U2 on stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

You expect a lot of pomp and bombast from the word go at U2 concerts. It’s just how they tend to (rock and) roll. Sure enough, Bono’s entrance - a st(...)

Supt Simon Walls holds up a notice relating to the nominated neighbour scheme at PSNI headquarters in Belfast. Photograph: David Young/PA Wire

Police are stepping up patrols and deploying specialist detectives to tackle a marked rise in burglaries against older people in Northern Ireland. Th(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court

A woman has been ordered to stand trial charged with the murder of her baby. The 32-year-old appeared before Belfast Magistrates’ Court for a hearing (...)

 Marie Therese McGivern of the Belfast Metropolitan College. Photograph: Mark Marlow/Pacemaker Press

“This city has made massive leaps forward from the days when it was a solid white, two tribes community,” says Marie Therese McGivern. “This college i(...)

Kevin Joseph David McFall (22) has been sentenced after pleading guilty to hijacking a Peugeot 206. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

A man (22) whose blood was detected on the airbag of a car that was stolen and then crashed into a set of traffic lights in north Belfast today apolog(...)

Judge Martin Nolan, presiding, remanded the five in custody to appear before the court again on August 17th. Photograph: PA

Four men and a woman have appeared before the Special Criminal Court in Dublin on IRA-related charges. The five were arrested on Saturday afternoon as(...)

Dublin, while much smaller than leading European cities, is still large enough to attract major export enterprises and to draw Irish emigrants home, as well as skilled workers with no Irish associations

Two centuries ago, Dublin was the second city of the British empire but over the course of the 19th century it rapidly lost this status to growing ind(...)

Seán Ó Labhra, also known in the English form of his name as Seán Lavery, who has died aged 83, was one of the last of a generation who kept the Irish(...)

The Brazilian Cisne Branco (white swan), one of the 50 tall ships taking part in the 2015 tall ships race, docked in Belfast harbour.  Photograph: PA

Sunshine and ships are expected to deliver a boost worth £5 million (€7 million) to the local Belfast economy over the next four days as the Tall Ship(...)

Bernadette Smyth leaving Belfast Magistrates’ Court after she was ordered to do 100 hours’ community service and pay £2,000 compensation after being convicted of harassing Dawn Purvis last year. She has been successful in an appeal against that conviction. File photgraph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A high-profile anti-abortion campaigner on Monday won her appeal against being convicted of harassing a former Marie Stopes clinic director. The case(...)