Sam McAughtry was a founder member of the Peace Train Organisation. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Writer, broadcaster and former Irish Times columnist Sam McAu(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson (second from right) and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness (second from left) with HBO senior vice-president of production Jay Roewe (left) and and senior vice-president of corporate affairs Glenn Whitehead at the network’s Los Angeles offices. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes

The North’s First and Deputy First Ministers have made a joint pitch to senior executives at HBO (Home Box Of(...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

US diplomat Richard Haass, with Harvard professor Meghan O’Sullivan, speaking to the media at the Stormont Hotel in Belfast last Friday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Has progress stopped or even reversed this year in Northern Ireland? Things are clearly better on many fronts , but violent protests over flags and pa(...)

The reamins of Fr Alec Reid during his funeral Mass at the Marianella Chapel Orwel Road, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Tipperary man Fr Alec Reid arrived back in his adopted home of west Belfast a few minutes before 4pm yesterday, the bells of Clonard Monastery tolling(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  shares a joke with Ian Paisley, former First Minister of Northern Ireland, during a reception at Belfast City Hall to mark St Columbanus Day. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

History can be an instrument of reconciliation rather than of division, the President Michael D Higgins said on a visit to Belfast yesterday.President(...)

Sinn Féin Mayor of Belfast Mairtín Ó Muilleoir (left) attends the Armistice Day service at the cenotaph at Belfast City Hall yesterday. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

DAN KEENANThe Sinn Féin Lord Mayor of Belfast has, for the first time, attended the annual Armistice Day ceremony at the Cenotaph in the grounds of Be(...)

Van Morrison to play Waterfront Hall gig in Belfast to celebrate  his being conferred the freedom of the city. Photograph: Dani Cardona/Reuters

Tickets for a free Van Morrison concert will be drawn from a lottery. Fans are being invited to enter the online competition for the gig in his native(...)

RETRANSMITED CORRECTING NAME. NAME SHOULD READ Mairtin O Muilleoir. Newly elected Belfast Lord Mayor 
Máirtín Ó Muilleoirmeets the press at Belfast City Hall. Belfast City Council elected an entrepreneur with a media empire in Belfast and New York as the new Lord Mayor. Sinn Fein’s Mairtin O Muilleoir, 53, took the post serving alongside Christopher Stalford of the DUP. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 3, 2013. See PA story ULSTER Mayor. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/
: “We are trying to do is get a foot in the door in the epicentre for tech investment.” Photograph: PA 

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir is a man who knows the value of a good headline. As managing director of the Belfast Media Group and publisher of the Irish Echo i(...)

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams attacked First Minister Peter Robinson (pictured)  in the Dáil this week and talked about a “crisis” within loyalism and unionism

Sinn Féin has gone on the offensive in its dispute with the DUP with its North Belfast MLA Gerry Kelly ratcheting up the latest row between the two pa(...)

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