Business
07 January 2010
Irish boom and bust
Business
13 December 2007
In early December, Ikea opened its first Northern Ireland superstore in Belfast. It was the latest example of the city'...
Politics
02 April 2007
"Today, we have agreed with Sinn Fein . . ." Ian Paisley's throaty purr of those seven words was something nobody could...
UK Politics
26 March 2007
"Today, we have agreed with Sinn Fein…" Ian Paisley’s throaty purr of those seven words was something nobody could ever...
UK Politics
05 February 2007
One Sinn Fein delegate caught herself in time. "I'm here in support of the revolu - I mean resolution." The speaker was...
Politics
10 July 2006
Kilkeel is a County Down fishing village with a history of community relations problems of a kind familiar across...
UK Politics
27 February 2006
Richard Dawkins recently annoyed believers by asserting on television that religion is a core reason why people go to...
UK Politics
28 November 2005
One day recently in south Belfast a Catholic priest told a room full of Protestants that they were "like the Nazis". At...
Politics
03 October 2005
Outside sceptical unionist circles, there has been much righteous jubilation at the long-awaited destruction of the IRA...
UK Politics
19 September 2005
News of riots in Belfast prompted familiar questions from perplexed observers. Why were loyalists attacking the forces...
Politics
08 August 2005
Tony Blair's assertion that al-Qaeda and the IRA are fundamentally different elicited squeals of rage from Ulster's...
Politics
25 September 2000
Wherever political parties come together, businesses will flock to set out their stall, as if in some enormous...
Politics
07 June 1999
Over the past 20 years I have spent much of my spare time desperately trying to get politicians elected and all my...