‘My mother is 15 years dead this year, and I found myself thinking about the Christmas pudding that she used to steam in a gallon tin.’ Photograph: Getty Images

This Christmas, I found myself with tears in my eyes about a pudding. And not even a real one, but the memory of a pudding. My mother is 15 years d(...)

Although the witness had a happy childhood in Australia, she  said feelings of “abandonment and isolation came to the surface” when she got engaged.

A woman who was sent to Australia from a Belfast care home when she was a child has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she s(...)

A handout photo issued by Essex Police of the shipping container where a 34-strong group of Afghan Sikhs from Kabul were found  at Tilbury Docks. Photograph: PA

A third man has been arrested in connection with the death of an Afghan immigrant found in a shipping container, police said.The 47-year-old from Dung(...)

The number of people in employment in Northern Ireland jumped by 11,000 to 821,000 over the three months to June. But the statistics do not show just how many of those 11,000 people came to the North to find a job. Photograph: PA

The fact that you can buy Portuguese sardines on Irish Street in Dungannon reveals more about the North’s changing labour market than local taste buds(...)

Greg MacNeice of MacIvors Cider at the craft-drink company’s orchards in Ardress, Co Armagh. Photograph: Barry Cronin

The area around Portadown, Dungannon and Armagh became notorious in the 1970s as the “murder triangle”, and again in the 1990s when sectarian viole(...)

Clontarf’s Tadhg Furlong in action for the club against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The IRFU today announced the return of semi-finals and final - Division 1A - to the Ulster Bank League club rugby landscape and also an extension in(...)

Tyrone GAA player Jim Devlin in action courtesy of Coalisland Post.

“They were wild bad times,” shrugs Patsy Forbes, offering the common refrain as to why Jim Devlin, Tyrone’s lionhearted and crafty full back from the (...)

Officers survey the aftermath of the Omagh bombing in 1998. Photograph: Paul McErlane/PA Wire

A Co Monaghan man charged with the murders of the 29 men, women and children who died in the 1998 Omagh bombing is due in court this morning. T(...)

Michaella McCollum Connolly (left) and Melissa Reid, are escorted by police as they enter the Justice Court of Callao last August. Photograph: Mariana Baz/Reuters

Scottish authorities are considering a transfer application made by convicted drugs mule Melissa Reid who was jailed in Peru last year along wi(...)

Country superstar Garth Brooks has friends in cold places all over Ireland this morning. At 9am, tickets will go on sale for his two concerts in Croke(...)