Mon, 01 Jun, 2020
Thu, 28 May, 2020
A prominent Belfast victims campaigner has implored the Northern Ireland Secretary not to lift the ban on the Red Hand Commando (RHC).
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
Council staff or private contractors are to be permitted to remove bonfire materials from sites in Belfast.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
Masked loyalists appear to have broken a court order banning them from extending an Eleventh night bonfire in Belfast.
Mon, 10 Jul, 2017
A pro-life campaigner has denied cackling like a witch in a bid to intimidate the director of the North’s first abortion clinic, a court has heard.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
Police were bracing themselves for another night of violence after a protest by loyalists against new restrictions on flying the Union flag passed peacefully.
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012
Two police officers were injured tonight when hundreds of loyalists tried to storm Belfast City Hall after councillors voted to remove the Union flag.
Mon, 03 Dec, 2012
Pro-life campaigners have threatened to shut down Ireland’s first abortion clinic which is due to open next week.
Fri, 12 Oct, 2012
IT’S not often the death of an elderly man, someone you barely knew, pulls you up short.
Tue, 27 Sep, 2011
A member of Sinn Féin has said that the former loyalist paramilitary leader Gusty Spence was a "major influence" in loyalism's movement away from violence in the North.
Sun, 25 Sep, 2011
Peter Robinson's journey to political redemption reached another landmark as he topped the Assembly poll in the East Belfast constituency where he lost his Westminster seat.
Sat, 07 May, 2011
There has been a bomb attack in the North.
Sun, 12 Dec, 2010
The Independent Monitoring Commission is to issue a report on the death of leading loyalist Bobby Moffatt, it was announced today.
Mon, 26 Jul, 2010
Dr John Kyle will remain as stand-in leader of the Progressive Unionists, a spokesman for the party said last night.
Thu, 10 Jun, 2010
Police in the North have confirmed today that members of the on-ceasefire Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) were responsible for the murder of a man shot dead in front of stunned shoppers.
Fri, 04 Jun, 2010
The leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), which is linked to the loyalist paramilitary UVF, confirmed today she is resigning after the terror group was involved in a brutal murder.
Thu, 03 Jun, 2010
A future Conservative Party government in the UK that does not deal with the legacy of the North's Troubles risks fresh violence in the region, a leading commentator warned today.
Sat, 10 Oct, 2009
THE Government has welcomed the announcement by loyalist groups that they have destroyed their weapons and pledged to respect democratic rule.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
Loyalist paramilitary groups in the North have destroyed their weapons and pledged to respect democratic rule, it was announced today.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2009
Former PSNI assistant chief constable Peter Sheridan today challenged the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP) to lead people towards reconciliation in the North.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2008
Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has accused loyalists of "rank hypocrisy" on the issue of decommissioning.
Thu, 07 Aug, 2008
A loyalist ceasefire in North is to be recognised, the Northern Ireland Secretary said today.
Wed, 14 May, 2008
IF recent events showed a week can be a long time in politics, then a decade can be an eternity.
Fri, 11 Apr, 2008
All sides involved in the creation of the Good Friday Agreement should feel proud of it, Bertie Ahern said tonight.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2008
The Good Friday Agreement set the North on a path to reconciliation and peace 10 years ago, Senator Edward Kennedy said today.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2008
The father of a man murdered by a loyalist gang riddled with police informers will today become the first person from a unionist background to address Sinn Féin’s annual conference.
Fri, 29 Feb, 2008
PSNI chief constable Hugh Orde today quizzed the Progressive Unionist Party leader Dawn Purvis about the UVF's plans to wind down as a paramilitary organisation.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2007
Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will today meet the loyalist Progressive Unionist Party after the North’s ceasefire watchdog publishes its latest report.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2007
Voters in the North have elected their first ever ethnic minority candidate, with the Alliance Party's Anna Lo winning an Assembly seat in South Belfast.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2007
Democratic Unionist deputy leader Peter Robinson and Alliance deputy leader Naomi Long were today elected as the first members of the new Northern Assembly.
Thu, 08 Mar, 2007
Democratic Unionist claims that alternative forms of academic selection could stop parents from paying for extra tuition for their children were dismissed today by a loyalist rival.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2007
The Progressive Unionist Party is to field three candidates in the March 7 Northern Assembly Election, it was confirmed today.
Wed, 07 Feb, 2007
The North's political leaders were today urged to hold their nerve and leave their constituents the legacy of a fully-functioning devolved Assembly.
Mon, 29 Jan, 2007
The loyalist Progressive Unionist Party will today choose David Ervine’s successor as leader.
Mon, 22 Jan, 2007
The Progressive Unionist Party in the North is to choose a new leader next week.
Fri, 19 Jan, 2007
Hundreds of mourners are expected to attend the funeral of the late PUP leader David Ervine in Belfast today.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2007
Supporters of the Belfast soccer club Cliftonville are being criticised today for disrupting a minute's silence for the late PUP leader David Ervine last night.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2007
David Ervine, leader of the loyalist Progressive Unionist Party in the North, died in hospital today.
Mon, 08 Jan, 2007
Sinn Féin and the Progressive Unionist Party are due to hold ground-breaking talks in Derry today.
Mon, 18 Sep, 2006
NORTHERN Secretary Peter Hain last night bluntly warned squabbling Unionist and Republican leaders to cut a deal before Tony Blair loses power.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2006
The North may not get the same level of British government focus when the next Prime Minister takes over, secretary of state Peter Hain warned today.
Mon, 11 Sep, 2006