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 Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol with Sara Canning, partner of murdered journalist Lyra McKee, following a three-day peace walk from Belfast to Derry in May. He has been awarded an OBE for services to music and charity in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody, singing group The Priests and the Dublin-born cricketer Eoin Morgan have been included in Queen Elizabeth’s New Y(...)

A planning application has been submitted to demolish a hotel where three teenagers died on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

A planning application has been submitted to demolish a hotel where three teenagers died on St Patrick’s Day. Lauren Bullock (17), Morgan Barnard (17(...)

PSNI chief constable George Hamilton, said  he met with James and Maria, the parents of Morgan Barnard, one of three young people who died  in a crush outside a hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The PSNI chief constable George Hamilton has apologised for remarks he made in relation to the crush outside a hotel in Cookstown, Co Tyrone on St Pat(...)

 Mary Lou McDonald and Michelle O’Neill of Sinn Féin  join mourners at the funeral of Connor Currie.  Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Connor Currie, the third of the Cookstown victims to be laid to rest on Friday, was remembered in his home parish church in Edendork as a teenager who(...)

Morgan Barnard (left), Lauren Bullock and Connor Currie (right) died following a crush outside the St Patrick’s Day disco in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

A man arrested over the deaths of three teenagers outside a hotel disco last weekend has failed in a High Court bid to secure an immediate release fro(...)

Niamh Towey, with her new car in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I bought my first car off a man who kept chickens and half-dressed toddlers running around in the front garden with his various disused cars. Despite(...)

Monaghan-headquartered LacPatrick has been in exclusive talks with Cavan-based Lakeland since June

Troubled Northern Ireland dairy LacPatrick is to merge with neighbouring Lakeland Dairies. The amalgamation, which is still subject to shareholder app(...)

Paul Verhoeven’s ‘Showgirls’ is an example of good practice in sex scenes.

There’s a lot more sex these days. On screen and on stage at least. Even the most middle of the road drama has become steadily raunchier and sexier. A(...)

Bernadette McAliskey in Dungannon, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Bernadette McAliskey, now 69, has never been one for the niceties of establishment politics. Indeed, beloved by many as she is, as a socialist, femin(...)

Gerry Hagan, from the Rivers Agency, operates a pump near Dungannon where locals are feeling the effects of rising water levels in Lough Neagh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three Northern Executive Ministers held an emergency meeting in Cookstown, Co Tyrone yesterday to try to devise a plan to assist those who have been a(...)

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