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James Nesbitt at Portrush: “I think we’re standing at a profound moment here in the history of the islands,” he says. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At Ulster University, it is graduation time. On the steps which lead up to the main entrance of the university’s Coleraine campus, new graduates pose (...)

Former solicitor Michael Lynn arriving to Dublin Circuit Court. Photograph: Collins Courts

Former solicitor Michael Lynn who is accused of multi-million euro thefts was in court on Friday as part of preparations for his trial next year. Mr (...)

Brendan Burgess: accuses Ulster Bank of wrongly suggesting that owner-occupier loans were 58 months, almost five years, in arrears. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Investment adviser Brendan Burgess has accused Ulster Bank of being “disingenuous” about the €900 million worth of home loans it is selling. Ulster B(...)

There is a legal mechanism that can work through the worst cases - and keep people in their homes. Photograph: iStock

Repeated warnings about a “tsunami” of home repossessions - long threatened, but yet to arrive - has raised doubts about the scale of this legacy prob(...)

 John Downey  arrives at the Old Bailey in London in  February  2014. File photograph:  Oli Scarff/Getty Images

An alleged IRA bomber given a so-called “comfort letter” by the British government has lost his latest challenge aimed at preventing his extradition t(...)

Ulster Bank is selling €900 million worth of mortgages relating to borrowers who are up to five years behind with their loan repayments.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

More than 3,000 home owners, who owe Ulster Bank €900 million, face the prospect of their mortgages being sold to a vulture fund. The bank signalled (...)

Timothy Eaton with his son and eventual successor John Craig Eaton in his office at Eaton’s department store, Toronto in  1899. Photograph:  Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

Ballymena and its environs has been the birth place of some of our most notable emigrants; from George and Will Millar of the Irish Rovers to movie st(...)

The funeral of victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer at Fivemilehill Pentecostal Church, Mountnorris Road, Bessbrook on Monday. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Loyalist victims’ campaigner Willie Frazer “never gave up on fighting for justice”, DUP leader Arlene Foster has told mourners at his funeral. Mr Fra(...)

Healy Park, Omagh for the clash of Dublin and Tyrone last summer. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Monday’s All-Ireland qualifier round four draw has clarified the picture on the All-Ireland quarter-final group stages, which begin later this month. (...)

The “Earl of Rone” is presumed to refer to Hugh O’Neill (c1550–1616), aka the Earl of Ty-rone.  Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It somehow passed me by at the time, but thanks to alert reader Rita Larkin, my attention has been drawn to a strange annual event that took place in (...)

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