Gerry Hagan, from the Rivers Agency, operates a pump near Dungannon where locals are feeling the effects of rising water levels in Lough Neagh. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Three Northern Executive Ministers held an emergency meeting in Cookstown, Co Tyrone yesterday to try to devise a plan to assist those who have been a(...)

Judge Patricia Smyth jailed Jason Paul Magill for 10 years at Newry Crown Court.

A paedophile who sexually groomed, abused and “corrupted” the lives of three boys was handed a 10-year prison term on Monday. Jailing 39-year-old Jas(...)

Upper Bann is one of those classic electoral triangles where whoever sells his or her message best will have the best chance of victory. It wor(...)

The North’s enterprise, trade and investment minister Arlene Foster and Minister for Employment and Learning, Dr Stephen Farry are pictured with Colm Tracey (R), Eishtec operational director

Eishtec, the Waterford-based customer contact centre operator, is to create 320 jobs in the North. The company, which is Irish-owned, plans to (...)

‘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(...)

 The Department of Communications Energy and Natural Resources in Dublin lost €1.8 million, according to the audit. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Equipment for a cross-border high-speed broadband project was bought for €1.3 million using public funds when the true value was €30,000, Northern Ire(...)

Salmon enchanted evening: Noel Clancy celebrated Valentine’s Day with a great springer of 13lb 8oz from Lough Currane

Inland Fisheries Ireland (Ifi) is preparing a National Angling Development Plan (Nadp) which it hopes will provide criteria, support and proposals to(...)

Diversification: Nigel Logan’s Hillstown family farm is helping to create jobs and opportunities for friends and neighbours

The village of Ahoghill in Co Antrim may be one of the few places on the island still without a cash point, but just a few miles down the road is some(...)

Paula Wilson (21), originally from Millfield, Ballymena, admitted aiding and abetting assault occasioning actual bodily harm and aiding and abetting common assault in the head-shaving of an unconscious woman. Photograph:  Getty Images

Three men and a woman who took part in an attack on a vulnerable woman who had her hair dry-shaved were told they will be sentenced for the incident i(...)

Declan O’Duil: his company won Best Industrial Product for its medical training product Truman Trauma Surgical Training Manikin at the IDI Design Awards last year

Declan O’Duil of Torc Product Development, based in Lurgan, Co Armagh, employs five people. The company won Best Industrial Product for its medical tr(...)