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(...)

Sitting for long periods of time is just as dangerous for your health as smoking, according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast.

Sitting for long periods of time is just as dangerous for your health as smoking, according to researchers at Queen’s University Belfast. Researchers (...)

The research hypothesis was that those taking action against badgers might actually contribute to maintaining bovine TB. Photograph: Getty Images

Uncontrolled and illegal disturbance of badgers has “contributed significantly” to new bovine tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks in nearby cattle herds, acco(...)

Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have indicated a reduction in students places as a result of Stormont budget cuts. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland A-level students have again outperformed their counterparts in England and Wales and there has been an increase in the number of fema(...)

Research published late last year from Queen’s University Belfast said more than 500 children were shot or beaten by loyalist and republican paramilitaries over the past two decades.

The Human Rights Commission has called on the UK government to take immediate action to stop paramilitary assaults on children in Northern Ireland. T(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys, Lord Mayorof Dublin Críona Ní Dhalaigh, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and President Michael D Higgins, at the Centenary Commemoration of the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa, at Glasnevin Cemetary. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

As both a historian and a citizen I was perplexed and concerned by the nature and extent of the State’s official commemoration of the centenary of Jer(...)

Co-defendant William  Casement  is charged with assisting an offender and aiding and abetting in failing to remain at the scene of an incident

Two men have appeared in court on charges connected to the death of a student knocked down and killed in south Belfast last year. Enda Dolan, an 18-y(...)

‘Priorities should  turn to engagement with users of the services (the proposed Working Group makes no mention of them) . . .’ Photograph: Getty Images

One of the great advances of the last century is that nearly all of us will live longer and with less disability than recent generations. A part of th(...)

Rev Dr William O’Neill, who  had been author of Presbyterian Notes for The Irish Times since 1960.  Photograph: Sara Freund/The Irish Times

His name is Bill O’Neill and at the end of last month he finished writing for The Irish Times after 55 years. Is this a record? He had been author of(...)

Seán Ó Labhra, also known in the English form of his name as Seán Lavery, who has died aged 83, was one of the last of a generation who kept the Irish(...)