A health issue, not a crime: it's time to scrap outdated abortion laws

Archaic abortion laws are still oppressing women in Australia. We should finally step up to medical developments and social expectations<p>On Wednesday the Queensland law reform commission (QLRC) received a reference to consider how Queensland should amend laws relating to termination of pregnancy and …

Rights & Freedoms

Teenage, gay and Northern Irish

<b>Sarah and Thomas are both gay, 17 years old, and living in Northern Ireland.</b><p>They've each had their own troubling coming out experiences but through a local LGBT group, they've become the best of friends.<p>So do they plan to stay long-term in their country?<p><i>Produced and filmed by Rob Brown and India</i> …

Northern Ireland

Irish Government clarifies Brexit position after unionist concerns

The Irish Government has moved to alleviate unionist concerns over its position on Brexit.<p>On Thursday, Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney said …

Irish Government

Adams talks of 'new approach' to unionists

<b>Sinn Féin's leader called for nationalists and republicans to adopt a new approach to "unlock unionist opposition to a new Ireland".</b><p>Gerry Adams made the comments at Sinn Féin's National United Ireland conference at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast, on Saturday.<p>He said it was important to "embrace" …

Terrifying moment toddler wanders into road in front of car

This is the heart-stopping moment a toddler wandered into a 40mph road in front of a car.<p>The tot simply looked at the oncoming car unperturbed as the …

Northern Ireland

What did a Dublin man living 500 years ago really look like? Now we know.

The face of an unknown Irish man who died 500 years ago has been digitally reconstructed by a team of archaeologists.The remains of the man, who was …


Conman who duped his Derry fiancée out of £4,500 for bogus wedding trip is jailed

A swindler who scammed more than £4,500 from a Northern Ireland woman and her family to pay for flights to their wedding in the US has been …

Northern Ireland

Bangor parade marks NI Armed Forces Day

<b>Northern Ireland is marking this year's Armed Forces Day with a military parade through Bangor, County Down.</b><p>Armed Forces Day is a UK-wide event to support and celebrate the roles played by serving members of the Army, Royal Navy, and Royal Air Force.<p>It also pays tribute to veterans, cadets and …


Cladding on these Northern Ireland flats may be same as Grenfell Tower

A high-rise apartment block in central Belfast is suspected of being encased in the same kind of cladding used on London's Grenfell Tower.<p>It was …

Northern Ireland

A-level paper 'leak' probed by Northern Ireland exam body

It has been reported that an alleged leak from a business studies A-level paper is being investigated by CCEA, the body that sets exams in Northern …

Northern Ireland

Darren Simpson: Tributes for tragic Northern Ireland chef after heart attack in Australia

World-renowned chefs have paid tribute to the Darren Simpson from Northern Ireland, who died suddenly this week.<p>Mr Simpson's illustrious career saw …

Northern Ireland

Agreement must be reached on Irish border Brexit issues, warns business chief

Solutions are needed to Irish border issues after Brexit, a leading business group has said.


Northern Ireland’s women deserve equality. That’s why I’m challenging abortion law

This week the supreme court upheld a ruling that means Northern Ireland’s women have to pay for terminations in England and Wales<p>The fight for equality isn’t just about what is attacked. It is also about what is ignored. As the Conservatives continue to struggle to strike a deal with the DUP to …

Northern Ireland

Best of Northern Ireland: Artisans at work on the Causeway Coastal Route

Chances are you’ve driven the Causeway Coastal Route and ticked off the big attractions, from Carrickfergus Castle and the Dark Hedges to the Giant’s …

Giant's Causeway

The ageing Irish in London: confusion over Brexit remains

‘The NHS is like the GAA. Everyone talks about it and they love it because they need it’


Will The U.K. Break Up? One Year After Brexit, Questions Remain

Scotland, Ireland and the the future of the U.K. as a political entity hangs in the balance.


Former UVF commander turned informer admits to 200 terrorist offences

Gary Haggarty, 45, admits to crimes, including five murders, in exchange for turning state witness against fellow loyalist terrorists<p>A former loyalist paramilitary commander turned police informant has pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offences, including five murders.<p>Gary Haggarty, a former chief of …


WATCH: Achill Island and Croagh Patrick as you've never seen them before

"This place won't call you to come," says Con Doherty. "It remains humble in all its beauty. It's a place to be discovered. Where I come to be alive."

News (Ireland)

#3843: Stumbling through Gaelic: Music Based on Irish Song

Listen to an hour of songs with Gaelic titles, from the Irish folk tradition in contemporary arrangements, as well as composed pieces. There’s music with folk/traditional echoes by ex-rocker and Irish composer/guitarist Dave Flynn, along with a work by Donnacha Dennehy that incorporates the …


Weather: Fresher start with rain in northwest

It's a fresher start for many compared to the last few days.<p>Outbreaks of rain across northwestern parts of the UK this morning will slowly move …


Stunning images that will make you want to move to Wales

Located in the southwest of the UK, Wales is known for its unique languages, culture, dramatic coastline, lakes, national parks, hills, and …

UK National Parks

MPs to argue Northern Irish women have right to abortion on NHS

Cross-party MPs want amendment to Queen’s speech to act as warning to government over DUP pact<p>MPs from all the major parties will argue that abortion should be provided on the NHS in England for Northern Irish women, in an amendment to the Queen’s speech which supporters said would act as a warning …

Northern Ireland

Financial deal between Tories and DUP must be made public - McDonnell

The financial elements of any Tory deal with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) must be made public, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has …

Northern Ireland

Allied Irish Banks ties up IPO with €12bn valuation as Ireland raises €3bn

The Irish government has floated Allied Irish Banks (AIB), raising at least €3bn in the IPO, which valued the group at €12bn.<p>The offering was priced …

Business (UK)

Furniture firm Fultons back in Northern Ireland with £1m store

One of the best-known names in Northern Ireland retail has returned, creating 10 new jobs following its collapse during the economic crash.

Northern Ireland

Dog bites through child's ear in attack in Northern Ireland

The mother of a Londonderry child that required surgery after being bitten by a dog has spoken about the shock of her son's attack.

Northern Ireland

Pictured: Boy hospitalised after Belsonic incident - horrified dad warns: 'Don't take drugs, they kill you'

A Northern Ireland man has told of his shock after his son was left fighting for his life after being hospitalised following a gig at Belsonic in …

Northern Ireland

Irish illegal immigrants in Boston fear deportation after arrest of local figure

A prominent figure in Boston's Irish community has been detained for deportation, triggering fears among thousands of other illegal immigrants in the city.<p>John Cunningham, a former chairman of the Gaelic Athletic Association in Boston, was arrested by agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement …

Enda Kenny

Hill fort hotspots in UK and Ireland mapped for first time in online atlas

Scotland is home to majority of 4,000 sites on database – but many are not on hills and are not really forts, say researchers<p>Some soar out of the landscape and have impressed tourists and inspired historians and artists for centuries, while others are tiny gems, tucked away on mountain or moor and …

News (Scotland)

What I learned covering the Donegal Rally

Jasper Hutson spent the past week covering the Joule Donegal International Rally. Now he runs through some of the things he learned about rally …