Midleton’s Aidan Ryan will line out at full back for Cork in the Allianz Hurling League final against Waterford. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Aidan Ryan is the surprise selection for Cork hurlers in this weekend’s hurling league final against Waterford. The Midleton player comes in at full b(...)

General view of Casement Park in Belfast. Approval for a new GAA facility – a proposed venue for Ireland’s 2023 rugby World Cup bid – at the site was overturned in the High Court.  Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho

An expert has expressed concern about safety at the planned new Casement Park stadium in West Belfast.Paul Scott from the Safety Technical Group said (...)

The reduction in the number of departments was suggested during the Stormont House Agreement. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The DUP First Minister Peter Robinson has formally named the nine new departments that will replace the existing 12 Northern Executive departments in (...)

Salmon enchanted evening: Noel Clancy celebrated Valentine’s Day with a great springer of 13lb 8oz from Lough Currane

Inland Fisheries Ireland (Ifi) is preparing a National Angling Development Plan (Nadp) which it hopes will provide criteria, support and proposals to(...)

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure Carál Ní Chuilín also announced that a consultation on proposals for an Irish Language Bill will begin in February. Above:  the Carson Statue at Stormont. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The publication of a 20-year strategy for Irish by the North’s Department of Culture has been welcomed by Conradh na Gaeilge as a “significant step(...)

The High Court in Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A Belfast High Court judge who quashed the granting of planning permission for a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the west of the city has demanded “com(...)

Casement Park in west Belfast. Photograph: Andrew Paton/INPHO

Northern Ireland’s Environment Minister acted unlawfully in approving a new 38,000-seat GAA stadium in the heart of west Belfast, a High Court judge h(...)

“We want people and businesses in Northern Ireland to get connected - to use the technology”

Speed of delivery is absolutely key in Heather Boyle’s business. Everything her small company in Co Down produces is fresh – which Boyle believes is w(...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

The theatre’s construction ended up costing £17.8 million – more than £5 million over estimate.

The tender process that awarded an £11 million contract to rebuild the landmark Lyric Theatre in Belfast was potentially rigged and manipulated, a dam(...)