Undated family handout  photograph of John-Pat Cunningham.  Mr Cunningham (27), who had learning difficulties, was shot by the British Army in a field in Benburb, Co Armagh in 1974. File photograph: PA Wire

A 73-year-old former soldier has appeared in court in Northern Ireland charged with the attempted murder of a man with learning difficulties more than(...)

Sam Roch-Perks, a Cork property investor-turned renewable energy promoter, whose company plans to develop a huge wave energy farm off the Cornwall coa(...)

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron smiles as he eats breakfast during a visit to financial firm Scottish Widows in Edinburgh, Scotland on April 7th, 2015. Photograph: Kirsty Wigglesworth/AFP/Getty Images

The British prime minister David Cameron touched down in Belfast on Tuesday during a whistle-stop general election campaigning tour of Scotland, North(...)

A recent study in Nature maps very fine regional variations in genetic make-up in the UK by applying more powerful statistical methods to whole-gen(...)

Mr Justice Michael Peart, who sat with Mr Justice Alan Mahon and Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, said the court would reserve judgment until May 21st

Two convicted murderers who are appealing High Court judgments ordering their extradition must wait to hear whether they will be returned to complete (...)

A runner battles through a heavy snow shower in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Yesterday may have heralded the beginning of spring, according to some, but the weather will remain wintry due to a cold air mass from Canada bringin(...)

Professional surfer, Connor Maguire from Bundoran, Co Donegal catching one of the biggest waves of the day at Mullaghmore. Photograph: Finn Mullen

As rugby fans flocked to the capital to watch the big game snow fell heavily across the city. Met Éireann had issued a yellow alert snow and ice warni(...)

Martin Green, who has died aged 82, was a writer, poet and publisher. Among the many books he encouraged as an editor at MacGibbon and Kee in the 1960(...)

Russian jets spotted off the coast of Cornwall. Getty

Britain said on Thursday it had scrambled Typhoon fighter jets to see two Russian long-range Bear bombers off the south coast of England the previous(...)

Soirse McDonagh (6), at the new West Cork Arts Centre. The centre  officially opened to the public this weekend, with the unveiling of Fourth Space, its inaugural exhibit. Photograph: Emma Jervis Photography

The “monolithic” new West Cork Arts Centre (WCAC) will have a powerful impact on the region, visitors at the building’s inaugural exhibit heard on Sat(...)