Latest Northern Ireland Stories

2008-09-18 15:00:24

The producers and director of the film "Fifty Dead Men Walking" say they don't agree with actress Rose McGowan's recent remarks about the Irish Republican Army.

2008-09-18 12:00:26

By Matthew McCreary DISGRUNTLED Ulster holidaymakers with collapsed travel firm XL last night found themselves stranded in Greece following another twist in their ordeal.

2008-09-18 09:00:49

By Claire Harrison BANGOR starlet Niamh Perry today joined calls from a leading cancer charity for under 18s to be banned from using sunbeds in Northern Ireland.

2008-09-16 12:00:44

By LINDA McKEE Northern Ireland will lurch from energy crisis to energy crisis unless the Executive takes immediate action to cut our reliance on imported power.

2008-09-16 12:00:00

By Kerry McKittrick Tonight at the Marketplace Theatre in Armagh is a country music spectacular featuring some of the vocalists and musicians who successfully toured with 'Country Legends'.

2008-09-12 15:00:21

By CLAIRE McNEILLY HUNDREDS of Northern Ireland holidaymakers were today dealt another blow following the collapse of a second tour operator in just two weeks.

2008-09-12 12:00:24

By CLAIRE McNEILLY HUNDREDS of Northern Ireland holidaymakers were today dealt a further blow following the collapse of another tour operator.

2008-09-12 12:00:18

By LINDA McKEE ENVIRONMENT Minister Sammy Wilson is backing a bid to recruit 50,000 people in Northern Ireland to help wildlife and wild places this year.

2008-09-11 09:00:08

By EMILY MOULTON THERE has been a call for pharmacist-led medicine reviews in all Northern Ireland nursing homes after new research revealed that over half of patients had been prescribed inappropriate drugs for sedation.

2008-09-08 12:00:35

A grey and overcast summer is set to be followed by a winter of overarching gloom. And that's not a weather forecast: the economic bad news that has been building over the holiday months is gaining momentum. Last week Northern Ireland's consumer council described it as an "economic tsunami".

Word of the Day
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.