Ballymena

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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 (...)

Northern Ireland Secretary of State Theresa Villiers: The  funding is the first tranche of £500 million (€630 million) that is being allocated under last year’s Fresh Start Agreement to support shared education. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Northern secretary Theresa Villiers has provided British government funding of £43 million (€54.3 million) to support a number of shared and integrat(...)

Liam Clarke pictured at his home in Ballymena in June 2014. Photograph: Belfast Telegraph

Tributes have been paid to the journalist Liam Clarke from Ballymena, Co Antrim, who died “suddenly but peacefully” on Saturday night. Clarke as a j(...)

Bombardier has run into several problems with its new C-Series aircraft programme. Photograph: Reuters

Bombardier on Thursday warned it is “vital” that it reduces its costs in the North to “protect jobs in the long term” after an overwhelming number of (...)

Lucy Close and Jeremy Spong Lucy, from Ballymena, Co Antrim, and Jeremy, from Chichester in West Sussex, met in London while working at th(...)

Dublin Bus driver William Healy gets the feel for one of the company’s 90 new buses. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ninety new double-decker buses with dedicated spaces for buggies are to be added to the Dublin Bus fleet. The buses have separate wheelchair spaces an(...)

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(...)

Two men and a woman who were involved in imprisoning a naked party goer in a taped up wheelie bin, which was left in a wooded area of Ballymena, Co An(...)

Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation after being convicted of harassing Dawn Purvis last year. She has been successful in an appeal against that conviction. File photgraph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner on Monday won her appeal against being convicted of harassing a former Marie Stopes clinic director. The case(...)

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