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  1. July 20, 2014

    McIlroy’s win puts him on par with Nicklaus and Woods

    Great tournaments ought to be won by great players. And the 2014 Open Championship – which has seen some strange names...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Master manager who loved God and golf

    From the northeast coast of Northern Ireland juts an outcrop of some 40,000 mostly squat and hexagonal basalt columns, their...

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  1. July 17, 2014

    Letters to IRA suspects found to be ‘flawed’ but not unlawful

    Official letters given to IRA suspects telling them they would not be prosecuted for Troubles-related offences after the...

  2. July 14, 2014

    Northeast England maintains lead in business activity growth

    Northeast England achieved the UK’s fastest rise in business activity for a second consecutive month in June, reinforcing...

  3. July 13, 2014

    Northern Ireland parade weekend defies gloomy predictions

    Northern Ireland enjoyed one of its most peaceful July 12 marching days for several years at the weekend, defying gloomier...

  4. July 10, 2014

    Northern Ireland Unionist leaders seek inquiry into march dispute

    Unionist leaders in Northern Ireland on Thursday called for an inquiry into the banning of part of a loyalist parade as...

  5. July 6, 2014

    National Grid chief calls for more interconnectors to UK

    Energy prices for British consumers would fall by £1bn a year if electricity interconnectors between continental Europe and...

  6. July 4, 2014

    Marching ban splits Northern Ireland

    Northern Ireland’s political institutions were under renewed pressure on Friday as unionist leaders stepped up opposition to...

  7. July 4, 2014

    ‘Game of Thrones’ brings fantastical footfall to Northern Ireland

    It is at the Dark Hedges, the last stop of the day, that Fazila Husain has her little epiphany. A busload of Game of Thrones...

  8. July 3, 2014

    Anglo-Irish relations face uncertain future if UK leaves the EU

    On page five of the Irish government’s draft National Risk Assessment 2014 – an unusual piece of forward thinking in a...

  9. June 27, 2014

    Northern Ireland police chief calls for help over Troubles legacy

    The outgoing chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland has accused political leaders of putting the burden...

  10. June 23, 2014

    Council and school staff vote to strike

    Britain faces one of its biggest protests against the effects of government spending cuts after local government workers...

  11. June 22, 2014

    Belfast tech hub propels NI’s private sector recovery

    The first thing that greets visitors to Export Technologies, an ecommerce company at the Northern Ireland Science Park in...

  12. June 21, 2014

    Guildford Four’s Gerry Conlon dies in Belfast

    Gerry Conlon, a victim of one of the most notorious miscarriages of justice in British history, has died in Belfast aged 60....

  13. June 10, 2014

    Outlook for UK employment the best in almost seven years

    The UK’s employment outlook is at its strongest for almost seven years, boosted by a revival of recruitment in the retail...

  14. June 9, 2014

    Northeast England leads the way in business activity growth

    Northeast England achieved the fastest growth in business activity last month for the first time in almost four years,...

  15. David Allen Green

    June 5, 2014

    Does a lord chancellor really need to be a lawyer?

    Last weekend the Sunday Mirror reported, almost in passing, that Chris Grayling may be sacked from the UK cabinet: So...

  16. June 4, 2014

    Disposable income grows fastest in northeast England

    Northeast England has enjoyed a bigger rise in disposable income per person than any other UK region, including London. The...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Guest post: the G7 must act on transparency and corruption

    By Mo Ibrahim of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation As G7 leaders meet in Brussels, it’s worth reflecting for a moment on the changes...

  18. Off Message

    June 4, 2014

    Centrifugal Britain

    (A question from the 2011 census.) “Devolution will be and is the salvation of the UK”, Tony Blair said in 1999. Fifteen...

  19. June 2, 2014

    A new deal for the Scots and the UK

    In 15 weeks the people of Scotland will vote on whether to stay in the UK or become independent. The outcome of that...

  20. June 1, 2014

    Legacy of Troubles paralyses N Ireland as marching season looms

    In his 2008 novel The Truth Commissioner, the Belfast writer David Park imagines a time when Northern Ireland has set up a...

  21. May 30, 2014

    Quietly, Soho Theatre, London – review

    There is much that is familiar from Irish drama about Owen McCafferty’s play. It’s set in a pub, it has to do with the past...

  22. May 28, 2014

    Northern Ireland looks to young to revive its private sector

    The audience is getting a little restless. It is approaching 9pm, when the event, already three hours old, is due to end....

  23. May 22, 2014

    Northern Ireland police seek access to Boston tapes

    Police in Northern Ireland said on Thursday they had started procedures to gain access to an entire archive of paramilitary...

  24. May 20, 2014

    Canadian car sales drop, UK inflation rises

    Canada: A 3 per cent drop in motor vehicle and part sales pulled down overall wholesale trade 0.4 per cent to $50.5bn,...

  25. May 20, 2014

    London house prices climb 17%

    UK house prices rose by 8 per cent in the year to March, down from a rate of 9.2 per cent in February. Month on month, the...

  26. May 12, 2014

    London tops UK regional business growth league

    London achieved the fastest growth in business activity last month, while Northern Ireland, previously a weak economy, was...

  27. May 8, 2014

    Pain of victims’ families poisons peace deal legacy

    The second paragraph of the 1998 Good Friday peace agreement for Northern Ireland states: “The tragedies of the past have...

  28. May 7, 2014

    Continued union favoured by 85% of non-Scottish companies

    More than four out of five businesses outside Scotland want it to remain in the UK, but most also want changes to how public...

  29. FT Photo Diary

    May 6, 2014

    Northern Ireland prepares for Giro d'Italia

    Peter Morrison/AP A pink statue of a man fishing next to his bike sits on the rocks at Waterfoot, Northern Ireland in...

  30. May 5, 2014

    ‘Window’ open for progress in Northern Ireland talks

    The Irish and British governments want Northern Ireland’s political parties to reopen talks on dealing with the legacy of...

  31. May 5, 2014

    Gerry Adams arrest puts US college in Northern Ireland crosshairs

    A US university has found itself with a central role in the drama that has rocked Northern Ireland for the past few days:...

  32. May 4, 2014

    Questions about IRA links haunt Adams

    In a recent exchange in the Irish parliament, Gerry Adams was insisting once again that he was never a member of the...

  33. May 4, 2014

    The past still clouds Northern Ireland’s future

    The surprise arrest of Gerry Adams last week in connection with the 1972 murder of a widow and mother of 10 shocked many on...

  34. May 4, 2014

    Gerry Adams released without charge over McConville case

    Gerry Adams on Sunday night said “a sustained, malicious, untruthful and sinister campaign“ was behind attempts to link him...

  35. May 4, 2014

    Northern Ireland parties trade words over Gerry Adams arrest

    Gerry Adams, the leader of Sinn Féin, remained in police custody in Northern Ireland on Sunday, being questioned about a...

  36. May 2, 2014

    McConville case grants a voice to the missing

    For the past 15 years Northern Ireland has been dominated by the politicians and former paramilitary gunmen who clinched the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    May 2, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Cardiff offers a video take on manufacturing, construction and the US labour market....

  38. May 1, 2014

    Facing the past in Northern Ireland

    In 1998 the Good Friday agreement brought to an end Northern Ireland’s Troubles, which had taken about 3,500 lives over the...

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