Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers  Photograph: David Young/PA

Stormont ministers will hold a crunch meeting today in a bid to strike a deal on a hard hitting budget ahead of a deadline tomorrow.If the power-shari(...)

Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh boming in Northern Ireland in which 29 people were killed, a new report has found. Photograph of the aftermath of the Co Tyrone bomb. Photograph: PA

Police intelligence officers withheld some information from detectives investigating the Omagh boming in Northern Ireland in which 29 people were kill(...)

A proton-proton collision at the Cern particle collider. John Bell had a stellar physics career at the physics research centre and laboratory in Geneva, where he was officially focused on particle physics. Photograph: AP Photo/Cern

The island of Ireland might be known, to those wearing emerald-tinted glasses, as the land of saints and scholars, but isn’t it curious that in the(...)

US envoy to the inter-party talks, Gary Hart (right), is met at Parliament buildings Stormont by SDLP Leader Alasdair McDonnell and party colleague Joe Byrne. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

The United States envoy to the North’s interparty talks has held a series of meeting aimed at ending deadlock over flags, parades and legacy issues of(...)

Four mussel fishermen lose claim that the State had illegally disposed of mussel seed to  operators in North. Photograph: Getty Images

Four mussel fishermen have lost their High Court claim that the State had illegally disposed of mussel seed to Northern Ireland operators and UK she(...)

Activists on the platform of Connolly Station, Dublin in 1971 prior to boarding the Belfast Train to buy contraceptives.  Photograph: The Irish Times

The Irish Women’s Liberation Movement secured a sensational publicity coup in 1971 when members boarded the so-called contraceptive train in Dublin an(...)

Mairia Cahill has claimed  the republican movement conducted its own inquiry into her allegations of abuse, subjecting her to interrogation and forcing her to confront her alleged attacker. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Three cases linked to alleged rape of Belfast woman Mairia Cahill and subsequent IRA cover-up are to be reviewed by a top human rights lawyer, the No(...)

Three men were returned for trial today accused of involvement in an international plot to smuggle drugs into Northern Ireland through the post

Three men were returned for trial today accused of involvement in an international plot to smuggle drugs into Northern Ireland through the post. The t(...)

Whether in the ring or in business, Wayne McCullough’s personal mantra is: “Never give up, work hard and believe.”

Ask anyone who has ever tried to set up a business or to keep one afloat to be brutally honest about what it is really like and the feedback suggests (...)

Tony Mangan at Machu Picchu in Peru

Friday afternoon, driving down the N11, trying to find the man who has run around the world. Because if Tony Mangan is for real he must be at least se(...)