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 Paul Howard with his dog, Humphrey, at home in Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Worried that he might have been suppressing some things, Paul Howard made it his lockdown project to catalogue what he calls his Larry David Moments, (...)

Happy Eve of the Twelfth. I’ve attended more Orange parades than some might consider acceptable for a native-born son of Roscommon. Included were eigh(...)

North’s Minister for the Economy Diane Dodds: offered sympathy to the 600 workers about to lose their jobs at the Bombardier aerospace plant in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/PressEye

People living alone will be permitted to visit each other’s households in Northern Ireland from this Saturday, June 13th, First Minister Arlene Foster(...)

Sir Robert Hart, from Co Armagh, joined the British consular service in China, where he would live for 54 years

In the summer of 1900, hundreds of foreign diplomats and missionaries were besieged by the anti-western Boxer Rebellion in the Legation Quarter in Bei(...)

Boxed pillow case sets from Roisin Cross.
The stuff of dreams

Like all small businesses, Roisin Cross Silks is operating as best it can through Covid-19, taking orders online for its dress fabrics from India, Chi(...)

First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Michelle O’Neill during a coronavirus briefing at Parliament Buildings, Stormont, Belfast, on Friday. Photograph: PA

A forum to advise the Northern Executive on how to deal with the coronavirus emergency is to be formed over the weekend, it was announced on Friday am(...)

In relation to the three new coronavirus cases the North’s Public Health Agency said ‘staff are working quickly to identify contacts the individuals may have had, with the objective of preventing further spread of the virus’.

Players from two Northern Ireland football clubs have been advised to take precautionary action as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the No(...)

Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55) has been elected as bishop of Connor

The newly elected Church of Ireland bishop of Connor is Archdeacon of Belfast George Davison (55). He succeeds Bishop Alan Abernethy, who retired at t(...)

Men of the Royal Irish Constabulary under inspection in Derry city in 1913. The RIC existed across the whole of pre-partition Ireland, which makes it part of what some call ‘shared history’. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty

On a trip to Galway 17 years ago with friends from Portadown we were puzzled by small banners hanging from lampposts in the city centre, bearing an un(...)

A PSNI officer attending a scene at Dunmurry railway station in west Belfast, Northern Ireland, where a person died after being struck by a train on Tuesday. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

A person has died after being struck by a train at Dunmurry in Belfast. The tracks have been closed in both directions as police examine the area. T(...)

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