The stamp commemorating the late Séamus Heaney was launched today by An Post.

An Post has announced a new stamp to commemorate the late poet and Nobel laureate Séamus Heaney.The 68c stamp features a black and white photograph of(...)

Pio Fitzgerald: “When I was standing on the flight deck [of a Boeing 747 from Shannon to New York] at the age of five I knew I wanted to be involved in airplanes. It captured my imagination.”

It’s not many of us that can claim to have decided on our career choice – and later fulfilled it – at the age of just five, but for Kerryman Pio Fi(...)

Scientists at Queen’s University Belfast have made a breakthrough in the fight against a hospital superbug which killed four babies. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have synthesised a new hydrogel capable of destroying some of the most potent hospital superbugs. “Superbugs(...)

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson is expected to attend the Thales factory to announce that the Ministry of Defence in London has awarded a £48 million(€60 million) contract to Thales Belfast to design and manufacture a new missile system for the Royal Navy’s attack helicopters. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Senior British government and Stormont Executive figures are expected at an east Belfast missile development factory later this morning to announce a (...)

Five public consultation events are planned for Dundalk, Cavan town, Belfast, Derry and Glasgow.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The European Union is seeking feedback on plans to invest over €500 million in the North and Border counties of the Republic over the next seven year(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Conference organiser prof Eunan O’Halpin of Trinity College Dublin said the mutiny was “above all an enormous British constitutional crisis”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

in The Curragh The Curragh Mutiny of March 1914 had a disastrous effect on discipline within the British Army and inflicted irretriev(...)

Claire Lambe (right) is entered in the biggest class in terms of numbers (14) at the World Cup regatta in Sydney next weekend. Photograph: Inpho

For the second consecutive weekend, Dubliners will get a chance to see big boats race down the Liffey. The Dublin Head of the River t(...)

Håkan Hardenberger: makes the trumpet sound conversational rather than rawly, militarily assertive

The churning in Ireland’s orchestras continues. The Ulster Orchestra has once again parted company early with a chief executive. Just over a ye(...)

Laurent Beaudoin, chairman of aircraft manufacturer Bombardier Inc, is one of 79 recipients on the Northern Ireland list

The head of one of Northern Ireland’s largest companies has been honoured in the British new year honours list.The list, published last night, is head(...)