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Fr Alex Reid gives last rites to one of the two soldiers murdered. Photograph: Trevor McBride

Thirty years ago, I rang Ian Paisley on a Sunday. That afternoon, everything seemed bleak and hopeless – following dreadful days that had seen the Gib(...)

Live like a king or queen in Belleek Castle, Co Mayo

Live like a king or queen for €99 Explore the Wild Atlantic Way at the wildest time of the year, with a deal at Belleek Castle, Co Mayo. For €99 per p(...)

Father’s Day: Ollie Clerkin in 1975. The pipe wasn’t an affectation, but the rest of it – the GAA kneel, the flexed arm, the ever-so-slight hint of a smirk – is surely a put-on

Malachy Clerkin on his father, Oliver I had never seen this photograph before Mam dug it out for me, last week, and now I can’t stop looking at it. H(...)

Gary Coughlan, right, being presented with the Lough Conn Trophy by Wicklow Anglers’ president Stuart McGrane

The board of Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI) has welcomed a new study in the international journal Aquaculture Environment Interactions which utilised (...)

Danni Barry, winner of the Restaurants Association of Ireland  best chef in Ireland 2017 title

Danni Barry, the only female chef in Ireland to have a Michelin star, has been named Best Chef 2017 at the Restaurant Association of Ireland (RAI) awa(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster: expected to comfortably retain her seat as the constituency splits along traditional orange and green lines. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images.

There’s a bridge Arlene Foster must pass near Maguiresbridge, Co Fermanagh, in order to get home that recently had the words “Arlene out” scrawled ac(...)

Claire O’Reilly, who owns  O’Reilly’s Fish Centre in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, appreciates the cross-Border trade she gets from Northern Ireland customers.

There is an old fishmongers in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal that has seen it all: boom, bust and everything in between. O’Reilly’s Fish Centre, on Castl(...)

Paul Breen’s father Eugene and mother Maureen at a recent wedding.

Everyone who lives outside their own country knows some day they will get the call telling them what they don’t want to hear. This is a call like no o(...)

Fr Edward Daly runs down the street in Belfast with an injured man on Bloody Sunday, January 30th, 1972.

Bishop Edward Daly did not enjoy being a bishop, a position he held in Derry diocese from 1974 for 20 years. “The multiplicity of meetings was a huge (...)

Undertaker Johnny McKeegan. “How will it affect us? This is what we don’t know. Are they going to put any restrictions in our way to make life difficult for us?

The fear of possible restrictions between Northern Ireland and the Republic post-Brexit is causing considerable anxiety in the Border area. There is (...)

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