Tony-nominated ‘Ferryman’ tackles N. Ireland troubles

Based on partner Laura Donnelly’s family tragedy, Jez Butterworth tackles Northern Ireland troubles in “The Ferryman.” The play has received nine Tony nominations. (June 7)

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UK, Irish leaders attend funeral of slain journalist

Leaders of Great Britain and Ireland joined mourners at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week. (April 24)

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Swords, selfies: Game of Thrones fever boosts N. Ireland tourism

Since Game of Thrones began its meteoric rise in 2011 fans of the show have been flocking to Northern Ireland, where much of the series was shot. The once conflict-riven province has become a pilgrimage trail for diehard fans hoping to experience the magic of the show for themselves.

Game of Thrones gives Northern Ireland a tourism boost

The week the final season of Game of Thrones premieres, an exhibition opens in Belfast celebrating its costumes, set pieces and Northern Irish filming locations. The chief executive of Tourism Northern Ireland, John McGrillen, says the TV series has “driven up” the number of visitors coming to the country.

Today in History for April 10th

Highlights of this day in history: Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed. (April 10)

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Michel Barnier, European Union chief Brexit negotiator

Michel Barnier, the European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, says the EU would be open to a customs union arrangement but warned that if the UK were to leave without a deal, the EU “would not discuss anything with the UK until there is an agreement for Ireland and Northern Ireland.”