Patricia O’Hagan, managing director of Belfast-based Core Systems, at Crumlin Road jail. Photograph: Richard Trainor

Not so long ago, working in the security sector in Northern Ireland could have got you killed, according to Patricia O’Hagan, managing director of (...)

US diplomat Richard Haass assisted by Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at Stormont Hotel in Belfast, where he is chairing negotiations dealing with issues including contentious flags and  parades. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Every Christmas Eve I like to have a last-minute race, panic buying around Belfast city centre. It’s the perfect occasion to run into old friends, (...)