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 Stormont Minister for Finance Máirtín Ó Muilleoir  has cautioned that anyone believing London would plug a European funding hole in the region after Brexit, running into hundreds of millions, must “believe in fairies”. File photograph: PA Photo

A post-Brexit recession will hit Northern Ireland harder and longer than it will the rest of the UK, Máirtín Ó Muilleoir has warned. The Stormont Mi(...)

An image from a Northern Irish road safety campaign. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Those charged with reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on Northern Ireland’s roads subscribe to the value of shock impact – to such an (...)

John Lewis has long been seen as an attractive entrant to the Sprucefield retail area outside Belfast. Photograph: iStock

Attempts to secure the first John Lewis store in Northern Ireland were given a major boost on Friday by a High Court order on a new planning blueprint(...)

Seamus Heaney at his old primary school in Anahorish, Bellaghy, Co Derry, in spring 1996. Photograph: Bobbie Hanvey Photographic Archives/John J Burns Library/Boston College

During the summer, I was at the Yeats International Summer School in Sligo. While there, I was invited to Broc House, Damien Brennan and Paula Gilvarr(...)

31/08/2014: A procession walks from the graveside of Seamus Heaney in St. Marys Church, Bellaghy, to celebrate the life of the Nobel Laureate on the first anniversary of the death. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A controversial €190 million dual carriageway bisecting the landscape that inspired the writings of Seamus Heaney has been given the go-ahead. Part o(...)

The Dark Hedges in Co Antrim. The road through the  tourist attraction  could be closed to traffic permanently over fears for the future of the trees. File photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

The road through the Dark Hedges tourist attraction in Co Antrim could be closed to traffic permanently over fears for the future of the trees. The t(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness  with new  Minister of Justice Claire Sugden at Stormont. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

The new Northern Executive is holding its first meeting at Stormont today after the issue of who would become Minister of Justice was resolved in th(...)

Martin McGuinness: announced four Sinn Féin Assembly members yesterday, including one junior minister, who will join him in the Northern Executive. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye /PA Wire

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness said he is “100 per cent confident” a minister of justice will be appointed today and a ne(...)

Former DUP health minister Jim  Wells, who was embroiled in a series of controversies in the last term, was re-elected in South Down.

The 2016 Stormont elections brought little change to South Down as all parties retained the same number of seats from the previous Assembly – although(...)

A multi-agency investigation is under way into the incident which occured in Co Down on Friday night.

A multi-agency investigation is under way into an incident which resulted in the death of a 60-year-old man in Newcastle, Co Down, on Friday night. T(...)

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