Iain Henderson and Rory Best arrive at Laganside Magistrates court in Belfast on January 31st, 2018  where Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding were on trial accused of raping the same woman. Photograph:  Pacemaker

Rain fell on Iain Henderson and Rory Best as they walked into Laganside Magistrates Court. The incoming and outgoing captains of Ulster wore similarly(...)

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Name: Scout Fitzsimons Age: 15 School: Methodist College, Belfast September 2nd September 2nd, 2016 The never-ending question. The question that wai(...)

Paddy Jackson leaving Belfast Crown Court on Wednesday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Paddy Jackson Paddy Jackson was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in January 1992 before moving to Birmingham with his family when his father got a j(...)

 Ulster and Ireland  player Paddy Jackson is “not trying to play the rugby card,” the jury in his trial has been told. Photograph: REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

Paddy Jackson, who is accused of raping a 19-year-old Belfast student, is “not trying to play the rugby card,” the jury in his trial has been told. M(...)

Ambassador UCC Glanmire head coach Mark Scannell. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho.

The chime of the clocks changing this weekend signals the business end of the Irish season, as the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the men’s and wom(...)

Sarah Kidd (left) celebrates her GCSE results with her mother Fiona at Methodist College in Belfast. Photograph: Niall carson/PA Wire

The proportion of Northern Ireland pupils achieving top GCSE grades has increased by half a percent. Almost a tenth of entries were awarded an A*. (...)

“I’ve always been able to be calm on the pitch,” says Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson. “I’ve learned over the years because I came in at a young age and I’ve had a lot of experience of ups and downs.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In primary school he drew out his future as only a child could do. It was fearless and unlikely, but left no room for doubt or questioning. It was a l(...)

Noreen Rice: consistently produced high-quality work over many years, exhibiting in six successive decades.

Noreen Rice, who has died aged 79, was a Belfast-born artist who made Co Monaghan her home for the last two decades of her life. Though influen(...)

Punk Rock: Rhys Dunlop, Jonah Hauer-King, Ian Toner and Rory Corcoran in Simon Stephens’s play. Photograph: Neil Harrison
Teenage kicks, teenage angst
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In the run-up to the release of Good Vibrations, the biopic about Terri Hooley, the record-shop owner who helped shape Belfast’s punk era, the novelis(...)

Hannah Nelson, age 16, speaks before the Obamas in the Waterfront Hall in Belfast this morning. Photograph:  REUTERS/Paul Faith/Pool

“Good morning. My name is Hannah Nelson, I’m sixteen years old, and I’m from Belfast,” was how the student chosen as the warm up speaker for Michelle(...)