1. North's new car market falls by another three per cent

    North's new car market falls by another three per cent

    DEMAND for new cars in Northern Ireland fell by another 3 per cent last month, according to industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Just 3,160 cars were registered in November compared to 3,253 during the same month in 2018.


  1. Brian Cody: club players getting hard time

    Brian Cody: club players getting hard time

    A couple of days on from the release of the Fixture Calendar Review task force's report, Kilkenny manager Brian Cody has yet to sit down with the 63-page document and a highlighter pen.


  1. No return to dark days of 1969

    In his On This Day column on the opposite page, the distinguished historian, Dr Éamon Phoenix details the blatant sectarian intimidation in one part of north Belfast which was recorded by The Irish News on December 6 1969.



  1. Choosing between food, heat or toys this Christmas

    Choosing between food, heat or toys this Christmas

    "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.

  2. Finding faith in the Borderlands

    Finding faith in the Borderlands

    "We felt there was a growing space in society of people on the borders of faith," says Jonny Clark, talking about Borderlands, a monthly event carving out space to explore themes of music, art, faith and peacemaking 


  1. Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

    Gig guide: Live music for the week ahead

    Today The Skids, Big Country – The Limelight 1, Belfast Documenta, Junk Drawer – Voodoo, Belfast Psychedelanaut, Victim Royal, Ravenlight etc – The Pavilion, Belfast The Gold Tips – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Dave McPherson (InMe) – The Berliner, Belfast Soda Blonde – The Black Box, Belfast Mutilated Judge, Disconnect, Wardomized etc –The Speakeasy, Belfast Saturday December 7 Hot Snakes, Calling All Horses – The Black Box, Belfast Kitt Philippa – Strange Victory Records, Belfast, 2pm Devin Townsend – The Limelight, Belfast Myles Manley, Strange New Places, Buí etc – The Menagerie, Belfast Jarrod Dickenson – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Wild Youth – Voodoo, Belfast Link Quartet, The Organauts – Oh Yeah, Belfast Skipper's Alley – Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Dana Masters – The Nerve Centre, Derry Cormac Neeson – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill Andy Irvine – Flowerfield Arts Centre, Portstewart Sunday December 8 Acid Reign – Voodoo, Belfast Donal Scullion, Una McCann, Peter McVeigh etc – Mostly Bob, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Tuesday December 10 Primal Scream – The Ulster Hall, Belfast The Low Anthem – Ulster Sports Club, Belfast Wednesday December 11 Gruff Rhys – The Empire Music Hall, Belfast Just Mustard – Voodoo, Belfast Alana Henderson – The Naughton Gallery, Belfast Thursday December 12 Fontaines DC – The Ulster Hall, Belfast Walking on Cars – Millennium Forum, Derry Friday December 13 Torche – The Palm House, Belfast Tuskar, Elder Druid, Hornets etc – Crypt of the Riff Vol 4, Voodoo, Belfast Pascalwillnotsurvivethis – The Berliner, Belfast The Skallions – The Black Box, Belfast Electric Octopus, Utropics Collaboration w/Projekt & Defcon The Menagerie Belfast Saturday December 14 Josie Duncan, Emma Langford – The Duncairn Songbook, Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Dinosaur Pile Up, Fangclub – Voodoo, Belfast Hannah Williams & The Affirmations – The Limelight 2, Belfast Sunday December 15 Grainne Duffy – Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast Tommy Feeney etc – The Music of Woody Guthrie, Duncairn Arts Centre, Belfast Jordan O'Keefe – Sandinos, Derry Monday December 16 Scouting For Girls – The Limelight, Belfast Valium, Villa in France – Love & Death, Belfast Tuesday December 17 Sam Fender – The Ulster Hall, Belfast .