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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Tuesday 19 April 2011
Monday 04 April 2011
Strong waves of anger and fear swept through Northern Irish politics and society after a young policeman was killed in a dissident republican bomb attack – evidence of their growing proficiency in creating such traps.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Sunday 03 April 2011
Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, faced calls last night for a formal investigation into his attendance at an event commemorating IRA terrorists. Politicians and groups representing victims of violence in Northern Ireland are calling for his investigation by the Northern Ireland Assembly's Commissioner for Standards.
Sunday 27 March 2011
Thursday 10 March 2011
Veteran Irish politician Enda Kenny yesterday assumed both the mantle of Prime Minister and primary responsibility for his country's mountainous set of economic problems.
Monday 28 February 2011
An election outcome of seismic proportions has put the Republic of Ireland on course for a new coalition government made up of the two parties who were principal winners in the contest.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Saturday 26 February 2011
Irish centre-right party Fine Gael looks set to lead the next government - but without an overall majority, according to an exit poll in the Irish general election.
Wednesday 16 February 2011
The latest polls in the Irish general election, to be held on 25 February, put the four main parties largely in the order they were in when the campaign opened, with Fine Gael likely to the biggest party in the Dail.
Thursday 27 January 2011
The Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams was in the strange position of holding a Crown title last night – in exchange for resigning from his unfilled seat in the House of Commons.
Wednesday 26 January 2011
Gerry Adams has officially resigned from his Westminster seat and become Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead, the Prime Minister said today.
Monday 24 January 2011
A political upheaval in Ireland has only just begun following the resignation of Brian Cowen as leader of the country's ruling party. Fianna Fail is no ordinary political party. Claiming the mantle of the 1916 Easter Rising, it has dominated the political landscape since the 1930s, providing Ireland with a succession of leaders from Eamon De Valera to Bertie Ahern.
Wednesday 05 January 2011
Chief executive of Northern Ireland Water (NIW) Laurence MacKenzie is set to resign over his organisation's mishandling of the region's water crisis.
Friday 31 December 2010
People in Northern Ireland have been warned that water supplies may not be restored before next week, as ministers prepared for crisis talks about the 32,000 residents still affected.
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