Gerry Adams: gave warning that ceasefire was not going to last. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A senior American Congressman has recounted how he was warned by Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams in November 1995 that unless there was political move(...)

A garda on duty at the cordoned off entrance to the Regency Hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

“Get down! Get down. There are gunmen in the lobby. They’re shooting,” screamed the woman who burst into Debbie Martin’s office as she got ready to st(...)

Manufacturing still remains a key area of concern, with companies reporting a modest rise in output in January but a slump in new orders

Business activity in the North has experienced its sharpest increase for more than a year, according to new figures. Faster rates of growth for outp(...)

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

‘I don’t think “Cyprus Avenue” is a loyalist play. It’s about loyalism,’ says Stephen Rea, who appears in the play at the Abbey Theatre in February 2016. Photograph: Dave Meehan

This is a safe place. Cyprus Avenue, a new play by the Belfast writer David Ireland, begins with gentle reassurance. “Here it’s okay to say anything y(...)

Judgments against consumers in the Republic fell for the fourth consecutive year to 3,457, down 3 per cent

Debt judgments registered against businesses in Ireland fell by 8 per cent in 2015, the fourth consecutive year in which there has been a decline. Ne(...)

Mark Farren in action in 2006. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Soccer star Mark Farren has been laid to rest alongside his late triplets after his battle with cancer. The 33-year-old has been remembered as one of(...)

 David Ford: to appeal judgment.  Photograph: Arthur Allison.

The Belfast High Court judgment on access to abortion in the North has rightly been described as historic. The outcome of the case taken by the Northe(...)

Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the UK since 2012

For the third year in succession Northern Ireland has had the highest suicide rate in the United Kingdom, according to the latest figures from the Bri(...)

Ryanair announced last month that it plans to open a new base at Belfast from March. Photograph: Alan Betson

Six Northern Ireland firms are planning to create a further 115 full- and part- time jobs as a result of increased business opportunities at Belfast I(...)