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Round Hill Capital, which is entering the  student accommodation market, is eyeing up Hanover Quay. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Facebook eyes up new data centre Facebook is planning to invest €300 million in a data centre beside its existing facility in Co Meath, according to (...)

A mural referencing the Renewable Heat Incentive  crisis and Northern Ireland First Minister Arlene Foster in a Belfast city centre car park in January 2017. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

When Seamus Hughes clicked “send” on an email to a manager in Northern Ireland’s biggest private business early on August 28th, 2015, he knew the rene(...)

From left, Aoife and Sean Maguire, Niamh Maguire, Erin Keaney, Patrick Keaney, Gaby Maguire and Dana Keaney are all ready to cheer on Fermanagh at Clones on Sunday. Photograph:  Ronan McGrade

“Is there some big match on?” These were the remarks of one unionist in Co Fermanagh this week as he surveys the green and white bunting strewn across(...)

Former first minister Peter Robinson  said he did not believe the DUP was being hypocritical when it said Northern Ireland must be ‘in lockstep’ with Britain when it came to Brexit but not on certain social issues. Photograph: PA Wire

Former Democratic Unionist leader Peter Robinson has suggested holding fixed generational polls on Irish unification as a way to stabilise politics in(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster with deputy leader Nigel Dodds: What if the DUP has decided the whole notion of cultural nationalists saving the union is nonsense? 	Photograph: David Young/PA

Since the EU referendum and the collapse of Stormont, a standard narrative has taken hold in Northern Ireland – namely that the DUP is throwing the un(...)

Radovan Karadzic:  was found responsible for crimes including the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnian Muslims at Srebrenica and the 44-month siege of Sarajevo, which claimed about 10,000 lives. Photograph: Yves Herman/AP

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has urged United Nations judges to quash his convictions for genocide and war crimes, claiming they were b(...)

Bill Clinton and Tony Blair at Queen’s University on Tuesday, “signalling they were not there to cry over the agreement’s corpse”. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It could easily have turned into a wake. Instead, the 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement struck surprisingly positive notes. The guest list al(...)

DUP leader Arlene Foster. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times.

Unionism needs leadership of the kind it had two decades ago which brought the movement into peace talks with Sinn Féin and lead to the Belfast Agreem(...)

 DUP leader Arlene Foster walks past a portrait of her predecessor Ian Paisley at Parliament Buildings in Stormont in Belfast. File photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Shortly after Arlene Foster became the new leader of the Democratic Unionist Party in 2016, her fellow DUP MLA Edwin Poots caused a media stir by insi(...)

The determination of Bertie Ahern and Tony Blair, allied to the patience of Senator George Mitchell, pulled enough people over the line to make the Belfast Agreement possible 20 years ago.  Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Reuters

The 20th anniversary of the Belfast Agreement is being overshadowed by the fact that the institutions established under its auspices have been in abey(...)

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