Arts and Entertainment Sinéad Morrissey is the winner of the TS Eliot Prize

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.

Search called off for Northern Ireland ferry fall baby

A major search for a baby feared lost at sea has been called off after police said they believe initial reports that an infant fell from a ferry were incorrect.

Race to replace dropped Bmibaby Belfast flights

Passengers will hear next week if new airlines can be attracted to fill the routes left vacant by the sudden shutdown of bmibaby's Belfast flights.

Massive van bomb 'ready to go' at Northern Ireland border

A van bomb found near the Irish border contained 600lbs of homemade explosive and was "ready to go", police revealed today.

easyJet promises business passengers a free flight if they arrive more than 15 minutes late

EasyJet launches new Belfast route

Low-cost airline easyJet is to start a new Belfast-Birmingham service, it was announced today.

Police officer left gun behind in house raid

A police officer is facing disciplinary action for leaving a gun behind after a house search.

Passengers participate in a memorial service, marking the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic disaster, aboard the MS Balmoral Titanic memorial cruise ship

As descendants of Titanic victims hold vigils, divers are plundering the wreck

New rules are needed to stop divers plundering the wreck of the Titanic, says Dr Robert Ballard, who found the ship nearly 27 years ago.

Stop plundering of the Titanic, says expert who found wreck

New rules must be implemented to stop people from plundering the Titanic, according to Dr Robert Ballard, who found the ship nearly 27 years ago.

Boxing: Southpaw Fury takes Irish title

The former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury beat the veteran Martin Rogan in five rounds on Saturday night in Belfast.

Trail of the unexpected: County Cork's Titanic connection

The ill-fated liner anchored for the last time outside Cobh.

The Mill for Grinding Old People Young, By Glenn Patterson

A casualty of the 1941 blitz on Belfast was the Third Presbyterian Church in Rosemary Street. Uncovered from the rubble was a slate inscribed by the church's architect, John Millar, who wanted posterity to know that his pristine design (completed in his 18th year) was nearly wrecked in his absence by a couple of local architects, Duff and Jackson (his foremost pair of bugbears), and only rescued on his return from abroad. Glenn Patterson includes Millar's declaration as an appendage to his resonant new novel. Its underlying theme is the making (and unmaking) of the city - though most of the action takes place in the 1830s, when Belfast was still little more than a Georgian country town.

Rangers to face Irish champions Linfield

Rangers will face Irish Premiership champions Linfield in a money-raising game at Windsor Park on May 7.

A Night To Remember: A giant steel name plate marks the entrance to the Titanic Belfast Experience

The centenary of its sinking has spawned a 'Titanic' industry

Commemorations begin this weekend to mark the centenary of Titanic's tragic maiden voyage. Scores of events will take place; many are well meaning while others appear to be little more than a cynical cash-in on a disaster in which 1,514 people died.

Barclays accused of 'obvious attempt to seize control of hotels'

The billionaire Barclay brothers were accused of an "obvious and transparent" attempt to illegally win control of three of London's most prestigious hotels yesterday, as a £1.1bn battle kicked off in the High Court.

Reborn: Titanic Belfast has regenerated the city's eastern side

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