“Heart disease remains a leading cause of death and disability in both parts of Ireland and high by European standards,” said Dr Roger O’Sullivan, director of the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland, which funded the study.

Older people in Northern Ireland are far more likely to suffer from heart disease, long-term illness and disability than those in the Republic, accord(...)

Congressman Brendan Boyle, a member of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe on Capitol Hill, described Anne Cadwallader’s evidence of collusion as “overwhelming”.

There has been “dishonourable silence” from the British government on evidence of deep collusion between the Northern Ireland security forces and Loya(...)

With her first two young-adult novels, Taking Flight and Grounded, Sheena Wilkinson quickly established a reputation as one of our foremost writers(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness with Dr Brendan Mooney, Managing Director of Kainos Software

The Northern Ireland headquartered IT company Kainos Software is to create 403 new jobs in Belfast and Derry, the North’s First and Deputy First Minis(...)

Northern Secretary Theresa Villiers has called for a fresh comprehensive process to try to resolve the annual Twelfth of July frequently violent parad(...)

Kenny Carroll scored four goals in Railway’s 7-6 victory over Hungary’s Soroksari. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO

Railway Union retained Ireland’s place in the third tier of European club indoor competition for another year in dramatic fashion, striking twice in (...)

Tullaghoge Fort, Co Tyrone. An archaeological bid to discover more about the hilltop where Ulster chieftains were crowned 700-years ago has uncovered artefacts dating back more than 7,000 years. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An archaeological bid to discover more about the hilltop where Ulster chieftains were crowned 700-years ago has uncovered artefacts dating back more t(...)

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“What did Socrates think would cause young people to be forgetful? (a) writing; (b) skipping; (c) listening to heavy metal music; (d) daydreaming.”(...)

Fairy Magic, the 3D app hit released by Belfast-based InLifeSize.

Could a virtual Queen of England and a trusty, over-confident space-hopping soldier be among the rising stars of the local economy in 2015? Bel(...)

Longford manager Jack Sheedy with Paul Barden, who made his debut in 1999. Photograph: John McIlwaine/Presseye/Inpho

Hurling may have lost several of its old soldiers to retirement towards the end at 2014 but there appears to be life left in their football counterpa(...)