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(...)

Former News of the World editor and government communications boss Andy Coulson, who has been released from prison. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Former News of the World editor and Downing Street communications boss Andy Coulson left Hollesley Bay open-prison in Suffolk, England, this morning.C(...)

Bernadette Smyth (51), from Suffolk Street, Ballymena, Co Antrim was convicted of two counts of harassment between January and February this year.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

A high-profile anti-abortionist has been found guilty of harassing the director of Northern Ireland’s only Marie Stopes clinic.Bernadette Smyth (51), (...)

Jack Bruce: composer, singer and multi-instrumentalist has died of liver disease, aged 71. Photograph: Joel Ryan/PA Wire

Jack Bruce, who became famous in the 1960s as the bassist and lead vocalist for the hugely successful rock group Cream, and whose adventurous approac(...)

The Molly Malone statue this morning. Photograph: Erin McGuire 1:46

The statue of Molly Malone in Dublin has been defaced less than a week after its unveiling at a new location in front of the Saint Andrew’s Church tou(...)

Now dig this: why don’t we depict historical events in the spots across the country where they took place?

Three people in hi-vis jackets stood at a hole outside Trinity College on Wednesday. Staring into it. Chatting. It was a stereotypical scene, the open(...)

Minister for  Tourism  Paschal Donohoe at the unveiling today of the restored Molly Malone statue at its new location on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times 1:46

Molly Malone is back on the streets today after being removed from her former home at the bottom of Grafton Street at the end of April.The statue was (...)

The Molly Malone statue being removed from its plinth  last night. Photograph: Dave Meehan 1:54

World famous statue Molly Malone was hoisted away with her wheelbarrow from Grafton Street last night to make way for the cross-city Luas project. (...)

Molly Malone is being kept on display because of her draw as a tourist attraction but several other historic features are also in the process of being moved to make way for the Luas line. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s barrow will once more be wheeled through Dublin’s streets this week but the famous fishmonger won’t be in control as she and her(...)

Lakenheath, England: A United States F-15E Strike Eagle is taxied prior to departure from RAF Lakenheath. Photograph: Getty Images

In the years after the second World War, the runways at the military airfield in Lakenheath, Suffolk, that had been used by the Royal Air Forc(...)