The crisis created by the Union flags dispute gave Belfast's outgoing Lord Mayor a chance to do more than simply pose for the cameras, Gavin Robinson has revealed.
A new strategy to heal sectarian divisions in Northern Ireland has stressed the crucial need to create a fully shared education system in the region.
Community relations among teenagers in Northern Ireland were badly damaged by the Union flag crisis, sociologists have said.
Unesco has called for a halt to the development of a controversial £100 million golf resort on Northern Ireland's North Coast.
Territorial Army soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan are to be granted the Freedom of Castlereagh.
Policing and security costs for the G8 conference in Co Fermanagh next month are running at an estimated £50 million, it has been revealed.
Budget airline Flybe is dropping direct flights from George Best Belfast City Airport to London Gatwick.
An Islamic centre in Belfast has been doused with a paint bomb in what police are treating as a hate crime.
Chicken feet will be on the business menu at meetings between Northern Ireland and Chinese government ministers next week as Stormont leaders strive to secure an unusual trade link.
A man has been arrested in connection with a double murder and arson attack in Northern Ireland six years ago.
A new website to promote mediation as an alternative to going to court has been launched in Northern Ireland.
A 36-year-old man has been shot in a paramilitary punishment-style attack on the outskirts of west Belfast.
Dissident republicans are attempting to whip up tensions around the marching season in a bid to attract a new generation of recruits, a senior Orange Order figure has claimed.
It could be years before meaningful data on whether jobs are created or retained by Invest NI is available, it has been revealed.
Loyal Orders and Protestant marching bands generate almost £55 million in economic and social benefits for Northern Ireland each year, new research has found.
Most typical household electricity bills in Northern Ireland will increase by £90 a year from July 1.
Five men have been charged with a range of drugs offences in connection with the seizure of cannabis worth more than £350,000 in south Down.
The number of deaths from dementia in Northern Ireland hit a new high of 1,400 last year, it has been revealed.
Some lenders in Northern Ireland are charging around 1,700% interest on payday loans, it has been revealed.
An 11-year-old girl who died on a school trip to the Scottish Highlands is thought to have suffered from a heart abnormality, it has emerged.
Householders, business leaders and consumer watchdogs have reacted with fury to an 18% price hike by Northern Ireland's biggest electricity supplier.
Political uncertainty over dealing with Northern Ireland's troubled past needs to be addressed, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has said.
Tom McGonigle, a Criminal Justice Inspector, is to be the new Northern Ireland Prisoner Ombudsman.
Computer-based literacy and numeracy tests used by primary schools in Northern Ireland will no longer be compulsory following a series of technical glitches, it has been revealed.
Former Northern Ireland arms decommissioning inspector Martti Ahtisaari is due to officially launch a new conflict studies institute at Queen's University Belfast.
Detectives investigating the murder of a man in East Belfast have arrested a suspect on suspicion of perverting the course of justice.
Five people were killed in fires caused by smoking materials during the last year, the Northern Ireland Fire Service has revealed.
Some A-level resits are to be scrapped under changes being introduced by Northern Ireland Education Minister John O'Dowd.
Dissident attacks are likely to occur in Northern Ireland during the G8 summit despite the presence of thousands of extra police officers, the commander of the security operation has said.
More than £4 million of grants are to be spent to help protect the natural environment, it has been revealed.
A film version of Dracula is to be made in Belfast.
Almost 200 events are taking place across Northern Ireland over the next week to highlight efforts to build relationships and bridge division, it was revealed.
Police and community leaders in Belfast have agreed to resolve their differences through talking and non-violence.
The constituency office of SDLP East Derry MLA John Dallat has been attacked.
Catholics in Northern Ireland are more likely to be unemployed or living in overcrowded conditions with worse health than Protestants, census figures reveal.
Overseas junkets for Government ministers cost Northern Ireland taxpayers more than £350,000 in the past year, official figures have revealed.
A seriously ill patient has died after his ambulance was in a crash with a car on its way to hospital in Northern Ireland, police said.
One in eight people in Northern Ireland provided unpaid care for a loved one, census figures showed.
An 18-year-old man has been shot in both legs during a paramilitary punishment attack in north Belfast.
A fell runner who collapsed and died during a race in the Mournes was a stalwart of mountain competitions, a rescue team official has said.
More permanent new teaching positions need to be created in Northern Ireland to boost standards across the curriculum, a union said.
Work to erect a massive security fence to protect eight of the world's most powerful leaders during the G8 summit in Fermanagh has been started.
A lorry driver from Northern Ireland has been jailed for 14 years in Greece after being convicted for smuggling herbal cannabis worth £1 million, police have said.
An explosive device has been found by police investigating the attempt to murder three officers in west Belfast.
Private talks between police and community leaders this weekend will cost an estimated £26,000, the PSNI has revealed.
Four men arrested by detectives investigating allegations of historic abuse at a young offenders' centre in Co Down have been released.
There has been a fall in the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits, official figures have revealed.
Northern Ireland's economy will not return to growth until next year or beyond, a survey of accountants has suggested.
Mobile phone providers in the Irish Republic could be asked to cut signals during the G8 summit amid fears terrorists may use them to detonate bombs.
Traffic chaos has overshadowed the inaugural Balmoral Show at the Maze after heavy congestion left thousands of motorists facing lengthy delays.
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