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In an interview with the Sunday Independent, Mary Lou McDonald has said the IRA’s campaign was “justified” and, had she been older, there was “every chance” she would have joined.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The son of the only Irish Army member to be killed by the IRA during the Troubles has called on the Sinn Féin leader to acknowledge that his father’s (...)

Nurses change bed clothes at the Mater Hospital Covid-19 recovery ward in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of coronavirus-related deaths recorded by the North’s Department of Health (DoH) has risen to 506 after the department reported one further(...)

First minister Arlene Foster (left) and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill walk together as they arrive at Stormont. File photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Tackling the coronavirus pandemic has brought the North’s political parties closer together, the First and Deputy First Ministers have said. In a joi(...)

Dr Mary Canning, President of th Royal Irish Academy. Photograph: Johnny Bambury.

The setting up of an independent network of scientific advisers is needed to advise government “on the formidable scientific challenges facing Ireland(...)

Emma DeSouza with her husband, Jake. Photograph: Justin Kernoghan

When Emma and Jake DeSouza look at their wedding photos, they marvel at the people they once were. “We go, wow, those people had no idea about things (...)

The large and admirable Lumbricus terrestris earthworm, key architect of the structure and fertility of soil.

To learn that mice, cats and frogs find foreign flatworms too distasteful to eat confirms a general disparagement of the creatures. One shrew, in a la(...)

Sam Lynch, stroke, Neville Maxwell, Tony O Connor and Derek Holland, bow. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Nobody remembers fourth? It’s always been a lie, of course; one of the shiny, hollow aphorisms of sport and life that places a premium on the straight(...)

NI First Minister Arlene Foster said the Executive was ‘committed to delivering this pension’. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/PressEye/PA Wire

The North’s First Minister has insisted it is up to the UK government to fund a compensation scheme for victims of the Troubles which has been delaye(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster urged the public not to try to pre-empt the lifting of  Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph:  Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Travellers from Ireland will be exempt from the 14-day self-isolation period which is to be introduced in the UK from June 8th. The measures, which (...)

It is the fourth week that there have been more deaths in care homes than in hospitals in Northern Ireland. File photograph: Getty

Just over half of the coronavirus-related deaths in Northern Ireland in the week ending May 15th occurred in care homes, according to data released on(...)

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