The number of homphobic motivated incidents and crimes reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has risen by 14 per cent year on year.

The number of homphobic motivated incidents and crimes reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has risen by 14 per cent year on year(...)

Arlene Arkinson, from Castlederg, Co Tyrone, vanished after a night out at a disco across the Border in Co Donegal in 1994. Photograph: PA Wire

Police have pledged to explain to a coroner why they blanked out sections of files relating to the disappearance of a murdered schoolgirl.Lawyers for (...)

The Indian summer is set to continue another 10 years for Ireland’s young cricketers after the announcement yesterday of a multi-million euro naming r(...)

Too close for comfort: Kay Hagan’s opponents have used her kiss from Barack Obama last week against her. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
Obama: kiss of death?

High on a shelf above a counter in the Raleigh Times Bar is an empty pint glass, sitting encased in front of a US presidential seal. This is the glass(...)

Andrew Balbirnie:  his unbeaten 103 helped Leinster claim the reverse fixture at Milverton at the beginning of May. Inpho/Presseye/Rowland White

After defending their three-day title with a weather-affected draw against the Northern Knights during the week, Leinster Lightning will set their si(...)

England’s Moeen Ali celebrates taking the wicket of India’s Mohammed Shami   claiming his fifth wicket during day five of the Third Investec Test match at the Ageas Bowl, Southampton.  Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Moeen Ali and James Anderson led England’s surge to a series-levelling 266-run victory with more than two sessions to spare in the third Investec Test(...)

Two members of the clergy leave the Church of England’s Synod during a lunch break in the session today which later approved the consecration of women bishops, in York, UK. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Women bishops could be appointed by the end of this year in the Church of England after legislation backing the move was given final approval by the G(...)

England’s Eoin Morgan  hasn’t make the squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

There is no place for Skerries born Eoin Morgan is the England squad for the test series against Sri Lanka. The selectors have picked three uncapped (...)

Graeme Swann during an England nets session at the WACA in Perth, Australia. Swann has announced his retirement from the international game. Photo: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

From Cricinfo’s ball-by-ball commentary, the morning of 16 December, Australia against England at the Waca, the last delivery of the 77th over: “Swann(...)

Seeing the light: The Lindisfarne Gospels projected on Durham Cathedral

How many people does it take to change a Derry lightbulb? “About 500,” says Helen Marriage, co-director of the London-based Artichoke arts company, wh(...)