Amnesty’s programme director in the North, Patrick Corrigan, was speaking ahead of the launch of a series of online events by Amnesty and Ulster University to help survivors contribute to the design of a forthcoming inquiry.  Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

An investigation into mother and baby homes and Magdalene laundries in Northern Ireland “must not repeat the mistakes of past inquiries”, Amnesty Inte(...)

The Bad Bridget podcast tells the story of the many Irish women who were regularly imprisoned in the US and Canada. Illustration: Ashleigh Neill, @PhDcartoon

Two Northern Ireland-based historians have launched podcasts about the “Bad Bridgets” – the many thousands of Irish women who emigrated to North Ameri(...)

North’s Minister for Education Peter Weir: abandoned the system after widespread controversy over a statistical “anomaly” that downgraded 37 per cent of marks. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

A and AS-level students in Northern Ireland will receive their revised grades on Friday, the North’s exam board, the Council for the Curriculum, Exami(...)

The consultation is part of an independent, two-year project being carried out by the Working Group on Unification Referendums on the Island of Ireland

A public consultation on the format of any future Border poll and how it might be carried out is being launched today by academics in Ireland, Britain(...)

The Belfast office market delivered a total return of 12.4 per cent – comfortably above the UK average. Photograph: iStock

Investors in the North’s commercial property market saw their “total returns” slump from 8 per cent to 1.7 per cent last year because of a slowdown in(...)

Professor Paddy Nixon, vice-chancellor, Ulster University, with Angela Moore, who made the donation.

Ulster University is to boost its prominence in the field of data analytics and artificial intelligence following a £5 million donation. The money is(...)

Lidl is one of the Republic’s biggest grocery chains, with a market share of 11.7 per cent. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

German discount retailer Lidl plans to offer 40 places to employees in Ireland on a management degree programme that will be delivered by Ulster Unive(...)

Northern Ireland: new research links   mental health issues  to  the Troubles, which included Bloody Sunday and its aftermath. Photograph: William L Rukeyser/Getty

Almost twice as many people living in the most deprived areas of Northern Ireland are showing signs of mental health issues compared to their counter(...)

At the launch of Randox’s expansion plan were Dr Peter FitzGerald, managing director of Randox Laboratories, Sir John Bell, chairman of the UK government’s Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board and Alastair Hamilton, chief executive of Invest NI

Randox Laboratories plans to invest £50 million (€56.5m) to establish three new centres of excellence in the North that will focus on diagnosing life-(...)

Liam Casey of UCD in action against Declan Monaghan of DCU during the  Sigerson Cup quarter-final at DCU Sportsgrounds in Ballymun, Dublin. Photograph by Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

UCD 0-16 DCU 1-9 UCD advanced to a semi-final showdown next week against Ulster University in the Sigerson Cup after a deserved victory at DCU Sport(...)

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