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Former SDLP leader Margaret Richie described the House of Lords in 2012 as an ‘anachronistic institution’.  Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Former SDLP leader and now newly elevated member of the House of Lords Margaret Ritchie is sitting on the reputed grave of St Patrick in Downpatrick m(...)

 Colin Keane riding Mustajeer (right) to victory in the  The Sky Bet Ebor at York in England. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Having landed Europe’s richest handicap with Mustajeer on Saturday, Ger Lyons is considering his options in terms of testing Siskin’s classic potentia(...)

Patricia Douglas with a photograph of her  son, Sean, who went missing in Co Clare in 1998. Photograph: Stephen Davison

A mother, whose 17-year-old son went missing close to the Cliffs of Moher almost 21 years ago, has in recent weeks been contacting every hotel in Co C(...)

Clare Island Lighthouse.

Mayo has long been a favoured destination for lovers of the great outdoors. It’s also a firm favourite for those who love great hotels. Put them toget(...)

Ram  was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head which overlooks the Dun Briste Sea Stack

A “rampaging ram” which was attacking sightseers at Downpatrick Head in Co Mayo beauty spot has been removed from the location after at least one pers(...)

Daniel Stewart. Photograph: Lily Duffield

Trailed two-hundred-and-seventy miles, Fought bitter gales hard, Swum turbulent showers, Blazed freezing chills, And now, I awake in Armagh. Abandone(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Armagh -St Patrick’s Church of Ireland --Sunday services at 10am (Holy Communion), 11am (Sung Eucharist) and 3:15pm (Choral Evensong). Mon(...)

Game of Thrones: The Touring Exhibition, in Belfast

Deep in the frozen bowels of Game of Thrones’ most iconic castle, all my winters are coming at once. In the gloom looms a statue of poor Lord Eddard S(...)

The two bronze horses stand on top of the pillars at the entrance to Downpatrick Racecourse. Photograph: Google Street View

Police and the manager of Downpatrick Racecourse have appealed for public assistance in trying to recover two bronze horses stolen from the Co Down co(...)

A Finnebrogue Artisan stall at a trade exhibition. The company was founded by Denis Lynn more than 30 years ago, and today has an annual turnover or more than £90m

Finnebrogue Artisan, a Downpatrick-based food manufacturer, plans to create 125 jobs in the North to expand production of its nitrite-free bacon produ(...)

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