New government-backed scheme, backed by £2.2 million, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of the worst areas for unemployment in the UK.

A new scheme, backed by £2.2 million of public money, is to be rolled out in Northern Ireland to help 160 people who have been out of work in one of t(...)

Portmarnock is one of six beaches that  have achieved dual  Blue Flag and Green Coast status. Photograph: Collins

Blue Flags have been awarded to 81 beaches and five marinas around the State’s coastline - six more than last year. Six of the 81 beaches are also amo(...)

Victor Kennedy: sentenced to at least 14 years in prison for murdering Michael McGinnis in 2007 for his mobile phone. Photograph: Trevor McBride

A convicted killer who is staging a dirty protest in prison has begun a High Court challenge over being forced to move from his cell block. Victor Ke(...)

After years of being beaten by John Hume, Gregory Campbell knows it pays to stick with it. Photograph: Eric Luke

Some nationalists have a very hard view of Gregory Campbell, outgoing MP for East Derry, or East Londonderry as he always will say, considering him to(...)

Derry Crown Court told Colum Lewis-Canning (55) from Moneyrannel Road in Limavady, took the money from an account owned by a long time personal and professional friend.

The Crown Court in Derry has been told of the demise of the banking career of one of the North-West’s most successful investment bankers who abused hi(...)

File photo  of the main entrance to Tilbury Docks in Essex, as police in Northern Ireland arrested a man on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of a man found in a container at Tilbury Docks on Saturday, Essex Police said. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Police in Northern Ireland have arrested a man over the death of an immigrant found in a container at Tilbury Dock in England. The 34-year-old, from L(...)

Maghaberry prison: children’s charity Barnardo’s Northern Ireland has described children with a parent in prison as the forgotten victims of crime. Photograph: Pacemaker Belfast 4:02

A total of 25,000 child visits were recorded by the Northern Ireland Prison Service during 2013, a figure that has emerged as a new scheme aims(...)

Kyle Jorgensen (47), an American, was told by her husband how he gassed his first wife Lesley (pictured above) and his then lover’s policeman husband before persuading her not to inform the authorities for the sake of their children’s future. Photograph: PA Wire

The ex-wife of Co Derry dentist Colin Howell who told police she kept his double murder secret for over a decade is not to be prosecuted.Kyle Jorgense(...)

Humid, cooler conditions with the likelihood of some heavy or thundery downpours are expected later this week marking the end of the extended settled spell.
Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Humid, cooler conditions with the likelihood of some heavy or thundery downpours are expected later this week marking the end of the extended settled (...)