DFM chooses inclusive choir over Kemp
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has tweeted that he missed Ross Kemp's Extreme World programme about Northern Ireland because he was instead watching a UTV report on Belfast's cross-community gospel choir.
Kemp defends putting NI in Extreme World
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Ross Kemp has defended the inclusion of Northern Ireland in his Extreme World series - which is more used to issues like child soldiers in the Congo - ahead of the Belfast-based episode airing.
Nigerian sex slave wins NI court challenge
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A Nigerian woman who fled to Northern Ireland amid claims of having been forced into sexual slavery has won her High Court challenge to being denied human trafficking victim status.
100 NI jobs for Japanese owned firm
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
One hundred jobs have been created in Carrickfergus by the Japanese owned Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK), it has been announced.
Super Bowl ad sparks racism row
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The annual Super Bowl is watched by more than 100 million people, with the half-time show and the television adverts (at a reported $4m for a 30-second slot) usually proving nearly as much of a talking point as the football ...
Scarlett Johansson set for Israel visit
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
SodaStream bosses are planning to give actress Scarlett Johansson a guided tour of their Israeli headquarters this year following the backlash she received over their business partnership.
Two Irish students die in Belgium fire
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
Family and friends of two Irish students killed in a house blaze while on placement in Belgium have been left devastated by the tragedy.
Eddie Irvine survives shark attack
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Former racing driver Eddie Irvine is recovering after he was reportedly attacked by a shark while diving in the Bahamas.
Waterfront Hall to get £29.5m extension
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
A £29.5m extension to the Waterfront Hall in Belfast has been announced.
Skydiver knocked out during freefall
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
Footage from the helmet camera of a skydiver who was knocked unconscious at over 12,000ft, prompting a daring mid-air rescue by his companions, has been causing an online stir.
1D named 2013's Global Recording Artists
Published: Thursday, 30 January 2014
One Direction have been named the Global Recording Artists of 2013.
Lady Gaga tour skips Belfast
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
Lady Gaga has announced a series of arena dates in the UK and Ireland later this year as part of her forthcoming tour - but the US star is not coming to Belfast.
Lord of the Dance's rhino horn stolen
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
A rhino horn valued at €200,000 has been stolen from the luxury Co Cork residence of Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley.
NI fighter hails MMA rise in popularity
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
Co Antrim mixed martial artist Norman Parke may have taken the US by storm, but he's also convinced that the sport is set to become one of the biggest in Northern Ireland.
NI family devastated by Australian murder
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
The family of a Northern Ireland woman, who was stabbed to death in Sydney, Australia, have said they are devastated following her murder.
Kelly on form for GB's first Winter gold
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
A Northern Ireland contender for GB's first Winter Paralympic gold medal is headlining a 10-strong team of alpine skiers selected for the Sochi Games on Thursday.
Book of condolence for Kabul victim
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
A book of condolence will open later in Limavady for a former soldier who was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Progress on Ireland Rugby World Cup bid
Published: Wednesday, 22 January 2014
A working group has been set up by governments on both sides of the Irish border to lay the groundwork for a potential all-island bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Ireland to reopen Vatican Embassy
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Ireland is to reopen its embassy in the Vatican two years after it was shut for cost reasons.
FBI wanted man remanded again
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
A Dublin man accused by the FBI of being the single largest facilitator of child sex abuse images in the world has been remanded in custody in the Republic of Ireland for another week.
Peace rally held in Belfast
Published: Sunday, 19 January 2014
A peace rally has been held outside Belfast City Hall by a group calling for Stormont's politicians to find a way forward following the failure of the Haass talks.
Rules mix-up costs McIlroy Abu Dhabi title
Published: Sunday, 19 January 2014
A rules blunder by Rory McIlroy has arguably cost him the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship title for the second time in three years.
Limavady man dies in Kabul attack
Published: Saturday, 18 January 2014
Tributes have been paid to a man originally from Liverpool, who lived in Northern Ireland with his family, after he was killed in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan.
Belfast set to celebrate Chinese New Year
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
Belfast is getting ready to host a 15-day celebration to welcome the Chinese New Year, it has been announced.
Smuggler Michaella admits drug taking
Published: Sunday, 12 January 2014
Imprisoned Dungannon woman Michaella McCollum has admitted taking drugs while in Ibiza, but maintains she was forced into the drug smuggling plot that was foiled at an airport in Peru last year.
Michaela killer probe on the 'right track'
Published: Friday, 10 January 2014
The lead detective in the Michaela McAreavey murder enquiry has said the investigation is on the "right track" and he is determined to make arrests and secure a conviction in the case.
Haass involvement in NI over
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
Former US diplomat Richard Haass has told UTV that his involvement in Northern Ireland is at an end and, indirectly, he seems to blame unionists for a lack of leadership.
Coleraine's Carson to move to US
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
Stephen Carson is to play his final game on Saturday for Coleraine in the Irish Cup before taking up a coaching role in the USA.
Drugs from China delivered to college
Published: Thursday, 09 January 2014
A 33-year old Belfast man, who used his position as a porter at Belfast Metropolitan College to get packages of drugs delivered from China to his workplace, has narrowly escaped being sent to jail.
Hell freezes over in US big chill
Published: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
It's official - Hell has frozen over ...
Dublin liaises over Venezuela deaths
Published: Tuesday, 07 January 2014
Officials in Dublin are liaising with overseas counterparts after a former Miss Venezuela was shot dead alongside her ex-husband - who was reported to be Irish - in front of their five-year-old daughter.
Schumacher's condition 'improves slightly'
Published: Tuesday, 31 December 2013
Doctors treating seven-times Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher at a French hospital have confirmed that his condition has improved slightly.
Derry clipper wins Australian race
Published: Monday, 30 December 2013
The Derry~Londonderry~Doire clipper has crossed the finish line first at Hobart, Tasmania to win the Australian race.
Schumacher 'critical' after ski fall
Published: Monday, 30 December 2013
The retired Formula One legend Michael Schumacher is in critical condition after a ski accident on Sunday.
'Boost needed' for NI exports
Published: Sunday, 29 December 2013
More needs to be done to boost exports, the head of Northern Ireland's jobs creation body has warned.

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