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(...)

 Ed Joyce in action for Sussex. Photograph: Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images

England selector Angus Fraser believes Ed Joyce would have stood a great chance of making his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s in today’s first(...)

Chris Pelow holds his prosthetic leg: “When you get knocked down, you have to get right back up”

Some have sporting talent, many don’t. Some use it, many don’t. And a few have the rug pulled from under them. After playing for the Ireland un(...)

Ukip leader Nigel Farage  with  Ukip MLA David McNarry  having  a pint at the Europa Hotel in Belfast.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Ukip leader Nigel Farage was nearly denied his customary pint after campaigning in Belfast yesterday. When he arrived at the Europa Hotel in central(...)

Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher performing at the Rainbow Theatre in London in 1972. File Photograph: Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The family of Irish rock and blues legend, Rory Gallagher have donated a replica of the guitarist’s famous Fender Stratocaster along with an original (...)

 1949: A female factory worker folds linen for tea towels at a   linen factory. Photograph:     George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images

There is not much trace of the Dublin Linen Hall now. The names of the nearby streets (Lisburn, Lurgan, Coleraine) are among the few reminders that fo(...)

Rory Gallagher photographed with the guitar. Peter Drayne from Lisburn  bought the JS Berlin Legend at auction. The guitar was custom built for Gallagher who first made first headlines with his band, Taste.

An Irish entrepreneur and music fan has spoken of his delight at being able to bring a limited edition electric guitar specially crafted for Ir(...)

Seamus Daly arrives at Dungannon Court today. Photograph:  Paul McErlane/EPA

A Co Monaghan republican has been remanded in custody in connection with the murders of 29 peop(...)

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(...)

Runner up Elaine Waterworth, left, and winner Camilla Henderson, centre, of best dressed lady competition. Photograph: Joe Humphreys/ The Irish Times

Away from the racing, the Irish were making their presence felt in the best dressed ladies competition at Cheltenham yesterday. The winne(...)