order, detectives in the North have revealed.
One constituency remained undeclared as the Northern Ireland Assembly reached its conclusion.
Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of the 1974 IRA Guildford pub bombing, has died aged 60, his family have announced.
Police officers whose vehicle was hit by gunfire as they were on patrol in Belfast are lucky to be alive, their commander has said.
Belfast priest, Fr Alec Reid, described as one of the architects of the peace process, has died.
A lower carbon tax on smokeless solid fuels is being considered in a bid to encourage more people to use them, according to Environment Minister Phil Hogan.
Cross-border co-operation on planning issues could bring economic and social prosperity, it was claimed yesterday.
The Boston Marathon blasts have revived painful memories of the 1998 Omagh bomb in the North, a Stormont Assembly member said.
Veteran councillors standing aside in the shake-up of local government in the North could be in line for a £35,000 (€41,000) payout, the Environment Minister has said.
A judge today gave the all clear for work to begin on a controversial £100m golf course development near the famous Giant’s Causeway on Ulster’s north coast.
A major redevelopment at the home of Ulster Rugby will get under way later this month after the club secured almost £15m (€18.7m) of promised British Government funding.
Irish planning authorities have given the go-ahead for a new bridge to be built at Narrow Water between Co Louth and Co Down.
Many small shop and office owners will no longer have to seek official permission to extend their properties as part of new measures to speed up the planning process in the North.
Emergency response teams have been alerted across the North amid fears the overnight flooding that swamped Belfast could be repeated today.
A volunteer search and rescue unit from Co Cork has found what experts believe may be a scuttled Second World War U-boat on the bottom of Lough Foyle.
A suspected submerged submarine has been discovered in the North, it has been revealed.
George Best Belfast City Airport has dropped an application to extend its runway, airport authorities said.
The green light for a £100m golf resort on the fringes of the Giant’s Causeway will not endanger the famous landmark’s world heritage designation, Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister has pledged.
A 5p tax on single-use carrier bags will be introduced in the North next year.
HEINEKEN CUP organisers are likely to confirm this morning that the competition quarter-final between Munster and Ulster at Thomond Park will take place on Easter Sunday, April 8.
Plans for a major redevelopment of Ravenhill rugby stadium have been given the green light, Assembly ministers confirmed today.
Doctor-turned-politician Alasdair McDonnell pledged to cure the ailing SDLP as he was elected its new leader.
Members of the SDLP will today select a new leader for the second time in less than two years.
The drink-drive limit in the North is to be almost halved for most drivers under the biggest shake-up in the law for 40 years.
Four candidates are in the running for the leadership of the SDLP.
A permanent ban on hare-coursing events was introduced in the North today.
SDLP leader Margaret Ritchie could face a second challenger after South Belfast MP Alasdair McDonnell said he is being urged to step forward.
The North's Environment Minister, Alex Attwood, has promised to help save and protect a listed mill in Tyrone which was badly damaged in a fire yesterday.
Voters in west Belfast will head to the polls today to elect a successor to long-standing MP Gerry Adams.
Six candidates are contesting the June 9 Belfast West Commons by-election to choose a successor to Sinn Féin’s Gerry Adams.
The Noth's political parties appointed their new power-sharing government today – with Sinn Féin replacing its entire ministerial team.
The Ulster Unionists and the SDLP have failed to challenge the British government over the cuts being imposed on Stormont, Martin McGuinness has said.
The minimum cost of a bottle of Chardonnay could be between £4 and £7 (€4.65 and €8.15) under fresh pricing proposals in the North.
The SDLP have branded the draft Budget lazy and unimaginative – heightening fears of a Stormont split on the crucial legislation.
More people than ever before died of alcohol abuse in the North last year.
A team including fraud investigators has started a major review of the organisation responsible for social housing in the North.
Flats where a west Belfast man was killed are to be demolished, it was revealed today.
A man was shot dead on the Shankill Road in Belfast today. The victim, believed to be in his mid 40s, was gunned down at point-blank range in the staunchly loyalist area shortly before 1pm.
A PSNI-organised group whose sole purpose is to independently re-examine 3,269 murders perpetrated during the Troubles is set to be wound up within three years.
The 50:50 recruitment scheme for Catholics and Protestants entering the PSNI must continue if a balanced service is to be delivered, nationalists claimed today.
A deal to save the North's power-sharing government was in sight today after “considerable progress” was made in securing the transfer of policing and justice powers from London to Belfast.
The North’s political leaders continued to strive for a breakthrough in crunch talks over devolving policing powers to Stormont tonight.
The Democratic Unionist Party last night signalled it is not possible to have policing and justice powers devolved to the North by the end of the year, despite republican hopes for progress.
Members of the Stormont committee examining the devolution of policing powers from Westminster today demanded sight of the financial deal that British Prime Minister Gordon Brown is offering to support the move.
The SDLP is warning that devolution is stalemated and going nowhere, as the Stormont assembly reconvenes after the summer break.
Members of all political parties will be asked to back IRA victims’ compensation case against Libya during the first session of the Northern Ireland Assembly today.
Prosecutors achieved a 97.7% conviction rate in the North's magistrates' courts last year, it was revealed today.
Senator Edward Kennedy made the single greatest contribution of any American to helping resolve the North problem, a prominent politician said today.
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