• Young hooded demonstrators prepare to attack a police vehicle during a stand-off between loyalist and nationalist demonstrators in east Belfast

    Riots Erupt in Northen Ireland Over Protestant Marches

    Violence erupted in Northern Ireland's provincial capital Belfast on Tuesday, when the police had to shoot plastic bullets and water cannons at Catholic youths. The shooting took place after a riot broke out when a Protestant parade passed their estate.
  • Northern Irish software firm creates 360 jobs

    A Northern Ireland software company that supplies services to major financial institutions said on Wednesday it was creating 360 new jobs, a rare piece of good news in an economy squeezed by public services cuts. First Derivatives, based in the border city of Newry and currently employing 550 people, is to expand using 4.3 million