Loaded with symbolism: Prince Charles at Mullaghmore, in Co Sligo, where his great-uncle Lord Mountbatten and three others, including two children, were killed by an IRA bomb in 1979. Photograph: Arthur Edwards/AFP/Getty

With the increasingly fractious marriage-referendum debate saturating the airwaves during the final week of campaigning, light relief arrives in th(...)

Brian Ambrose, chief executive of Belfast City Airport. Photograph: PA

A request by George Best Belfast City Airport to the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment to remove the limit on the number of seats it can (...)

Belfast cybersecurity specialist Titan IC Systems has announced plans to open its first facility in the United States.The announcement came as it laun(...)

Kincora Boys Home, in Belfast, was excluded from  a public investigation, announced last July, into whether paedophiles were sheltered in government, the national health service, police, the courts and the BBC. Photograph: Pacemaker

The Labour Party in Britain has said it will include the sexual abuse of boys in the Kincora home in Belfast in the 1970s in a UK-wide inquiry if it g(...)

 Whistleblower Edward Snowden: disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance.   Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

When Edward Snowden’s disclosures of large scale, secretive state surveillance began to emerge via the Guardian newspaper nearly two years ago, hum(...)

Scotland’s first minister Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with staff during a visit to a pharmacy in Edinburgh on Friday. She has denied a claim she would prefer to see the Conservatives rather than Labour win the general election. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has described as “damning” a leaked UK government memo suggesting that Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon (...)

A screengrab of Gerard McKerr, one of The Hooded Men, from the RTÉ Investigations Unit documentary The Torture Files.

A prisoner detained without trial who was allegedly tortured by British soldiers during the Troubles in Northern Ireland has died aged 71.Gerard McKer(...)

Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald and Gerry Adams were among the party members at the January meeting with American businessmen.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Sinn Féin’s rising popularity prompted a group of American businessman, including some with Wall Street backgrounds, to travel to Dublin in January of(...)

Dr Sandra Collins and Dr Natalie Harrower of the Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) who won the overall award for the ‘Inspiring Ireland’ project at the 2014 eGovernment Awards

On his visit to Dublin last week, as reported in The Irish Times, Bank of England governor Mark Carney spoke about fiscal risk-sharing across the euro(...)

RBS, majority owned by the UK government, will have to pay another $10.6 billion on top of the $12.6 billion already paid or provisioned for, Morgan Stanley estimated. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays may have to pay some of the biggest bills from an estimated $52 billion in fines and other litigation costs facing(...)