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First Minister Peter Robinson (left) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (right) with chairman of the corporation behind the development of the former Maze Prison site, Terence Brannigan, at  the site yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness appear to have got their political marriage back on track. The fact that the First Minister and Dep(...)

A handout image  issued by Stormont’s Department of Environment of an artist’s impression of how the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn will look.

An estimated £100 million (€117 million) is to be invested in the redevelopment of a site near Lisburn where the Maze prison once stood. (...)

Margaret Thatcher’s coffin is carried on a horsedrawn gun carriage through Fleet Street in London during the ceremonial funeral of the former British prime minister yesterday. Photograph:Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

There once was a time when people raised their arms to cast flowers in the path of flag-draped coffins. Now they raise their arms and look away(...)

True blue: Margaret Thatcher, photographed in 1981, came across as the ultimate conviction politician. Photograph: ITV/Rex Features
Thatcher’s Irish eyes
  • UK
  • April 13, 2013, 06:00

The sight of Margaret Thatcher’s blazing and unblinking eyes, filmed in 1981 and televised again this week, brought it all back again as she v(...)

Ireland has such a soft spot for nobility; earls especially. More than 500 years after the old Gaelic aristocracy sailed from Lough Swilly towa(...)

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