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Prof Tony Bjourson at work. The study recently completed the recruitment of 500 Covid-19 patients from the North for whole genome sequencing. Photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University

Ulster University has teamed up with Dell Technologies and Seagate to research Covid-19 treatments in a bid to find more effective therapies for those(...)

 Taoiseach Micheál Martin: seeking to play down tensions between the EU and the UK over the Northern Ireland protocol. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Britain’s Brexit minister David Frost and European Commission vice-president Maros Sevcovic meet in London on Wednesday amid an escalating crisis over(...)

The Lifford Bridge spans the river Foyle and connects Strabane to Lifford across the Border between the Republic and the UK. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Fans of Derry City FC had been looking forward to getting back in the stands for the first time since Christmas. A successful test event at the Irish(...)

The  hand plane is made by recycling waste plastic milk bottles from the cafe.

“The Bundoran bubble gets ya!” exclaims Noah Lane, an acclaimed Australian surfer now living in Bundoran, Co Donegal, and part of the town’s growing s(...)

Dr Michael McBride said health authorities in the North recognised that people living in Border communities needed to cross the border for work, education and family reasons. File photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The North’s chief medical officer has appealed to people in the Republic to limit non-essential travel to Northern Ireland. Dr Michael McBride said (...)

A former customs guard hut is illuminated on the Irish Border  in Ravensdale, Ireland. Photograph:  Charles McQuillan/Getty

The Irish Border is the defining feature of Ireland’s modern political geography. Established in law in the 1920 Government of Ireland Act, it was int(...)

Annie Maunder: faced barriers because of her gender

Trinity College Dublin has elected Linda Doyle as its new provost; after almost 430 years, Ireland’s oldest educational establishment will have its fi(...)

 Charlie McConalogue said: ‘It’s not a Border issue, it’s a regional issue, and we have to work together as we gradually reopen.’ File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister Charlie McConalogue insisted that high Covid-19 infection rates in the north-west are “not a Border issue”. His remarks came as he was press(...)

A plaque in the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol listing the names of the Invincibles, the five assassins who were hanged for the murders of the chief secretary to Ireland Lord Frederick Cavendish and the permanent under-secretary Thomas Henry Burke on May 6th, 1882.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In the lower yard of Kilmainham Gaol and out of bounds to its many visitors is the place where the Invincibles are buried in rough teal coffins. It i(...)

Dr Martin Coyne, in his surgery in Lifford, Co Donegal, said: ‘Every time that virus gets from A to B, that’s giving that virus a chance to mutate’.  Photograph: Joe Dunne

A Donegal GP has warned that increased Covid-19 infections in the county could give the virus the opportunity to mutate into an “Irish variant” like t(...)

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