Sammy Nicholl, station officer for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service, said the three dockers were being lowered into a ship’s hold when they fell off the cradle. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

Three dockers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries which they sustained after they fell 20ft from a crane into a ship’s hold at Lisahally po(...)

Shankill bomber Seán Kelly is being questioned by police investigating the killing of former Provisional IRA member Kevin McGuigan.

IRA Shankill bomber Seán Kelly is being questioned by police investigating the killing of former Provisional IRA member Kevin McGuigan. Mr McGuigan, a(...)

 A road sign on the A6 in Northern Ireland where the ‘London’ of ‘Londonderry’ marked out. Derry City and Strabane District Council has voted in favour of changing the official name of Londonderry to Derry. Photograph: Getty Images

Unionists in Northern Ireland have accused Derry City and Strabane District Council of “sectarian” behaviour after it voted in favour of changing the (...)

The funeral procession of veteran Derry Republican Peggy O’Hara in Derry on Saturday. Mrs O’Hara’s son Patsy O’Hara died in the 1981 hunger strike protest.  Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

A police investigation is under way in Derry into the large-scale paramilitary trappings at the funeral of Peggy O’Hara, a well known republican and m(...)

Van Morrison: one of the 85 recipients from  Northern Ireland  who will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

East Belfast-born Van Morrison is to be knighted for services to the music industry. The singer-songwriter was named in Queen Elizabeth’s birthday hon(...)

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Seats filled: 18         DUP 8. Sinn Fein 4. SDLP 3. UUP 2. Ind 1 FERMANAGH and SOUTH TYRONE (...)

Eilish Doyle whose home in the Sperrin Mountains has been without water for six days. Beleaguered householders have been forced to boil snow and river water during industrial action by Northern Ireland Water staff. Photograph: PA

Around 7,750 water customers remain without supply in Northern Ireland due to an on-going industrial dispute, with warnings that more homes could see (...)

No details were given in Belfast Crown Court as to why the Public Prosecution Service had decided not to proceed to trial with the case against former RUC detectives John McGahan and Philip Noel Thomson. Photograph: Thinkstock

The trial of two former RUC detectives has collapsed after the prosecution offered no evidence against them.John McGahan (71) and Philip Noel Thomson (...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry, chaired by Sir Anthony Hart (centre) and assisted by panel members Geraldine Doherty and David Lane, commenced its public hearings last January. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The transport of children to Australia will be the focus of the Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry when it resumes its public hea(...)

Clontarf’s Tadhg Furlong in action for the club against UCD. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The IRFU today announced the return of semi-finals and final - Division 1A - to the Ulster Bank League club rugby landscape and also an extension in(...)