Sir Anthony Hart, chairman of the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry, said the inquiry would complete its work by July next year and submit its report in January 2017. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry is to investigate a further six institutions, bringing the total number to 22, the inquiry chairman(...)

Vincent Reid, from Lisburn, Co Antrim, leaving the Four Courts on Wednesday. Photograph: Courts Collins

A holidaymaker has been awarded more than €40,000 damages after he lost the tip of one of his fingers due to a defective catching mechanism on a sun l(...)

District judge Ken Nixon imposed eight months in jail for the “belly assault” incident. He also imposed lesser prison terms for the other offences, all to run concurrent. Each of the sentences was suspended for two years

A Belfast man who assaulted an elderly neighbour by “belly bouncing” her away from his home has been handed an eight-month suspended prison sentence. (...)

Although the witness had a happy childhood in Australia, she  said feelings of “abandonment and isolation came to the surface” when she got engaged.

A woman who was sent to Australia from a Belfast care home when she was a child has told the North’s Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that she s(...)

This dispute has been running since last year after First Minister Peter Robinson withdrew his support for the centre. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Morrison

The continuing tensions between the DUP and Sinn Féin have resulted in the Ulster Aviation Society being forced to cancel a two-day event scheduled(...)

A suspicious object has been discovered inside the perimeter fence of a British army barracks in Lisburn, Co Antrim.Police are on the scene at Thiepva(...)

Graffiti daubed in a weekend incident at a Lisburn site linked to Lagan Asphalt.

Criminal investigations have begun on both sides of the Border after arsonists destroyed the property of a major construction company in attack(...)

Paul Givan, DUP chairman of the Stormont justice committee, welcomed  pay award, saying “prison staff live under a general threat of violence”.

More than 1,000 Northern Ireland prison officers, mostly recruited since 2002, are to receive extra “danger money” pay in light of the threat from dis(...)

Chief Superintendent Harry Breen

Harry Breen Chief Supt Henry Alexander “Harry” Breen, from Banbridge, Co Down, was the divisional commander for “H” Division of the RUC. This inc(...)

Forensic officers search the scene on the M1 motorway where prison officer David Black was shot as he drove near the town of Lurgan on  November 1st, 2012. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters.

Two suspected dissident republicans have been arrested over the murder of a prison officer in Northern Ireland. The men, aged 51 and 34, were arrested(...)