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Q&A: Reginald D Hunter on his upcoming Belfast gig and why an angry Irish couple stormed the stage

Comedian Reginald D Hunter is set to perform in Belfast this week, and after an Irish couple angrily stormed the stage during a recent show in Letterkenny, we are definitely intrigued.

DUP's Wells wants probe over IRA chants at 'rebel night in Down GAA clubhouse'

The GAA is facing criticism after pro-IRA chanting was recorded during an event at a Co Down sports club.

Prime Minister Theresa May and ex-US President Bill Clinton to meet over Northern Ireland talks impasse

Prime Minister Theresa May and ex-US president Bill Clinton are to meet to discuss the Northern Ireland political impasse.

Northern Ireland weather warning of heavy rain

Northern Ireland has been issued with a Yellow Weather Warning of rain for Thursday.

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Mix-up sees DUP's Dodds listed as backing Labour on Universal Credit

A mix-up with the House of Commons' official app saw the DUP's Nigel Dodds mistakenly listed as having backed a Labour motion calling for a pause in the roll-out of Universal Credit.


Sinn Fein's O'Dowd responds after party hit with 'slow learners' tag

A DUP MLA has hit out at Sinn Fein over the launch of the party's '#SUAS - Stand Up Against Sectarianism Campaign'.


Concerns over future remain despite latest fall in unemployment

A continued fall in Northern Ireland’s employment rate and a rise in economic inactivity highlight “deeply rooted weaknesses in the economy” which could lead to more joblessness in future, it has been claimed.


Northern Ireland traffic: Full list of roads closed after Storm Ophelia

Follow our feed for the latest traffic updates from across Northern Ireland.

Men more likely to die if blood donor has been pregnant - study

Male hospital patients receiving blood are more likely to die if they get it from a woman donor who has been pregnant, a study suggests.


Investors hear plans for 8,000 new NI jobs at London event

Up to 8,000 new jobs will be created in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon by 2026, an event in London has heard.

Hard to understand what UK wants from Brexit, says Leo Varadkar

European leaders are finding it hard to understand the UK's position on Brexit due to mixed messages from the country, Ireland's prime minister has said.


Theresa May would have won poll majority without DUP under plans to revise boundaries

Theresa May would not have needed DUP support in the House of Commons if the snap general election in June had taken place using revised plans for new constituency boundaries, leading polling experts have estimated.

Man accused over hit-and-run death of Lesley-Anne McCarragher hands himself in

A man accused of causing the death of an Armagh teenager made an unexpected appearance in court yesterday - almost three months after he was first due to appear before a judge.

Woman who stole from Belfast airport shop 'could face jail'

An employee who took off with almost £600 of perfume and make-up from a duty-free shop at Belfast International Airport has been warned the case meets the criteria for jail.

Airbus-Bombardier: New hope on horizon as Belfast workers greet news of deal

The Airbus move to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's C Series passenger jet programme will help secure the future of the Canadian plane maker's Northern Ireland workforce - and could see new deals following soon.

Clinton hopeful of progress as he meets with party leaders

Former US president Bill Clinton has revealed that a peace building centre named in his honour and built on the site of the IRA's notorious 1987 Remembrance Day bombing will be revamped.

Stormont deal nowhere in sight as parties argue over language act, says Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said Sinn Fein and the DUP are no longer close to a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont.

UVF terror flag displayed in Northern Ireland town hall during band competition

A UVF flag was displayed in a Northern Ireland town hall during a loyalist band contest last weekend.


Belfast council wants to scrap bus lanes which cause city centre chaos

Stormont officials are set to be invited to appear before a Belfast City Council committee to face questions over bus lanes which it has been claimed have brought traffic chaos to the city centre.

Man in court charged with manslaughter over fatal car crash

A man has appeared in court charged with the manslaughter of a young mother in a car crash.

Tuesday, Oct 17

Ulster rugby stars Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding to stand trial on rape charges

Two Irish and Ulster rugby stars are to stand trial charged with raping a woman in Belfast, a judge ordered on Tuesday.

Watch: Bill Clinton arrives in Northern Ireland to try to crack political deadlock

US president Bill Clinton has arrived in Belfast to try and broker a deal in the Northern Ireland political stalemate.

Storm Ophelia live updates: Northern Ireland schools to reopen, hospitals back to normal, 850 without power

Over 50,000 homes and businesses were left without power in the wake of Storm Ophelia in Northern Ireland with some 850 still without electricity.

Ulster University graduate Lidia fell to her death from Whispering Gallery in St Paul's Cathedral

A "beautiful and intelligent" Ulster University graduate has been named as the victim of a fall from the Whispering Gallery inside St Paul's Cathedral in London.

Monday, Oct 16

Tributes to Irish comedian Sean Hughes following his death aged 51

Tributes have been paid to Irish comedian Sean Hughes who has died at the age of 51.

Law jailing killer drivers for life must extend to Northern Ireland, says family of tragic Enda

The father of a hit-and-run victim said it was "hugely disappointing" that new UK laws to punish killer drivers with life imprisonment will not come into force in Northern Ireland.

All creatures great and small fill Northern Ireland cathedral for special pet service

A hamster, a cockatoo and a noisy congregation of dogs were among the pets to be blessed yesterday afternoon at a special service in St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast.

DUP hits back at claims it urged PM to 'rein in divisive' Chancellor

The DUP has denied telling the Prime Minister that she must "rein in" Chancellor Philip Hammond over his "divisive" approach to Brexit.

Sunday, Oct 15

Fianna Fail leader calls on DUP and Sinn Fein to establish Executive to deal with Brexit

The leader of Fianna Fail has called on the DUP and Sinn Fein to restore a powersharing Executive at Stormont in a bid to deal with Brexit negotiations.

Thomas the Tank Engine is getting two new female characters to help with gender imbalance

The world of Thomas the Tank Engine has mostly been male-dominated, but Mattel wants to change that.

DUP 'does not recognise' reports of party's criticism of Philip Hammond

The DUP has said it "does not recognise" comments attributed to a party source that criticised the Chancellor Philip Hammond.

Saturday, Oct 14

Woman arrested in Natasha Carruthers crash murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of Natasha Carruthers in a crash in Co Fermanagh have made a fourth arrest - a 32-year-old woman.

Bap Kennedy's widow Brenda on coming to terms with his loss - and his legacy

The widow of legendary Belfast musician Bap Kennedy has vowed to ensure his music continues to touch hearts all over the world. Speaking for the first time about her heartbreaking loss, Brenda Kennedy says more than anything she wants her…

Nathan Carter to play Belfast SSE Arena

Country music sensation Nathan Carter will return to Belfast next year for just one night to put on a show.

Brexit: EU willing to find 'unique' solution for Northern Ireland

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said European leaders are willing to grant a unique solution for Northern Ireland in Brexit negotiations.