Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon told the party faithful at the annual conference that her “message today reaches far beyond the ranks of our party”. Photograph: EPA

Thousands travelled to the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on the banks of the Clyde at the weekend. Some came for Scotland’s big(...)

Gardaí closed the R232 for a period after the crash to facilitate a technical examination of the scene.

A rugby coach is still being treated in hospital for injuries sustained when a bus carrying an U14s rugby team overturned in Donegal on Saturday. The (...)

The Free State Minister for Finance (Mr. E. Blythe) was subjected to a continuous fire of interruptions and heckling when he was addressing a meeting (...)

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during the SNP conference at the SECC in Glasgow. Photograph: PA

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has urged Scottish voters to make Scotland’s voice “heard like before” in Westminster in May’s United Kingdom (...)

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will tell voters elsewhere in the UK that they should welcome the SNP’s hold on power in Westminster, “not fear it.” Photograph: PA

Scotland must be able to make its own decisions about taxation and spending to fend off plans by the Conservatives to cut £30 billion from public spen(...)

Chris Brunt: the West Brom midfielder was one of a handful of senior men who missed Wednesday’s friendly defeat against Scotland but is set to return to the side with vital points at stake this weekend. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

Chris Brunt hopes Sunday’s crucial Euro 2016 qualifier against Finland can be the first in a series of Windsor wonders for Northern Ireland. The West (...)

Robert Christie’s ‘tragic death brings to the fore again the risks associated with slurry tanks’, said coroner Suzanne Anderson. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

A coroner delivered a stark warning of the dangers of mixing slurry after he presided over the inquest for an eight-year-old schoolboy who died from i(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to renew pressure on the British government to agree to an inquiry into the August 1971 Ballymurphy killings which resulted in 11 killings. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has pledged to renew pressure on the British government to agree to an inquiry into the August 1971 Ballymurphy killings which re(...)

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 (...)

Seán Lavery, tax partner at BDO; Adrian Doran, head of corporate banking at Barclays Northern Ireland; Colin Walsh chairman of  CBI Northern Ireland; Taoiseach Enda Kenny; and director general of the CBI John Cridland. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has urged Northern Ireland business people to “not be shy” in promoting the cause of the UK remaining within the European Union.(...)