Alliance Party leader Naomi Long with party colleagues. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

As the dust settles on the recent Assembly election, efforts now turn to understanding the implications of what has been described by some commentator(...)

Alliance Party leader Naomi Long, left, with the party’s new MLA for North Antrim Patricia O’Lynn. Photograph: Jonathan McCambridge/PA Wire

Patricia O’Lynn was the pop of colour easily spotted over the two days Assembly votes were counted in the dreary confines of a university building out(...)

In her acceptance speech, Diane Forsythe (DUP) referred to a “challenging” election campaign, but appealed to unionist unity and said this had delivered “a really positive result”. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

South Down was yet another constituency where Alliance gained at the expense of the middle ground. Patrick Brown – a PhD student at Queen’s Universi(...)

Non-religious teachers felt unprepared for the religious expectations they encountered in schools, research shows. Photograph: iStock

Non-religious teachers are hiding or suppressing their beliefs over fears it could affect their employment or promotion prospects in schools with a re(...)

‘These figures are significant but not surprising – they are indicative of evolving trends in the North.’ Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The number of Irish passports being issued in the North has surpassed their UK counterparts for the first time on record, newly obtained figures revea(...)

Researchers played a story to 97 children aged between ages six and 11 and asked them a question every two minutes to check if they were paying attention. File photograph: Getty

Daydreaming is bad for you, particularly children, according to a new study. Findings by Queen’s University Belfast psychologists found it was “imposs(...)

Jim Allister speaks during rally against the Northern Ireland protocol organised by North Antrim Amalgamated Orange Committee, in Ballymoney, Co Antrim. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

These are big weeks for Jim Allister, the lone representative of the Traditional Unionist Voice party, but often one of the loudest voices in Stormont(...)

Prof Emma Flynn, pro-vice-chancellor, Queen’s University Belfast and Prof Orla Feely, UCD vice-president for research, innovation and impact, UCD at the signing of an agreement in Belfast to scale up joint research.

University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen collaboration and research betw(...)

Queen’s is now preparing to deliver three Belfast region city deal innovation centres in advanced manufacturing, clinical research and secure, connected digital technologies. Photograph: Vincent Hoban

It is essential that we continue to foster cross-Border collaboration between higher education institutions and that research and innovation occupy a (...)

Michael Carvill has been managing director of Kenmare since 1986. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Kenmare Resources broke an unusual record in 2020. The Irish titanium miner group moved an entire factory 22km from one part of its ore body in Mozamb(...)

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