Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been criticised for comments in which he referred to unionists as ‘bastards’. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has been criticised for comments in which he referred to unionists as “bastards”.Amid tensions in the North between Si(...)

The death has occurred after a short illness of the Donegal poet, playwright and fiction writer Francis Harvey – he was 89. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The death has occurred after a short illness of the Donegal poet, playwright and fiction writer Francis Harvey. He was 89.Born in Enniskillen, Co Ferm(...)

 Queen Elizabeth II attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London. Photograph:  Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan, yesterday joined in Remembrance Day ceremonies in Enniskillen and Belfas(...)

Garda alert is issued when there is a suspicion a child has been taken without consent.

There have been several Child Rescue Ireland (CRI) alerts issued by gardaí over recent years.The alert system was launched in May 2012. It is used wh(...)

A Translink bus in Belfast

Up to 50 children were taken to hospital this morning following a collision involving a school bus and a car close to Omagh, Co Tyrone.The accident ha(...)

The Fire Poise in action at the St Patrick’s day parade in Newry. Photograph: Pacemaker

The day was celebrated by several thousand people in cities and towns across Northern Ireland, with the main parades in Downpatrick, Derry, Arm(...)

Michael Kivlehan, husband of Dhara Kivlehan,  leaving the High Court in Dublin following yesterday’s  settlement. Photograph: Eric Luke

The family of Dhara Kivlehan say they are “anxious beyond words” as they await direction from the Attorney General as to whether an inquest into her d(...)

Dhara  and Michael Kivlehan:  Mr Kivlehan is alleging 23 counts of negligence in the care of his late wife

A week has been provisionally set aside next month for an inquest into the death of Dhara Kivlehan (28), who died a week after giving birth at Sligo G(...)

 US First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters, Malia and Sasha, with tour guide George McClafferty, at Glendalough on Tuesday. Security surrounding their visit cost millions of euro. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The cost of the security operation in the Republic relating to the G8 summit and the visit of US first lady Michelle Obama and her daughters to Dub(...)

US president Barack Obama with Russian president Vladimir Putin at the G8 summit in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

“The queen came here and I don’t think there was a quarter the amount of security,” said shop owner May Wylie as she surveyed the phalanx of armed gua(...)