Latest Northern Ireland Stories

2008-12-16 10:50:00

Physicists at the University of Toronto have cracked the mystery behind the strange and uncannily well-ordered hexagonal columns found at such popular tourist sites as Northern Ireland's Giant's Causeway and California's Devil's Postpile, using water, corn starch, and a heat lamp.

2008-10-13 21:00:25

By KATHRYN TORNEY PUPILS at a Northern Ireland school were sent home today after it was forced to close because of strike action by teachers.

2008-10-11 09:00:17

The Belfast Telegraph has a message for its readers today - an old saying adapted for a new era. It's "Vote Early, Vote Often". You'll be relieved to know this has nothing to do with elections but instead refers to tonight's editions of X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing.

2008-10-10 09:00:34

By Grania McFadden It certainly has resonances for modern Ulster, but local playwright Owen McCafferty's new production is a reworking of an ancient, Greek classic. He tells Grania McFadden why he was very determined to resurrect it for this year's Belfast Festival at Queen's The war is over.

2008-10-09 12:00:38

By LESLEY-ANNE HENRY NORTHERN Ireland's Health Minister has threatened to pull the plug on plans for a Pounds 190m hospital in Omagh if the local council does not support him.

2008-10-06 09:00:47

RENEWABLE electricity consumption in Northern Ireland has gone up by 60% since 2005 with wind taking up the biggest share of the market, a conference in Belfast on wind energy has heard.

2008-10-06 09:00:33

By MARGARET CANNING AN OFF-site building company in Co Tyrone has won a Pounds 700,000 contract from the British Airports Authority for a new detention centre at Edinburgh International Airport.

2008-09-29 16:05:00

By CLAIRE HARRISON PRESCRIPTION charges are to be completely scrapped for all in Northern Ireland within 18 months, it was announced today.

2008-09-29 09:00:44

By ED CURRAN I don't think the Stormont Executive was ever invented to survive your education policy and it is worth asking the question: Can it? People are saying they are confused. They don't understand what you, as Education Minister, are doing.

2008-09-25 15:00:55

By Matthew McCreary NORTHERN Ireland's Executive has been urged to "get on with it" to ensure cancer sufferers in Northern Ireland are not left out in the cold over prescription charges.

Word of the Day
  • Forsooth! indeed! originally a parenthetical phrase used in repeating the words of another with more or less contempt or disdain.
The word 'quotha' is an alteration of 'quoth he'.