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Derek Keys (left) with brother Jonnie Keys. Photograph: John McVitty

A man dressed in a jumper and slacks is sitting in a basic, functional office on the outskirts of a tiny village in rural Co Tyrone. He’s explaining q(...)

The number of new cases of Covid-19 reported in the Republic of Ireland today is significantly up for a  second day in succession. Photograph: Alan Betson

The Department of Health has reported 1,940 new cases of Covid-19. The number of patients being treated in hospital was 352 as of 8am on Saturday, it (...)

Ryan McNally: ‘It will be great to get home because, like many others, I’ve missed big milestone moments with my family and friends, but I’ll definitely return to New York’

“Ceasefire baby” Ryan McNally from Carrickmore, Co Tyrone, was born two years after the 1998 bombing in nearby Omagh. He’s now living and working(...)

In Tyrone if someone says ‘I doubt they were the better team’, it means there is no doubt about it at all, they definitely were. Photograph: Pacemaker

I suppose I’m second-generation Tyrone, by which I mean my mother hails from there. I’ve always had time for the county and it’s been a rare delight t(...)

Tyrone’s Peter Harte, with his daughter Ava, and Mayo’s Lee Keegan sit  on the field  and  talk quietly after the match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The new All-Ireland champions Tyrone returned to Healy Park in Omagh on Sunday afternoon to celebrate their triumph in the most intriguing All-Ireland(...)

Fionnuala Colton with a painting of her brother Paul McGirr, who played on the Tyrone minor squad. Photograph: Ronan McGrade

He could have been one of the Tyrone footballing greats, but Paul McGirr died in 1997 after an accidental collision on the pitch in an Ulster minor fo(...)

Feargal Logan: “My thinking is, let’s get the head down and see if we can win this, because I have been that soldier that came out the wrong end and it is not easy rectified.” Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Given his wealth of experience and lofty reputation in the legal practice of mediation – including in sporting disputes – it is little wonder Feargal (...)

People queuing for a Covid-19 vaccination clinic  near the SSE Arena in Belfast earlier this week. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Hospitals in the North are coming under “extreme pressure” as nine more deaths linked to Covid-19 were reported. The total death toll in the region s(...)

Niall Morgan: plays in  his  fifth All-Ireland semi-final for Tyrone when he lines out against Kerry. In the county’s history,   only Seán Cavanagh and, assuming they tog out, Peter Harte and Mattie Donnelly will have played in more. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Niall Morgan doesn’t ask that you take his word for anything. He absolutely is not looking for your sympathy. If you have made your mind up on the rig(...)

Health minister Robin Swann thanks Covid-19 vaccinators at the end of The Big Jab Weekend at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Northern Ireland has the highest rate of Covid-19 infection in the UK, at 579.5 per 100,000 people. It is the highest infection rate in the North sin(...)

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