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A diver in the water at the Clay Pits, Ballyhalbert, Northern Ireland, where a large-scale search operation is taking place in the investigation into the disappearance of Lisa Dorrian. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

New searches are under way for Co Down woman Lisa Dorrian, who has been missing for more than 16 years. Divers are conducting fingertip searches at a(...)

Police in Co Down are treating the death of a woman whose body was found in her home as suspicious. File photograph: PA Wire

A man has been arrested following the death of a woman whose body was found in her home in Co Down. The 23-year-old man was detained after the 20-ye(...)

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 (...)

Irene and Philip McAleese: Based in Newtownards, Co Down, they founded See.Sense in 2013.

See.Sense is a cycling and data company that focuses on making smart bicycle lights and connected technology for cyclists. Based in Newtownards, Co Do(...)

Allison and Will Abernethy:  they   gave up their jobs as a farmer and a nurse to produce butter and fudge full time

Harry and Meghan’s guests enjoyed handcrafted butter. The husband and wife team behind Co Down’s Abernethy Butter are experiencing fresh success after(...)

Felix O’Hare Contractors pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to breaching health and safety standards and failing to erect appropriate barriers on February 21st, 2014. Photograph: iStock

A mother whose son was killed tragically in a workplace accident has told a court that her son would not want his death to harm “his comrades” on the (...)

Undated handout photo issued by the Home Office of seized cigarettes at Belfast port. Photograph: Home Office /PA Wire

A major cigarette smuggling operation has been disrupted by customs officers at Belfast port. Eight million cigarettes destined for sale in the UK we(...)

Gráinne Moss is managing director of Bupa Care Services in Auckland

From becoming the first Irish woman to swim the English Channel to taking over as the head of New Zealand’s largest aged-care home-provider, Gráinne M(...)

A woman in her 50s was found unconscious on the Sheepland Road, Ardglass, Co Down at about 4.30am on Sunday. File photograph: Google Street View

A woman in her 50s is in a serious condition in hospital after being found lying on a Co Down road. She was found unconscious on the Sheepl(...)

The scene of destruction after an ATM was ripped from a petrol station near Newry, Co Down. Photograph: Alan Lewis

A PSNI officer involved in a manhunt was deliberately struck by a lorry in south Armagh on Friday afternoon, in an attack police are treating as attem(...)

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