Independent TD Michael Lowry  denies charges of allegedly filing incorrect income tax returns for the year 2002 and of conniving in the alleged delivery by his company Garuda of incorrect corporation tax returns for the years ending 2002 and 2006.

The DPP has incorrectly placed “centre stage” an Appeals Commissioner finding that Michael Lowry misappropriated €372,000 from a company of his in 200(...)

Prison conditions: A washroom in E Block of Portlaoise jail

Dissident republican prisoners in Portlaoise Prison are preparing to sue the State over what they believe are degrading and inhumane conditions in the(...)

Smoked salmon, fillet steak and organic yogurt are some of the luxury foods enjoyed by dissident republican prisoners in Portlaoise Prison, according to recently released records.

Fillet steak, smoked salmon, Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, organic yogurt, Camembert cheese and Green & Black’s chocolate are some of the luxury fo(...)

‘My mother and I explored by car during my journeys home. I learned about relatives dispossessed by emigration or death who once lived in cottages now derelict along country roads in Derry and Donegal.’

I broke my mother’s heart when I emigrated to Canada in 1981. I was the only girl in the family and afterwards I atoned for leaving by frequent sum(...)

The PSNI said a “military style hand grenade” was thrown at police in east Belfast on Friday night. Police officers were responding to reports from lo(...)

 RUC officers and firefighters inspecting the damage caused by a Real IRA bomb explosion in Market Street, Omagh, which killed 29 people in 1998. File Photograph: Paul McErlane/PA Wire

Two men from Co Louth who were among four men found liable in a Northern Ireland High Court civil action for the 1998 Omagh bombing have denied having(...)

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(...)