Derry gets its cultural kicks and a new start from local heroes
All communities are reaping the benefit in the 2013 UK city of culture, as visitors pour in and a new generation of talent flourishes, with a little help from old hitmakers At the porch of St Augustine's Anglican church, wedged on Derry 's walls between the loyalist Fountain estate and the republican Bogside below, volunteers Elma and Ivan Taylor ... (more)
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Nautical bookstore anchors in downtown Belfast
Nautical Scribe Books is owned and operated by Joe Mosier and his wife who moved to the area in 2007 after visiting Belfast previously during a road trip.
Kaleidoscopes on the move
Call them kaleidoscopes or mandalas, Belfast photographer Paula B. Cannon's work is drawing attention at two venues in the Breakwater Marketplace building on Camden Street/Route 1. In early December, at the request of Curtis Jensen, Cannon of Paula's Impressions set up her first exhibit of Masts at Jensen's Pharmacy.
Fun for all this Bank Holiday weekend
The Walled Garden in Glenarm officially opens for the season on the May Day Bank Holiday weekend with the third annual Tulip Festival.
Classical fest explores new arias of food and fashion
By JOANNE FLEMING IF music be the food of love, play on. The line-up for this year's Clandeboye Festival has been announced, revealing a programme of world-class musicians are on their way to perform in Bangor.
Belfast after the Troubles
More than the swank new eateries in the city center, more than the shops and nightclubs stripped of old bombproof security gates, it's the sight of visitors wheeling luggage that reminds him how much Northern Ireland's capital has changed in a decade and a half.
Lyric celebrates second birthday
The Lyric Theatre in Belfast is set to celebrate the second birthday of its re-opening on Wednesday, with new figures revealing nearly 260,000 visitors have gone through its doors.
Tanaiste and NI Secretary to meet Robinson and McGuinness
The Tanaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Eamon Gilmore is meeting with Theresa Villiers, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, in Belfast this morning.
My life in travel: Andrew Maxwell
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Moving heart surgery to Dublin 'will risk lives'
Relatives expressed outrage after Northern Ireland's health authorities recommended operations for youngsters with birth defects should take place in the Republic using enhanced north/south transport links.