Ireland

EU says united Ireland would be automatic full member

European Union leaders promised on Saturday to embrace the British province of Northern Ireland into the EU if a referendum in the future were to unite it with the Republic of Ireland.<p>At a summit on the EU's plan for negotiating with Britain as it leaves the bloc, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny …

Brexit

I’d prefer Hell to Ulster Hospital’s A&E department, says angry dad after his injured son (14) waits five hours to be seen

An angry father-of-three has said he would "rather get to the gates of Hell than get to the gates of this A&E department" after his injured son had …

Ulster

McClean received death threats over Republic of Ireland decision

The West Brom winger, who insists that he is not 'anti-British', has revealed that turning his back on the country of his birth did not go down well<p>James McClean received death threats over his decision to play international football for Republic of Ireland rather than his homeland of Northern …

Republic of Ireland

EU Warns UK to Back Down From Spending Vote, Sets Tough Divorce Terms

At a Brussels summit marked by unusual harmony among the 27 leaders, there was a flash of the cross-Channel acrimony which some fear could wreck any …

Brexit

EU leaders meet for an extraordinary summit on Brexit

EU leaders meet for an extraordinary summit on Brexit today, to adopt the guidelines for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.<p>A draft declaration that …

Taoiseach

Brexit talks must settle 'people, money, Ireland' first: Tusk

EU President Donald Tusk said on Friday Britain must first settle the divorce issues of 'people, money and Ireland' before any talks on a post-Brexit …

Brexit

Weather: Dry with warm sunny spells

<b>Today</b><p>Most places will stay dry all day, with sunny spells, particularly in the south.<p>It will become windy in the west, though it will feel warmer …

Northern Ireland

Belfast Marathon: Timelapse video of May Day route

15,000 people are expected take to the streets of Belfast on the May Day Bank holiday for the city's annual marathon<p>The event starts at the City Hall …

Belfast

Restaurant review: We take a bite from bistro Home

Chef/patron Andy Rea is one of the bright stars in the Belfast restaurant firmament.<p>He's held his position for almost a decade with consistency of …

Belfast

Man charged in connection with theft of cars worth £500k from across Northern Ireland

A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection to the theft of high value cars worth an estimated half a million pounds from across Northern …

Northern Ireland

Cashier remains chilled while being robbed at gun point

April 28 2017<p>This man was casually ordering food at a Jimmy John's fast food outlet when he pulled out a gun from his hoodie and brandished it in the …

Northern Ireland

Owners of 15th-century Schochwitz castle in Germany seek trade for Melbourne apartment

The owner’s of Germany’s Schochwitz castle want to trade it for a pad in Melbourne.<p>THE eccentric owners of a 15th-century German castle want to trade …

Germany

Port Authority cops vacationing in Ireland save man’s life

It was the luck of the Irish!<p>Two Port Authority cops on vacation in Ireland heroically put down their pints to save the life of an old man who just …

New York City

Plan on cards to deal with Northern Ireland's biggest illegal dump

<b>A plan on how to deal with the biggest illegal dump in Northern Ireland is expected to be unveiled soon.</b><p>The cost of dealing with the massive landfill at Mobuoy near Londonderry could range from £20m to £250m depending on how it is handled.<p>It has been suggested that more than one million tonnes of …

Northern Ireland

World Digest: April 28, 2017

IRAN<p>Tehran’s mayor slams Rouhani in debate<p>Tehran’s mayor and presidential candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf accused President Hassan Rouhani’s administration Friday of dishonesty, mismanagement and supporting the rich at the expense of the poor in the first debate between the six presidential …

World News

Franco: I can still have big say before Ulster exit

Of the two Springboks heading for the Kingspan Stadium exit door this summer, one has garnered considerably more column inches than the other.<p>For all …

Ulster

Northern Ireland bikers poignant farewell for Dario Cecconi killed in Tandragee race crash

The body of 38-year-old Dario Cecconi was taken on a lap of honour of the Tandragee 100 road race circuit in County Armagh on Thursday evening.<p>More …

Northern Ireland

Treat Yourselves to a Visit to Ireland's Powerscourt Hotel

Treat Yourselves to a Visit to Ireland’s Powerscourt Hotel<p>Home » Travel » Treat Yourselves to a Visit to Ireland’s Powerscourt Hotel<p>With a …

Hotels

The best places to stay for a UK walking holiday - great if you're on a budget

National Walking Month kicks off in May, making for the perfect excuse to book a walking holiday for the bank holidays !<p>The good news is, you don't …

Travel

Premiere: Storm The Palace - 'The Moon Above Villiers Street'

Bewitchingly baroque, highly melodic...<b>Storm The Palace</b> split their time between Edinburgh and London - it's a long train ride, but it's definitely …

Royal Family

Revealed: Northern Ireland's biggest wasters

People in the Antrim and Newtownabbey council area are Northern Ireland's biggest wasters, new figures reveal.

Northern Ireland

Donald Trump's US Government urges Northern Ireland parties to restore government

The US Government has urged the Northern Ireland parties to use the pause in the talks to get government back up and running as soon as possible.<p>It …

Brexit

'Derry-Londonderry' row as councillors quarrel over EU Capital of Culture bid

A meeting of Derry City and Strabane District Council descended into farce last night after a fresh row broke out over the city's name.<p>The dispute …

Brexit

Stormont assembly impasse damaging business, investment and job creation, says Northern Ireland CBI chief

Each day without a working government at Stormont hinders business, investment and job creation, a business leader has warned.<p>Angela McGowan, …

Brexit

Northern Ireland firm adding 25 jobs as it joins stock exchange scheme

Belfast tech firm Beezer said it would create 25 jobs as it was named among 17 of the newest companies to join a London Stock Exchange (LSE) …

Northern Ireland

Families should see contents of report into soldier deaths, coroner rules

Information from an Army inquiry into the deaths of two soldiers at a base in Northern Ireland should be disclosed to their families, a coroner ruled.<p>…

Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland 'too many schools' as report identifies up to 40 schools for closure or merger

A major plan for the strategy of education in Northern Ireland has identified up to 40 schools which could merge or close.<p>Schools have been …

Education

May Bank Holiday weekend: What weather is expected for Northern Ireland?

As you start to prepare for the long weekend - what kind of weather can we expect for Northern Ireland during the May Bank holiday?<p>Forecaster predict …

Weather

Yorkshire village sold one year after it went on the market for £20m

West Heslerton Estate – a hamlet near Scarborough including a mansion, 43 houses, a pub and farmland – sold to Norfolk-based firm Albanwise Ltd<p>An entire English village has been bought one year after it went on the market for £20m.<p>Albanwise Ltd, a Norfolk-based real estate and farming investment …

Real Estate

Police appeal for witnesses after junior Belfast football final descends into chaos with shocking post-match brawl

Police in Northern Ireland are appealing for witnesses after a Belfast football final descended into chaos.<p>Suffolk FC defeated Woodvale 3-1 on …

Belfast