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Former President Mary McAleese with her husband Dr Martin McAleese Photograph: Frank Miller

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has revealed how her husband, Martin, spent two days in 2009 persuading Loyalist paramilitaries not to retal(...)

Steven Kirby (left), MD of Axis Composites, with Edward Archer (centre), tech director, and Peter Edgar, Northern Ireland Science Park Connect Programme manager

A century ago more than 75,000 people in Northern Ireland were employed in an industry that revolved around weaving. At the turn of the 1900s Northern(...)

A section of Roscommon-born artist Roderic O’Conor’s Red Rocks, Brittany, which has a top estimate of £120,000 – down from £250,000 in 2011.

The National Asset Management Agency (Nama) has slashed the prices of paintings handed over by “Celtic Tiger” financier Derek Quinlan in a second at(...)

First Minister Peter Robinson  is welcomed to the dinner by Tyrone manager Micky Harte (right) with Chairman of the Ulster GAA Martin McAviney (second left) and Secretary Ulster GAA Danny Murphy.  Photograph : Paul Faith/PA Wire

Peter Robinson’s speech at a dinner honouring the peace-building work of the GAA shows how things are “moving forward”, the former president of the sp(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (centre) is welcomed to Co-operation Ireland’s dinner honouring the peace-building work of the GAA,  in Queen’s University, Belfast, last night, by  GAA Ulster secretary Danny Murphy (right) and Co-operation Ireland chairman Christopher Moran. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson broke further community and political ground last night when he attended a Co-operation Ireland dinner honouring the (...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at Stormont Castle yesterday

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister David Cameron has told an international conference in Belfa(...)

British prime minister David Cameron speaking at the Invest Northern Ireland investment conference at the Titanic centre in Belfast today. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland is a safe and profitable place in which to invest, British prime minister told an international conference in Belfast today. Addressi(...)

 First Minister Peter Robinson  and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, pictured at the Gala Dinner at Hillsborough Castle last nigth with entrepreneur Orlagh McGahan.

Dan KeenanMore than 150 potential overseas and domestic investors gather in Hillsborough Castle tonight at the invitation of Northern Secretary Theres(...)

 First Minister Peter Robinson  and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, pictured at the Gala Dinner at Hillsborough Castle last nigth with entrepreneur Orlagh McGahan.

Dan KeenanMore than 150 potential overseas and domestic investors gather in Hillsborough Castle tonight at the invitation of Northern Secretary Theres(...)

Earlier this year, the Northern Ireland police and health authorities had issued a warning about a contaminated batch of ecstasy-type tablets after eight people aged in their 20s and 30s died in east Belfast, Co Fermanagh and the northwest. Photograph: Getty Images

A new batch of lethal drugs is being sold on the streets of Belfast, it has been claimed.The warning comes after a 30-year-old man was found dead in w(...)

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