Stormont culture minister Caral Ni Chuilin, Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister  Martin McGuinness and Minister for Heritage  Heather Humphreys  in Newry, Co Down at the  National Famine Commemoration ceremony. Photograph: Paul Faith.

The tragedy of a coffin ship which hit an iceberg and sank was recalled at the first National Famine Commemoration event to be held in Northern Irelan(...)

Armagh anglers David Warnock (27), and Daryl Burke (30), died after the vessel they had borrowed for a camping and fishing trip on Lough Ree (above), Co Roscommon, sank last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The lives of two fishermen from Northern Ireland could have been saved if their poorly repaired boat had been fitted with basic safety equipment, an i(...)

Craving a wee holiday before our actual holiday (six days to go, not that I’m counting) we hightailed it to Portadown for the weekend. This particu(...)

Back to the 1990s   .... Portadown District LOL No 1, passing Drumcree church before being blocked. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill.

Believe it or not, this year marks the 20th anniversary of what has become known as “Drumcree”. It was the stopping of the return parade from morning (...)

Orange Order marchers are reflected in a puddle during  parade  in Belfast on Monday marking the Twelfth of July celebrations which  commemorate the victory of Protestant King William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images.

The Twelfth of July parades are an unrivalled show of community solidarity, the grand master of the Orange Order Edward Stevenson has told Orangemen a(...)

Paul O’Donovan of Ireland was fourth in the world in the lightweight single in 2014. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images.

Skibbereen Regatta, the first Grand League event of the season, will see Ireland internationals take on club crews on Sunday at the National Rowing C(...)

Upper Bann is one of those classic electoral triangles where whoever sells his or her message best will have the best chance of victory. It wor(...)

Monika Dukarska is in the Irish team for European Championships next month.

These are busy times for Irish rowing. Neptune regatta, the first of the season, has drawn a big entry, and there are interesting developments in the(...)

A 33-year-old  cerebral palsy sufferer who placed a hoax device at the east Belfast office of the Alliance Party, and who also threatened to kill two party members has been handed a three-year sentence

A 33-year-old disabled man who placed a hoax device at the east Belfast office of the Alliance Party, and who also threatened to kill two party member(...)

 David McConaghie (50), pleaded not guilty to committing voyeurism on dates between August 22nd and September 13th, 2012. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A former church minister and DUP MP adviser on Wednesday denied a charge of voyeurism. Appearing at Craigavon Magistrates Court, 50-year-old David McC(...)