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The SDLP’s Daniel McCrossan (left),   local  man Eamon Holland (centre), and  SDLP leader Colum Eastwood during canvassing in Strabane

For an election candidate, Órfhaith Begley is in an enviable position. The Sinn Féin contender in Thursday’s West Tyrone byelection, her party won the(...)

2018 Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards finalist Caoimhe Bennett, right, from Loreto Grammar School in Omagh, with Andrea McBride, vice-president of Pramerica Systems Ireland, and guest-of-honour Joanne O’Riordan

Caoimhe Bennett is a sixth-year student at Loreto Grammar School in Omagh, Co Tyrone. She is taking A levels in history, religious education and healt(...)

 Leader of Northern Ireland’s Progressive Unionist Party, Billy Hutchinson. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty Images

Billy Hutchinson, leader of the Progressive Unionist Party (PUP), says politics isn’t about changing the world but about making a difference. This is (...)

Hilda Coles (née Clayton): her   calligraphy and illumination, metalwork and jewellery design were much admired
Hilda Coles – An Appreciation
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  • March 26, 2018, 00:01

The funeral of Hilda Coles (née Clayton), of Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England, and Cheeverstown House, Clondalkin, Co Dublin, took place in St Mary’s C(...)

R.E.S.P.E.C.T: a song from Aretha Franklin and many more  on International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

For International Women’s Day  2018 we asked Twitter users to tell us the songs using #IrishTimesTunes that should be added to our empowering, in(...)

 Barry McElduff stood down as the MP for West Tyrone  last month. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has chosen a 26-year-old Co Tyrone solicitor to contest the West Tyrone House of Commons by-election caused by the resignation of Barry McEl(...)

Irish gold mine: Omagh Minerals’s site at Cavanacaw, Co Tyrone. Photograph: Google Earth

An Irish gold mine should be made to stop working underground because it was allowed to expand based on inaccurate maps, it has been claimed. Omagh M(...)

Emma Rogan, whose father Adrian Rogan was killed in the 1994 Loughinisland pub shooting, alongside solicitor Niall Murphy outside Belfast’s High Court following Friday’s hearing. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A judge who ruled that a damning report into the Loughinisland atrocity was unlawful is to step aside from the case – despite rejecting claims he coul(...)

Less than a third of current PSNI officers are from a Catholic background. Photograph: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

As the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Belfast Agreement approaches, one of the first thing Police Service of Northern Ireland recruits are sti(...)

PSNI constable Ronan Kerr’s hat rests on his coffin at his funeral in 2011 after he was targeted and killed by dissidents. File photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Sinn Féin and the SDLP have called for a return of 50:50 Catholic/Protestant PSNI recruitment after the latest figures indicate a nationalist resistan(...)

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