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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Wednesday 29 August 2012
A schoolboy rugby player died on the final whistle just minutes after he was seen holding his head following an earlier challenge, an inquest in Northern Ireland has heard.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
The king of Jordan is taking a personal interest in the case of three members of his country's Paralympic team accused of sex offences during pre-Games training in Northern Ireland, a court heard today.
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Three members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad have been questioned by police in Northern Ireland on suspicion of indecent assault.
Friday 10 August 2012
For former soldier Ernie Taylor, the Hackney riots brought back the senseless violence and trauma of Northern Ireland, triggering memories of horrors almost four decades old.
Friday 27 July 2012
Jeremy Hunt narrowly avoided injuring bystanders today when a bell he was ringing flew off its handle during an Olympics celebration.
Friday 13 July 2012
More than 20 police officers have been injured during serious rioting following the passing of a Protestant parade through a nationalist area of north Belfast.
Monday 02 July 2012
British Airways has relaunched services between Northern Ireland and London Heathrow after an 11-year gap.
Thursday 28 June 2012
Emergency response teams have been alerted across Northern Ireland amid fears the overnight flooding that swamped Belfast could be repeated today.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
A number of police officers were injured during an attack by a gang of around 100 missile-throwing youths in Northern Ireland.
Sunday 24 June 2012
The former Northern Ireland and Queens Park Rangers footballer Alan McDonald died yesterday at the age of 48.
Thursday 21 June 2012
The last man handed the death sentence in the United Kingdom had his conviction for murdering a British paratrooper quashed today after telling a court he confessed at gunpoint after being subjected to waterboarding.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Some argue familiarity breeds contempt but others want a preview of future Test stars
Wednesday 20 June 2012
A man has been arrested over a multi-million pound seizure of cannabis on its way to Northern Ireland.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Kenneth Branagh is to follow in the footsteps of some of Britain's finest actors after he was awarded a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List prompting him to say: "My heart's fit to burst."
Friday 18 May 2012
The last time Jonny Wilkinson and Iain Balshaw appeared together on a rectangle of mud down Twickenham way, they were overshadowed by a swaggering newcomer by the name of Danny Cipriani as England put 33 points on Ireland and finished second in the 2008 Six Nations. The two red-rose oldsters will be back in town this evening for the Amlin Challenge Cup final between Biarritz and Toulon at the Stoop and while Wilkinson is being given the top-of-the-bill treatment, they could easily find themselves marginalised again.
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