The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including Newry and Armagh – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

On paper, there is a possibility of change in Newry and Armagh - though not in the way the seats will be divided between the two religious traditions(...)

 Kirsty Farrell from Newry, selected as Tuesday’s finalist who will go through to Friday’s final of The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at the Punchestown Festival, in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bitter wind blew through Punchestown as punters streamed through the turnstiles and into the main enclosure for the start of the National Hunt Festi(...)

A Prince fan carries her dog past a sea of purple balloons and flowers at a memorial wall outside the Paisley Park compound in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 23rd, 2016. Photograph: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Prince’s sister is not “business savvy” enough to handle the rights to her brother’s vast music catalogue, his former manager has said, amid reports (...)

Sinn Féin MEP Martina Anderson responded to  Nigel Lawson, chairman of the Vote Leave campaign, who said checks would be needed along the Border to prevent illegal immigration in the event of Brexit. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Sinn Féin has warned any attempt to introduce Irish Border controls would be “a major setback for the political process in the North”. Sinn Féin MEP (...)

The Dublin team stand for the national anthem before playing Roscommon in Carrick-on-Shannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Perception is everything. When Dublin and Donegal met in their regular league fixture in Croke Park on Easter Saturday night, the shorthand version o(...)

British ambassador Dominick Chilcott. Photograph: RollingNews.ie

Britain exiting the European Union would reduce the contact between Irish and British politicians and officials that takes place in Brussels and woul(...)

Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan and Darragh Ó Connell of Dublin in action during their Allianz Hurling League Division 1A match  Nowlan Park, Kilkenny. Photograph: Inpho

Saturday Allianz Hurling League Division One quarter-final Dublin v Limerick, Parnell Park, 7.0 – A re-run of last year’s quarter-final won easily (...)

Emmett and Julia O’Reilly with daughters Gráinne and Saoirse. Photograph: Ciarán D’Arcy

Onlookers hung from walls and mounted bus shelters to catch the commemoration parade as it passed through Dublin city centre on Sunday, and most were (...)

Scenes at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Mountbellew, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Massive numbers have been attending St Patrick’s Day festivities around Ireland, helped along by sunshine and relatively excellent weather in many par(...)

China’s economic slowdown is a worry. Photograph: Reuters/China Daily

As our political set wring their hands and dance ahead of the inevitable formation of a new government, on some levels things are looking pretty good(...)