Pat Doherty of Harcourt Developments The developer, which was behind Belfast’s Titanic Quarter,  was one of four bidders that submitted proposals for a similar scheme to the Port of Bellingham authority last year.

Irish property player Harcourt Developments is in the final stages of negotiating a deal to redevelop up to 20 acres of waterfront in Bellingham port (...)

Richie Boucher: interviewed for NYT pullout

Speaking of US-Irish relations, the denizens of New York were treated, if that’s the word, to a celebration of our State’s economic exploits last week(...)

Cork players surround referee Cormac Reilly complaining that the official blew up too early in Sunday’s All-Ireland quarter-final game against Mayo.

There are no rules governing whether a referee is obliged to tell players how much time is left at the end of a match but according to the GAA, the e(...)

The ESB’s decision not to sell the Offaly and Longford plants has the added benefit of solving a potentially messy industrial dispute.

So ESB has joined Bord Gáis in deciding it is better to borrow from Peter to pay Paul.Bord Gáis, which is being renamed Ervia, earlier this month anno(...)

Rory McIlroy: the Co Down golfer is funding a development at Liverpool’s Stanley Dock. photograph: andrew redington/getty images

The Harcourt Developments-linked company that is redeveloping Stanley Dock in Liverpool to incorporate a new Titanic Hotel has attracted some h(...)

Gerry Gannon:  returning to build new homes for the first time since the market crashed in 2008.

Three of Ireland’s biggest Celtic Tiger-era property developers are returning to build new homes for the first time since the market crashed in(...)

The intoduction of the black card for cynical fouls is one  of the major changes in the rule book.

The GAA must give its “full backing” to the new football rules coming into force in January 2014, according to one of the senior referees involved in (...)

A car on fire in North Street as loyalists counter-protest against the republican march  in Belfast city centre this evening. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Violence erupted on Belfast’s main shopping thoroughfare last night as police tried to contain loyalist protesters demonstrating against an internment(...)

Martin McGuinness insisted republicans in Tyrone should be allowed to commemorate local IRA men who died during the Troubles. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A controversial IRA commemoration this weekend would be “dignified and lawful”, Martin McGuinness has said. The parade is to go ahead tomorrow in defi(...)

  Jeroen Quint, manager of  of Solis Lough Eske Castle Hotel, Co Donegal.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In 1939, Lough Eske Castle nearly burned down. Later owners removed the roof for tax reasons. It was only in the past decade that the Buncrana-born fo(...)