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Adventurer and TV presenter Bear Grylls on the Pendulum Summit stage. Photograph: Conor McCabe

Here’s the surprise from Bear Grylls at Pendulum: he’s Irish. We love to claim the world, so an aside that the adventurer and survivalist now has an I(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and his partner Matt Barrett take part in the annual Christmas day swim at the Forty Foot bathing spot in Sandycove Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Thousands of people have taken part in Christmas Day swims with many raising money for charity. Ali Carroll, jumps in for a Christmas swim (...)

Kaylee Rogers on NBC’s ‘Little Big Shots’ on Sunday

A performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah on US television by a 11-year-old Co Down girl has been viewed millions of times online. Kaylee Rogers, w(...)

A 1989 photograph of the Fastnet Rock lighthouse during the Fastnet race. Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Ireland’s lighthouse authority has moved to quell concern over the future of Fastnet Rock light off west Cork by arranging a public meeting early next(...)

Sweet success: Yotam Ottolenghi has written his new book with his colleague Helen Goh. Photograph: Peden + Munk

If you listen carefully to Yotam Ottolenghi you might detect a slight change to his distinctive voice. A very faint but discernible Irish lilt has cre(...)

Lucy Caldwell: Van Morrison was just 23 when he wrote and recorded Astral Weeks. I took a full decade more, and then some, before having anywhere near the skill and technique to write truthfully about my own East Belfast childhood. I don’t claim for a second that one is akin to the other. But the music of Van Morrison in general, and Astral Weeks in particular, is something of a guiding spirit to my stories

The memory of a long car journey, coming back over the Craigantlet Hills from a trip to Donaghadee Lighthouse. The dip of the road and the sudden sen(...)

Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the southern shores of Belfast Lough, the affluent area takes in towns such as Bangor, where the count is taking place, Holywood and Donaghadee.

It was very much as case of “as you were” in the staunchly unionist constituency of North Down where Alan Chambers of the UUP Peter Weir of the DUP an(...)

The Northern Ireland Assembly election will take place on Thursday, May 5th. Each of the 18 constituencies – including North Down – will elect six Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

North Down is a predominantly unionist constituency – one which has never elected a nationalist MLA. Located on the Ards Peninsula, bordering the s(...)