Downpatrick

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Even though their music still brims with youthful exuberance, it is a full quarter of a century since three teenagers emerged from Downpatrick with an(...)

The six men killed in O’Toole’s Bar in Loughinisland, Co Down, in 1994: (Top) Adrian Rogan (34), Barney Green (87), Don McCreanor (59); (bottom) Eamonn Byrne (39), Patsy O’Hare (34) and Malcolm Jenkinson (53).

Next Friday morning, a group, mostly men, mostly late middle-aged, hope and expect to hear a ruling from Mr Justice Bernard McCloskey in the Royal Cou(...)

Maurice Hayes: He had a great love and knowledge of literature, and with a photographic memory could quote his favourite poets and writers

Coming out of midnight Mass in Bryansford on Sunday night, P J McElroy spoke to journalist Dan Keenan about fellow Co Down man Dr Maurice Hayes who di(...)

Church services

CATHEDRALS Down Cathedral, Downpatrick Sundays at 11:30am and Thursdays at 10am with Holy Communion. You are very welcome to visit Down Cathedral. Mo(...)

The interior of O’Toole’s bar in Loughinisland, Co Down the morning after the UVF shot dead 6 people on  June 18th, 1994,

Bereaved families of the 1994 Loughinisland massacre victims want “arrests, prosecutions and accountability” to flow from allegations emerging in a ne(...)

The Anseanachai Cliste case is the  first  in Britain to involve a positive test for cobalt, which is believed to increase endurance in racehorses. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Anseanachai Cliste, who was banned from running at the Cheltenham Festival in March after a blood-covered syringe was discovered in his box before th(...)

Ciara Burns

Ciara Burns, who has died suddenly in her native Downpatrick, excelled in two very different fields. As a solicitor she was one of the North’s leading(...)

A gorse fire in Gougane Barra valley, Co Cork, which has burned since Saturday evening, covering some 4km at its peak. File photograph: Neil Lucey/PA Wire

A man has been arrested by police investigating gorse fires in the North. A PSNI spokesman said the 55-year-old was detained on Monday afternoon and(...)

Gorse fires are a problem at the moment on the island from Co Antrim to  Co Kerry. Pictured is a recent gorse fire in Gougane Barra valley, Co Cork. Photograph: Neil Lucey/PA

Firefighters in the North believe 92 per cent of the 221 gorse fires it has responded to in less than a week were set deliberately. The latest large (...)

Ollie Woodhouse (21), a bartender from north Belfast, said: “RHI could have been dealt with a lot better.”  Photograph: Amanda Ferguson

The fallout from Martin McGuinness’s resignation as Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland, public anger around the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) (...)

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