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James Nesbitt in his ITV travelogue, ‘Jimmy Nesbitt’s Ireland’. Photograph: TwoFour/ITV

Cold Feet and Hobbit actor James Nesbitt saw assets in his company Brown Cow Films grow to £4.7 million (€5.2 m) last year. Accounts just lodged show(...)

New To The Parish author Sorcha Pollak, centre, with James and Ellen Baker; Maisa al-Hariri Azeez Yusuff;  Chandrika Narayanan Moham; and George Labbad, all of whom tell their story of moving to Ireland. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I can’t remember the first time I heard the word “refugee”. It was a term I was always aware of growing up, a label intricately connected to my own fa(...)

George Fleming: feels nothing has changed since the referendum in June 2016  and he is strongly critical of the North’s politicians.

From his office window in Newbuildings, Co Derry, George Fleming looks out on the Republic of Ireland. His company, Fleming Agri-Products, was founde(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster (left) and Northern Ireland Secretary Karen Bradley attend as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit the Eikon Centre on March 23rd, 2018 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Democratic Unionist leader Arlene Foster has accused Sinn Féin of trying to render Northern Ireland dysfunctional. Addressing party faithful at the (...)

Kayden Fleck (5), a student at Harryville Primary School, died in hospital on Saturday night.

A boy who was swept more than four miles down a fast-flowing river in Northern Ireland on Saturday before being pulled out by rescue teams has died. (...)

British  transport secretary Chris Grayling with head of product development for low-emissions buses at Wrightbus, Jim Morrison, during a visit to the  Wrightbus factory in Ballymena. Photograph: Department for Transport/PA Wire

The British government wants to see business as usual in Northern Ireland once the UK leaves the EU, the transport secretary has said. On a visit to(...)

“The British and Irish governments, the politicians, and the people have said they don’t want a hard Border. So if nobody wants a hard Border, who’s going to impose it?” Photograph: Frank Miller

George Fleming’s family firm, which makes farmyard machinery, was founded in Donegal in Victorian times, but today it operates from a factory just out(...)

Former minister for health Edwin Poots accuses opposition Assembly members of mounting a “hate campaign” against  former first minister. Photograph: Kevin Boyes

 The Ulster Unionist Party has asked the PSNI chief constable George Hamilton to investigate claims that there was fraud involving some of the r(...)

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s abortion debate paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing positions on the issue. Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

Thousands of campaigners from both sides of Ireland’s emotive abortion debate have paraded through the streets of Belfast to highlight their opposing (...)

A rehearsal scene from At Swim, Two Boys

At Swim, Two Boys by Jamie O’Neill, published in 2001 after reportedly securing the largest-ever advance for an Irish author, is one of my favourite (...)

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