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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Thursday 06 June 2013
The rich can have different sensibilities from the rest of us. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a relative of the King of Saudi Arabia and reputedly the world’s richest Arab, has been deeply offended by Forbes Magazine placing him 26th on its rich list, with an estimated wealth of $20 billion.
Tuesday 04 June 2013
Theresa Villiers says dissident republican groups will continue to plan attacks
Monday 03 June 2013
Sinn Fein suffered a setback in the Northern Ireland Assembly on Monday night when if failed to block new legislation barring those with a serious conviction from working as special political advisers.
Monday 22 April 2013
Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams gave evidence in a Belfast court today at the trial of his brother Liam, who is accused of child sex abuse.
Thursday 11 April 2013
Even taking into account the BBC's more recent traumas, the 1980s were the most turbulent decade in its history. Alan Protheroe played a central and often controversial role in the Corporation's bitter battles with Mrs.Thatcher's Government. With hindsight, it can be argued that the BBC suffered long-term damage because of his stubborn failure – along with that of senior colleagues – to recognise and allow for the increasing assertiveness of the politically appointed board of governors, reflecting a fundamental shift in the rules of engagement between Westminster and Broadcasting House.
Father Alec Reid reveals how he tried to save two British soldiers killed in one of the most shocking episodes of the Troubles
Sunday 10 March 2013
Priest reveals how he tried to save two undercover British soldiers discovered at a Belfast funeral in 1988.
Friday 08 March 2013
Sinn Fein veteran Francie Molloy insisted his party colleague Martin McGuinness would be a hard act to follow after winning the Westminster seat vacated by Stormont's deputy First Minister.
Mid-Ulster by-election: campaign eerily quiet as IRA murder victim's son faces alleged killer in polls
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Most assumed it would be a by-election as bitter as any seen in Northern Ireland, not least because one candidate has been accused of involvement in the murder of the father of another.
Northern Ireland: Terrorist attack foiled in Londonderry just minutes before mortars due to be fired at police station
Monday 04 March 2013
'Mass fatalities' avoided in major coup for security forces as three men arrested
Friday 15 February 2013
It will be an election with an extraordinary subplot, where one candidate has been publicly accused of killing the father of the other.
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.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Belfast was hit by a fifth night of rioting yesterday following protests over a decision by councillors to limit the days the union flag flies over city hall.
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.
Saturday 08 December 2012
Police were bracing themselves for another night of violence after a protest by loyalists against new restrictions on flying the Union flag passed peacefully.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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