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A 12th of July parade through Tandragee. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

What is “The Twelfth”? It is the annual Ulster Protestant celebration - held every year on July 12th - in religiously divided Northern Ireland that c(...)

The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife: a detail from Daniel Maclise’s vast painting. Copyright National Gallery of Ireland

On May 1st, 1169 the deposed King of Leinster Dermot MacMurrough (Diarmait Mac Murchada) landed at Bannow Bay in Co Wexford with a group of mercena(...)

Juliane Mitchell with an Irish dancing trophy in a dress embroidered by her mother. Her medals are displayed behind her in a display made in Long Kesh by her father, a leading loyalist paramilitary who became a cross-comunity activist

“When you come to see me during the Easter break, I trust you will bring your medal with you and tell me all about the festival.” These words were wr(...)

Peter Robinson with a photograph of his son Benjamin. Photograph: Stuart Wallace

Legal fees in a case regarding Benjamin Robinson, who died from brain trauma during a schools rugby match in 2011, are threatening to drive the Robins(...)

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses following a multiple stabbing incident in the village of Ballycarry, Co Antrim overnight. An (...)

Abbey Upholsterers  recently worked on the refurbishment of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

Abbey Upholsterers has helped to fit out some of the big names in the hotel industry, but it’s a company that was born out of necessity more than anyt(...)

A poster of Savita Halappanavar erected on O’Connell Street, Dublin, during a vigil in her memory today. Photograph: Áine McMahon/The Irish Times

“Never again” was the headline term used at vigils in Dublin and Belfast today to mark the fifth anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar. Ms (...)

George Gilmore was driving his car in Carrickfergus when he was shot in the neck. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire.

A man has been charged with the murder of loyalist George Gilmore. The 32-year-old accused is due in court in Belfast on Friday. Mr Gilmore (44), w(...)

Ulster University’s world class FireSert research centre: Efectis UK/Ireland Ltd’s mission  is to  enhance public safety and the competitiveness of industry through performance prediction methods  as well as  the development of new fire safe materials. Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

The recent Grenfell Tower tragedy in London and the revelation that five recently built schools in Leinster had failed fire safety audits have brought(...)

Masked men continue to build a bonfire at Inverary Playing Fields in Belfast. Police in Northern Ireland have warned their resources could be stretched amid growing fears of tension around the burning of Eleventh night bonfires. Photograph: PA Wire

Masked loyalists appear to have broken a court order banning them from extending an Eleventh night bonfire in Belfast. The loyalists, wearing balacla(...)

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