It’s a tough task for the SDLP’s Alex Attwood, but if he manages to get ahead of Jim Nicholson in the early counts there is a possibility he could stay there. Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

If the three Northern Ireland MEPs aren’t all returned to Europe people will be surprised, but not shocked. There is an outside prospect of an upset i(...)

Julian Arguelles: Circularity
  • Music
  • March 21, 2014, 00:00

From his beginnings with the influential Loose Tubes, through his collaborations with innovators from both sides of Atlantic, to his own searching (...)

John Taylor: In Two Minds
  • Music
  • February 28, 2014, 00:00

Though this English pianist is much-loved and much-lauded, particularly on the continent (this was recorded in the Bauer Studio in Stuttgart for Ro(...)

NUJ president Barry McCall said the announcement “marked another sad chapter in the history of regional journalism”.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has expressed dismay at Alpha Newspaper Group’s decision to cease publication of two local newspapers in North(...)

Kenny Wheeler: Six for Six
  • Music
  • September 20, 2013, 00:00

Now in his ninth decade, with a body of work acknowledged as one of the most influential in contemporary jazz, trumpeter Kenny Wheeler has a luxurious(...)

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, Mary Lou McDonald, Martin McGuinness and Pearse Doherty (left) after the leader’s address at the Sinn Féin Ardfheis   in the Royal Theatre, Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At the Sinn Féin Ardfheis in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the weekend, were Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness conjuring at the back of their minds th(...)