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Down hurling manager Ronan Sheehan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

On the opening day of the national hurling league, Down hurling manager Ronan Sheehan was in powerful form as he returned to the Ballycran dressing ro(...)

A  woman pushes her pram past a memorial to Stephen ‘Top Gun’ McKeag in west Belfast. One of his victims was 17-year-old Catholic Damien Walsh, who was shot dead in 1993. Photograph: Kaveh Kazemi/Getty Images

The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland, Marie Anderson, did not name the killer of 17-year-old Catholic teenager Damien Walsh in her long-awaited r(...)

Reservoir at Silent Valley, Mourne Mountains, Co Down. Photograph: MyLoupe/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

County: Down Incident: Botched plan to blow up the Silent Valley Reservoir Date: June 1921 An audacious IRA “dam buster” plan to plunge Belfast into (...)

Stormont  in Belfast. A senior Catholic Church figure has called for courageous leadership to lift Northern Irish politics away from fear and stagnation. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A senior Catholic Church figure has called for imaginative and courageous leadership to lift Northern Ireland politics away from fear and stagnation. (...)

British astronaut Tim Peake says he believes alien life exists in the cosmos and that humans will set foot on Mars. Photograph: John Linton/PA Wire.

“Absolutely yes,” was the response of astronaut Tim Peake when asked if he believed humans would eventually land on Mars. It was another emphatic “ye(...)