‘Sinn Féin look unstoppable’: What next for NI’s major parties after the local elections?

SINN FÉIN’S PERFORMANCE at last week’s Northern Ireland local elections has been described as a “remarkable transformation for the party” by a leading professor of British and Irish politics. Sinn Féin is the largest party in Northern Irish local government, claiming 144 of the 462 available seats in Thursday’s election, […]

Michaela McAreavey: sacked worker who shared video from Orange hall ‘not aware of offensive chanting’

A video clip showing men gathered in an Orange hall singing a song mocking murder victim Michaela McAreavey has been played at the employment tribunal of a Portadown lorry driver. Andrew McDade filmed the livestream video in a hall in Dundonald during which a song was heard mocking the death […]

Derry GAA says it has ‘no record’ of email making claims of domestic abuse against Rory Gallagher

Derry GAA says it has “no record” of any email correspondence regarding domestic abuse claims against senior football manager Rory Gallagher. Mr Gallagher last week stepped back from the role after his estranged wife, Nicola Gallagher, detailed serious allegations of domestic abuse against him over a 24-year period, via a […]

Minister commits to meeting gun groups before any changes made to firearm ownership rules

JUNIOR JUSTICE MINISTER James Browne has said he will meet with gun owner groups ahead of any policy or legislation change to firearm licensing in the State. An expert group tasked with making recommendations on a range of issues – including who should have access to firearms in the state – […]