Seán Kavanagh in action for Tyrone. The arson attack badly damaged his Tír na nÓg clubhouse.

An arson attack has badly damaged the premises of Tyrone footballer Seán Kavanagh’s club. The attack on the Tír na nÓg clubhouse happened in the earl(...)

Senior judges have thrown out Martin Murray’s appeal against being found guilty of the fatal knife attack on Eamonn Hughes seven years ago. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Alan Erwin A man jailed for murdering a father as he walked home from his daughter’s 18th birthday party failed today in a bid to overturn his convict(...)

Ian Keatley has been left out of Ireland’s 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named his 45-man training squad for this year’s Rugby World Cup. Notable absentees from Schmidt’s squad include Ian Kea(...)

Eamon Foley (55) of Drennan Road, Castlederg, Co Tyrone, was to be formally arraigned before Dungannon Crown Court for failing to annually reinform the authorities of his details as required under the terms of the sex offenders’ register. Photograph: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

Convicted rapist Eamon Foley was freed on Thursday on continuing bail to find himself a new lawyer within a fortnight, after accusing his former solic(...)

Patrick Barnard: “My mother took Patrick’s school jumper to bed with her every night. It was under her pillow when she died,” says Eddie Barnard

Dungannon in the 1970s was a difficult town in which to be young. It was bitterly divided and heavily militarised. But on March 17th, 1976, all tha(...)

Sinn Féin party leader Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness during the launch of the party’s General Election manifesto in Dungannon, CoTyrone on Monday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Northern Ireland should be allowed to remain in Europe should Britain vote to exit the European Union, Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness said today wh(...)

Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, who is to retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart o(...)

Mr Justice Burgess said doctors reported that Tomas Hornay, whose remorse at killing his friend resulted in a severe decline in his mental condition, could now be safely returned to Maghaberry prison.

An East Timorese man who murdered his best friend after hearing “voices” urging him on, is being returned to prison after being told he must serve (...)

‘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(...)

‘My mother is 15 years dead this year, and I found myself thinking about the Christmas pudding that she used to steam in a gallon tin.’ Photograph: Getty Images

This Christmas, I found myself with tears in my eyes about a pudding. And not even a real one, but the memory of a pudding. My mother is 15 years d(...)