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    1. February 10, 2016

      Gangland murders drag Dublin back to the bad old days

      In the stairwell of a housing project just north of downtown Dublin, a woman peers out from behind a masked and heavily...

    2. February 5, 2016

      Kenneth Corfield, technological industrialist, 1924-2016

      As a 10-year-old in England’s interwar industrial Midlands, Ken Corfield came to own a Kodak box Brownie. Rudimentary...

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      February 3, 2016

      Cameron pressured to hold 'Brexit' vote later than June

      David Cameron has come under further pressure to hold a referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union later...

    4. January 27, 2016

      Finance hub is flourishing as Belfast puts troubles in past

      Northern Ireland is throwing off its violent recent past to become a thriving node in the complex network that is the...

    5. January 25, 2016

      Ireland says it is ‘critical’ that UK remains in European Union

      Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, has said that it is “critical” to his country that Britain remains in the...

    6. January 24, 2016

      Dublin urges Britain to stay in the EU

      The Irish and British prime ministers meet on Monday as the government in Dublin steps up its political and diplomatic...

    7. January 17, 2016

      Northern Ireland must grasp the chance of a fresh start

      Eighteen years after the signing of the Good Friday Agreement, Northern Ireland continues to enjoy the peace that...

    8. January 14, 2016

      Centrica joins race to strike €1bn-plus deal for Viridian

      Centrica, Britain’s biggest domestic energy supplier, is preparing a bid of more than €1bn for Viridian, Northern...

    9. January 10, 2016

      Arlene Foster makes history as Northern Ireland’s new leader

      A moment of history will be made in Northern Ireland on Monday when Arlene Foster becomes the first woman to be...

    10. January 5, 2016

      Cameron will allow ministers to campaign for Brexit

      David Cameron has said he will allow Eurosceptic cabinet ministers to campaign for Britain to leave the EU in this...

    11. December 30, 2015

      Call to close grouse moors to prevent flooding

      Some grouse moors should be closed and returned to peat bog to prevent further flooding, one of the government’s...

    12. December 21, 2015

      Joint UK-Irish task force to tackle surge in border crime

      The Irish, UK and Northern Irish governments are creating a joint task force to tackle a crime wave in the border...

    13. December 15, 2015

      House price growth gathers pace

      The pace of house price rises quickened in October with the market rising the most in eastern England and Northern...

    14. Fast FT

      December 15, 2015

      Growth in UK house prices picks up to 7%

      Pity those hopeful first time buyers. House prices are once again on the march in the UK following a period of...

    15. December 10, 2015

      Sports Direct profits rise 25% amid CEO probe

      Profits at Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct rose by a quarter in the last six months, despite last year’s figures being...

    16. December 9, 2015

      UK’s north-south divide widens

      Chancellor George Osborne’s pledge to create a “Northern Powerhouse” in the UK was undermined by official data on...

    17. December 7, 2015

      DUP deputy rules himself out of leadership race

      The man tipped to be the next leader of the Democratic Unionist party has sprung a surprise by ruling himself out of...

    18. December 4, 2015

      Military ties bind MPs in spite of differences over Syria

      The spectre of the Iraq war hung heavily over MPs during the debate on Syrian air strikes, and for none more so than...

    19. November 27, 2015

      KPMG calls in outsider in N Ireland tax probe

      KPMG will appoint an outsider to lead an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the arrest of four of its...

    20. November 27, 2015

      Art world ‘trying to hijack’ photography, says Don McCullin

      Don McCullin, the celebrated British war photographer, said the art world was “trying to hijack” photography from its...

    21. November 26, 2015

      Four senior KPMG partners arrested in Belfast

      KPMG, the professional services firm, has placed four of its senior partners on administrative leave after they were...

    22. November 25, 2015

      Autumn Statement: devolved administrations face modest cuts

      George Osborne has cut the grants for day-to-day spending by the UK’s devolved administrations, with Scotland, Wales...

    23. November 25, 2015

      DUP looks to life beyond Robinson

      Peter Robinson was in a combative rather than nostalgic mood. As the 66-year-old first minister of Northern Ireland...

    24. November 24, 2015

      Double triumph for JW Anderson at British Fashion Awards

      JW Anderson was the big winner at the British Fashion Awards on Monday night, becoming the first designer to scoop the...

    25. November 23, 2015

      Northern Ireland welcomes cut to corporation tax

      Northern Ireland’s business and political leaders have hailed the move to slash the region’s corporation tax rate to...

    26. November 19, 2015

      Peter Robinson to quit as N Ireland first minister and DUP leader

      Peter Robinson, Northern Ireland’s first minister and the dominant Unionist voice for most of the past decade, has...

    27. November 19, 2015

      Peter Robinson to quit as Northern Ireland first minister

      Peter Robinson is to step down within weeks as first minister of Northern Ireland and leader of the hardline Democratic...

    28. November 17, 2015

      Northern Ireland pulls back from the brink

      Northern Ireland has been pulled back from the brink of collapse after its political leaders reached a deal to resolve...

    29. November 17, 2015

      East of England fuels house prices as buyers look beyond London

      Rapid growth in the east of England and Northern Ireland is helping to push up house prices in the UK. Overall prices...

    30. November 10, 2015

      Former British soldier arrested over Bloody Sunday shootings

      A former member of the British army’s Parachute Regiment has been arrested by police investigating the fatal clashes in...

    31. November 9, 2015

      Hopes rise for end to Northern Ireland’s political impasse

      Northern Ireland’s feuding politicians are edging closer to a deal to end months of deadlock that has threatened the...

    32. November 5, 2015

      All-Ireland poll shows majority want to stay in EU

      More than half the population of Northern Ireland want to remain in the EU as the UK prepares for a referendum on the...

    33. November 5, 2015

      Brexit could cut Anglo-Irish trade by a fifth, warns institute

      Ireland could face a fall in trade with the UK and higher import and energy prices if Britain votes to leave the EU,...

    34. November 3, 2015

      Michelin closure highlights threat to Northern Irish economy

      The industrial town of Ballymena has suffered its second big jobs blow in a year after Michelin said it would close its...

    35. October 30, 2015

      Second teenager arrested over TalkTalk hacking

      A second teenager has been arrested on suspicion of hacking the personal information of millions of TalkTalk users in a...

    36. October 27, 2015

      TalkTalk suspect comes from declining N Ireland industrial town

      When millions of phone customers were told last week they were at risk of fraud and financial loss after a cyber attack...

    37. October 20, 2015

      Northern Ireland paramilitary groups are ‘committed to peace’

      The paramilitary groups that waged a 30-year campaign of violence in Northern Ireland continue to exist in various...

    38. October 19, 2015

      ITV to buy Northern Irish broadcaster for £100m

      ITV is set to buy the television assets of UTV Media for £100m, continuing its consolidation of the industry and...

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