Christopher (28), a banker with Santander and Kathryn (29), a researcher and lecturer in politics at the University of Manchester, met in 2005 at a(...)

DUP Assembly member Emma Pengelly has been appointed a junior Minister in the Northern Executive. Photograph: Twitter

DUP Assembly member Emma Pengelly has been appointed a junior Minister in the Northern Executive - just four weeks after she was co-opted as the MLA f(...)

Fishermen have long blamed seals for reducing species that are fished commercially in Irish waters. Photograph: The Irish Times

Seals, often blamed by fishermen for depleting whitefish stocks, are innocent of the charge, but they are partial to a bit of salmon, according to (...)

Former president of South Africa FW de Klerk meets Patrick Johnston of Queens University Belfast on Thursday. Mr de Klerk addressed an invited audience of business education and political representatives on the role of leadership in a rapidly changing world. Photograph: Paul McErlane

Former South African president FW de Klerk has outlined to a Belfast audience the leadership qualities that are required to see through a successful p(...)

Takaaki Kajit,   who has won the Nobel Prize for Physics with Arthur McDonald. Photograph: Issei Kato/Reuters

Two scientists from Japan and from Canada have won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their discoveries related to the elusive, fast-moving neutrino. Tak(...)

The goal of the second annual Irish Run the World event is to raise another $100,000 for Irish charities.

Everyone knows about St Patrick’s Day, or “St Patrick’s month” as it’s known in the US. But what about the other 11 months of the year? Is there room (...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has appointed a panel to help assess the status of the IRA and other paramilitaries as talks continue at Storm(...)

Lord Alex Carlile, Rosalie Flanagan and Stephen Shaw, who have been appointed to the new paramilitary review panel.

Alex Carlile A Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords, Lord Carlile is a practising barrister who successfully defended Princess Diana’s b(...)

Trapped I was 17 when we met and he was ten years older. He told me he was infertile but I became pregnant when I was 18. I started missin(...)

Stephen McKiernan, who has died aged 32, was a popular and respected press officer for the SDLP and a stalwart of the small group which kept the Irish(...)