The district judge confirmed that Fr John Irwin had not only repaid the amount in full, but also paid additional compensation as an indication of the remorse he felt as a result of his offending.

A priest who admitted stealing almost £1,800 (€2,200) over a three year period from diocesan and parish funds after he got into financial difficulties(...)

 Four men have been arrested as part of a PSNI investigation into paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Paul Faith/PA

Four men have been arrested as part of a PSNI investigation into paramilitary activity in the North.The men, aged between 31 and 62, were detained aft(...)

 Ballinderry players confront the umpire after a goal was given for Slaughtneil in this year’s Ulster club football final.  Photograph: Lorcan Doherty / Presseye / Inpho

Three Ballinderry players have received proposed 48-week suspensions for their involvement in a brawl which marred their recent Derry SFC final defeat(...)

Bill Webster, who has died in his adopted home of Derry after a long illness, was a veteran socialist and a stalwart of the trade union movement in th(...)

SmithDehn is a major international entertainment, media and legal firm and its founder, Russell Smith, fell in love with Malin Head, Co Donegal, some years ago.

Holiday romances rarely last but a love affair that began on a sojourn to Derry almost 20 years ago is proof that some can have a happy ending; and ev(...)

The PSNI have appealed to any witnesses of an arson attack on the Derry Sinn Féin constituency office overnight. Photograph: PA

A Sinn Féin constituency office in Derry was targeted overnight by arsonists.The incident happened on Eastway Street where police say a rear window wa(...)

The ‘Derry-Londonderry-Doire’ yesterday won the 2,800-mile New York to Derry leg of the Clipper Round the World race.

Even before the Derry City Council-sponsored yacht won the home leg of the Clipper Round the World race, the council said their £1.8 million (€2.25(...)

Seagate’s Springtown plant in Derry, which employs more than 1,300 people, embraces the global organisation’s “workplace diversity” ethos. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Seagate Technology officially comes of age as it celebrates its 21st anniversary in Derry this year. But the Springtown plant, which employs more t(...)

A senior nun who worked in Termonbacca during the 1960s and 70s has told the Historical Abuse Inquiry in Northern Ireland that residents there were happier than in other homes where she worked. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A senior nun who worked in Termonbacca during the 1960s and 70s has told the Historical Abuse Inquiry that residents there were happier than in other (...)

Irish Roots

After the National Archives first came out with its superb 1901 and 1911 census website (genealogy.nationalarchives.ie), a few innocent souls a(...)