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Queen Elizabeth shakes hands with deputy first minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness and  first minister Peter Robinson at the Lyric Theatre  in Belfast in 2012.  File photograph:  Paul Faith/WPA Pool/Getty Images

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has said that “reconciliation, equality and mutual understanding cannot be taken for granted” on the centenary of the founda(...)

 Notice of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh’s death is displayed on the large screen at Piccadilly Circus  in London on Friday. Photograph: Jeff Spicer/Getty Images

Gun salutes marking the death of the Duke of Edinburgh are to take place across the UK, in Gibraltar and at sea. Saluting batteries will fire 41 roun(...)

Northern Secretary Brandon Lewis  says the programme of events ‘provides an opportunity for us all to reflect on the history of Northern Ireland’.

A programme of events to mark the centenary of the creation of Northern Ireland has been unveiled by the UK government. The plans include a £1 millio(...)

President Michael D Higgins addressing a virtual meeting of tourism industry experts organised by the Irish Hospitality Institute. Photograph: Maxwells.

The best memorial to honour the efforts and sacrifice of front line workers, who have led the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, would be to ensure (...)

 Kelvin MacKenzie, the former editor of the Sun newspaper. Photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

‘The former Sun editor Kelvin MacKenzie will not return to the paper after being suspended for writing a column comparing Everton footballer Ross Bark(...)

Antoinette Keegan speaking at a press conference last year as relatives of Stardust fire victims gathered at the announcement of a new inquest into the deaths. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A woman who lost her two teenage sisters in the Stardust fire and has spent the past four decades campaigning to find out the cause of the blaze has b(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin  greets British prime minister Boris Johnson  on the steps of Hillsborough Castle in Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Taoiseach Micheál Martin, after meeting British prime minister Boris Johnson, has warned of the need to avoid a “second significant systemic shock” of(...)

The mood music that accompanied the meeting at Hillsborough Castle between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson was a hopeful sign that the relationship between the two leaders will have a positive impact on British-Irish relations in the years ahead. Photograph: Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

The mood music that accompanied the meeting at Hillsborough Castle between Taoiseach Micheál Martin and British prime minister Boris Johnson was a hop(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin walking with British prime minister Boris Johnson in the gardens at Hillsborough Castle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Micheál Martin and Boris Johnson seemed to get on well together at Hillsborough Castle in their first encounter as Taoiseach and British prime ministe(...)

Michael Dunlop is comforted on the podium by his girlfriend Jill after winning the 250cc race at the North West 200 just two days after his father Robert was killed during practice for the same race. Photo: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

It was no different from the usual race start. He took off down the road, his feet skiing along the ground, others leaning forward to stop the front w(...)

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