Dissident republicans are thought to be responsible for the disruptive security alerts which come after the PSNI announced it would be recruiting 100 new officers. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A bomb has been made safe at a Derry hotel which is due to host a PSNI recruitment event next week. The viable improvised explosive device (IED) was (...)

Belfast Metropolitan College’s Millfield campus was evacuated due to a security alert. Photograph: Albert Bridge/Wikimedia Commons

Police in the North have been dealing with a series of security alerts at venues in Belfast, Omagh and Derry that are due to host PSNI recruitment inf(...)

Royal Ulster Constabulary police officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh, Co Tyrone. The Government has promised to help relatives of those killed and injured in the 1998 bomb to pursue every avenue to get to the truth and ensure perpetrators are brought to justice.  Photograph:  Paul Mcerlane/PA Wire.

The Government has promised to help relatives of those killed and injured in the 1998 Omagh bomb to pursue every avenue to get to the truth and ensure(...)

Brian Friel “was fatherly, kind, practical and funny. He seemed to look deep into the centre of things.” File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It all began with a note, welcoming me to sit in on the dress rehearsal of the revival of his masterwork, Faith Healer. Brian Friel said it wou(...)

Brian Friel: “He was, quite simply, a giant, not only of Irish, but of World Theatre,”  the Arts Council said in a statement. 2:04

One of Ireland’s best known playwrights and a ‘giant of world theatre’, Brian Friel has died aged 86 . He passed away on Friday morning. President Mi(...)

Liam Campbell

Two of the men found liable in civil court proceedings for theOmagh bombing face jail for contempt unless they comply with orders to disclose details (...)

At Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, Taoiseach Enda  Kenny said Ireland is particularly attuned to the current migrant crisis in Europe, given our history of emigration. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has called on younger people who emigrated during the economic crisis to return to Ireland to “be the best at home in their own c(...)

The PanelDuct product is an innovative solution for air conditioning ductwork. It is supplied in modular flat-panel format to minimise transport costs and installed in just one operation

Plans for a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Co Mayo have been announced by 2015 Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Award winner P(...)

Séamus Daly (44) is accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing. Photograph: The Irish Times

Lawyers for a bricklayer accused of murdering 29 people in the Omagh bombing have been given a month to decide whether to cross-examine witnesses in a(...)

Two priests have been robbed at gunpoint in an armed raid on their homes in Omagh. Police said two thieves, one thought to have been armed with a gun,(...)