Eric McDowell: he joined the Bletchley Park establishment straight from school, and was part of the Japanese Emperor Codes cryptology department

Eric McDowell, who has died at at the age of 92, was involved in many facets of life in Northern Ireland, both business and private. However, a signif(...)

Ireland’s Devin Toner and Jack McGrath tackle New Zealand’s Ben Smith. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Nine days before the Ireland team arrived in Soldier Field they were grouped in their base in Carton House. A few years earlier Ireland team manager M(...)

Lewis McNamara lifts the trophy as Royal Belfast Academical Institution celebrate their Danske Bank Ulster Schools Senior Cup Final victory at Kingspan Stadium, Belfast.  Photo: William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

RBAI 14 Wallace HS 10 It was a nervy enough final but Royal Belfast Academical Institution had the greater composure and went on to lift the Danske (...)

A stained glass window in Derry’s Guildhall depicting the coronation of King George V.

Few historic buildings in Ireland have such resonance as Derry’s Guildhall. Once the symbol of gerrymandered Unionist domination, it suffered serious (...)

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(...)