New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

Donegal’s Karl Lacey with Aaron Findon and Aidan Forker of Armagh: their clash at the Athletics Grounds promises to be a hard-fought encounter. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Championship draws take place in a blur of optimism and expectation but many a long-term surprise sharpens into something a bit more predictable as(...)

The Galantas gold mine in Omagh, Co Tyrone. The company said the planning consent would permit the expansion of its gold mining operations on the site and is expected to create hundreds of jobs locally

Canadian gold miner Galantas has secured planning permission to develop an underground operation at its Omagh prospect in Co Tyrone. The company said (...)

Down will play either Westmeath or Wexford after losing out to Derry yesterday. Photo: Lorcan Doherty/INPHO

Tyrone and Limerick was the standout tie from the draw for the first round of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, made this morning on Mo(...)

A postmortem revealed Jason McGovern had a fractured skull and died from resulting bleeding on the brain. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Co Tyrone man Mark Donnelly will learn later this month if he is to face a trial for the fourth time for the one-punch unlawful killing of Co Monaghan(...)

A new study on living standards in Northern Ireland has stated that communities that have been disadvantaged for generations have continued to decline despite nearly a decade of devolved government at Stormont. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Lisburn has the highest quality of life among Northern Ireland’s 11 local authority areas and Derry City & Strabane has the lowest, according to(...)

Proxopera, by Benedict Kiely, with its echoes of ballads, references to past cycles of violence in Irish history and its faith that the beauty of the landscape (though tainted) will survive, has an universality, the air of a fable, that insists there is an older Ireland that will survive the violence of the present

Benedict Kiely’s memoir Drink to the Bird opens: “Close to Omagh I was born, and on its streets and on the roads around it I grew up.” On August 15(...)

“The most westerly constituency is not only red, white and blue, it’s represented,” said the UUP’s Tom Elliott. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Unionist candidate Tom Elliott criticised Sinn Féin’s abstentionist policy as he claimed victory in the Fermanagh South Tyrone constituency after 5am (...)

Royal Ulster Constabulary  officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland in 1998. Photograph: Paul Mcerlane/PA Wire

A judge at Omagh Magistrates Court has said she may consider a bail application for the man charged with 29 murders in the Omagh bomb of 1998. Judge B(...)

Theresa Villiers: plans to apply to have a closed material procedure form part of her case against a challenge to her refusal to hold a public inquiry into bombings. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye

ALAN ERWIN The British government is to seek to have some intelligence gathered on the Omagh bombing assessed in private, the Belfast High Court has (...)