Vicki McGrath at Harry’s Hole, Marble Hill, Co Donegal.

One thing this island does not lack is great swimming spots. Mary MCCarthy has picked some of the VERY best LOCATIONS FOR A DIP – in the sea, (...)

 Michael Gove: “Because we must all remember if the protocol is to work it must work for the whole community in Northern Ireland.”   Photograph: Getty Images

Michael Gove has told MPs that Britain’s deal with the European Union on how to implement the Northern Ireland protocol will prevent export declaratio(...)

DUP’s Sammy Wilson. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Almost six hectares of land [14 acres] could become a border control post at the port of Larne from next year, the area’s MP has told the House of Com(...)

The Ulster Farmers’ Union has warned that nobody should underestimate the importance of EU supports on the North’s rural economy. Photograph: iStock

Farmers in the North could stand to gain millions of pounds in EU payments if the value of sterling weakens further gains the euro over this month. T(...)

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Ivor Ferguson said the figures must be a “wake-up call’ in the Brexit context. Photograph: Cliff Donaldson

Farm incomes fell in Northern Ireland last year by nearly £8,000 (€9,181) a farm to just over £26,000, the latest official figures show. The North’s (...)

A Northern Ireland business grouping has urged the UK government to secure “free and frictionless trade” with the European Union. Photograph: iStock

A hundred organisations from across the UK’s food supply chain, along with some of Northern Ireland’s largest businesses, have warned the British prim(...)

Nearly 400,000 tyres were burned in recycling facilities in Northern Ireland between 2009 and 2015. Photograph: iStock

The Stormont administration in Northern Ireland is struggling to deal with millions of tonnes of illegally dumped waste, thousands of incidents of fly(...)

 President of the Ulster Farmers’ Union Barclay Bell: “If we went out with a very negative message at the moment, farmers would be in despair.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Barclay Bell, who farms 200 acres near Rathfriland in Co Down, received several telephone calls on the Friday morning after the Brexit referendum resu(...)