Strangford

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Sighting of cattle egret recorded at Castle Espie, Co Down. Photograph courtesy of James Lee/WWT

A very rare visitor to Ireland, the cattle egret, has landed at the Castle Espie bird sanctuary on the shores of Strangford Lough. The little egrets (...)

A car is examined after it entered the water at the harbour in Strangford, Co Down.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A former UTV presenter, Brian Black has died after his car plunged into Strangford harbour on Tuesday morning. In his 70s, Mr Black was freed from the(...)

Birdwatching can be as serene or as stressful as you make it.

Birdwatching is back in focus for its calming effect on people, says Niall Hatch of Birdwatch Ireland whose website saw a 350 per cent increase in tra(...)

Sinn Féin’s John Finucane was elected as the MP for North Belfast in the 2019 election. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sinn Féin had the highest campaign spending of any political party in Northern Ireland in the December 2019 Westminster election while the Greens had (...)

Jim Shannon of the DUP celebrates topping the Strangford poll. Photograph: Michael Cooper/PA Wire

The British prime minister, Boris Johnson, has “degraded” the union, the DUP MP Jim Shannon told his supporters after comfortably retaining his seat i(...)

The first results from Northern Ireland’s 18 constituencies are expected to start coming through from shortly after 1am. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Political anoraks with an interest in Northern Ireland politics probably will have to stay up to after 4am on Friday morning before they know all the (...)

DUP deputy leader Nigel Dodds: ‘We will not accept a Customs Border in the Irish Sea.’ Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

“Brexit’s in everything,” one delegate to this year’s DUP conference remarked, half in resignation, half in despair. It is a state of affairs that mo(...)

David Gorman, the Flying Fifteen class nominee from the National Yacht Club, racing with crew Chris Doorly competing in the ISA All-Ireland Sailing Championship at Lough Ree Yacht Club. Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

Autumnal winds herald the season for All-Ireland Sailing Championships commencing this weekend in Schull with the junior title before moving to the ea(...)

Quarry Hill Church after its lengthy refurbishment

There is a soothing, peaceful stillness inside the former Presbyterian church which Melanie and Marty Hamill have restored and converted into stunning(...)

Simon Hamilton was among  DUP politicians and advisers who gave evidence last year to a judicial inquiry established to examine the renewable heat incentive scandal that led to the collapse of the Executive. Photograph: Michael Cooper

High-profile Northern Ireland Executive minister Simon Hamilton is turning his back on politics to take over at the head of the Belfast Chamber for Tr(...)

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