Surge in applications for Irish passports

Applications for Irish passports from people based in Britain are up by 70% this year, Ireland's ambassador to the UK has said.

Marjorie and Michael Cawdery

Man charged with murder of elderly couple in own home

A man has been charged with the murder of a couple in their own home.

Stephen McElroy

Stephen McElroyhearing due to take place this week

The family of a Ballyward boy who died just hours after he was discharged from hospital are hoping his inquest this week will answer concerns they have about the standard of care he received.

Manchester United celebrate after winning the Dale Farm Milk Cup for a fifth time

FOOTBALL: SuperCupNI return for Manchester United

Manchester United are making a return to the SuperCupNI.

Northern Ireland's Gareth McAuley

FOOTBALL: Michael O’Neill counts on having Gareth McAuley for World Cup qualifier

Gareth McAuley has been included in Northern Ireland’s squad for the World Cup qualifier against Azerbaijan in spite of concerns over his fitness.

Ulster's Rob Herring

RUGBY: Rob Herring wants Ulster to put on a show against Barbarians at Kingspan Stadium

Ulster co-captain Rob Herring is hoping for a more memorable experience against the Barbarians at Kingspan Stadium on Thursday night than the last one he had facing the famous invitational side.

The deadline is September 30, 2017.

NI bar owners reminded to renew liquor licence

Police in Northern Ireland are reminding owners of licensed premises to renew their liquor licences before the September 30, 2017 deadline.
Former home secretary Jack Straw told MPs in October that Libya would likely resist any legal claims that it was responsible for arming the IRA.

Libya-IRA archive ‘will help secure damages’ for victims

The lawyers who spearheaded the successful civil action against the Omagh bombers have called for the UK to open up its huge archive of information on Libya’s dealings with the IRA.

Armoy race officials including Clerk of the Course Bill Kennedy at Roadside KIA in Coleraine.

New title sponsor confirmed for Armoy Road Races

Armoy Motorcycle Road Racing Club has secured a new title sponsor for the 2017 ‘Race of Legends’ with Roadside KIA Coleraine coming on board as the flagship backers of the popular national meeting.

Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods blames medicine for driving under influence arrest

Tiger Woods has blamed an "unexpected reaction" to prescription medicine for his driving under the influence arrest and said alcohol was not involved.

Conservative party leader Theresa May speaking at a rally in Twickenham, London, on Monday

Conservative manifesto will rule out joint authority of NI

The Conservative Party will today rule out joint authority for Northern Ireland – a hugely significant move which will delight unionists.

The scene of Monday's light plane crash at the Dolly's Brae area of Castlewellan Forest Park in Co Down. PressEye

Plane crash pair escape serious injury

A man and a woman escaped serious injury when their light aircraft crashed near Castlewellan Country Park in Co Down on Monday afternoon.

Invest NI CEO Alastair Hamilton, left, pictured with Fern Horine, Deputy British Consul General and director of Trade Canada, and Trevor Novak, director with Investment - Canada (UK Department for International Trade)

Invest NI grows international presence with Toronto office

Jobs agency Invest Nothern Ireland is to increase its international presence with a new office in Toronto to support local firms seeking to grow exports to Canada.

The nightlife in Belfast and other centres is seen as a crucial element of the tourism offer in the province

Hospitality sector calls for Govt support as Brexit looms

Everything possible must be done to protect the Northern Ireland hospitality industry from the threat of Brexit and secure its future for the good of the province.

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Around Noon chief executive Gareth Chambers, right, pictured with executive chef David Graham

Newry food firm aims for 30% growth this year leading the way in UK

A fast-growing Newry-based company has cemented its credentials as one of the UK and Ireland’s leading food-to-go manufacturers.

Paul Nuttall

We should not rule out internment: Ukip leader

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has suggested he may be prepared to back the detention without trial of suspected terrorists.

Inspector Rosie Leech from the PSNI Roads Policing Unit pictured with Ricky Graham, operations director with Hireco NI

Hireco drives initiative on safer mobile phone use by lorry drivers

Belfast based truck and trailer rental company Hireco, has launched a new initiative which is being supported by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, to prevent road traffic collisions caused by drivers using mobile phones.

Outgoing Chamber president Nick Coburn hands over the chain of office to Ellvena Graham

Ellvena Graham elected president of NI Chamber

Leading business woman Ellvena Graham has been elected president of Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NI Chamber).

NI Ambulance Service

Light aircraft comes down in Castlewellan Forest Park

Two people are being treated by ambulance service (NIAS) personnel after a light aircraft came down in Castlewellan Forest Park.


Suspect object discovered in Co Fermanagh alert an 'elaborate hoax'

A security alert in Irvinestown in Co Fermanagh has now ended with a suspect device discovered in the area declared an elaborate hoax.

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