‘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(...)

The minimum prison term imposed on a dissident republican for the murder of Constable Stephen Carroll is to be increased by four years, the Court of A(...)

Robert Hamill’s sister Diane in 1999. Photograph: Alan Betson

A judge has stopped the trial of two men and a woman in connection with the sectarian murder of a man by loyalists in Northern Ireland.Robert Hamill, (...)

Owen Creaney lived at Victoria Place in Lurgan. He was found at the rear of a property at Moyraverty Court in nearby Craigavon. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

Two people are due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a man whose body was discovered dumped in a wheelie bin.Owen Creaney, 40, was f(...)

Owen Creaney (40) was found dead in a bin at the back of a house in Craigavon, Co Armagh, yesterday. Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

The body of a “frail and vulnerable” man was left dumped in a wheelie bin, police have said.Owen Creaney (40) was found dead in the bin at the back of(...)