Ireland scrumhalf Charlie Rock scored a late try but it was too little too late for Ireland  at the Zaffanella Stadium. Photograph: Inpho

Wales 22 Ireland 12 This is what Ireland feared might happen against New Zealand but few expected them to be 19-0 down after just 15 minutes of(...)

Nick McCarthy, Gary Ringrose, Ireland U-20shead coach Nigel Carolan and Billy Dardis. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Maybe it is an omen, good or bad, but after enduring scorching heat for their opening round wins, the Irish U-20 squad wrapped up their preparations(...)

Prof Pat Dolan, head of the Unesco Child and Family Research Centre in NUI Galway: ‘Most of us take our family support for granted. You notice it only when you don’t have it.’  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

One of the questions that went through the mind of Prof Pat Dolan when he heard about baby Maria, who was found abandoned on the side of a road in (...)

The oldest school in Belfast is celebrating its 230th anniversary with the help of pupils and eminent alumni. Photograph: Aaron McCracken/Harrisons

Whether it is in politics, in the arts, or on the Ireland rugby team, you do not have to look very far to find a Belfast Royal Academy pupil making(...)

One possible implication of a British EU exit could be the isolationism of nationalism in the North, the director general of the International and (...)

The Beatles play live in the King’s Hall in south Belfast in November 1964. From left to right are Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and John Lennon. File photograph: Nick Newbery/PRONI

New photographs of the Beatles taken by a photographer who didn’t even like the band were released on Wednesday by the Public Records Office of Northe(...)

Anti-Slavery International director Aidan McQuade was educated at Abbey Christian Brothers’ Grammar School in Newry, a school the late former tánaiste Frank Aiken and former deputy first minister Séamus Mallon both attended.

A South Armagh man with an insatiable appetite for knowledge is at the centre of the campaign to eradicate slavery across the globe. Dr Aidan McQuade (...)

Derek Davis with Rose of Tralee contestants in 1996. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Derek Davis, who has died aged 67, had a long and distinguished career as a newsreader, reporter and presenter. The flood of tributes that swiftly fol(...)

EventMAP, a Queen’s University Belfast spin out that has developed new technology to optimise timetabling and resource management within universities, is to create 10 jobs after securing £85,000 (€118,536) of financial support from Invest NI.

EventMAP, a Belfast spin out that has developed new technology to optimise timetabling and resource management within universities, is to create 10 jo(...)

Prof Robert Bowman: “Our technology could be used in any analytical environment from medicine to food security to gas detection. It’s very exciting because we’ve got a unique product that we one day want to become a globally recognised product that has been made in Belfast.”

Angel investors may come in all shapes and sizes in Northern Ireland but few can claim to have successfully taken an idea from a physics lab to the Lo(...)