Deirdre Hargey

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The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the singer and actor Bronagh Gallagher has warned. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The government in the North must “step in” and support those in the music industry who are facing financial ruin due to the coronavirus pandemic, the (...)

Sinn Féin MLA Deirdre Hargey is to undergo surgery. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin Minister for Communities Deirdre Hargey is to stand aside temporarily due to illness, it was announced on Sunday. She will be replaced in t(...)

   Derelict Casement Park in Belfast, Co Antrim  hasn’t seen a match since Monaghan beat Antrim there seven years ago. Photograph: Liam McBurney

Like much of the impact of the pandemic shutdown, the effect on the GAA’s big infrastructural projects, worth a cumulative €160 million, has been that(...)

A PSNI officer on patrol in Belfast city centre during the coronavirus pandemic restriction period. Photograph: Stephen Davison/PSNI/PA Wire

The North’s department of health on Sunday reported five new deaths from coronavirus, bringing the total number of fatalities in Northern Ireland to 3(...)

So far, 24,359 people have been tested in Northern Ireland for coronavirus.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Nine more people have died in Northern Ireland from the coronavirus, according to the latest figures from the North’s Department of Health. As the N(...)

Louise Ferguson, community co-ordinator at the Larder food bank in East Belfast. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker

For many of Belfast’s homeless who depend on services that are stretched to breaking point in normal times, the Covid-19 virus threatens not just serv(...)

Newly appointed Communities Minister Deirdre Hargey barely had her feet under the desk before Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin was complaining about her appointment. The West Belfast MLA was in Magennis’s bar in central Belfast the night in January 2005 when Robert McCartney was stabbed and beaten to death. Photograph: PA

Sinn Féin’s surge in the opinion polls has raised questions about how it would perform in government were Fine Gael or Fianna Fáil to reverse their st(...)

Alliance party leader Naomi Long talks to the media in Stormont on Saturday. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty

Northern Ireland finally had a fully functioning local administration after the new Northern Executive was selected on Saturday afternoon. The Minist(...)

Explorium: defying gravity at  the sport and science centre in south Dublin

Easter may be late this year, but, with signs that spring is springing, the two weeks off school means there’s a chance to get out and about for some (...)

 Tánaiste Simon Coveney at the Remembrance Service at Belfast City Hall on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice  Photograph: Matt Mackey/Press Eye/PA Wire

The Tánaiste has spoken of the importance of attending a remembrance ceremony in Belfast marking the centenary of the end of the first World War. A s(...)

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