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Emilia Clarke as Daenerys. Photograph: Helen Sloan/HBO

“The single most positive thing to happen to the screen industry in Northern Ireland is Game of Thrones.” That’s the assessment of Richard Williams, (...)

The PSNI has reminded the owners of licenced premises to be ‘alert to this type of crime and ensure that their premises and stock are secure.’ Photograph: Getty

Stolen beer kegs worth almost £1 million have been seized by police in Northern Ireland. Two men, both aged 55, were arrested as officers recovered (...)

Fire engines and officers from Holywood and Knock fire stations attended a fire  at about 4.30pm on Friday, before bringing the blaze under control. File photograph: Getty

A woman in her 60s has died after a house fire in Co Down. The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) had been called to a blaze in a det(...)

Daniel Stewart: ‘Sitting in wonder of my exploration, I’m still scared of Brexit, its effect on the farmers, the B&Bs, and the average man on the street. But now I’ve seen it all, I know what to reminisce.’ Photograph: Lily Duffield

In a dinky hotel, in a cosy bed, I wake up. Opposite Portaferry’s dock, joints crack and muscles sigh. Today, is the last day. The last day of mounta(...)

Culloden Estate: five-star hotel’s ‘Luxury on the Lough’ experience is priced €227 per room

Belfast has been drawing visitors north of the Border for a while now with its vibrant restaurant and bar scene and good value on quality hotels – alt(...)

EuroMillions lottery winners Frances (centre) and Patrick  Connolly:  won the £114,969,775 million jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw. Photograph: Paul Faith

The first thing Northern Ireland’s £115 million (€127 million) EuroMillions jackpot winners are likely to want to do is take a holiday and they mentio(...)

John West, former Ireland rugby international Trevor Ringland and John McNally in Holywood. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The upmarket homes and gated estates of the Belfast professionals who live in north Co Down leave the town of Holywood open to gentle jibes about Nort(...)

Newbridge College, Kildare, is phasing in a total ban on smartphones for first and second year students. The success of the measure will be evaluated at a later date.  Senior students Meabh Breen and Rob Scully (foreground), with first years Kallie Walsh and Eanna Sherlock in the background. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s the big switch-off. Last month, France’s education ministry introduced a smartphone ban after lawmakers passed what they called a “detox” law for(...)

The changes come in an attempt to reduce number of Westminster MPs from 650 to 600. Photograph: iStock

Proposals to split a Co Derry town into three voting zones have been dropped as the final revised Westminster boundaries for Northern Ireland were pub(...)

EasyHotel director Kevin Baird and owner/developer, David Crowe in Belfast.

The first super-budget EasyHotel in Ireland has opened ahead of schedule in Belfast and has become the first hotel in the North to allow guests to unl(...)

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