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Seamus Mallon said the agreement changed the relationship between the Irish Government and the British government.

Northern Ireland’s first deputy first minister Seamus Mallon said he is convinced the Belfast Agreement led to “one of the most important periods in I(...)

Ireland and Bournemouth midfielder Harry Arter is expecting a child with his fiancee Rachel. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A few weeks had passed when Harry Arter summoned the strength to look inside the memory box that would unlock so many emotions. Rachel, his fiancee, (...)

Johnny MurtaghL  retired after the 2013 Flat season to concentrate on his new career as a trainer, rode as the principal jockey for Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stable. Photograph: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Johnny Murtagh, a three-times Derby winner and one of the most successful jockeys of recent decades, has spoken at length about his struggle with alco(...)

John O’Conor and Veronica McSwiney at the NCH

It’s a remarkable fact that John O’Conor and Veronica McSwiney never gave a concert together before last Wednesday. These two Irish pianists have know(...)

The bullet-riddled minibus which had been transporting the 11 Protestant workers who were gunned down as they lined up alongside the vehicle

One of the most horrific incidents of the Troubles is the subject of an inquest that reopened this week at Laganside Courts building in Belfast. The d(...)

Composite image of eight of those killed in the Kingsmill massacre. Clockwise from top left:   Robert Chambers, John Bryans, Joseph Lemon, Joseph McWhirter, Reggie Chapman, Kenneth Wharton, John McConville,  Walter Chapman. File photographs: Alan Lewis/PhotopressBelfast.co.uk

The rain fell relentlessly and the sky was dark as relatives and friends of the 10 Protestant workmen murdered at Kingsmill, Co Armagh, stood on Tuesd(...)

Pat Eddery. ‘I doubt you’d find a jockey with a sharper tactical brain or stronger in a finish,’ said Lester Piggott. Photograph: Tim Ockenden/PA

Tributes from the world of racing and beyond marked the death of Pat Eddery, the 11-time champion jockey widely considered one of the best to ever ge(...)

Muthmir ridden by jockey Paul Hanagan on the way to winning the Qatar King George Stakes during day four of the Goodwood Festival. Photograph: John Walton/PA

Muthmir put his flop in the July Cup behind him to win the Qatar King George Stakes at Glorious Goodwood for William Haggas. Having progressed through(...)

Jamie Spencer on Big Orange (centre) wins the Qatar  Cup at Goodwood. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Big Orange teed himself up for a crack at the Melbourne Cup as he continued his improvement with a gutsy win in a three-way finish to a thrilling Q(...)

Richard Hughes riding Gibeon stretches away to win The Land Rover Stakes at Goodwood racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Richard Hughes can “retire a happy man” after opening his account at this year’s Glorious Goodwood on Gibeon in the Land Rover Stakes. The champion jo(...)

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