A light-hearted play about Christianity written almost 20 years ago is at the centre of an “astonishing” censorship row after performances were cancelled by councillors in Northern Ireland who deemed it “blasphemous”.
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Sunday 27 January 2013
A homemade bomb was found close to where an off duty police officer fired shots, the Police Service of Northern Ireland confirmed tonight.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Irish police have said a detective killed near Dundalk in County Louth was shot without warning. Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe, 41, a father of two, was murdered as he acted to stop an attempted robbery at a branch of Credit Union bank in Bellurgan, Jenkinstown.
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Zippy, the yellowish-brown glove puppet who was loud and sought to be the centre of attention in Rainbow, gained a cult status that went beyond the pre-school children's programme's 25-year history.
Saturday 12 January 2013
Belfast City Council could face legal action over its decision to restrict the flying of the flag
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Northern Irish Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has been awarded an English aristocratic title to secure his resignation as an MP, the Treasury confirmed today.
Monday 31 December 2012
Martin McGuinness has resigned as Mid-Ulster MP.
'My heart is breaking for Northern Ireland': MP makes emotional plea for peace as police warn they are 'stretched to the limit'
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Development follows attempt on the life of a policewoman in Belfast
Hillary Clinton uses Northern Ireland visit to call for end to violence as bomb is discovered in Londonderry
Friday 07 December 2012
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton urged an end to the new outbreak of violence in Northern Ireland today.
Father of Savita Halappanavar calls for change to Ireland's abortion laws after death of his daughter
Sunday 18 November 2012
The father of a pregnant Indian woman who died after being refused an abortion in Ireland has urged the country's prime minister to change the country's abortion laws.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
One in ten people in Ireland are too poor to afford a properly balanced diet, a study has shown.
Thursday 04 October 2012
A bomb left in North Belfast tonight was intended to kill, police have claimed.
Martin McGuinness: UK government must face independent inquiry if Northern Ireland is ever to achieve true peace
Monday 01 October 2012
Sinn Fein politician backed a call for a UN-led international body to investigate post-conflict situations around the world
Thursday 27 September 2012
Former journalist and barrister Alex White has been named Labour's new junior minister following the shock departure of Roisin Shortall.
Sunday 29 July 2012
Monday 16 July 2012
The publication of crime scene photographs of Michaela McAreavey, who was murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius, marks a new low, her family said.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
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