Markethill

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Beatrice Worton’s son Kenneth was among those killed in a sectarian massacre of 10 protestant workmen in 1976 near the Co Armagh village of Kingsmill. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The funeral of Kingsmill massacre campaigner Bea Worton (91) was told on Monday that she had “experienced the greatest pain that a mother could experi(...)

Seamus Mallon in 1998, when he was deputy first minister of Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

One of Northern Ireland’s most prominent nationalist politicians, Seamus Mallon was at the heart of the Social Democratic and Labour Party for three d(...)

Seamus Mallon ‘My concern is that a very narrow vote for unity would led to more division, instability and probably violence’. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The politicians are talking again in Northern Ireland. We should be thankful for that. However they need to be talking about deeper issues than the Ir(...)

“The worst-case scenario is a hard border, and people won’t accept that.” Frank Brady at his pig farm in Cootehill, Co Cavan. Photograph: Philip Fitzpatrick

When Border farmer Ossy Hughes gets up in the morning, he has a choice: should he tend his beef cattle in the Republic of Ireland or his dairy herd in(...)

Roused by Brexit to revisit his Northern Irish Protestant roots, Anton Thompson-McCormick took his English boyfriend David Bradford on a cycle alon(...)

Finn Lough domes in Fermanagh

The recent good weather has us giddy for the outdoors. But not so giddy that we want to abandon our home comforts. Glamping – or “glamorous camping” –(...)

 Séamus Mallon, pictured in 1998 sitting behind Gerry Adams at an address in Belfast by Bill Clinton, has little affection for the Sinn Féin leader: “I just can’t be in the same room with him. There’s just something about him that I recoil from. He has his hand in too many awful events, too many.” Photograph: AP

Séamus Mallon today lives quietly in Markethill in Co Armagh perched just above the remnants of a wall that, centuries ago, was a bulwark against all (...)

 Button Farm Mushrooms in Co Armagh has gone into administration. Photograph: iStock.

A specialist hi-tech mushroom growing and packing facility established in Armagh by two brothers, who had worked in their family’s business for decade(...)

Former Deputy First Minister  Seamus Mallon (R) with former SDLP  leader John Hume: Mr Mallon’s wife Gertrude has died after a long illness. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

The death has occurred of Gertrude Mallon, wife of the former deputy SDLP leader and Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon. SDLP leader Colum Eastwood d(...)

Two 17-year-olds died on Thursday  when their car crashed near Markethill, Co Armagh,  at about 8.30am.

Two teenagers have died in a road crash in Co Armagh. It is understood the two 17-year-olds were on their way to college when their car crashed near(...)