Northern Ireland

Irish officials unimpressed with Boris Johsnson's grasp on dangers posed by Brexit

In a worrying development, civil servants frequently had to clarify the Tory politician's statements during a series of meetings in Dublin.<p>One source …

Brexit

Norwegian heiress gets off lightly - with £23,000 drink-driving fine

Court accepts plea from Katharina G Andresen, ranked world’s second youngest billionaire, that she had no fixed income<p>Most students would feel a £20,000-plus fine for driving over the limit was calamitous, but Katharina G Andresen got off lightly.<p>Andresen, 22, was handed a NOK250,000 (£23,000) fine …

Ireland

The UK Sun lashes out at Leo Varadkar, says he should 'shut his gob on Brexit and grow up'

Leo Varadkar at the launch of a national conversation on the Future of Europe at the Science Gallery in Dublin earlier this week.<p>Leo Varadkar at the …

Brexit

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List-Worthy

Northern Ireland’s political deadlock is starting to bite

Brexit is proving such a distraction that few seem to have noticed the creeping start to direct rule in Northern Ireland. While much of the coverage in the newspapers focused on the EU withdrawal bill, the Northern Ireland Budget Act – which shifts Stormont’s most important power, the task of …

Brexit

Grieving Northern Ireland man leapt to his death after losing wife

A grieving Northern Ireland widower leapt to his death from a multi-storey car park after he could no longer visit his wife's grave every day.<p>Months …

News (Ireland)

Attention 'Game of Thrones' Fans: This Theater in London Will Play All 67 Episodes in a Single Sitting

As any good “Game of Thrones” fan will tell you, there’s nothing quite as horrible as having to go a full year without getting your Jon Snow …

Travel

Weak pound brings record number of tourists to UK in August

Visitors splash out highest-ever monthly spend of £2.8bn as UK becomes cheaper destination for bargain hunters<p>Brexit Britain is proving a big visitor attraction: a record number of tourists arrived in the UK in August and they splashed out £2.8bn, the highest monthly tourist spend ever.<p>The number …

Business

Legalise e-bikes now! - MBR

This month's Star Letter<p>This month’s Star Letter is from a mountain biker in Northern Ireland who is currently being short changed by the e-bike …

Sport (UK)

Watch: Car swerves to avoid truck in outside lane near miss on A1 dual carriageway

Dash cam footage has captured a shocking near miss on the A1.<p>The footage, taken from a lorry, shows a car narrowly avoid a truck's flat bed which is …

News (Ireland)

Brexit: One Country - Two Systems

Pascal Lamy’s recent proposal to solve the Northern Ireland border problem in the context of Brexit is worth exploring further.<p>The former head of the …

Brexit

Northern Ireland interest in St Johnstone boss is a 'no-brainer', admits Steven MacLean

© SNS<p>Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>It would be a “no brainer” for Northern Ireland to come calling for Tommy Wright as Michael O’Neill’s replacement, …

Ireland

Appeal for Anthony Fitzgerald-Wilson, missing from Coleraine

Police have issued an appeal for missing Anthony Fitzgerald-Wilson.<p>The 54-year-old was last seen in the Newbridge Road area of Coleraine on Friday …

News (Ireland)

Watch: Liam Neeson dons festive jumper to support NI Children's Hospice's Christmas campaign

Ballymena actor Liam Neeson has donned a festive jumper while showing his support for the Northern Ireland Children's Hospice's Christmas …

Christmas

Northern Ireland traffic: Two car collision on M1 leaving Belfast between Broadway and Stockmans lane

• Two car collision on M1 leaving Belfast between Broadway & Stockmans lane; blocking 2 lanes and holding up traffic from Broadway and the Westlink. …

News (Ireland)

Unlikely women would face prosecution over benefits rape claim but guarantees can't be given: PPS director McGrory

Northern Ireland director of prosecutions Barra McGrory has said it would be "highly unlikely" a woman would be prosecuted for revealing she was …

News (Ireland)

Michael O’Neill: Scotland’s saviour?

Nine years ago, Michael O’Neill was managing Brechin City in the Scottish Second Division, the third tier of football North of Hadrian’s Wall.<p>Having …

Soccer

Mobile Photography & Art - My Top Five Apps by Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland

Snapseed<p>First off is <b>Snapseed</b>, like so many people this is my first port of call when I need to get an image ready for other work, many times I never …

Mobile

Farmers face disaster due to 'worst potato harvest in 30 years'

Potato farmers in Northern Ireland could potentially be facing the worst in harvest since 1985, according to the Ulster Farmer's Union.<p>They have …

Agriculture

Michael O'Neill would suit Scotland role but SFA may face fight to get him says Christophe Berra

Hearts skipper believes Northern Ireland boss would be a good replacement for Gordon Strachan.<p>Christophe Berra has backed Michael O'Neill to replace …

Gordon Strachan

Michael O’Neill is facing an incredible dilemma over his future as an international manager - Mirror Online

MICHAEL O’NEILL was one result away from pulling off a miracle with Northern Ireland.<p>It was an emotional journey which took them to within a play-off …

Soccer

BT sets aside £20m for FTTP roll-out in Northern Ireland

BT is to invest £20m in the commercial roll-out of ultrafast fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband networks in Northern Ireland, and hopes to …

Business Technology

Lower pound boosting inbound tourism to Britain

Many British businesses are becoming cautious as they try to gauge the impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union. But there's …

Business

Troops carry out terror drills in shopping centres and key transport hub

Troops have carried out military manoeuvres at shopping centres and a key transport hub to counter potential attacks by terrorists.

News (Ireland)

Irwin on pole ahead of Macau Grand Prix

Paul Bird Motorsport rider Glenn Irwin laid down the gauntlet to the opposition in determined style when he qualified on pole position for tomorrow …

Auto Racing

Claim Belfast man invented Polo not hole truth insists Nestle

The makers of one of the world's most famous mints have tried to blow a hole in the claim that Polos were invented by a Belfast man.<p>Online histories …

News (Ireland)

Local Masters set for British and Irish XC International

The eyes of the British & Irish masters running associations and their many followers will be on Northern Ireland’s maiden city, Derry/Londonderry …

British Athletics

Sunderland sound out Chris Coleman after being turned down by Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill

Sunderland would like to speak to Chris Coleman about their managerial vacancy after Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill turned down the chance to …

Soccer

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers insists Tommy Wright is ideal for Rangers and Northern Ireland

Hoops boss believes the St Johnstone boss would be a smash hit in the Ibrox dugout or with his country after earning his stripes with the Perth …

English Premier League

Northern Ireland priest says church should abandon word 'Christmas'

A Catholic priest who ministers in Co Fermanagh has called for the Church to accept that it has "lost Christmas" and abandon the word …

News (Ireland)