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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  poses for a photo at the start of the Belfast Pride parade. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has taken part in the annual Belfast Pride parade for the first time. The ‘Rights Now’ themed event, which attracted tens of t(...)

Eddie Doyle: Incoming head of content production at BBC NI.

Senior RTÉ executive Eddie Doyle is leaving the broadcaster to become head of content production at BBC Northern Ireland. Mr Doyle was head of comed(...)

Ian Wilson, managing director of Wilsons Auction Group, and group operations director Peter Johnston celebrating the company’s 80th anniversary in November 2016. Photograph: William Cherry/Press Eye

With programmes like Cash in The Attic and Property Wars now stalwarts of our TV schedules, auction houses have become a familiar feature for many peo(...)

Cybersecurity firm Titan IC Systems also won financial support from existing investor QUBIS,  the Queen’s University Belfast’s start-up company

Titan IC Systems has secured an £850,000 investment boost from investors which it says will be used to support the company’s international sales plan(...)

Coleraine-born actor Bronagh Waugh as Sally Ann Spector, unwitting wife of serial killer Paul Spector, in series two of The Fall. Photograph: BBC/Helen Sloan

Serial killer drama The Fall returns to RTÉ for a second series this weekend, with the first episode going out on RTÉ One after the finale of a succes(...)

Martina Purdy has been a journalist with the BBC for the last 15 years. Photograph: BBC

One of Northern Ireland’s best known political journalists has revealed she is quitting the media after more than two decades as a reporter to join a (...)

Popular BBC Radio Ulster presenter Gerry Anderson has died after a long illness. He was 69. Photograph: BBC Radio Ulster.

Northern Ireland is lamenting the loss of the great subversive, and often surrealistic, broadcaster Gerry Anderson who has died aged 69. Anderson was (...)

Ian McDiarmid stars as Sir Edward Grey in ‘37 Days: How the World Went to War’, a three-part factual drama in which Belfast’s Methodist College doubled as London’s Foreign Office.

Two very different milestones will rank among the programme themes at BBC Northern Ireland this year: the 20th anniversary of the 1994 IRA ceasefir(...)

Actor James Ellis, who died from a stroke in Lincoln Hospital at the age of  82. Photograph: Pacemaker

Actor Kenneth Branagh has paid tribute to Z-Cars actor James “Jimmy” Ellis, who has died at(...)

BBC Northern Ireland’s contribution to network television programming for 2013 will be boosted by two dramas: The Fall and the second series of police corruption drama Line of Duty, which was wooed to Belfast after filming its first series in Birmingham

When RTÉ executive Steve Carson re-joins BBC Northern Ireland at the end of the year to become its head of productions, he will find an organisation t(...)

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