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Gay Byrne among the Aladdin’s Cave of toys that formed the backdrop for what continues to be the Late Late Toy Show.

In the analogue era, receiving RTÉ in most parts of Northern Ireland required an extra aerial. A symbol of reaching out for a signal from somewhere el(...)

A board gives information about Castle Ward in Strangford, Co Down, the location of Winterfell in Game of Thrones. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

Record numbers of Game of Thrones fans travelled from all over the world to Northern Ireland last year to visit their favourite locations from the hit(...)

Bedlinen from Piubelle, made in Portugal. But what is thread count, you ask. It’s the measure of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch. Is it important? “Thread counts are a fad,” says Lisa Duffin of Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas

Buying bedlinen has become a numbers game with brands trumpeting the high thread count of their sheets and duvet covers in ever higher numbers – 300! (...)

The thoroughly modern Irish barn. Photographs: Simon Mills photosby.si

Nestled in the Co Antrim foothills, about 10 miles from Ballymena, is a thoroughly modern Irish barn that is a weekend bolt-hole for its owner Andrew (...)

Glenanne goalkeeper Iain Walker was superb between the posts in a game of plentiful chances. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Despite a first loss of the campaign, Glenanne remain clear at the head of the table after all three of the title contenders dropped points on Saturda(...)

Chris and Ossie Wallace of   Bedwin Soft Furnishings. ‘I would be extremely annoyed to see another referendum,’ says Chris

Bedwin Soft Furnishings is a second-generation family business founded by Ossie and Pamela Wallace in Kilkeel, Co Down, in 1984. The business now has (...)

Matthew Nelson: popped up with the equaliser for Lisnagarvey against Glenanne. Photograph: Rowland White/Inpho/Presseye

Lisnagarvey fought back from 2-0 down to draw with reigning men’s EY Hockey League champions Glenanne in just one of two games to beat the frost over(...)

Long Meadow apple farm

It’s the season of mellow fruitfulness, and as such it’s a great time to visit Ireland’s Orchard County, Armagh. The Bramley apple was first brought (...)

Nuala O’Loan,the former  police ombudsman for Northern Ireland  Photograph: Irish Times

The North’s former police ombudsman Baroness Nuala O’Loan has stated her “firm” belief that the Omagh bombing could have been prevented. Ms O’Loan on(...)

The Met Office warned of high water affecting homes and businesses and said power cuts were likely as the heatwave broke with torrential rainfall. File photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

Emergency services are dealing with the impact of severe flooding in the North. On Saturday some areas saw more than an entire month’s rain in one af(...)

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