Sinn Féin’s Mary Ellen Campbell has said she was hit several times in the head while trying to stop a racist attack on a Belfast bus.

Police are investigating after a Belfast city councillor was allegedly assaulted on board a bus.Sinn Féin’s Mary Ellen Campbell said she was hit seve(...)

 Liam Adams who has begun an  appeal against his conviction and sentence for raping and sexually abusing his daughter. Photograph: PA

A lawyer for Liam Adams said that a judge was not sufficiently clear in giving her final direction to the jury which found Adams guilty of raping his (...)

Bright Light Studio Fermoy Dance School with Luxe dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh 1:51

DUBLIN Many native Dubliners are ambivalent about the St Patrick’s Day parade. Many have seen it so many times before. Others associate(...)

Catherine Townsley and her boyfriend Alexander Hilley: couple moved to Norway and are now buying a home there

Mention Norway to most people and they think “oil” and “cold”. These were certainly the first things that came to Catherine Townsley’s mind when her b(...)

The interior of a pipe bomb device is revealed at a British Army Base at Ballykinler, Co Down, Northern Ireland. File photograph: British Army/Reuters

A pipe bomb found in the garden of a house in north Belfast was moved by a resident on Monday, police said.It was discovered in Shore Crescent in the(...)

Seán O’Brien meets some happy fans at the Ireland rugby squad’s open training session in Belfast. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Ireland rugby squad’s roadshow completed its 24-hour stay in Belfast in relatively rude health, with Jamie Heaslip, Seán O’Brien and Jared Payne a(...)

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol performing in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, in 2012.  The Northern Ireland  band’s  drummer Jonny Quinn has credited pop star Ed Sheeran for teaching  Lightbody and the rest of the band how to use  Twitter when he toured as their support act in North America that year.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn has credited pop star Ed Sheeran for blazing the trail in harnessing social media to get ahead in the music business.Q(...)

Cardinal Peter Turkson said that Pope Francis was planning to publish a papal encyclical later this year on human ecology. The cardinal is currently visiting Ireland.  File photograph:  Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Pope Francis intends to publish an encyclical letter later this year on the theme of human ecology that will explore the relationship between care for(...)

A cross-Border cardiac treatment centre is to be be establised at our Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien.

The soon-to-be appointed Northern Ireland Water chairman Dr Len O’Hagan will lead the implementation of an All-Ireland cardiac treatment centre in Dub(...)

File photograph of IT Sligo. A 23-year-old student  whose body was discovered in his  apartment on Monday has been named as Jamie Shaw, a first-year performing arts student at the institute.

A 23-year-old student whose body was discovered in his Sligo apartment on Monday has been named as Jamie Shaw, a first-year performing arts student at(...)