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Gary Haggarty: The release of the former Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) commander comes only four months after he was handed a six-and-a-half year term in exchange for providing information about other terrorist suspects. File photograph:  Pacemaker Press

Notorious loyalist killer and supergrass Gary Haggarty, who was handed a reduced prison sentence after admitting to more than 500 terror crimes – inc(...)

 Jack and Tracy  Hamilton on the family farm in Comber Co Down. Photograph: Pacemaker Press

Driving along the back roads on the outskirts of Belfast, one would be forgiven for thinking it a relatively sleepy part of the country, merely facil(...)

Chris Slattery, who set up an anti-abortion group in New York,  is travelling to Ireland to support   the Save the Eighth campaign

Irish-American Chris Slattery is in Queens monitoring a court case involving an abortion doctor, Robert Rho, who has been charged with manslaughter ov(...)

Shooting a “Game of Thrones” scene in Carnlough, Northern Ireland: Tourism NI estimates 120,000 visitors came to Northern Ireland in 2016 to see where the battles between good and evil unfolded.  Photograph; Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Fans of Game of Thrones who visit Northern Ireland specifically to see the likes of the Kingsroad or Winterfell in person could be worth about £30 mil(...)

Culture secretary Matt Hancock announced that a “named person” would be appointed to examine the press in the North, which was excluded from the Leveson Inquiry.

The British government has announced a review of press standards in Northern Ireland. The move came amid calls, rejected by MPs in the House of Comm(...)

Amnesty has gained traction among a number of Westminster backbenchers, who claim recent prosecutions of former British soldiers are tantamount to a “witch-hunt”. Photograph: Frank Miller

British prime minister Theresa May has said the system for investigating soldiers and police in Northern Ireland is “patently unfair”. She claimed so(...)

Tony O’Brien, director general of the Health Service Executive: role has salary of €192,000 a year. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

An interim director general of the Health Service Executive will be appointed by the beginning of July although recruitment to find a full-time succes(...)

Dr Graham  Gudgin and Ray Basset claim in “Getting Over the Line: Solutions to the Irish Border” the UK government should pursue the maximum facilitation (max-fac) arrangement – which involves using new technologies – to break through the Brexit impasse. Photograph: Brian O’Leary/

A UK/EU free trade agreement and technical solutions to Border crossings would enable the UK to leave the single market and customs union “while prese(...)

The volume of transactions in the survey was 1,842 compared with 2,219 in the final quarter of 2017.

House prices in Northern Ireland grew by 6.6 per cent year on year in the first quarter of 2018, while the average price for a residential property wa(...)

Boris Johnson who has attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as “crazy”. File photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Boris Johnson has attacked proposals for a customs partnership after Brexit as “crazy” in a major public intervention over the way forward in the exit(...)

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