Belfast

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The European Commission’s office in Belfast closed at the end of January when the UK left the EU. Photograph: Getty Images

The EU should re-establish a diplomatic “presence” in Northern Ireland post-Brexit, according to a report by the research initiative The UK in a Chang(...)

Jonathan Bardon wrote and presented many radio programmes, including the BBC series, and accompanying book, A History of Ireland in 250 episodes. File photograph: The Irish Times

Jonathan Bardon, the historian who chronicled the development of Ulster from the earliest times to the present day, has died, his family has said. He(...)

UK prime minister Boris Johnson told the House of Commons in December 2019: ‘watch the space between the islands.’ Photograph: PA Wire

At their closest point, only 20km separate Torr Head in Co Antrim from the Mull of Kintyre; on a clear day on the north coast, you can see Scotland. (...)

An artist’s rendering of the merger of two neutron stars.  Image: Robin Dienel/The Carnegie Institution for Science via The New York Times

A collision of two neutron stars, 130 million light years away, has opened up “a new window on the Universe”. The spectacular event which occurred on (...)

The gap between Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) has narrowed to just 16 places in the latest Times Higher Educatio(...)

The study into the predictability of the senior cycle exams found that the issue was “not very problematic” across six subjects investigated. Photograph: The Irish Times

Greater emphasis should be given in the Leaving Cert to assessing “higher order thinking skills”, an independent report has recommended. The study int(...)

Prof John Brewer of Queen’s University, Belfast

“This is a Rubicon,” says Prof John Brewer of Queen’s University, Belfast. “Irrespective of a Yes or a No vote in the Scottish independence referendum(...)

Irish hare: likes good quality, sugar-rich grass. Illustration: Michael Viney

On a hillside so assiduously nibbled by sheep, only waysides have room for the surge of summer growth. The boreen is suddenly flanked with buttercups (...)