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Deputy first minister Michelle O’Neill (left) and first minister Arlene Foster are pictured at Stormont. Their parties, Sinn Féin and the DUP, are seeking to reject a £1,000 pay rise given to Assembly members. File photograph: EPA.

The leaders of the North’s five main parties have asked that a controversial pay rise which was awarded to MLAs be deferred. In a joint statement is(...)

Emma McQuaid training at Trinity College gym: she has a gymnastics coach, a swim instructor, and a weightlifting trainer

Emma McQuaid has a gymnastics coach, a swim instructor, and a weightlifting trainer but she’s not indecisive, just one of the top CrossFit athletes in(...)

Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary (RIC)  in Waterford in 1917. Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan was forced to postpone a  commemoration for the RIC and the Dublin Metropolitan Police.   Photograph: A. H. Poole Collection

Before a decade of commemorations began in 2012 of the years around the creation of the State, then taoiseach Enda Kenny was only too well aware that (...)

Shane Lowry after winning the 148th Open Championship at the Royal Portrush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Reuters

When a three-time champion golfer describes a golf course as “unbelievable” it tends to make golf fans wherever they are in the world sit up and take (...)

Northern Ireland human rights chief commissioner Les Allamby and Mairia Cahill outside the High Court in Belfast on Monday. Photograph: Cate McCurry/PA

Mairia Cahill has welcomed a commitment by the secretary of state and the chief electoral officer to change the law in Northern Ireland over the requi(...)

Police in Co Down dealing with an attempted cash machine theft at a petrol station at Carlisles’ on the Belfast Road in Ballynahinch. Photograph: Pacemaker.

A petrol station’s forecourt roof has been torn down in an attempted ATM robbery in Co Down during a weekend of attacks on cash machines in Northern I(...)

Townsend Street in Belfast following heavy overnight rain. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Serious flooding has closed roads in Northern Ireland. The River Bann burst its banks near the north coast. Strand Road in Coleraine was left under (...)

The burnt out oil tanker at the offices of the Aventas group, Ballyconnell, formerly Quinns, in December 2013. Photograph: Pacemaker

2011 April 14th: Seán Quinn and his family are removed from his businesses in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan and Derrylin, Co Fermanagh with the appointment (...)

 Princess Diana shaking hands with a leprosy patient at Sitanala Leprosy Hospital in  Indonesia. Photograph:  Tim Graham/Getty Images

Few diseases in human history have provoked greater public fear than leprosy. In addition to losing limbs, sight, or even life, patients were shunned(...)

A loyalist mural on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, as leaders of the UDA confirmed it had decommissioned all weapons under its control

Twenty-five years on, Gary McMichael, who led the Ulster Democratic Party when loyalist paramilitaries declared a ceasefire, believes that a generatio(...)

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