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Michael Parkinson with his friend, George Best. As a talk show host, Parkinson went on to interview Best more than a dozen times.

Michael Parkinson couldn’t wait to meet George Best. It was 1963, Manchester. Parkinson – who had just joined Granada Television – had heard about a (...)

Charles de Gaulle and  Eamon de Valera at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Fifty years before Donald Trump’s trip, another globally recognised politician came to Ireland on a private visit that turned out to be far from priva(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

An woman in her 70s has died after she was hit by a car in Bangor, Co Down. The woman died at the scene in Ballyholme on Saturday night. It was repor(...)

The man is due to appear at Newtownards MC on Saturday

A 40-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including hijacking and possession of a firearm following a hijiacking in Bangor, Co Down(...)

The murder is being linked to a long-running feud between two different factions of the Ulster Defence Association. Photograph: PA Wire

The man shot dead in front of his son in a supermarket car park in Bangor, Co Down on Sunday has been named locally as Colin Horner. The 35-year-old(...)

Police are investigating a shooting at a supermarket in Co Down on Sunday afternoon.

A man was shot dead in front of his young son in a supermarket car park in Co Down on Sunday. The PSNI said a murder investigation had begun after c(...)

New Irish record smooth hound of 11.27kg for Dean Quigley from Kilmore, Co Wexford

The Irish Specimen Fish Committee (ISFC) has published its annual report for 2016 and copies are now available online and in print from Inland Fisheri(...)

The RNLI said it is not clear how a man rescued off the Co Down coast had ended up in the water. File photograph: RNLI/Nigel Millard/PA Wire

A quick-thinking council worker has been praised after a young man was rescued from freezing seas off Northern Ireland. Mark Pollock was working in(...)

Family handout photo of Teddy, a two-year-old cockapoo, who raised the alarm when 5-year-old Riley Gedge-Duffy became trapped in a tumble dryer. File photograph: Handout/PA Wire

A family dog has been hailed a hero for saving a young boy trapped in a tumble dryer at his Co Down home. Riley Gedge-Duffy (5) suffered burns to his(...)

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