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David Gorman, the Flying Fifteen class nominee from the National Yacht Club, racing with crew Chris Doorly competing in the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Autumnal winds herald the season for All-Ireland Sailing Championships commencing this weekend in Schull with the junior title before moving to the ea(...)

Alan Frame’s beautifully illustrated book contains many stories about its alumni who include writers John Hewitt, Robert Greacen and Glenn Patterson; artists Paul Henry, Basil Blackshaw and Colin Davidson; concert pianist Barry Douglas; actors Jamie Dornan and James Ellis, and stained-glass artist Wilhemina Geddes, who has a crater named after her on Mercury. Above, detail from the book’s cover

Methodist College, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, has left its imprint on Belfast and Northern Ireland in terms of the arts, sc(...)

BBC reporter Kevin Magee: allegedly confronted by a group at a coffee shop on Botanic Avenue on February 6th.

Three Belfast men accused of targeting suspected sex offenders and trying to menace a journalist have been banned from any futher paedophile hunting a(...)

Water test used at part of witchcraft trials in the 17th century. Illustration from Ludicium aquae (trial by water), 1613 edition

Society has always feared powerful women. Witches have been a feature of folklore right across the globe, from the troll-whisperers of Scandinavia, to(...)

Colin Horner (35) was shot dead by a lone gunman among crowds of shoppers in Bangor on Sunday. Photograph: PSNI

A man has been arrested over the murder of a loyalist in a busy Co Down supermarket car park as his three-year-old son looked on. Colin Horner (35) w(...)

The PSNI Serious Crime Branch said the suspects had been charged with two counts of attempted murder and possession of a firearm or ammunition with intent to endanger life or property.

Two men are to appear in court on Saturday morning in Belfast charged in connection with the murder of prominent loyalist George Gilmore in Carrickfer(...)

Northern Ireland Minister for Justice Claire Sugden said  there had been successes  against gangs which comprise groups such the Ulster Volunteer Force (East Belfast mural above), the Ulster Defence Association, republican dissident groups and some eastern European gangs. File photograph: Getty Images

Close to 140 organised crime gangs, many of them with paramilitary connections, are now operating in Northern Ireland, according to the PSNI and North(...)

The  “unnecessary surge”  was likely to affect people with a genuine need to secure a passport quickly. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The United Kingdom’s referendum decision to quit the European Union has caused “a spike” in the number of applicants from Northern Ireland and Britain(...)

Animal lover Catherine Southwell set up the foster charity organisation Cavaliers in Need as a result of the case, to look after Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, as above. Recalling the state of the dogs in this case, she said: “It was horrific, that’s the only way I can describe it.” File photograph: Getty Images

A dog breeder who neglected and caused suffering to King Charles Spaniels has been handed a 10-month suspended jail sentence. Gordon Laverty was also (...)

Undated handout CCTV image of Richard Barklie. PA

A former Northern Ireland police officer who is one of three men sought in connection with an alleged racist incident involving Chelsea football fans (...)

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