NI 'could return to violence' - Haass
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Without political progress, time will not be a healer for Northern Ireland and there could be a return to the levels of violence of old, US diplomat Dr Richard Haass has warned Congress in Washington.
NI leaders visit Silicon Valley
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson and the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have hosted over 120 Silicon Valley business executives in a bid to attract further foreign direct investment to Northern Ireland.
Great white shark 'close' to Ireland
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A great white shark being tracked since it was tagged just over a year ago in Florida has travelled more than 19,500 miles and is now closer to the Republic of Ireland than expected.
NI leaders on USA business mission
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
NI's leaders are on a five day visit to America in a bid to strengthen business and tourism links with the country.
Irish firm becomes biggest banana supplier
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Irish-based fruit company Fyffes is set to merge with its main rivals Chiquita to create the world's largest banana supplier.
International Women's Day marked in NI
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
A major rally has been held in Belfast as part of a series of events to mark International Women's Day in Northern Ireland.
Paralympian pleads guilty over sex assault
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
A Jordanian paralympian and world record holder has been freed after his 12 month jail term for sexual assault, while training in Antrim in the run-up to the 2012 London Paralympic Games, was suspended for two years.
Funeral held for US crash victim
Published: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Family and friends of a Northern Ireland man killed after being hit by a car in America, gathered to pay their last respects at his funeral.
Ulster rugby signs up Ruaidhri Murphy
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
Irish prop Ruaidhri Murphy has signed a two-year deal to join Ulster from Australian side the Brumbies in the summer.
Second US crash death in Newry family
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A family who lost a loved one in a car crash in the USA last year, prompting them to start a trust to help fund repatriations for others in similar situations, is now facing a fresh tragedy of their own.
Second zoo plans Marius giraffe kill
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A second healthy giraffe, also called Marius, is reportedly under threat at a second Danish zoo - less than a week after the 'original' Marius was put down and fed to lions.
Toyota in major recall over car glitch
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Toyota is recalling nearly 31,000 UK-registered cars because of a computer problem that could cause the vehicle to stop.
Donald Trump buys Co Clare golf course
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
American business magnate Donald Trump has bought his first links golf course in Ireland and vowed to bring it up to the "highest standards of luxury".
Myleene makes tearful appeal over typhoon
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
British pop star Myleene Klass choked back tears during an appearance on an ITV show on Monday as she appealed for help for the victims of a typhoon in the Philippines.
Online outcry over Olympic dog cull
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
People around the world have joined a campaign to halt the mass killing of thousands of stray dogs in the Russian city of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
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.

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