Glovers Alley by Andy McFadden in Dublin 2

Chefs and restaurant managers say it is the worst night of the year to dine out. But their negativity about February 14th may have more to do with the(...)

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald: “Mary Lou has been part of the leadership for a long time. It’s not like she has landed down from Mars.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Fiachra McGuinness, son of Martin McGuinness, posted a poignant tweet recently. It showed two photographs, both featuring his late father alongside th(...)

Gary Douglas was found dead in his SUV on Tuesday after a member of the public spotted the Renault Kadjar lying at the bottom of an embankment off the Belfast Road outside Enniskillen. Photograph: Google

A man killed in a road crash in Co Fermanagh after his car went off the road and went down an embankment just yards from passing traffic may have lain(...)

The map titled ‘2018 revised proposals’ was briefly accessible on a section of the Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland website earlier this week.

A plan to redraw electoral boundaries in Northern Ireland has been significantly altered, with Belfast now set to retain its four seats, according to (...)

Dara McAnulty with his mother Róisín and sister Bláthnaid. “Nature is like the heart of the house,” says Róisín. “It’s how we live our lives.” Photograph: Freya McClements

As we drive through the snow-covered mountains of Co Fermanagh, a large bird of prey swoops in front of us. The car stops, and 13-year-old Dara McAn(...)

Tammy Barrett and her children Aidan and Jessica in Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim. “I love it to bits. This is like a fairy tale in my head.” Photograph:  Brian Farrell

Fr Pat Farrelly says that when the bell goes at Kiltyclogher primary school these days, “it’s like letting out a flock of birds” so rapid is the exodu(...)

Irish Rail sponsorship was criticised in light of deferred  maintenance of tracks due to a lack of resources and fact workers had not had a pay rise for 10 years.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The chairman of Irish Rail has criticised the controversial €20,000 sponsorship by the cash-strapped company of an angling event in Northern Ireland f(...)

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(...)

A mine worker operates an underground diamond drill rig inside the Curraghinalt gold project near Omagh. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty

An Australian exploration company has become the latest listed prospector to join the rush to find precious metals and diamonds in Northern Ireland. (...)

A student who as a schoolboy caused the death of 13-year-old Oisín McGrath was on Friday sentenced to 18 months in prison, suspended for three years. (...)

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