Eilis O'Hanlon: It's not surprising, but it is shocking that Jeremy Corbyn would snub people who suffered so grievously at the...
Northern Ireland has changed enormously in the last 30 years, but Jeremy Corbyn hasn't.
Northern Ireland has changed enormously in the last 30 years, but Jeremy Corbyn hasn't.
The one group of people for whom the peace process has signally failed to deliver is the bereaved and survivors of violence.
Today is the day when the people of the Irish Republic decide whether they trust women to make the right choices for their own lives and their own bodies. Should the Eighth Amendment, which effectively bans abortion, be repealed?
Compare and contrast the visit of Jeremy Corbyn to Queen's University Belfast yesterday with that of former Labour leader Tony Blair last month.
Snow Patrol singer Gary Lightbody is an icon to his legion of fans. As well as hanging on every word of his well-crafted songs they should also read his searingly honest interview in this newspaper today. Here is a man who knows the degradation that alcoholism and...
Emotional. Divisive. Personal. Three simple words, simple yet powerful in their summation of the long, hard campaign for the repeal of the eighth amendment of the Irish constitution that culminates at the polling booths in the Republic tomorrow.
The death of a Fermanagh teenager in a farming accident involving machinery is a huge tragedy. Our thoughts are with his family and friends, and the entire Garrison community where he lived.
This weekend all football roads lead to Kiev where Liverpool will play Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday evening. It should be an absorbing spectacle, especially for those lucky enough to get a ticket.
On Monday morning, Arlene Foster spoke in London at a conference on the Union. It was organised by Policy Exchange, one of the main British think-tanks, and she was speaking alongside pro-Union politicians from across the United Kingdom, as well as historians...
Brexit is something that affects the entire community in Northern Ireland. It will have huge implications economically, socially, financially and politically.
There is a story gaining traction I first heard in the Irish Times three months ago. A unionist businessman ('born into a unionist background'), living near the border, thought that if a few more unionists like him are convinced that unification is the future,...
There's been a bit of a trend in the housing market of late, where fabulous homes with swimming pools, snooker rooms, private cinemas and, at a minimum, a dozen bathrooms can be yours for around 25 quid.
With so many initiatives to improve life in Northern Ireland being held back by the political deadlock at Stormont, it is hardly surprising that we report on yet another one in today's paper.
Last week on RTE's Clare Byrne Live programme, there was an incredibly absorbing debate on the referendum to amend the 8th amendment of the Irish constitution and the introduction of abortion to the Irish Republic. It was clear in the independent analysis...
The Battle of Brexit is more controversial than the Battle of the Boyne in Northern Ireland these days. The latest salvo was fired in Parliament Buildings, Stormont, yesterday, as the leaders of our four Remain parties issued a joint statement saying we must stay...
How much longer can MPs tolerate John Bercow as Speaker? The criticism about his conduct, both at Westminster and beyond, has been relentless and extremely damaging to him. Yet, MPs seem too timid even to allow an investigation to take place into allegations...
Almost 37 years ago, at the wedding of Lady Diana Spencer and Prince Charles, the faintest ripple of scandal circled around Frances Shand Kydd, the bride's mother, known unkindly as 'the Bolter'. Shand Kydd had walked out on her husband, Earl Spencer, lost...
The attack on a paramedic at the weekend is further evidence of the unwarranted violence directed at ambulance staff by some members of the public.
The broadcaster Eamonn Holmes has revealed that for the past eight years he has been wearing hearing aids after discovering that his hearing had declined by some 30%.
Northern Ireland is enjoying relative peace and a growing number of people see being part of the United Kingdom as the best way forward.
An English tourist visiting Ireland has been complaining about the lack of toilet facilities around the country. There is much to attract visitors to the Wild Atlantic Way or 'Ireland's Hidden Heartlands', but public toilets in these lovely landscapes can be few and far...
Among the uglier manifestations of the new Labour establishment is a hatred of Israel so profound as to be indistinguishable from pathological anti-Semitism.
Opponents of Sinn Fein constantly harp on about the party's murky past, desperate to warn people against being taken in by the shiny, new, all-inclusive face of Irish republicanism. It's a wonder that they bother at all when Sinn Fein itself is so adept at providing...
The effect of the Stormont deadlock is brought home by many factors, including the latest developments in the aftermath of the Belfast Trust recalling 3,200 patients of Dr Michael Watt - so far - for review.
In April 2001, after being knocked down by a car in Spain - which left me paralysed from the neck down, ventilator dependent and in a wheelchair - I was flown home to Belfast.
The memories of the glorious royal wedding will take a long time to fade, but as life goes on, the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have to take up their everyday duties.
For millions, the big attraction today is the royal wedding, but the drama of the run-up to the event is something that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could well have done without.
By the time you read this, you will be looking forward to watching the royal wedding on television, or you will have already seen it, and you will be able to analyse with hindsight my comments which are being written days before the event.
I never thought I'd feel sorry for someone about to become a princess, but Meghan Markle has had a rough old time of it recently hasn't she? From her brother writing an open letter to her hubby-to-be, telling him to stay clear of his 'jaded and conceited' sibling,...
It seems no time ago that coffee drinkers in Northern Ireland were restricted to a choice of instant or an Irish coffee. Now it seems there is an outlet selling an endless list of coffee drinks on every street corner. It is one area of the retail sector that is growing...
When Karen Bradley was looking at her diary engagements early yesterday she would have reckoned there wasn't much ahead to worry about.
Another day and another reason why we need political leadership in Northern Ireland. The province is in political limbo because of the stand-off between the DUP and Sinn Fein, yet the problems requiring urgent action keep piling up.
To sum up then: the bride's father, Thomas Markle, is not attending tomorrow's wedding between his beautiful daughter, Meghan, and Prince Harry. Having been exposed for posing for fake (and lucrative) paparazzi shots, purporting to show his wedding...
I am delighted to learn that the elderly professor who made a lame joke about knickers in a crowded lift, thus causing an international scandal, is refusing to apologise. Here's what happened: Professor Richard Ned Lebow, a political scientist from King's College...
I write as a member of staff in the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children (RBHSC) to question the wisdom of your front-page article and Editor's Viewpoint (May 14), which appear to amount to a witch-hunt, as I can see no benefit to anyone of such...
The North West 200 motorcycle racing spectacular can arguably claim to be Northern Ireland's top sporting attraction, drawing crowds of 85,000 over the several days of practice and racing. Indeed as far back as 2007 it was claimed that some two million...
Brexit continues to dominate news programmes and the print media day after day. Indeed, the number and complexity of Brexit stories seems to be increasing. For those intent on frustrating Brexit and subverting the referendum, this is probably encouraging.
So, Theresa May does not want to take the risk that "moderate nationalists" in Northern Ireland will vote us out of the UK. Jacob Rees-Mogg has a different view. He thinks they are very unlikely to break the golden link of the Union and that Northern Ireland is as...
As I start to write this column about the forthcoming royal wedding, I am looking at a little ceramic plaque made for me at a local playgroup by two talented children of friends in May 2006. It's got loads of colours - white, green, orange, blue and red. Its...
Another week, another DUP sex scandal. Why is it that the local party most aligned to Bible-bashing and finger-pointing seems to provide us with more stories of bedroom origin than just about all the other parties put together?
In 1939, Winston Churchill colourfully described Russia as being "like a riddle wrapped up in an enigma". And, when one looks at the performance of President Donald Trump, that same description springs to mind. Does anyone really understand this American...
IMAGINE growing up in your own home city and not being able to use your native language at the post office or when you visit the dentist or doctor. Imagine having to rely on a family member to translate for you, even when in hospital. This is the language...
Given the publicity surrounding knife crime in other parts of the UK, it is astonishing that retailers in Northern Ireland have such a laissez-faire attitude to legislation banning sales of such weapons to under-18s.
The latest example of unionist faux outrage at a republican doing something republican betrays a failure to grasp what reconciliation really needs to be about if we are to move forward with a genuinely shared society.
Plans to locate a massive incinerator in any community are guaranteed to cause uproar among local residents. But the fall-out from the Mallusk proposals extends far beyond the host community.
A High Court judgment overturning approval for a controversial incinerator could open the floodgates to legal challenges if senior civil servants continue to take key decisions.
Clergy have a daunting task in making the words of scripture relevant to more and more secular-inclined congregations.
It’s the job of relatives to let you down at a wedding. Uncle Sidney drinking the free bar dry. Brother-in-law Steve, with wispy comb-over and gravity-defying belly, trying to chat up bridesmaids a third his age.
The High Court judgment overturning approval for the building of a £240m incinerator in Newtownabbey will be hailed by the scheme's opponents as ending their nightmare, but its implications open up an even more appalling vista for the whole of Northern Ireland.
John Cleese promised to leave the country if parliament rejected a proposal to inflict curbs on the media. Well, the House of Commons did turn down the plan, and so we must assume that Mr Cleese is now packing his bags and booking a flight out.
THE flying of the SAS flag in Loughgall is a reminder of the success of the brave SAS operation at Loughgall.
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