U.S. first lady Michelle Obama smiles at a U.S. military veteran during an event promoting the hiring of veterans and military spouses in the East Room of the White House in Washington, April 30, 2013. REUTERS/Larry Downing (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Michelle Obama and her daughters are likely to visit the Republic during the G8 meeting in Fermanagh in June

Plans are being made for an overnight visit to the Republic by US first lady Michelle Obama and her da(...)

Then  Northern Ireland secretary of state Humphrey Atkins (centre), with minister for justice Gerry Collins (left) and  minister for foreign affairs Michael O’Kennedy. Photograph: Pat Langan

Official secret memos contained in the Thatcher Foundation papers on the 1981 hunger strikes point to a convicti(...)

“The weather is not the root of all our problems,” says TCD’s Prof Malcolm MacLachlan. Photograph: Dara Mac  Donaill

The hackneyed phrase is that if Ireland “only had the weather” it would be a great little country but a Trinity College(...)

A handout image  issued by Stormont’s Department of Environment of an artist’s impression of how the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn will look.

An estimated £100 million (€117 million) is to be invested in the redevelopment of a site near Lisburn where the Maze prison once stood. (...)

File photograph of Peter Darragh Quinn arriving at the High Court in Dublin in March 2012. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Peter Darragh Quinn has asked the Commercial Court not to proceed with IBRC's application to assess damages against him until legal proceedings inv(...)

A handout photo of the 600-year-old body found by archaeologists excavating the crannog site in Co Fermanagh. Photograph: PA

A 600-year-old body found by archaeologists excavating the crannog site in Co Fermanagh may have been the victim of an ancient murder mystery, (...)

I t takes nerves of steel to open a Belfast restaurant now. It takes guts to open one where vegetables play a big part. And it takes a sense of (...)

Actress and humanitarian campaigner Angelina Jolie speaks at a news conference on sexual violence against women during the G8 meeting in central London today. Photograph: Alastair Grant/Pool/Reuters

Foreign ministers from the G8 group of rich countries condemned "in the strongest possible terms" North Korea's development of nuclear weapons (...)

Lough Erne Resort outside Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh,  the venue for next June’s G8 summit.  “David Cameron’s decision to host the G8 in Fermanagh provides us with a golden opportunity.” Photograph: PA

Today we should reflect on just how far Northern Ireland has come since the Belfast Agreement 15 years ago. It was a truly historic achievement(...)

Patients in need of regular medicines are being hit by a “double whammy” of prescriptions for branded drugs and higher Southern charges compare(...)

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