Northern Ireland’s hopes of attracting more companies to invest in the North by introducing a new, lower rate of corporation tax in 2018 “would be rev(...)

US writer Marilynne Robinson. File photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Marilynne Robinson has reaffirmed her admiration for US president Barack Obama but expressed some reservations abo(...)

Census enumerator Ciaran Lynam in the Gardiner Street area of Dublin. Census 2016 takes place on April 24th and forms are being distributed now. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

According to the last Census in 2011 an overwhelming majority, 84% of the population, are declared to be ‘Roman Catholic’. This is in sharp contrast t(...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

The next meeting of the Church of Ireland Historical Society will be held in Armagh public library on Saturday, April 23rd, beginning with coffee and (...)

Bert Williams with new British record cod

Bert Williams from Prenton, Wirral, in Liverpool, is celebrating after landing the biggest cod ever caught by a British angler, according to a report(...)

“One of the best ways of managing osteoporosis is to do weight-bearing exercises – to either walk or to do resistance training in the gym is very good for your bone health.”

Christian Dalzell (27) started doing weight training in his mid-teens. He was playing a lot of sports, including rugby at his school, Wesley College i(...)

Paul Muldoon: “We are certainly within our rights to reclaim the significance of the Easter Rising from some of the gangs that have hijacked it.” Photograph: Tony Pleavin

About 30 years ago, a mischievous BBC producer invited me to adapt The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for a 20-minute radio script. Never one to turn(...)

Radiocarbon dating of the bear’s knee bone, one of some 15,000 bones found in the cave, confirmed it was 12,500 years old. Photograph: James Connolly

A study of an animal bone discovered in a Co Clare cave more than a century ago has led archaeologists to push back the date when they believe humans (...)

Keith Jeffery: January 11th, 1952-February 12th, 2016

Prof Keith Jeffery, who has died in his native Belfast after a long illness, was one of the world’s leading military historians. He was professor of B(...)