Winning the TS Eliot Prize is hardly a matter of life and death. But the film of that name inspired Sinéad Morrissey to pen a collection which finally secured the UK’s most prestigious poetry prize for Belfast’s first poet laureate.
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Friday 02 March 2012
A century after Titanic set sail from Belfast prior to her tragic maiden journey, a £97m tribute to the ship and her makers is almost ready.
Wednesday 22 February 2012
Loyalist leader Mark Haddock was cleared today of the murder of paramilitary rival Tommy English 12 years ago.
Sunday 19 February 2012
As sure as the sun shines and the wind blows, marine renewable energy is part of our industrial future. This is a tide which no amount of nuclear nostalgia can turn back. Wave and tidal energy cuts carbon emissions and boosts energy security, and tidal power is highly dependable. But these technologies have big economic benefits too, and the race is on to be the industry leader.
Tuesday 07 February 2012
Lord Bannside, better known as the Rev Ian Paisley, is in intensive care in Belfast with heart problems. Aged 85, he has been prominent in Northern Ireland politics for more than half a century.
Monday 06 February 2012
The Rev Ian Paisley is in intensive care tonight after suffering from acute heart problems.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
An infection that killed three babies at a hospital has been traced to taps in its neo-natal unit.
Sunday 22 January 2012
The parents of 24 babies must wait to learn if their newborns have caught an infection that has so far claimed three lives in a Northern Ireland maternity ward.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted hijacking of a taxi in west Belfast last night.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Expectant mothers transferred after deaths are linked to bacterium in Belfast hospital
Friday 20 January 2012
A neonatal room at a hospital in Northern Ireland is being emptied after three babies died from an infection, medical staff said.
Saturday 14 January 2012
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Thursday 12 January 2012
A man found shot dead in a car in Northern Ireland may have been the victim of a fall-out among criminals, it emerged today.
Wednesday 11 January 2012
Sean Quinn, the failed property tycoon who was once Ireland's richest man, is likely to be barred from relaunching his business career after a British court ruled that his bankruptcy must be judged in the tougher jurisdiction of Ireland.
Thursday 29 December 2011
Store chain D2 Jeans has collapsed into administration, making 200 staff redundant and jeopardising hundreds more jobs.
Friday 16 December 2011
A tanker carrying more than 55,000 tonnes of gas oil off the north west of Ireland has been re-routed to Belfast amid fears over cracks to its body.
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