Derry skipper recalls Pacific rescue
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
The skipper of the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht has spoken about his fears for the man who fell overboard during the Clipper Round the World Race, sparking a major rescue in the Pacific Ocean.
Pope Francis invite motion passed
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Councillors in Belfast have voted in favour of inviting Pope Francis to the city.
£300k Lamborghini crash caught on camera
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Footage of a Lamborghini supercar worth an eye-watering £300,000 ending up airborne in a crash with two other vehicles has gone viral, racking up well over 600,000 views on YouTube.
Dramatic rescue after Derry clipper fall
Published: Monday, 31 March 2014
A crew member has been left suffering from shock and hypothermia after falling overboard from the Derry~Londonderry~Doire yacht competing in the Clipper Round the World Race.
Belfast invite proposal for Pope Francis
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Pope Francis is set to be invited to Belfast, it has been revealed.
Astronaut launches 'Guide to Ireland'
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, famed for his broadcasts from space, has launched a series of films promoting Irish tourism.
Belfast teens in South Africa journey
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
A group of west Belfast teenagers from both sides of the peace line have returned home after taking part in a life-changing trip to South Africa.
G8 suspends Russia amid tensions
Published: Tuesday, 18 March 2014
World leaders have taken the decision to suspend Russia from the G8, and the UK has suspended all arms exports, over President Vladimir Putin bid to reclaim Crimea from the Ukraine.
Guinness joins NY mayor in parade shun
Published: Monday, 17 March 2014
The mayor of New York's decision to boycott the annual St Patrick's Day parade has highlighted an ongoing campaign for the event to include openly gay people.
Obama 'disappointed' over Haass talks
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
American President Barack Obama has said he was "disappointed" the all-party talks chaired by former US diplomat Richard Haass failed to reach an agreement in Northern Ireland.
Biden urges NI progress in award speech
Published: Friday, 14 March 2014
US Vice-President Joe Biden has urged politicians to make progress on outstanding issues in Northern Ireland as he accepted a peace award from the American Ireland Fund in Washington on Thursday.
PSNI in NYC St Patrick's Day parade
Published: Thursday, 13 March 2014
PSNI officers will take part in New York's St Patrick's Day parade for the first time this year.
Airport wades in to 'Patty's Day' row
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
It's a row that has rumbled on for many a year, but now Dublin Airport is seeking to "banish the scourge" once and for all. Yes, they want to eradicate St Patty's Day ...
NI 'could return to violence' - Haass
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
Without political progress, time will not be a healer for Northern Ireland and there could be a return to the levels of violence of old, US diplomat Dr Richard Haass has warned Congress in Washington.
NI leaders visit Silicon Valley
Published: Wednesday, 12 March 2014
First Minister Peter Robinson and the deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness have hosted over 120 Silicon Valley business executives in a bid to attract further foreign direct investment to Northern Ireland.
Great white shark 'close' to Ireland
Published: Tuesday, 11 March 2014
A great white shark being tracked since it was tagged just over a year ago in Florida has travelled more than 19,500 miles and is now closer to the Republic of Ireland than expected.
NI leaders on USA business mission
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
NI's leaders are on a five day visit to America in a bid to strengthen business and tourism links with the country.
Irish firm becomes biggest banana supplier
Published: Monday, 10 March 2014
Irish-based fruit company Fyffes is set to merge with its main rivals Chiquita to create the world's largest banana supplier.
International Women's Day marked in NI
Published: Saturday, 08 March 2014
A major rally has been held in Belfast as part of a series of events to mark International Women's Day in Northern Ireland.
Paralympian pleads guilty over sex assault
Published: Tuesday, 04 March 2014
A Jordanian paralympian and world record holder has been freed after his 12 month jail term for sexual assault, while training in Antrim in the run-up to the 2012 London Paralympic Games, was suspended for two years.
Funeral held for US crash victim
Published: Thursday, 20 February 2014
Family and friends of a Northern Ireland man killed after being hit by a car in America, gathered to pay their last respects at his funeral.
Ulster rugby signs up Ruaidhri Murphy
Published: Monday, 17 February 2014
Irish prop Ruaidhri Murphy has signed a two-year deal to join Ulster from Australian side the Brumbies in the summer.
Second US crash death in Newry family
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A family who lost a loved one in a car crash in the USA last year, prompting them to start a trust to help fund repatriations for others in similar situations, is now facing a fresh tragedy of their own.
Second zoo plans Marius giraffe kill
Published: Thursday, 13 February 2014
A second healthy giraffe, also called Marius, is reportedly under threat at a second Danish zoo - less than a week after the 'original' Marius was put down and fed to lions.
Toyota in major recall over car glitch
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
Toyota is recalling nearly 31,000 UK-registered cars because of a computer problem that could cause the vehicle to stop.
Donald Trump buys Co Clare golf course
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
American business magnate Donald Trump has bought his first links golf course in Ireland and vowed to bring it up to the "highest standards of luxury".
Myleene makes tearful appeal over typhoon
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
British pop star Myleene Klass choked back tears during an appearance on an ITV show on Monday as she appealed for help for the victims of a typhoon in the Philippines.
Online outcry over Olympic dog cull
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
People around the world have joined a campaign to halt the mass killing of thousands of stray dogs in the Russian city of Sochi, host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
DFM chooses inclusive choir over Kemp
Published: Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness has tweeted that he missed Ross Kemp's Extreme World programme about Northern Ireland because he was instead watching a UTV report on Belfast's cross-community gospel choir.
Kemp defends putting NI in Extreme World
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
Ross Kemp has defended the inclusion of Northern Ireland in his Extreme World series - which is more used to issues like child soldiers in the Congo - ahead of the Belfast-based episode airing.
Nigerian sex slave wins NI court challenge
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
A Nigerian woman who fled to Northern Ireland amid claims of having been forced into sexual slavery has won her High Court challenge to being denied human trafficking victim status.
100 NI jobs for Japanese owned firm
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
One hundred jobs have been created in Carrickfergus by the Japanese owned Ryobi Aluminium Casting (UK), it has been announced.
Super Bowl ad sparks racism row
Published: Monday, 03 February 2014
The annual Super Bowl is watched by more than 100 million people, with the half-time show and the television adverts (at a reported $4m for a 30-second slot) usually proving nearly as much of a talking point as the football ...
Scarlett Johansson set for Israel visit
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
SodaStream bosses are planning to give actress Scarlett Johansson a guided tour of their Israeli headquarters this year following the backlash she received over their business partnership.
Two Irish students die in Belgium fire
Published: Friday, 31 January 2014
Family and friends of two Irish students killed in a house blaze while on placement in Belgium have been left devastated by the tragedy.

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