Synagogue attacks condemned
Published: Monday, 21 July 2014
Politicians have condemned two attacks on a north Belfast synagogue at the weekend which police are treating as religious hate crimes.
Arson attack on Co Antrim church
Published: Sunday, 20 July 2014
Police are treating an arson attack on a Co Antrim church as a hate crime.
Man urinated outside church service
Published: Thursday, 17 July 2014
A man has been fined £100 for urinating outside a church while a service was underway.
Holy statue damaged in west Belfast
Published: Friday, 11 July 2014
Police are treating an attack on a statue of the Virgin Mary close to Milltown Cemetery in west Belfast as a hate crime.
Priest 'heartbroken' by church vandalism
Published: Thursday, 10 July 2014
A Catholic priest has told UTV of his heartbreak at finding his church attacked by vandals overnight in Kilkeel, Co Down.
Pope meets clerical abuse survivors
Published: Monday, 07 July 2014
The Pope has met with Irish survivors of clerical abuse.
John urges leaders to back gay marriage
Published: Monday, 30 June 2014
Sir Elton John has urged religious leaders around the world to throw their support behind gay marriage because "times have changed".
Gerry Conlon funeral takes place
Published: Saturday, 28 June 2014
The lawyer for the Guildford Four's Gerry Conlon, who was wrongly convicted of being an IRA bomber, has described him as ultimately "victorious" during a heartfelt tribute at his funeral.
Explicit video 'desecrated' church
Published: Sunday, 22 June 2014
A south Belfast church has said it has been "desecrated" and its parish priest left "grievously distressed" after an explicit scene from a music video was shot in the historic building.
Request to extend child abuse inquiry
Published: Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Sir Anthony Hart, the chairman of Northern Ireland's public inquiry into historical institutional child abuse, has requested a one-year extension to his work.
Call for NI mother and baby homes inquiry
Published: Tuesday, 17 June 2014
A Belfast woman has told UTV how she has only now discovered that her brother, who was born at a mother and baby home 40 years ago, was buried in an unmarked mass grave at Milltown Cemetery.
Tuam home survivors' fight for justice
Published: Monday, 16 June 2014
As an inquiry gets underway into the deaths of almost 800 babies and toddlers believed to be buried at a mass unmarked grave in Co Galway, two men have told UTV Live Tonight the stories of their life after being separated from their mothers.
Single drumbeat ruling past church
Published: Thursday, 12 June 2014
The Parades Commission has ruled that bands taking part in the upcoming Tour of the North should only play a single drumbeat when passing a Catholic Church in north Belfast.
Former choirboy, 105, meets new singers
Published: Wednesday, 11 June 2014
A 105-year-old former choirboy has made a nostalgic visit to Belfast's St Anne's Cathedral to meet its newest choral members.
'Babies were inferior species' - Kenny
Published: Tuesday, 10 June 2014
The babies of unmarried parents were treated as "an inferior sub-species" for decades in Ireland,Taoiseach Enda Kenny has admitted after the announcement of a state inquiry into how religious-run institutions treated pregnant mothers.
Funeral of Sir John Gorman held
Published: Monday, 09 June 2014
The funeral of former Ulster Unionist Party MLA Sir John Gorman has taken place in Killyleagh, Co Down.
Pastor apologises for anti-Islam sermon
Published: Friday, 06 June 2014
Belfast Pastor James McConnell has been released by police investigating comments he made about the Islamic faith during a sermon last month, which he has apologised for.
Galway grave should be 'crime scene'
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
The Adoption Rights Alliance is calling for a mass grave discovered in Co Galway to be treated as a crime scene.
Call for Galway 'mass grave' inquiry
Published: Thursday, 05 June 2014
The Irish Government is looking into the best means of addressing the death and burial of nearly 800 babies and toddlers in a mass grave in Co Galway.
Robinson in public apology to Muslims
Published: Tuesday, 03 June 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson has publicly apologised for his comments about Muslims.
New church head's race attack warning
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
The new head of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland has called for racist abuse to stop and warned of the dangers words can have in encouraging others to carry out attacks.
McConnell visits race attack victims
Published: Monday, 02 June 2014
The pastor who described Islam as "satanic" and "heathen" has visited the two victims of a racist assault who have since been forced from their north Belfast home over concerns for their safety.
NI 'must stand up against racism' - Lo
Published: Saturday, 31 May 2014
Alliance MLA Anna Lo has told an anti-racism rally in Belfast that Northern Ireland must stand up against sectarianism and racism, as she vowed to stay in the region.
FM in private apology over Islam remarks
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
The head of Belfast Islamic Centre has said that First Minister Peter Robinson has apologised to him during a private meeting at Stormont Castle.
Lo 'to quit politics' amid race attacks
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
Anna Lo of the Alliance Party has said she is planning to quit Northern Ireland politics but that it is because she is “fed up with tribal politics”.
UUP member quits amid Islam sermon row
Published: Thursday, 29 May 2014
A member of the Ulster Unionist Party who unsuccessfully stood for the local government election has quit the party following controversial comments he made on television.
Row after Robinson backs 'Islam' sermon
Published: Wednesday, 28 May 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson has defended the evangelical pastor who is at the centre of a police investigation into a sermon which has been accused of amounting to a hate crime against Muslims.
Police probe pastor's Islam remarks
Published: Wednesday, 21 May 2014
Police are investigating a suspected hate crime after an evangelical Protestant preacher made controversial remarks about Islam.
'Nuns taken for granted' - Bishop Daly
Published: Tuesday, 20 May 2014
A retired Catholic bishop has said nuns at the centre of the UK's largest ever public inquiry into institutional child abuse were "taken for granted".
Former nun denies boys' home abuse
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
A former nun interviewed by police investigating alleged abuse at a children's home in Northern Ireland has said she loved the young people, a public inquiry has heard.
Abuse Inquiry team to return to Australia
Published: Monday, 19 May 2014
A team from the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will return to Australia to gather further information in relation to a child migrant scheme.
Church watchdog reports on protection
Published: Monday, 12 May 2014
Reviews of child protection measures in a number of church diocese across Ireland are being issued by the Catholic Church's watchdog.
Taoiseach's 'hopes' for NI pope visit
Published: Sunday, 27 April 2014
The Taoiseach has said he hopes Pope Francis could go to Northern Ireland, should he accept an invitation to visit the Republic of Ireland.
Popes canonised in Vatican ceremony
Published: Sunday, 27 April 2014
Tens of thousands of pilgrims filled St Peter's Square at the Vatican for a historic day of four popes, with Francis and Benedict XVI honouring John XXIII and John Paul II by declaring them saints in the first ever canonisation of two pontiffs.
Masked men escort murder victim's coffin
Published: Thursday, 24 April 2014
Masked men have escorted the coffin of murdered dissident republican Tommy Crossan to a west Belfast church for his funeral service on Thursday morning.

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