A replica of Dolly Parton’s childhood Smoky Mountain home at Dollywood in North Carolina.

My husband and I would like to take our three children (nine, 11 & 13) to the Titanic Exhibition in Belfast during the mid-term break in Octobe(...)

Martina Purdy has been a journalist with the BBC for the last 15 years. Photograph: BBC

One of Northern Ireland’s best known political journalists has revealed she is quitting the media after more than two decades as a reporter to join a (...)

Enterprise minister Arlene Foster with Jane Townsend of Allen & Overy and Invest NI chief executive Alastair Hamilton, yesterday. Photograph: William Cherry/Press Eye

Francess McDonnell in BelfastGlobal leading law firm Allen and Overy is to create 100 new jobs in Belfast as part of its second major investment in th(...)

Developer Paddy McKillen: “This refinance marks the end of a very turbulent period that began when the banks became destabilised.” Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Developer Paddy McKillen and his business partner Padraig Drayne have completed the refinancing of £110 million (€140 million) of their borrowings fro(...)

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(...)