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Ciara Mageean: ‘I love being from the North! I think we are a great bunch of people. I always think the friendliest people you can meet are in Belfast.’ Photograph:   Maja Hitij/Getty Images

She will turn 30 in March and has run races all over the planet without ever once losing the sense that Portaferry, postcard pretty on Strangford Loug(...)

Britain’s prime minister Boris Johnson is set to make his first public appearance since the leak on Monday. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has joined opposition leaders at Westminster in calling on Boris Johnson to resign after the prime minister (...)

Detective Tom Brannick, played by James Nesbitt, in BBC’s new drama Bloodlands.   Photographer: Steffan Hill/iStock

The filming location of a new BBC drama starring James Nesbitt will not be disclosed to fans, amid concerns that the small island will be overwhelmed (...)

Bloodlands: Tom Brannick (James Nesbitt) with his no-nonsense sidekick DS Niamh McGovern, played by Charlene McKenna. Photograph: Steffan Hill

The virtually landlocked sea lough of Strangford in Co Down is one of the most bewitching areas of natural beauty in Ireland. Its meandering shoreline(...)

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 (...)

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