A postmortem revealed Jason McGovern had a fractured skull and died from resulting bleeding on the brain. Photograph: Stephen Hird/Reuters

Co Tyrone man Mark Donnelly will learn later this month if he is to face a trial for the fourth time for the one-punch unlawful killing of Co Monaghan(...)

Gardaí are investigating the collision which occurred on the N2 at Tuiterath, Balrath, Co Meath.

Six people have died this weekend following separate road crashes across Ireland. A male pedestrian has died after being hit by a car on the N2 betwee(...)

It’s been a perfect season for Banbridge so far this year. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Banbridge lie two wins away from a perfect season as they look to add the Irish Hockey League title to the Irish Senior Cup they won a fortnight ago a(...)

‘This is the first time trades unions have opposed a Stormont deal. On every previous occasion, the ICTU and individual unions have hailed the outcome as a welcome contribution to the consolidation of peace’. Photograph: Getty Images

One of the factors behind Sinn Féin’s decision on Monday to pull out of the Stormont House Agreement was a series of trade union demonstrations tomorr(...)

Tullaghoge Fort, Co Tyrone. An archaeological bid to discover more about the hilltop where Ulster chieftains were crowned 700-years ago has uncovered artefacts dating back more than 7,000 years. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

An archaeological bid to discover more about the hilltop where Ulster chieftains were crowned 700-years ago has uncovered artefacts dating back more t(...)

Forty-five potential trafficking victims were discovered in Northern Ireland last year. They claimed they were subjected to domestic servitude, labour or sexual exploitation, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said

Forty-five potential trafficking victims were discovered in Northern Ireland last year.They claimed they were subjected to domestic servitude, labour (...)

 Mitch Darling returned from international duty and played a major role in Three Rock Rovers’ comeback win over Lisnagarvey. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Three Rock Rovers became the first men’s side to qualify for the semi-finals of the Irish Hockey League as they beat Lisnagarvey 4-2 in Hillsborough (...)

Maud Kells, a recipient of the OBE, was shot and wounded at her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday night, January 4th, 2015. File photograph: WEC International

A 75-year-old Irish missionary shot and wounded at her home in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in a stable condition in hospital.Maud Kells,(...)

Banbridge’s Stephen Dowds (left) who scored twice in his side’s 4-4 draw against Lisnagarvey

Banbridge’s 4-4 tie with Lisnagarvey on Saturday evening at Havelock Park has left an intriguing three-way shoot-out for the playoff places from Pool (...)

“Rugby is being sold as an Olympic sport while hockey never really pushed that point home and at the high end it’s probably the biggest selling point in the marketing locker.”

As outlined in the proposals for the new Irish Hockey League (IHL) that begins next season for both men and women, opportunities will be sought to f(...)