A peace wall on Divis Street, Belfast. Northern Ireland Minister of Finance Conor  Murphy said the intent was to use the programme money to place a particular focus on supporting groups working on both sides of remaining peace walls in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Peace and reconciliation funding worth almost £1 billion is being put at risk by the DUP boycott of North-South political structures, Sinn Féin has cl(...)

A view of the Hands Across The Divide sculpture in Derry, Northern Ireland. File photograph: Mary Turner/Bloomberg

People in Border areas are being asked to help shape a future EU programme expected to be worth more than €600 million. The EU’s Peace Plus programm(...)

Nanotechnology and Integrated Bioengineering Centre director Prof Jim McLaughlin and Prof Gordon Wallace from the University of Wollongong in Australia at the launch of Ulster University’s Health Technology Research Hub. Photograph: Paul Moane/Aurora

Devices to monitor people for the warning signs of heart failure while people are in their own homes, novel new vital-signs measurement devices, and t(...)

Five public consultation events are planned for Dundalk, Cavan town, Belfast, Derry and Glasgow.  Photograph: Frank Miller

The European Union is seeking feedback on plans to invest over €500 million in the North and Border counties of the Republic over the next seven year(...)

Artist’s impression of the Narrow Water bridge to link south Down with the Cooley peninsula in Co Louth.

EU funding for a cross-border bridge joining counties Down and Louth has been withdrawn.Estimates for the building of the 195-metre bridge have soared(...)

 Gerry Adams: Building bridge would be relatively small investment with significant potential. Photograph: Alan Betson

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has expressed doubt that concerns about the cost of building a bridge between counties Down and Louth can be resolved before the (...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan, who visited Belfast on Friday, said he would like the bridge to go ahead, but that it was a question of “hard cash”. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

A cross-Border bridge, finally approved in July, may be lost unless a multimillion euro funding gap is resolved urgently.It is understood that unless (...)

Artist’s impression of the Narrow Water bridge. The plan is supported by €17.5 million in EU grant aid. The Irish Government is contributing €912,000.

The Northern Ireland Minister for Finance has approved £2.7 million (€3.15 million) in funding for a new cross-Border bridge at Narrow Water on Carli(...)