Major ports told to close ice plants

Ice plants at three of the Republic of Ireland's largest fishing ports have been ordered to close after health and safety inspections.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 10:26 am

Suspended sentence over starved dog

A woman whose pet dog died after she left the abandoned animal trapped in a flat without food or water is given a suspended jail sentence.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 10:01 am

Builder sentenced over extensions

A builder is sentenced to 100 hours community service for failing to complete work on two home extensions to a professional standard.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 9:06 am

VIDEO: Murder inquiry over fire death

Police appeal for information after the death of Jennifer Dornan, whose body was found following a house fire at the weekend.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 9:00 am

Ferry crashes into dock due to wind

A ferry, carrying 650 people heading from north Wales to Ireland, crashes into a dock during strong wind.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 8:44 am

DUP MP grows SF tree as peace symbol

Sammy Wilson says that a tree in his garden, given to him as a gift from the leader of Sinn Féin, is a symbol of political progress in Northern Ireland.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 8:38 am

Small bomb found during city alert

A small bomb has been found and removed during an alert in west Belfast.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 8:05 am

McIlroy recovery 'progressing well'

Rory McIlroy's ankle injury is progressing well but there is no word yet on whether he will defend his US PGA title next week.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 7:25 am

Defenceman Ganzak signs for Giants

The Belfast Giants announce the signing of 31-year-old defenceman Mitch Ganzak for the 2015/16 season.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 7:25 am

Alliance in gay marriage pledge

The Alliance Party says it will make a commitment of support for same sex marriage part of its manifesto for the next Assembly election.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 7:17 am

Fair 'no place for live wild goat'

Animal rights campaigners urge the organisers of a festival in County Kerry to remove the live mountain goat.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 6:58 am

VIDEO: Strong winds cause flooding in Galway

High tides combined with strong winds cause parts of Salthill in Galway to be flooded

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 6:56 am

Leeds sign Brentford winger Dallas

Leeds United sign Northern Ireland international winger Stuart Dallas from Brentford for an undisclosed fee on a three-year deal.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 6:46 am

'Fraud' led to retail firm's failure

A well-known Belfast retailer that closed this year says an alleged fraud contributed to the company's failure.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:26 am

Moriarty set to make Wales debut

Ross Moriarty, Tyler Morgan, Eli Walker and Dominic Day will win their first Wales caps in Saturday's World Cup warm-up match against Ireland.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 5:02 am

Two held after Sligo body is found

Two people are arrested in connection with the death of a man in Sligo in the Republic of Ireland.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 2:12 am

Murder inquiry over fire death

Police launch a murder investigation into the death of Jennifer Dornan whose body was found following a house fire at the weekend.

Posted by on 4 August 2015 | 12:52 am

MI5 and dissident 'links' concern

A Sinn Féin minister calls for greater scrutiny of the relationship between MI5 agents and dissident republicans.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 11:59 pm

Sammy Wilson to step down as MLA

Former finance minister Sammy Wilson is leaving the assembly to concentrate on his job as an MP.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 1:28 pm

Whole new ball game

What game was being played at the home of Ulster rugby more than 70 years ago?

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 11:53 am

Retailers defend milk pricing policy

Retailers in Northern Ireland defend supermarkets' milk pricing policy after protests by farmers over what they get paid for their product.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 11:27 am

Coldest July in NI for over 20 years

Last month was the coldest July month since 1993 with an average temperature of 13.4C.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 8:11 am

Advice over Grand Prix road closures

Motorists are being advised of forthcoming road closures to facilitate the Ulster Grand Prix motorcycle race in County Antrim later this week.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 7:12 am

Airline restores service to New York

United Airlines is to restore its year-round service from Belfast to New York.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 3:59 am

Blinds company to create 80 jobs

Decora Blind Systems plans to expand its operation in Lisburn, County Antrim, creating 80 new jobs over the next two years.

Posted by on 3 August 2015 | 12:24 am