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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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.
Tuesday 04 December 2012
Violence which erupted in Belfast after a controversial vote on the Union flag was unacceptable, Northern Ireland's First Minister warned today.
Friday 02 November 2012
In January Colin Duffy, now under arrest for questioning about the killing this week of the prison officer David Black, was acquitted of the murders of two soldiers outside Massereene Barracks in Antrim who were about to leave for duty in Afghanistan.
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
Sunday 29 July 2012
Friday 13 July 2012
Police chiefs today pledged to make “significant” arrests after officers were attacked with petrol bombs in an outbreak of street violence in the flashpoint Ardoyne area of north Belfast.
Friday 06 July 2012
Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown said he was turning down this year's annual bonus after a computer meltdown left thousands of customers without access to cash.
Friday 22 June 2012
Martin McGuinness will hold a landmark meeting with the Queen when she visits Belfast next week, his Sinn Fein party confirmed today following months of speculation about an formal encounter between royalty and republicans.
Monday 11 June 2012
Sinn Fein MP for Mid Ulster Martin McGuinness is to resign his seat, forcing a by-election, as part of a shake-up to end Sinn Fein dual mandates at Westminster.
Wednesday 30 May 2012
After years of savage cuts, the Irish now face a stark choice: do they hand over control of their economy to Europe – or go it alone without the safety net of future bailouts? In Cork, David McKittrick meets the people preparing to vote
Saturday 19 May 2012
A teenage girl has been shot dead and her sister seriously injured in a gun attack in a small village in Northern Ireland.
Tuesday 24 April 2012
A Dublin security tribunal today heard allegations that Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's deputy first minister, was involved in sanctioning the murders of two senior police officers in 1989.
Tuesday 10 April 2012
Police in Northern Ireland have arrested six people after a masked man at a republican commemoration threatened further violence by dissidents opposed to the peace process.
Tuesday 06 March 2012
Jeremy Tigue, the fund manager behind the £2bn-plus Foreign & Colonial (F&C) investment trust, yesterday said profit and dividend growth from the companies it invests in is set to slow down in 2012 alongside fewer takeover bids.
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