The collision  happened on the Loughill Road in the village of Cloughmills, near Ballymena. Photograph:  Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The mother of a child killed in a road traffic accident in Co Antrim contacted unionist politician Jim Allister last month to warn that her children (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives for a meeting of the European People’s Party in Brussels ahead of an informal dinner of EU heads of state. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny warned of “difficult” climate change talks yesterday as EU leaders remained locked in talks last night on the union’s new clim(...)

Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew were all included in the top fifty travel-retail sales table, while Baileys Irish Cream was ranked in sixth place

Baileys remains one of the most popular duty-free spirits in the world despite seeing a 3.6 per cent decline in sales last year.New figures compiled b(...)

Jens Stoltenberg: the new Nato secretary general  gives his first press conference at the alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Nato’s new secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg, has pledged to adopt a “constructive” approach to Russia. Addressing journalists at Nato headqu(...)

Cooking for a family, day in, day out, can feel like a drudge occasionally, even for someone like me whose professional life centres on food, recipes (...)

His speech on the Islamic State represents a critical moment for US president Barack Obama. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg.

In January, United States president Barack Obama dismissed the possibility of militant Islamic fighters in Iraq striking the US, saying their capacity(...)

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after his surgery in a hospital in Tehran yesterday. Photograph: AP Photo/Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader

Iran’s top authority Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has successfully undergone prostate surgery, Iranian state media and his website said yeste(...)

The EU looks set to create a loophole in its climate laws that would allow Ireland to offset its growing greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by (...)

Mahmoud Bazzi,  a suspect in the abduction, torture and killing of two Irish soldiers serving as UN peacekeepers in Lebanon 34 years ago. Photograph: AP Photo/Detroit Free Press, Brian Kaufman

John O’Mahony has no doubt that Mahmoud Bazzi is the man who shot him. The Co Kerry farmer was one of three Irish soldiers abducted while serving with(...)

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin (centre) warned the UN Security Council  against  attempts to pressure an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Reuters

The shooting down of flight MH17 on Thursday afternoon in Ukrainian airspace potentially opens up a new front in the ongoing tensions between the West(...)